Category Archives: Flooding

    A series of projects to improve green spaces, encourage tourism and business growth, and complement the Flood Alleviation Schemes with naturally managed flood risk are to be introduced across the Calder Valley. Following a successful bid to the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF), funding has been awarded as part of a £1.3m… read more … about New programme to improve Calderdale’s green spaces>>

Brearley Fields - Mytholmroyd

Mytholmroyd resident Esther Waite has taken measures to protect her property’s electrical supply following the floods of December 2015, which left her without power for several days.  Using grant funding provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the electrical system and meter, which were previously located in the basement, have been moved… read more … about Resident powers up property in preparation for any flooding>>

Press release from the Environment Agency A new footbridge has been installed and flood walls built as part of the initial phase of construction of flood defences in Mytholmroyd to be completed. This phase is along Cragg Brook with the new steel bridge for pedestrians upstream of the railway viaduct between the back of the… read more … about First part of Mytholmroyd flood defences finished>>

Residents affected by the floods of Boxing Day 2015 are being asked about their experiences of obtaining household insurance, including flood cover. Calderdale Council has sent a questionnaire to every household which has been recorded as receiving a residential Repair and Renew flood grant. The grant, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local… read more … about Your help needed with household flood insurance survey>>

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