Category Archives: Flooding

Press release from the Environment Agency Eight flood warning sirens will be sounded later this week (Friday 20 October) across the Upper Calder Valley as part of the live training exercise Operation Calderdale 2017. They will be put to the test in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd to help make sure communities are as prepared as possible… read more … about Flood sirens put to the test for Operation Calderdale>>

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Local people will once again be able to use the bridge in Copley from Thursday 12 October, when it is officially reopened and named Wilson Bridge during a special ceremony. Calderdale Council is holding the free community event to celebrate the completion of its work to replace the 185-year-old bridge, after it was destroyed by… read more … about New era for Copley’s bridge>>

Calderdale Council will hold its second major training exercise, ‘Operation Calderdale17’ on Friday 20 October to rehearse the action that would be taken during and after a flood. This follows last year’s successful exercise which took place across Calderdale, and will build on the lessons learned. It will test the emergency response of the Council,… read more … about Calderdale’s flood response to be tested in second major exercise>>

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People are being asked for their views on a revised long-term plan of action to better protect future generations in Calderdale from flooding. The Calderdale flood action plan was drawn up by the Environment Agency, on behalf of the Calderdale Flood Partnership working with Calderdale Council, businesses and many community and voluntary organisations, following the… read more … about Revamped long-term action plan to reduce flood risk in Calderdale>>

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Crowther Bridge near Brighouse is now open, as work finishes on the flood-hit bridge. Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier Group have been working to rebuild the bridge after the 19th century original was completely destroyed by the floods in December 2015. Over the last 18 months, the bridge has… read more … about Flood-hit bridge reopens>>

30th September – 1st October 2017 The Piece Hall, Halifax Calderdale’s talented creative community set to take over The Piece Hall as The People’s Fair storms into Halifax Parades and processions, street theatre, market stalls, exhibitions, food and the entirely unexpected will flow into Halifax’s newly-restored Piece Hall for an epic finale to ‘Landlines and… read more … about The People’s Fair>>

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Be prepared for the unexpected is the stark warning from volunteer flood wardens in Calderdale.  Katie Kimber is one of two Environment Agency flood wardens in a newly formed group set up to help protect residents and businesses in Luddenden Foot and they are looking to recruit more this Autumn.  She lives a row of… read more … about Be prepared and protect your property against risk of flooding>>

Around 1,300 road gullies in Calderdale will be repaired or replaced after Calderdale Council successfully secured nearly £1 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to boost local flood defence work. The money is part of a £2 million ‘Challenge Fund’ grant awarded by the DfT for West Yorkshire. The remaining £1 million is split… read more … about Calderdale set for major drainage improvements>>

Cllr Barry Collins

A major £30m flood scheme to protect homes and businesses in Mytholmroyd is a step closer thanks to a decision made today (25 July) by the Calderdale Flood Partnership Board.  The Board approved the allocation of funding for the scheme following detailed investigation work carried out by the Environment Agency to ensure the highest possible… read more … about Funding announced for a major flood defence scheme to protect Mytholmroyd>>

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