Category Archives: Flooding

People in Calderdale are being reminded to check their flood preparation plans, to ensure they can protect themselves and their property. It’s almost eight months since the most recent serious flooding event in Calderdale, when over 1200 properties were affected by flooding caused by Storm Ciara.  As winter approaches again, Calderdale Council is advising members… read more … about Preparing for future flooding>>


Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 now have until the end of October to express an interest in flood resilience funding. The deadline for submitting an ‘expression of interest’ form for the government’s Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant has been extended to 31 October 2020. The PFR grant pays up to £5,000… read more … about Last chance for flood resilience funding>>

Cllr Patient

Press release from the Environment Agency Preparatory works are starting this month (September) in Hebden Bridge to help inform the design and construction of the flood defence scheme to better protect homes and businesses. These include ground investigations, culvert surveys, minor works in river channels and diverting utility services ready for raising flood barrier defences… read more … about Work starts to prepare for the Hebden Bridge flood defence scheme>>


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