Category Archives: Flooding

Work is due to begin on the creation of a new wetland nature reserve at Brearley Fields in Mytholmroyd. The project, which is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will transform the former playing fields into a valuable wetland habitat and enhance naturally managed flood risk. The wetlands will feature two large ponds… read more … about Innovative wetland project to reduce flood risk and create wildlife habitats>>

Cllr Scott Patient at Brearley Fields

Calderdale Council is celebrating the distinctiveness of the borough with a special social media takeover. The Vision2024 distinctiveness takeover started on Monday 13 March and runs until Friday 17 March. Throughout the week, the Council is sharing content on its social media channels about distinctiveness – one of the five themes of the Vision 2024… read more … about Celebrating the distinctiveness of Calderdale and its flood programme>>

Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme

The Calderdale Flood Action Plan is six years old this October. To acknowledge this important milestone, Calderdale Council and its partners are reflecting on progress since 2016 as part of a resilience-themed social media takeover week. The plan was created following the floods of Boxing Day 2015. It sets out the actions to support recovery… read more … about Celebrating resilience on the anniversary of the Calderdale Flood Action Plan>>

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“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>>

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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>>

Cllr Jane Scullion outside Halifax Town Hall

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