Tell us your views on flood strategy

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council is holding six drop in sessions to give local residents and businesses the chance to share their views about the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

As the lead Local Flood Authority, the Council has a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to develop, maintain, apply and monitor the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. 

The proposed strategy will help the Council, and partners, to understand and manage the flood risk in Calderdale.  Its aim is to tackle local flood risk including flooding from surface water, ground water and ordinary watercourses, such as rivers and streams. It will:

  • Build a better understanding of flood risk issues
  • Take steps to reduce flood risk in Calderdale
  • Develop schemes that will manage residual flood risk
  • Make sure communities are better prepared for flood events

In Calderdale flood incidents can be caused by a complex combination of main rivers, canals and reservoirs, so the strategy considers all potential sources of flooding.

The draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy can be found on the Calderdale Councilwebsite. A paper version of the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy can be viewed at:

  • Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax
  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • The Environment Agency drop in cabin, Mytholmroyd Community centre car park
  • Todmorden Town Hall or Customer First at Todmorden Community College and
  • The ASB office in Elland – open 9am – 1pm  every Wednesday

The six drop in sessions will be held at venues across Calderdale:

Date Venue Time
12 July Brighouse Civic Centre 1.15pm – 5.15pm
14 July Elland Library 1.15pm – 4.45pm
18 July Mytholmroyd Flood Information Centre 1.15pm – 4.45pm
20 July Hebden Bridge Town Hall 3.45pm – 6.45pm
21 July St Paul’s Methodist Church  Sowerby Bridge 1.15pm – 5.45pm
2 August Todmorden Town Hall 1.15pm – 5.45pm

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said:

“It’s vital that we learn as much as we can from the recent flooding so that we can put in place a strategy to protect our communities and make sure that they are as resilient as possible. 


“We’re keen to receive feedback from local residents and businesses on the proposed strategy. If you aren’t able to attend one of the sessions you can still have your say by completing the short questionnaire on our website or by writing to us. All views expressed in this consultation will be considered as we prepare a final strategy for approval by the Cabinet later this year.”

Comments on the strategy can be sent to:

Flood Risk Team
Westgate House

The consultation will take place between 27 June 2016 and 8 August 2016.

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