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  • Natural Flood Management Project Officer Vacancy

    Tags: NFM, job, vacancy, flood management

    Natural Flood Management Project Officer Vacancy 0

    24/05/2018 10:59:59

    The Calderdale Flood Recovery Programme is a long term approach that aims to reduce the risk and impact of future flooding in Calderdale.  It was developed by the Council and other key partners as a response to the four flood events that took place in the Upper Calder Valley during the summers of 2012 and 2013. The subsequent unprecedented levels of flooding that took place across the …

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  • Find out about your local flood schemes in Booth and surrounding area

    Find out about your local flood schemes in Booth and surrounding area 0

    24/05/2018 09:15:11

    Residents of Booth and surrounding areas are invited to come and learn about their local Flood Risk and Resilience Schemes (FRRS) at a drop-in event in Midgley. Information will be provided on the completed Pin Hill Lane FRRS 1 scheme and ideas discussed to inform the forthcoming FRRS 2 scheme to help protect properties in the adjacent Railes Close area from flooding.

     

    Come to Midgley …

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  • NFM grant scheme launched in Calderdale

    NFM grant scheme launched in Calderdale 0

    10/05/2018 15:11:47

    Calderdale farmers and landowners now have an opportunity to help deliver natural flood management (NFM) and contribute to flood mitigation and alleviation. NFM techniques can contribute to holding more water in the land, temporarily storing more water and slowing the flow of water across the land.

     

    As part of the Calderdale flood action plan currently being delivered, Calderdale Council …

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  • Calderdale flood warden wins prestigious award and praise

    Calderdale flood warden wins prestigious award and praise 0

    10/05/2018 09:26:12

    Several organisations have paid tribute to Calderdale flood warden Trevor Bannister who was awarded the Calderdale Citizenship Award for his voluntary services following the Boxing Day 2015 Floods.

    These include voluntary group Slow the Flow, Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency and a local MP who continue to be impressed by his boundless energy and dedication to helping protect his …

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  • Learn from others how best to protect against flooding in the Calder Valley

    Learn from others how best to protect against flooding in the Calder Valley 0

    04/05/2018 08:46:06

    Sixty flood wardens who volunteer to help protect people and their properties throughout the Calder Valley are being invited to an event to help them learn from each other.

    Anyone who wants to get involved in supporting residents during a flood event, either as a flood warden or by volunteering for one of the charities or organisations which reduce flood risk in the community, can also come …

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  • Innovative technology to improve traffic flow during Mytholmroyd flood works

    Innovative technology to improve traffic flow during Mytholmroyd flood works 0

    01/05/2018 17:06:14

    Joint press release from Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency

    Calderdale Council has been working with the Environment Agency alongside specialist suppliers to make traffic management as effective as possible during the next stage of flood alleviation works in the village.

    On Wednesday 9 May, temporary traffic lights will be installed by main contractor VBA so that the vital …

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  • Community opera telling the story of Calderdale and the 2015 floods shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award

    Tags: community, award, water, RPS

    Community opera telling the story of Calderdale and the 2015 floods shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award 0

    13/04/2018 15:33:11

     

    509 Arts has been shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for Calderland, its ambitious 2017 community opera telling the story of Calderdale and its relationship to water.

    Calderland was a Calder valley-wide creative response to the devastating Calderdale floods of Boxing Day 2015 and the extraordinary community responses that followed.

    The epic music production, created with …

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  • April flood partner update

    April flood partner update 0

    06/04/2018 08:40:03

    The flood partner update is a bimonthly newsletter with up-to-date news on flood recovery and resilience work across the Calder Valley.

    Preview the April flood newsletter below and click on the icon in the bottom right hand corner for a full screen view, or click here to download. You can also sign up to receive it directly in your email inbox by clicking on this link, adding …

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  • Flooding Update

    Flooding Update 0

    03/04/2018 09:04:15

    The latest picture:

    The situation is easing across Calderdale with surface water receding and river levels not expected to rise.  Monitoring will continue throughout the night but any forecasted rain is expected to be light, so no further issues are anticipated.

    For updates on river levels visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels

    For weather …

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