Category Archives: Flooding

As part of events to celebrate National Tree Week, Calderdale Council is working in partnership with local Rotary Clubs and The Woodland Trust to plant a variety of tree species in Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse. National Tree Week takes place in the first week of December to mark the start of the winter planting… read more … about Brighouse tree planting project takes root>>

Tree planting at Whinney Hill Park

An innovative plan to reduce the impact of flooding and climate change in West Yorkshire over the next six years is being launched during national Flood Action Week. Spearheaded by five local Lead Flood Authorities across the region, the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) has just been achieved a successful bid for £160k local… read more … about Innovative action plan gets funding to reduce the impact of flooding across West Yorkshire>>

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As the focus of discussions at COP26 over the weekend turned to nature and sustainable land use, Calderdale Council is highlighting the importance of Natural Flood Management (NFM) to tackle flood risk in the borough. One of the key themes at COP26, the UN’s annual Climate Change Conference underway in Glasgow, is the importance of… read more … about The importance of nature in tackling the effects of climate change>>

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A £41 million scheme to better protect 400 homes and businesses from flooding in Mytholmroyd is being officially opened. Construction of key flood defences is complete, following three years of main scheme construction, making Mytholmroyd better protected against future flood risk Joint working between the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council means Mytholmroyd is also more… read more … about Mytholmroyd’s new flood defences officially opened>>

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Calderdale Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency has received national recognition, as one of only 10 councils shortlisted in the Climate Response category of the prestigious LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. A record number of… read more … about Council’s climate response shortlisted for national award>>

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Residents in Calderdale are reminded to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the risk of flash flooding during the summer months. The recent flooding in Germany, Belgium and parts of London has acted as a reminder of the dangers posed by flooding and demonstrates the ongoing effects of climate change. It remains… read more … about Be aware of the risk of flash flooding this summer>>

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Time is running out for landowners in the Todmorden area to apply for grants to support natural flood management initiatives. Owners of land around the Todmorden, Walsden and Cornholme areas of Calderdale are invited to apply for grant funding to enable them to implement natural flood defence works on their land. The funding scheme is… read more … about Grant funding available for Todmorden landowners>>

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Calderdale Council is reminding residents to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the continued risk of flooding during summer months. Sudden and heavy downpours, which are more likely during the summer months, can put extra stress on all drainage systems, increasing the risk of flash flooding. As flash floods can affect all… read more … about Ways to reduce the risk of flash flooding this summer>>

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Camera technology is being installed along watercourses in the Calder Valley to help monitor drainage and assess flood risk. Five new cameras will be installed to monitor drainage infrastructure at Nutclough, Hebden Bridge; Stoney Royd Lane, Todmorden; Jumps Road, Todmorden; Redwater Clough, near Cornholme; and in the Copley Valley. These are in addition to existing… read more … about New technology to help monitor flood risk>>

Monitoring at Hebble Brook