Category Archives: Flooding

Following the completion of thorough survey work, repairs will soon take place to a Brighouse bridge which was badly damaged by Storm Ciara. Rastrick Bridge in Brighouse has been closed to traffic since late April, after diving surveys identified some scour holes under one of the central pillars and some hairline cracking to one of… read more … about Repair work scheduled at Rastrick Bridge>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

Joint press release with the Environment Agency The new bridge, designed to help reduce flood risk in Mytholmroyd, is planned to open to motorists and pedestrians next week on Monday 18 May. This is a major milestone in the £35m Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme which will better protect around 400 properties. The existing Caldene Bridge… read more … about A new bridge opens next week – a major milestone for Mytholmroyd flood defences>>

Caldene Bridge

An emergency road closure is in place on Rastrick Bridge (A643) in Brighouse, as a precautionary measure following the discovery of structural issues. Following the significant infrastructure damage caused by Storm Ciara in February, Calderdale Council has continued safety inspections across the borough with diving surveys taking place on all affected bridges. These surveys have… read more … about Rastrick Bridge closure>>

Road closed

Press release from the Environment Agency Work is continuing on the Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme to better protect 400 properties in the village from the effects of flooding, the Environment Agency has said. In light of the Coronavirus situation and Government advice, the organisation has postponed the remaining flood drop–in sessions which were being held… read more … about Environment Agency continuing its flood defence work in Mytholmroyd>>


Press release from the Environment Agency A series of drop-in events are being held over the next two weeks to offer support for residents and businesses affected by the devastating Storm Ciara flood event. Teams from the Environment Agency are working with representatives from partner organisations including Calderdale Council, Yorkshire Water, Canal & River Trust,… read more … about Support for Calderdale communities affected by Storm Ciara>>


Plans to recover from the recent flooding and prepare for future events are being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. On 9 February 2020 Storm Ciara brought devastation across Calderdale, at least 695 homes and 572 businesses were flooded, seriously damaging major infrastructure, roads and bridges and resulting in the closure of several schools. Having addressed… read more … about Recovering from Storm Ciara>>


Calderdale is open for business, with villages and towns returning back to normal after the recent flooding in the borough. Although local communities are still recovering from the devastating impact of flooding, visitor centres, markets, many businesses and tourist attractions in Calderdale have now reopened or are operating from different or altered premises. Right across… read more … about Calderdale is open for business>>

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Calderdale residents and businesses whose properties were flooded by Storm Ciara are encouraged to apply for grants to help them recover and become more resilient. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Devastating flooding has hit 1,187 homes and businesses across Calderdale. Sadly, the latest figures suggest that over a third of the homes and… read more … about Funding for flood-hit communities>>

Cllr Tim Swift