Category Archives: Flooding

Calderdale Council wants to hear from anyone whose property was affected by the flooding in February 2020. Earlier this year, Storm Ciara caused severe flooding at several locations throughout Calderdale, causing major damage to homes, businesses, major infrastructure and several schools Councils have a statutory duty to undertake an investigation whenever there is a large… read more … about Tell us about your flooding experience>>


A number of repair options are being considered to enable the reopening of the A6025, Park Road, Elland following a landslip earlier this year. The A6025 is a major route between Brighouse and Elland. Following heavy rain and flooding experienced during Storm Ciara in February 2020, a landslip occurred requiring a full closure of the… read more … about Update on repairs to Park Road, Elland>>

Elland Road

Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 are encouraged to check if they could be eligible for resilience support. Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the Council has continued to progress plans to enable applications to be opened for the government’s flood resilience grant scheme. The Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant pays up to… read more … about Flood grant opportunity to better protect properties>>


Calderdale Council has welcomed an extra £12 million to build on essential flood protection and resilience work in Hebden Bridge. The funding boost is part of the Government’s new multi-billion-pound investment across the country, including an immediate cash injection to speed up flood scheme construction. In Calderdale, the Council and the Environment Agency will use… read more … about £12 million boost for flood protection in Hebden Bridge>>


People living in Calderdale are being urged to do their bit and help clear any invasive species Himalayan balsam from their backyard and local neighbourhood this month (July). A virtual campaign to tackle the problem of this invasive species is being led by many organisations working in the Calder Valley including the Environment Agency, Calder Future,… read more … about Can you help clear any Himalayan Balsam in your back yard?>>


New projects using nature to help reduce flood risk in Calderdale will soon get off the ground, thanks to a £112,000 funding boost from Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency. Flooding is a significant ongoing risk in Calderdale due to its large areas of moorland, steep-sided valleys and the effects of climate change. With three… read more … about Boost for natural flood management in Calderdale>>

New attenuation pond above Todmorden

Following the completion of thorough survey work, repairs will soon take place to a Brighouse bridge which was badly damaged by Storm Ciara. Rastrick Bridge in Brighouse has been closed to traffic since late April, after diving surveys identified some scour holes under one of the central pillars and some hairline cracking to one of… read more … about Repair work scheduled at Rastrick Bridge>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

Joint press release with the Environment Agency The new bridge, designed to help reduce flood risk in Mytholmroyd, is planned to open to motorists and pedestrians next week on Monday 18 May. This is a major milestone in the £35m Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme which will better protect around 400 properties. The existing Caldene Bridge… read more … about A new bridge opens next week – a major milestone for Mytholmroyd flood defences>>

Caldene Bridge

An emergency road closure is in place on Rastrick Bridge (A643) in Brighouse, as a precautionary measure following the discovery of structural issues. Following the significant infrastructure damage caused by Storm Ciara in February, Calderdale Council has continued safety inspections across the borough with diving surveys taking place on all affected bridges. These surveys have… read more … about Rastrick Bridge closure>>

Road closed