Calderdale Council has set up a series of flood roadshows for residents and business owners in Calderdale as part of their flood support programme to help affected towns recover after the Boxing Day floods.
Five drop-in sessions will take place across the Calder Valley, giving people the opportunity to find out what plans are being put in place to help to reduce the impact of future flooding in their area.
The flood roadshows will take place as follows:
Todmorden Todmorden Town Hall, Thursday 11 February, 3-7pm
Hebden Bridge Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saturday 13 February, 10am-1pm
Sowerby Bridge Christchurch, Tuesday 23 February, 3-7pm
Mytholmroyd Calder High School, Saturday 27 February, 10am-1pm
Elland Canon Winter Centre, Savile Road, Wednesday 2 March, 3-7pm
During the roadshows there will be a chance to discuss future flood defence plans; share flood resilience information and receive details of grants available for people affected by flooding. There will also be practical demonstrations to show how people can make their property more resilient to flooding.
Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:
“In the immediate aftermath of the floods we know residents and business owners were concentrating their efforts on dealing with the damage. Now, almost two months later, we know that people have a lot of questions, both about what happened and what we and our partners can do to reduce and prevent further flooding in future.
“The roadshows provide people with the opportunity to come and talk to us, to ask questions and find out more information about our schemes.”
The roadshows have been organised by the Council, in partnership with the Environment Agency, Canal & River Trust, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Community Foundation for Calderdale, Hebden Royd and Todmorden Flood Groups, Yorkshire Water and Northern Powergrid . The National Flood Forum will attend the events at Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 23February 2016 and Mytholmroyd on Saturday 27 February 2016.
For more information visit: www.calderdale.gov.uk/environment/flooding.