Flood Resilience News

  • Flood-hit bridge reopens

    Flood-hit bridge reopens 0

    19/09/2017 08:37:38

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Crowther Bridge near Brighouse is now open, as work finishes on the flood-hit bridge.

    Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier Group have been working to rebuild the bridge after the 19th century original was completely destroyed by the floods in December 2015.

    Over the last 18 months, the bridge has been completely …

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  • Lift off for Wilson Bridge

    Lift off for Wilson Bridge 0

    15/09/2017 09:00:30

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Work is well underway to rebuild the former Copley Bridge, now known as Wilson Bridge, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing flood recovery work across the borough. The 185-year-old bridge was destroyed in the Boxing Day 2015 floods.

    Wilson Bridge will consist of three steel sections to make it stronger, and will include stone from the original …

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  • Good news the Todmorden flood siren is back online - 5th September

    Good news the Todmorden flood siren is back online - 5th September 0

    05/09/2017 15:11:22

    Good news the Environment Agency's flood siren is now back on line following the completion of roofing works at Todmorden High School.

    It was switched off for a brief period due to essential building works at the school.

    However, Jon Follows, flood resilience officer for the Environment Agency, is still urging people people to be vigilant and sign up for flood warning. He said: “ …

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  • Be prepared and protect your property against risk of flooding - 1 September 2017

    Be prepared and protect your property against risk of flooding - 1 September 2017 0

    01/09/2017 14:09:30

     

    Be prepared for the unexpected is the stark warning from volunteer flood wardens in Calderdale.

    Katie Kimber is one of two Environment Agency flood wardens in a newly formed group set up to help protect residents and businesses in Luddenden Foot and they are looking to recruit more this Autumn.

    She lives a row of houses at the bottom of the Calder Valley that has a canal running …

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  • Weekly update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 25 August 2017

    Weekly update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 25 August 2017 0

    25/08/2017 10:02:06

     

    Further progress is being made with the demolition of the three properties along the main road through Mytholmroyd in preparation for work on the £30m flood alleviation scheme. The roofs have been removed and the top floors taken off to the level of just above the ceiling height of the ground floor.

     

    We aim to give residents and local business owners the opportunity to …

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  • Todmorden people urged to be extra vigilant whilst flood siren is switched off - 24 August 2017

    Todmorden people urged to be extra vigilant whilst flood siren is switched off - 24 August 2017 0

    24/08/2017 12:21:23

    People living and working in Todmorden are urged to be extra vigilant during any forecast of heavy rain during the next couple of weeks as one of the village flood sirens will be offline.

    Due to essential building works at Todmorden High School, which includes the roof being upgraded, the Environment Agency’s flood siren will be turned off from tomorrow (25th August) until 4 September. …

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  • Councillors see first-hand plans for reducing flooding in Mytholmroyd - 17 August 2017

    Councillors see first-hand plans for reducing flooding in Mytholmroyd - 17 August 2017 0

    20/08/2017 08:28:11

     A guided walking tour of Mytholmroyd to share plans for the new £30m flood alleviation scheme proposed for the village was hosted for ward councillors.

    They have been invited to meet the Environment Agency’s project team on Friday 18th August to share their plans for the project on site and ask any questions.

    Mark Tupman, senior advisor with the Environment Agency, …

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  • Update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 20th august 2017

    Update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 20th august 2017 0

    20/08/2017 08:23:14

    Preparatory work has now started along Cragg Brook for the flood alleviation scheme in Mytholmroyd. The existing walls along the water side are being prepared for the new defence scheme which will help protect the village from flooding. This involves removing a series of large tree stumps so that the walls can be repaired up to the foundation level of the new defences. The next stage will be …

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  • Update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 20th august 2017

    Update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 20th august 2017 0

    20/08/2017 08:23:02

    Preparatory work has now started along Cragg Brook for the flood alleviation scheme in Mytholmroyd. The existing walls along the water side are being prepared for the new defence scheme which will help protect the village from flooding. This involves removing a series of large tree stumps so that the walls can be repaired up to the foundation level of the new defences. The next stage will be …

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  • Calderdale set for major drainage improvements

    Calderdale set for major drainage improvements 0

    15/08/2017 09:20:32

    Around 1,300 road gullies in Calderdale will be repaired or replaced after Calderdale Council successfully secured nearly £1 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to boost local flood defence work.

     

    The money is part of a £2 million ‘Challenge Fund’ grant awarded by the DfT for West Yorkshire. The remaining £1 million is split between Bradford, …

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