Category Archives: Flooding

Press release from Calderdale Council and Northern Powergrid: An upgraded electricity substation is being installed next to the market area in Hebden Bridge next week, as part of Northern Powergrid’s investment to boost the resilience of its network in the Upper Calder Valley. During the Boxing Day 2015 floods, a number of substations were affected… read more … about New electricity substation to help boost power network resilience>>

Almost three years since the flooding in Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015, Calderdale Council and its partners are reminding people of the importance of being prepared as well as highlighting the work already done to improve flood resilience in the borough. As winter approaches, individuals and communities are being urged to prepare for the wetter… read more … about Could you be one of Calderdale’s #FloodHeroes?>>

Press release from the Environment Agency People living and working in Mytholmroyd are invited to take part an open day this Autumn to find out about how the construction of the flood defence scheme is progressing. A construction information event is being held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Thursday 20 September, 12 noon- 8pm, for… read more … about Drop in to find out about construction of Mytholmroyd flood defences>>

Press release from the Environment Agency People living in the Stubbing Holme Road neighbourhood of Hebden Bridge are being urged to drop in to an event to find out more about proposals to protect their properties from flooding. This is the proposed first phase of work carried out by Environment Agency, in partnership with Calderdale… read more … about Drop-in to find out about plans to protect a Hebden Bridge neighbourhood from flooding>>

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The centre of Mytholmroyd will be rejuvenated as part of a wider scheme of improvement works developed with the community, beginning early next month.  The project was initially inspired by a study published by the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance, which identified the location of the public conveniences in the village centre as a key issue. … read more … about Mytholmroyd village centre improvements get underway>>

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Plans to construct flood walls at an industrial estate in Mytholmroyd to provide better protection for both businesses and residents have been approved by Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Partnership Board. They have given the go ahead for walled defences at Greenhill Industrial Estate as part of the £30m Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme which will… read more … about Vital element of the flood defence scheme in Mytholmroyd gets the green light>>

The Eye on Calderdale website, which provides up-to-date information on flooding, weather and traffic disruptions in the Calder Valley, has been redesigned to ensure that it continues to be a useful resource for local communities.  The update follows feedback from members of the community and organisations across the Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Programme Board,… read more … about Keep an eye on Calderdale with revamped community flooding website>>

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A £6.5 million project to strengthen the hillside, improve drainage and boost flood resilience at Scout Road in Mytholmroyd is now complete. The Boxing Day 2015 floods caused a landslip which blocked Scout Road and led to the temporary relocation of Scout Road Academy and the evacuation of nearly 20 homes for safety reasons. As… read more … about Major works now complete on Scout Road flood recovery scheme>>

Scout Road

Press release from the Environment Agency Sixty flood wardens who volunteer to help protect people and their properties throughout the Calder Valley are being invited to an event to help them learn from each other. Anyone who wants to get involved in supporting residents during a flood event, either as a flood warden or by… read more … about Learn from others how best to protect against flooding in the Calder Valley>>