Category Archives: Flooding

The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month. People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and Slow… read more … about Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work>>

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Work is now complete on three schemes to repair flood damaged roads and structures in Calderdale.  Three flood recovery schemes recently reached their conclusions – a new footbridge at Shibden Park, work to repair Wakefield Road at Salterhebble and works at Robin Wood Mill on Burnley Road.  These areas were all badly affected by the… read more … about Further flood schemes now complete>>

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Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering. The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 – for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change. Both the… read more … about Council work shortlisted for national awards>>

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Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles under temporary traffic lights on Friday 12 May followingsignificant repair works. The road suffered damage when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following extensive design work. However whilst on site, further land slip damage was identified… read more … about Flood-hit road to reopen>>

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Sowerby Bridge’s new community-funded flood warning siren will be tested for the first time next week.  The siren will be operated solely by church wardens based on information from the Environment Agency, which monitors river levels around the clock.  It has been funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and led by Sowerby Bridge Flood… read more … about Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test>>

Cllr Swift

“The Calder Valley is a place shaped by water…water that fills the reservoirs that once made steam for the mills, work for the people and fabric for the world.” Local people from the Calder Valley with personal stories from the devastating floods in December 2015 are being encouraged to tell their tales to the creative… read more … about Local people encouraged to jump on board the Calder Valley’s epic ‘Landlines and Watermarks’>>

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The construction of three new flood alleviation schemes has now started on site, which will help protect Calderdale homes and businesses from future flooding.  The schemes at Pin Hill Lane in Midgley; Woodland View in Hebden Bridge and Burnt Acres Wood in Eastwood, Todmorden are designed to reduce the risk of flooding during severe weather… read more … about Flood schemes tackle local hotspots>>

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The sun shone as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge at the family fun day held by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust yesterday (Sunday 2 April 2017). Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “It was a fantastic event with a real community spirit. It… read more … about Hundreds turned out for Elland Bridge fun day>>

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