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Communities across Calderdale are continuing the recovery effort after the devastating flooding in Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015.  The terrible impact of these floods has been shocking, and Calderdale Council is doing all it can within available resources to help communities return to normal.  One of the ways the Council is helping is by providing… read more … about Funding for residents affected by flooding>>

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Calderdale Council estimates that a massive 1,250 businesses have been affected by the Boxing Day floods. These businesses can apply to the Council for financial support to help them get back on their feet. A grant of up to £2,500 per business is available to help them open up and start trading again after damage… read more … about Support for flood-hit businesses>>


A number of roads across Calderdale have been affected by the severe floods on Boxing Day. Teams are working hard to keep the borough moving, but some continued travel disruption is unavoidable due to flooding damage and safety reasons. Many people will be returning to work or school tomorrow (Monday 4 January), so ahead of… read more … about Check before you travel>>

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Joint press release issued by Calder Valley Flood Support Hebden Bridge Town Hall flood services are being driven by Hebden Bridge Community Association, Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency and the goodwill of local and far flung volunteers. David Browning from Hebden Bridge Community Association says: ‘We’re proud our local Town Hall is working brilliantly to… read more … about Pulling together>>


Following the devastating floods on Boxing Day, Calderdale Council is urging residents and people helping with the clean up to take some simple precautions to stay safe and well. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “If your home or business has been flooded or you’re helping out with the clean up, it’s vital that… read more … about Flooding clean up – staying safe and healthy>>

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Repair and clean up work continues after the devastating floods in Calderdale on Boxing Day. Council staff, emergency services, volunteers and partners have been working around the clock to help communities recover from the unprecedented levels of flooding in the borough. River levels have now returned to near normal levels, however we are aware that… read more … about Update on flooding>>

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Calderdale Council has confirmed there will be rapid financial support available for households and businesses affected by the floods.   For residents, Council Tax payments will be suspended for up to six months for homes that are severely affected and there will also be individual grants. The Council is asking for financial assistance from the Government… read more … about Council support for flood hit homes and businesses>>

Calderdale Council

  Calderdale Council is deploying all available resources today, working with partners to coordinate the response to Boxing Day’s devastation.   A number of severe flood warnings were issued yesterday in the borough following record river levels. This was mirrored elsewhere across the North putting a major strain on resources available to deal with impacts. In… read more … about Council coordinate response to unprecedented Calderdale flooding>>

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