Clean up for flood hit community

Calderdale Council

The clean up continues all across Calderdale following the flooding on Boxing Day. In the Lower Valley, volunteers, Council staff and partners and have recently taken part in an organised clean up day in Elland to help affected areas of the town. 

On Tuesday 12 January, Elland Flooding Community Hub in partnership with Calderdale Council and Pennine Housing held a clean-up of Park Road and Valley View – areas of Elland that were badly affected by the flooding. 

Local volunteers were joined by Council workers, Pennine Housing staff and Neighbourhood Police to assist residents to remove bulky items and clean and remove silt from gardens. Cleaning packs put together by the Hub through donations were also distributed to residents.  

A large quantity of damaged items, flood debris and silt was removed and a number of residents were given further advice and support on issues including housing and financial assistance. 

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said: 

“Like many other parts of the borough, areas of Elland were badly affected by the flooding on Boxing Day. We know it will take time for communities to return to normal, but we’re doing all we can to support those affected by flooding. 

“Clean up days like this give residents a helping hand to recover, and as well as removing flood damaged items and flood debris, we were able to provide advice to make sure that people knew about the available support through community grants and financial packages. 

“The community hubs across Calderdale have received many offers of help, and we are extremely grateful to all staff and volunteers who have helped provide much needed support to the people who have been affected by the flooding in the area.” 

For more information about flooding recovery, or for advice about the support available visit

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