Flood Resilience News

  • Do you want to make a difference and a positive impact within the community?

    Do you want to make a difference and a positive impact within the community? 0

    13/06/2017 14:48:06

    Calderdale Council are creating a new service within the Community Safety and Resilience Team designed to provide a 24hour Wardens Service to benefit the residents of Calderdale. This team will have responsibility to deliver CCTV monitoring, provide visible patrols across Calderdale and facilitate the Council's out of hours emergency response to critical incidents such as flooding or …

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  • Further flood schemes now complete

    Further flood schemes now complete 0

    01/06/2017 08:59:57

    Work is now complete on three schemes to repair flood damaged roads and structures in Calderdale.

     

    Three flood recovery schemes recently reached their conclusions - a new footbridge at Shibden Park, work to repair Wakefield Road at Salterhebble and works at Robin Wood Mill on Burnley Road.

     

    These areas were all badly affected by the flooding that hit the borough on Boxing …

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  • Council work shortlisted for national awards

    Council work shortlisted for national awards 0

    16/05/2017 09:21:56

    Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering.

    The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 - for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change.

    Both the Senior Leadership …

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  • Twiggs to reduce flood risk in Calderdale

    Twiggs to reduce flood risk in Calderdale 0

    15/05/2017 15:10:32

    Calderdale Council has appointed a natural flood management specialist as part of its work to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley.

    Rob Twiggs previously worked for Moors for the Future Partnership in the Peak District National Park before joining Calderdale Council in February 2017. He has 12 years’ experience working in the environmental sector which includes completing …

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  • Flood-hit road to reopen

    Flood-hit road to reopen 0

    09/05/2017 10:12:57

    Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles under temporary traffic lights on Friday 12 May following significant repair works.

    The road suffered damage when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following extensive design work. However whilst on site, further land slip damage was identified and work was extended to include this additional …

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  • Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test

    Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test 0

    08/05/2017 09:23:41

    Sowerby Bridge’s new community-funded flood warning siren will be tested for the first time next week.

     

    The siren will be operated solely by church wardens based on information from the Environment Agency, which monitors river levels around the clock.

     

    It has been funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and led by Sowerby Bridge Flood Group and Christ …

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  • Crowther Bridge takes shape

    Crowther Bridge takes shape 0

    07/04/2017 15:19:58

    Work to rebuild flood-damaged Crowther Bridge at Cromwell Bottom, Brighouse, has taken a significant step forward, as the new bridge arch is now in place.

    Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier Group are rebuilding the bridge after it was completely destroyed by the floods in December 2015.

    They recently lifted a concrete arch into place to make the new …

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  • Hundreds turned out for Elland Bridge fun day

    Hundreds turned out for Elland Bridge fun day 0

    03/04/2017 12:03:18

    The sun shone as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge at the family fun day held by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust yesterday (Sunday 2 April 2017).

    Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:

    “It was a fantastic event with a real community spirit. It was great to see so many people of all ages enjoying …

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  • Elland Bridge official opening – an event not to be missed

    Elland Bridge official opening – an event not to be missed 0

    31/03/2017 08:49:01

    Transport Minister Andrew Jones will officially reopen Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath as part of a free community celebration event on Sunday 2 April 2017.

    There will be a variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family from 10am to 4pm, with the official reopening due to take place along the Calder and Hebble Navigation at around 12 noon.

    Transport Minister Andrew Jones …

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  • Flood defences installed at Elphaborough Close

    Flood defences installed at Elphaborough Close 0

    27/03/2017 08:51:00

    New innovative flood defences are being installed at 68 homes in Elphaborough Close, Mytholmroyd, in Hebden Bridge thanks to £340,000 in flood grants from Calderdale Council.

    A portion of this grant has been allocated for special flood doors and flood barriers for residents of Elphaborough Close whose properties suffered damage following flooding on Boxing Day 2015.

    The homes, which …

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