Category Archives: Flooding

“The devastating flooding in Pakistan is a huge catastrophe and it’s heart-breaking to see the death toll numbers continue to rise and the destruction of vast swathes of this beautiful country. Our thoughts and prayers are with the millions of people in Pakistan affected by the disaster and all those with friends or family in the… read more … about Joint media statement issued on behalf of Calderdale Interfaith and Calderdale Council of Mosques, in response to the flooding in Pakistan>>

Calderdale Interfaith logo

In response to the devastating flooding in Pakistan, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “The devastating scenes we’re seeing in Pakistan are truly shocking, with catastrophic flooding in the country already claiming the lives of over a thousand people, and an additional 6 million in desperate need. Hearing that an area the size… read more … about Calderdale Council media statement – Deputy Leader responds to Pakistan flooding>>

Landowners and farmers in the Brighouse area are invited to find out more about funding available to implement Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures on their land, supporting a wider project to reduce flood risk and deliver environmental benefits in the town. The watercourses of Brighouse are part of what makes the town distinctive, but with… read more … about Grants to help reduce flood risk in Brighouse>>

Attenuation basin near Hebden Bridge

Calderdale residents are reminded to be prepared for the risk of flash flooding this summer. Sudden and heavy downpours are more likely in the summer months. Intense periods of rain falling on dry ground can rapidly overwhelm or block drainage systems, increasing the risk of flash flooding.  Calderdale Council is encouraging residents and businesses to… read more … about Preparing for flash flooding and thanking flood wardens this summer>>

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Calderdale Council’s countryside volunteers have been supporting moorland restoration and carbon capture, by studying various methods of growing sphagnum moss as part of the Growing Resilience project. Sphagnum moss, which used to carpet the ground on local moors, is an important plant in natural flood management and carbon capture. It restores degraded moorland, soaks up… read more … about Growing moss for peat’s sake>>

Calderdale's countryside volunteers study sphagnum moss

It’s time to get ready for summer, according to the Met Office, as they launch their WeatherReady preparedness campaign to help people make the most of summer weather, come rain or shine.  Partners from across the country, including Calderdale Council, have joined forces to bring together the best advice to help people to get prepared… read more … about Get ready for summer>>

An exciting new project has now launched to create a series of artworks within the Upper Calder Valley, not only raising awareness of the damage caused by climate change, but also helping to reduce its impact. The Art as Natural Flood Management project will see the creation of artworks that will also act as natural… read more … about New project offers creative solutions to reduce flood risk>>

Artworks by Trudi Entwistle

A new, improved website to support those at risk of flooding in Calderdale, has now launched. The Eye on Calderdale website (www.eyeoncalderdale.com(external link)) was originally created in early 2015. It provides comprehensive information about flooding, including real-time detail and access to flood warnings and alerts, as well as river level data. The website has been… read more … about Keep an Eye on Calderdale with launch of new flood website>>

The Floodmobile, a mobile home which shows people and businesses how they can better protect their properties from flooding, is visiting communities in Brighouse and Todmorden on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March The mobile home showcases over 50 ways that people can increase resilience to their properties and reduce the risks of flooding Industry… read more … about ‘Floodmobile’ to visit at-risk communities in Calderdale>>

Floodmobile