Category Archives: Flooding

Press release from the National Trust Image credit: National Trust Images Work has started on a two year £2.6 million natural flood management project in West Yorkshire led by the National Trust to help protect homes and nurture wildlife devastated by the Boxing Day floods of 2015. The aim is to reduce the risk of… read more … about Nature and people to benefit from a £2.6m environmental project in West Yorkshire>>

Hardcastle Crags

Joint press release from Woodland Trust, Yorkshire Water and Forest of Bradford Early last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose… read more … about Partners kick off the planting of 1 million trees>>

Vital funds to protect homes and businesses three years on from the Boxing Day floods, when more than 3,000 properties were flooded in the Calder Valley, costing an estimated £150 million of damage  The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and West Yorkshire Combined Authority have agreed for £1.3 million funds to help protect over… read more … about Communities and businesses in the Colne and Calder Valleys to be protected from flooding with £1.3 million LEP funding>>

Calderdale Council and its flood partner organisations recently rehearsed the actions they would take during and after a flood, to ensure the best possible preparation for any future incidents. The first ‘response’ exercise involved Council staff and local flood wardens working together to practise opening flood hubs across Calderdale and to test radio and IT… read more … about Testing Calderdale’s response to flooding>>

Calderdale Council is asking local businesses how their insurance costs have been affected by the devastating floods in 2015, to help lobby for a better deal nationally. After unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015, many insurance providers refused to insure for flood damage, or to provide any insurance at all, and those that did often… read more … about Was your business insurance affected by the floods?>>

Cllr Barry Collins

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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