Category Archives: Flooding

A £41 million scheme to better protect 400 homes and businesses from flooding in Mytholmroyd is being officially opened. Construction of key flood defences is complete, following three years of main scheme construction, making Mytholmroyd better protected against future flood risk Joint working between the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council means Mytholmroyd is also more… read more … about Mytholmroyd’s new flood defences officially opened>>

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Calderdale Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency has received national recognition, as one of only 10 councils shortlisted in the Climate Response category of the prestigious LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. A record number of… read more … about Council’s climate response shortlisted for national award>>

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Residents in Calderdale are reminded to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the risk of flash flooding during the summer months. The recent flooding in Germany, Belgium and parts of London has acted as a reminder of the dangers posed by flooding and demonstrates the ongoing effects of climate change. It remains… read more … about Be aware of the risk of flash flooding this summer>>


Time is running out for landowners in the Todmorden area to apply for grants to support natural flood management initiatives. Owners of land around the Todmorden, Walsden and Cornholme areas of Calderdale are invited to apply for grant funding to enable them to implement natural flood defence works on their land. The funding scheme is… read more … about Grant funding available for Todmorden landowners>>


Calderdale Council is reminding residents to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the continued risk of flooding during summer months. Sudden and heavy downpours, which are more likely during the summer months, can put extra stress on all drainage systems, increasing the risk of flash flooding. As flash floods can affect all… read more … about Ways to reduce the risk of flash flooding this summer>>


Camera technology is being installed along watercourses in the Calder Valley to help monitor drainage and assess flood risk. Five new cameras will be installed to monitor drainage infrastructure at Nutclough, Hebden Bridge; Stoney Royd Lane, Todmorden; Jumps Road, Todmorden; Redwater Clough, near Cornholme; and in the Copley Valley. These are in addition to existing… read more … about New technology to help monitor flood risk>>

Monitoring at Hebble Brook

Work is set to start in early summer to create a new wetlands nature reserve at Brearley Fields in Mytholmroyd, following planning approval at the end of 2020. The project, which is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will transform the former playing fields into a valuable wetlands habitat and increase floodwater storage… read more … about Flourishing plans for new nature reserve take root>>

Brearley Fields when flooded