Category Archives: Flooding

Calderdale Council is thanking communities for their amazing kindness and support after a long period of rainfall caused flooding issues in Calderdale on Saturday 16 March. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings throughout the borough on Saturday for the River Calder. The flood sirens were sounded in the Upper Valley and residents urged to take… read more … about Calderdale kindness shines through weekend rainfall>>

Press release from the Environment Agency People living and working in and around Mytholmroyd are being invited to take part in an open day (Wednesday 27 March) to find out about progress being made with the construction of the flood defences to reduce the flood risk to the village. The construction information event will be… read more … about Drop in to find out more about the Mytholmroyd flood defences>>

An established Mytholmroyd company is benefiting from stronger flood protection and increased business, as part of the village’s ongoing recovery from the Boxing Day 2015 floods. Russell Dean Furniture has recently reached the top 10 furniture stores in the country, as rated by customers, and business is going from strength to strength. This comes nearly… read more … about Business success story supports Mytholmroyd recovery>>

    A series of projects to improve green spaces, encourage tourism and business growth, and complement the Flood Alleviation Schemes with naturally managed flood risk are to be introduced across the Calder Valley. Following a successful bid to the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF), funding has been awarded as part of a £1.3m… read more … about New programme to improve Calderdale’s green spaces>>

Brearley Fields - Mytholmroyd

Mytholmroyd resident Esther Waite has taken measures to protect her property’s electrical supply following the floods of December 2015, which left her without power for several days.  Using grant funding provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the electrical system and meter, which were previously located in the basement, have been moved… read more … about Resident powers up property in preparation for any flooding>>

Press release from the Environment Agency A new footbridge has been installed and flood walls built as part of the initial phase of construction of flood defences in Mytholmroyd to be completed. This phase is along Cragg Brook with the new steel bridge for pedestrians upstream of the railway viaduct between the back of the… read more … about First part of Mytholmroyd flood defences finished>>

Residents affected by the floods of Boxing Day 2015 are being asked about their experiences of obtaining household insurance, including flood cover. Calderdale Council has sent a questionnaire to every household which has been recorded as receiving a residential Repair and Renew flood grant. The grant, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local… read more … about Your help needed with household flood insurance survey>>

Press release from the National Trust Image credit: National Trust Images Work has started on a two year £2.6 million natural flood management project in West Yorkshire led by the National Trust to help protect homes and nurture wildlife devastated by the Boxing Day floods of 2015. The aim is to reduce the risk of… read more … about Nature and people to benefit from a £2.6m environmental project in West Yorkshire>>

Hardcastle Crags

Joint press release from Woodland Trust, Yorkshire Water and Forest of Bradford Early last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose… read more … about Partners kick off the planting of 1 million trees>>