Category Archives: Flooding

In response to the Government announcement of an additional £20.7m flood defence investment for Calderdale, Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We welcome the announcement of an additional £20.7m flood defence investment for Calderdale and I am delighted the Government has listened to our requests for extra funding to boost the defences across… read more … about Additional £20.7m flood defence investment for Calderdale>>

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Environment Agency press release An extra £21m has been pledged by the Government to benefit communities in the Calder Valley as part of a new round of flood defence investment announced by Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers today (Tuesday 10 September 2019). Thirteen flood defence projects across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East… read more … about An extra £21m of flood funding pledged by the Government for the Calder Valley>>

Ministers urged to commit £141 million to fund Flood Alleviation to Unlock Economic Growth Programme which would protect more than 3,000 business, 5,000 homes and 32,000 jobs Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority The Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called on the Government to commit £141 million to support new flood… read more … about Government urged to back multi-million-pound package of flood defence schemes for Leeds City Region>>

Joint press release from the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and Calderdale Council Work is starting to construct a temporary highway and walkway through the forecourt of Mytholmroyd fire station to divert vehicles and pedestrians so that vital flood defence works can continue safely. The temporary diversion is needed to enable connections… read more … about Business as usual for Mytholmroyd’s emergency fire service during highway diversion for vital flood works>>

Calderdale residents and businesses are being reminded about the need to protect themselves and their property following the flooding on Sunday 28 July 2019. A sudden and prolonged downpour led to widespread surface water flooding, causing several roads to close, flooding a small number of properties and bringing trains to a standstill. Calderdale Council and… read more … about How to prepare for future flooding>>

Calderdale’s kindness and community spirit shone through once again, after persistent heavy rain caused flooding issues on Sunday 28 July. Local residents, flood wardens, Calderdale Council teams and organisations including the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Water were amongst those braving the bad weather on Sunday and… read more … about Calderdale communities pull together during weekend flooding>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Motorists driving through Mytholmroyd will be temporarily diverted through the fire station’s forecourt during the next stage of the flood defence scheme to provide better protection for 400 properties in the village. The temporary diversion is needed to enable connections to be made across the new bridge into existing… read more … about Road closure avoided in Mytholmroyd as vital flood defence scheme progresses>>

Calderdale property owners are being urged to take responsibility for watercourses on their land, to help reduce the flood risk to local communities. To help them, the Council has published new guidance on the management of watercourses, which can be downloaded at www.eyeoncalderdale.com/community/watercourse-and-riparian-ownership(external link). In the last year, Calderdale’s Flood Risk Management team has received… read more … about Managing flood risk is everyone’s responsibility>>

A window display has been created at Ripponden Parish Council to advise residents along the Ryburn Valley on how to make themselves more resilient to flooding. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency are providing the information to residents following the flooding on Saturday 16 March, when the River Ryburn at Ripponden peaked just below its… read more … about Supporting flood resilience in the Ryburn Valley>>