Category Archives: Resilience

Preparing for a strong and sustainable recovery was the Council’s priority when setting the budget for 2021/22, agreed at Budget Council on Monday 22 February 2021. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “In this year unlike any other, we have faced the twin challenges of flooding and COVID-19.  My thanks go to our communities,… read more … about A budget for the recovery>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The amazing kindness and togetherness shown by people in Calderdale during the pandemic is being showcased in a major new national report. Faced with frequent flooding and COVID-19, Calderdale people have stayed resilient, come together and supported each other. Their community spirit, and the local investment to help people from different backgrounds to connect and… read more … about Calderdale’s kindness in national spotlight>>

As part of Calderdale’s wider programme of targeted community COVID-19 testing, frontline Council staff will soon start to receive lateral flow tests. Calderdale Council has been carrying out targeted community testing with lateral flow tests as one of the many measures being used to prevent and control COVID-19.  The tests are sometimes known as rapid… read more … about Extending Calderdale’s targeted testing>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 are encouraged to check if they could be eligible for resilience support. Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the Council has continued to progress plans to enable applications to be opened for the government’s flood resilience grant scheme. The Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant pays up to… read more … about Flood grant opportunity to better protect properties>>

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Rastrick Bridge has reopened to traffic today (Thursday 2 July), ahead of schedule. The bridge in Brighouse was badly affected by Storm Ciara in February. It has been closed to vehicles since late April, after diving surveys found holes under one of the central pillars and cracks in one of the bridge arches. Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Rastrick Bridge has now reopened>>

Work taking place on Rastrick Bridge

Calderdale Council’s business team is working hard to ensure the impact of COVID-19 on the borough’s business community is minimised. We know there is considerable uncertainty and anxiety across our business community at present. At the meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 16 March, we announced a ten point plan, detailing how Calderdale Council… read more … about Supporting businesses to minimise the impact of COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

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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The Government has now confirmed Calderdale Council will receive funding to help support residents and businesses affected by Storm Ciara. Around 1200 residential and business properties across Calderdale were flooded on Sunday 9 February 2020. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “I’m delighted by this announcement as it’s something we’ve been pushing for… read more … about Flood relief at last>>

Cllr Swift

UK Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to Calderdale today (Saturday 15 February) to support the ongoing recovery from last weekend’s flooding and the preparations for Storm Dennis. All available teams from Calderdale Council and partner organisations, as well as volunteers across the borough, continue to work 24/7 to support the major flood recovery efforts… read more … about Armed Forces to support Calderdale flood response and Storm Dennis preparations>>

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