Category Archives: Flooding

A Hebden Bridge business whose stock and machines were badly damaged by flooding is now thriving with the help of funding from Calderdale Council. Print Bureau is a design, print and marketing company based in Hebden Bridge. The floods of Boxing Day 2015 left the company unable to continue production in-house and it was temporarily… read more … about Flooded local business bounces back>>

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Press release from Slow the Flow and the Environment Agency If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time in the ‘great outdoors’, keep fit and healthy, give something back to the community and help prevent Calderdale from flooding, why not volunteer for Slow the Flow during 2018. Over the past year the Calderdale… read more … about Make a New Year’s resolution to Slow the Flow in Calderdale>>

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Press release from the Environment Agency A £50,000 community project to help reduce the risk of flooding in Calderdale is starting this winter to be delivered over the next three years. Midgledon Brook is one of three projects in Yorkshire to successfully bid for DEFRA funding to support community led organisations to deliver natural flood… read more … about New community project to reduce flood risk in Calderdale>>

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A Mytholmroyd resident has described how a flood grant from the Council has helped to put his mind at rest after he was flooded in 2012 and again on Boxing Day 2015.  Using the funding, which entitled homeowners to a flood survey and flood resilience work worth up to £5,000, Roger Barr had his home… read more … about Resilience grant gives flooded homeowner peace of mind>>

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Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on Calderdale’s community website which helps people before, during and after a flood. Eye on Calderdale ( link)) gives the latest information on flooding, weather warnings and traffic disruption in Calderdale, as well as advice on being prepared and updates on flood recovery and resilience… read more … about Have your say on flooding website>>

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The risk of flooding in Brighouse and the lower valley is being considered as part of the development of a Brighouse flood alleviation scheme. The flooding on Boxing Day 2015 was the most extensive Brighouse has ever experienced. Both the River Calder and Clifton Beck flooded and surface water issues were also experienced in a… read more … about Reducing the flood risk in Brighouse>>

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Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We welcome and support Yorkshire Water’s announcement today of the pilot proposal to manage reservoirs in Calderdale to reduce flood risk across the borough. The Council has been lobbying consistently on this issue since Boxing Day 2015 to ensure all partners work together to reduce risks to… read more … about Managing Calderdale reservoirs – statement from Calderdale Council’s Leader>>

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Press release from Yorkshire Water An ambitious and innovative pilot to reduce flooding in Calderdale has been launched today with the help of local MPs Craig Whittaker and Holly Lynch. The first of up to 200,000 trees have been planted as one of a series of measures planned that will help slow the flow of… read more … about Pioneering plans for reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley are launched>>

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Calderdale Council is thanking communities across the borough for their fantastic efforts during and after the surface flooding on Saturday 21 October. Once again, Calderdale’s incredible community spirit shone through, with dozens of people working tirelessly to help keep others safe and clean up affected areas. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “We’d like… read more … about Thank you to our amazing local people>>

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