Category Archives: Flooding

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering. The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 – for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change. Both the… read more … about Council work shortlisted for national awards>>

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Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles under temporary traffic lights on Friday 12 May followingsignificant repair works. The road suffered damage when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following extensive design work. However whilst on site, further land slip damage was identified… read more … about Flood-hit road to reopen>>

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Sowerby Bridge’s new community-funded flood warning siren will be tested for the first time next week.  The siren will be operated solely by church wardens based on information from the Environment Agency, which monitors river levels around the clock.  It has been funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and led by Sowerby Bridge Flood… read more … about Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test>>

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“The Calder Valley is a place shaped by water…water that fills the reservoirs that once made steam for the mills, work for the people and fabric for the world.” Local people from the Calder Valley with personal stories from the devastating floods in December 2015 are being encouraged to tell their tales to the creative… read more … about Local people encouraged to jump on board the Calder Valley’s epic ‘Landlines and Watermarks’>>

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The construction of three new flood alleviation schemes has now started on site, which will help protect Calderdale homes and businesses from future flooding.  The schemes at Pin Hill Lane in Midgley; Woodland View in Hebden Bridge and Burnt Acres Wood in Eastwood, Todmorden are designed to reduce the risk of flooding during severe weather… read more … about Flood schemes tackle local hotspots>>

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The sun shone as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge at the family fun day held by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust yesterday (Sunday 2 April 2017). Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “It was a fantastic event with a real community spirit. It… read more … about Hundreds turned out for Elland Bridge fun day>>

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones will officially reopen Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath as part of a free community celebration event on Sunday 2 April 2017. There will be a variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family from 10am to 4pm, with the official reopening due to take place along the Calder and… read more … about Elland Bridge official opening – an event not to be missed>>

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New innovative flood defences are being installed at 68 homes in Elphaborough Close, Mytholmroyd, in Hebden Bridge thanks to £340,000 in flood grants from Calderdale Council. A portion of this grant has been allocated for special flood doors and flood barriers for residents of Elphaborough Close whose properties suffered damage following flooding on Boxing Day… read more … about Flood defences installed at Elphaborough Close>>

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