Category Archives: Flooding

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

Joint press release with Environment Agency New flood defences in Brighouse will protect 216 homes and businesses Plans for the proposed new flood scheme will be on show at the Methodist Church on Wednesday 9 March, with a Zoom meeting available on Wednesday 16 March for anyone unable to attend in person The local community… read more … about Flood defence plans for Brighouse on show>>

Flood

Two years on from Storm Ciara, Calderdale Council is reflecting on the progress made, thanking communities for their ongoing support and reminding people that we continue to live in a climate emergency. Wednesday 9 February marks the second anniversary of Storm Ciara, which caused 10 miles of damage across Calderdale in 2020, just before the… read more … about Two years on from Storm Ciara>>

Tree planting Hebden Bridge

A key road between Elland and Brighouse will reopen early this month, following major repair work. Park Road has been closed since February 2020 when it was seriously damaged by a landslip after significant flooding caused by Storm Ciara. Vertical movement of 300mm caused cracking over a 60-metre length of the road, as well as… read more … about Reopening date for flood damaged Park Road>>

Park Road