Flood Resilience News

  • Council to lead exercise to test emergency response

    Council to lead exercise to test emergency response 0

    05/10/2016 08:00:34

    Calderdale Council will be holding its biggest ever live training exercise across Calderdale on Friday 14 October 2016. 

    Operation Calderdale16 will test the emergency response of the Council, the emergency services and partners to a major flooding incident, including a live search and rescue. 

    Taking part will be a range of Council services, together with the West Yorkshire Fire …

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  • Residents and businesses invited to see improvements to Floodline Warnings Direct service

    Residents and businesses invited to see improvements to Floodline Warnings Direct service 0

    04/10/2016 10:15:38

    The Environment Agency is in the process of updating its system used to issue flood warnings. This will include a number of improvements to the service, including updated message content, an updated way to listen to messages on Floodline, and changes to the way you can register online to receive flood warnings.

    We would really like to get the opinion of our customers on these changes. If you …

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  • New arch takes shape at iconic Elland Bridge

    New arch takes shape at iconic Elland Bridge 0

    28/09/2016 11:21:23

    A major milestone in the rebuilding of Elland Bridge in Calderdale is underway, with its new arch being lifted into place to make the new bridge much stronger and more resilient.

    This marks the start of the final stages of the work by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust to reopen the former Grade II listed bridge as quickly as possible for local people, after it was destroyed in …

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  • Flood Funds Still Available

    Flood Funds Still Available 0

    22/09/2016 11:16:35

    Grants for homes and businesses have no strict application dates however, funds from the government are limited, and people wanting to make an application should register their interest as soon as possible. If more people come forward for the grants than funds are available, a case will be put to the government to extend the scheme.

    It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to …

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  • Job Vacancy - Calderdale Council Flood Risk Development Control Engineer

    Job Vacancy - Calderdale Council Flood Risk Development Control Engineer 0

    15/09/2016 08:26:02

    Flood Risk Development Control Engineer Post Ref: EV245

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional professional to be at the heart of delivering Flood Risk Management in Calderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty known for its heritage, culture and creativity, located in the heart of the Leeds City Region between Leeds and Manchester.

    On Boxing Day 2015, many areas of …

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  • Job Vacancy - Calderdale Council Flood Risk Drainage Engineer

    Job Vacancy - Calderdale Council Flood Risk Drainage Engineer 0

    15/09/2016 08:20:55

    Flood Risk Drainage Engineer Post Ref: EV246

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional professional to be at the heart of delivering Flood Risk Management in Calderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty known for its heritage, culture and creativity, located in the heart of the Leeds City Region between Leeds and Manchester.

    On Boxing Day 2015, many areas of the district …

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  • Job Vacancy - Calderdale Council Natural Flood Project Officer Post

    Job Vacancy - Calderdale Council Natural Flood Project Officer Post 0

    14/09/2016 14:31:41

    Natural Flood Management Project Officer Post Ref: EV244

    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 …

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  • Back to school in Calderdale

    Back to school in Calderdale 0

    14/09/2016 14:22:39

    Press Release from Calderdale Council 

    It’s time for new beginnings, with Calderdale students back in the classroom for the new term, and flood-affected schools getting back to normal after tireless efforts to get back on their feet.

    Inspiring stories of sheer determination and community spirit have been widespread across Calderdale since the Boxing Day 2015 floods, and that …

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  • Yellow Alert of Rain Valid from 14:00 on Thu, 15th Sep 2016 until 19:00 on Fri, 16th Sep 2016

    Yellow Alert of Rain Valid from 14:00 on Thu, 15th Sep 2016 until 19:00 on Fri, 16th Sep 2016 0

    14/09/2016 13:18:54

    The Met Office have issued a Yellow Alert of Rain Valid from 14:00 on Thu, 15th Sep 2016 until 19:00 on Fri, 16th Sep 2016

    Slow-moving, thundery showers may lead to locally torrential downpours across the area, with the risk of frequent lightning.

    Please be aware that whilst many places will miss them, there is the risk of flash flooding.

    Thunderstorms may break out in warm,& …

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  • Calderdale disappointed by national flood review

    Calderdale disappointed by national flood review 0

    09/09/2016 13:00:21

    Press Release from Calderdale Council - 9 September 2016

    The Leader of Calderdale Council has reacted with disappointment to the publication of the Government’s National Flood Resilience Review.

    The review was set up after devastating floods hit the North of England in December 2015, including significant damage to homes, businesses and the highways network across the Calder Valley.& …

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