Calderdale Flood Programme

The Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Programme has been in place since the three flood events in 2012. The programme brings together a range of partners including:

  • Calderdale Council;
  • Environment Agency;
  • Canal and River Trust;
  • Local Flood groups;
  • Yorkshire Water;
  • Network Rail;
  • the voluntary sector and others.

The aim of this programme is to reduce the impact of flooding in Calderdale. Also, it is to work with local communities to build resilience against future events.

The delivery of the programme is overseen by a Programme Board, which is chaired by the Calderdale Council Leader. Members include local Councillors, the Calderdale Council Chief Executive and the two MPs for the Borough. There are four operational groups that report to it, which are:

  • Natural Flood Management;
  • Flood Risk Reduction and Investment;
  • Resilient Infrastructure;
  • and Community Resilience.

There is also a Communications subgroup.

The Programme Board meets on a quarterly basis. The last Board meeting was on Friday 15th June 2018. It was open to the public to attend as observers, with the chance to ask questions at the end.

For agendas and reports for previous and forthcoming meetings, see: Search agendas and reports .

Since January 2016, the Environment Agency, on behalf of the Calderdale Flood Partnership has worked with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and the community to produce a flood action plan for Calderdale. This can be found here.