Category Archives: Flooding

The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards. Calderdale Council worked with the Canal & River Trust, the charity that looks after the Calder & Hebble Navigation, to rebuild the bridge… read more … about Elland Bridge rebuild shortlisted for engineering award>>

The owner of an award-winning fish and chip shop and small property company has taken steps to safeguard his property following the floods that swept through his street on Boxing Day 2015.  Tony Pollard of Grandma Pollard’s Chippy in Walsden, has purchased custom-made barriers featuring his business logo to provide protection against future flooding, with… read more … about Walsden shop owner protects his premises from flooding>>

It’s now almost a year since Elland Bridge reopened to traffic – a milestone in Calderdale’s recovery from the Boxing Day floods.  On 26 December 2015, Calderdale experienced an unprecedented flooding event. The scale of the flooding was overwhelming and along with damage to homes, businesses and schools, many roads and bridges were badly damaged or… read more … about A year on from Elland Bridge reopening>>

Two schemes to help prevent flooding in the Calder Valley could soon take a step forward at the next meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet will look at two flood schemes to progress, complementing the flood schemes already underway. This includes a major flood alleviation scheme at Mytholmroyd and a programme of wetland and environmental… read more … about Proposals to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley>>

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Over the last two years the local community, Calderdale Council and partner organisations have been working hard to recover from the floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015 and to prepare for future flooding. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “We are extremely proud of the way that local communities and businesses have… read more … about Two years on from the floods>>

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A Hebden Bridge business whose stock and machines were badly damaged by flooding is now thriving with the help of funding from Calderdale Council. Print Bureau is a design, print and marketing company based in Hebden Bridge. The floods of Boxing Day 2015 left the company unable to continue production in-house and it was temporarily… read more … about Flooded local business bounces back>>

Print Bureau, Hebden Bridge

Press release from Slow the Flow and the Environment Agency If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time in the ‘great outdoors’, keep fit and healthy, give something back to the community and help prevent Calderdale from flooding, why not volunteer for Slow the Flow during 2018. Over the past year the Calderdale… read more … about Make a New Year’s resolution to Slow the Flow in Calderdale>>

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Press release from the Environment Agency A £50,000 community project to help reduce the risk of flooding in Calderdale is starting this winter to be delivered over the next three years. Midgledon Brook is one of three projects in Yorkshire to successfully bid for DEFRA funding to support community led organisations to deliver natural flood… read more … about New community project to reduce flood risk in Calderdale>>

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A Mytholmroyd resident has described how a flood grant from the Council has helped to put his mind at rest after he was flooded in 2012 and again on Boxing Day 2015.  Using the funding, which entitled homeowners to a flood survey and flood resilience work worth up to £5,000, Roger Barr had his home… read more … about Resilience grant gives flooded homeowner peace of mind>>

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