Flood Resilience News



    19/02/2016 11:49:39

    Last Updated: Friday 19 February 2016

    Flooding FAQs

    The task of cleaning up and repairing continues in the flood affected areas of Calderdale. Council staff, emergency services, volunteers and partners have been working hard to help communities recover from the unprecedented levels of flooding in the borough.

    The terrible impact of these floods has been shocking, and Calderdale Council is …

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  • Update following heavy rainfall

    Update following heavy rainfall 0

    20/11/2015 10:24:39

    River levels in Calderdale have fallen back to normal levels following the heavy rain over the weekend.

    Council staff, community flood wardens and contractors worked hard with residents to manage the flood threat from the weekend rainstorm. While there was some localised flooding of highways and low lying spots, defences generally held.

    Teams swung into action straight away and …

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  • Clampdown on blue badge abuse

    Clampdown on blue badge abuse 0

    20/11/2015 10:19:39

    Blue badge holders in Calderdale are being reminded of the rules and regulations around the use of their blue badges.

    The blue badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems. Across the UK, the misuse of blue badges is a problem. To really crack down on the issue in Calderdale, the Council will shortly be hosting a targeted action day to make sure that blue badges aren’t abused. …

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    15/11/2015 10:55:52

    West Yorkshire Police - Calderdale Valleys

    Following the heavy persistant rain over the last few days, a number of roads in Todmorden have closures in place today due to flooding.

    Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Rachel Bairstow said, "The heavy rain over the last couple of days has casued local flooding and the team are out enforcing road closures and helping to keep our …

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  • Flood plans and warning sirens put to the test

    Flood plans and warning sirens put to the test 0

    12/11/2015 10:23:19

    The flood warning sirens in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd will be sounded on Thursday (12 November) as part of the Environment Agency’s annual maintenance tests. The Walsden siren which was sounded this week for real will now not be tested tomorrow after all.

    The test is part of the Environment Agency’s Flood Action Campaign, taking place throughout November, and the …

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  • 2015 Flood Warning Siren Tests on the 12th of November

    2015 Flood Warning Siren Tests on the 12th of November 0

    12/11/2015 10:22:29

    The Upper valley Flood Warning Sirens in Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, and Todmorden will be tested on the 12th November.

    Timings: All the sirens will be tested at 2:45pm.  

    Todmorden Flood Group will be holding an information stall in Todmorden Market during the day and this will be followed by a drop-in at Hebden Town Hall, St. George's Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY from …

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  • Don't be complacent

    Don't be complacent 0

    08/10/2015 12:19:26

    With almost five million people at risk of flooding in England, it is important that people know they are at risk and what they can do to prepare for flooding.

    There is a tendency for us all to think that "flooding will never happen to me".  The fact is - it could.  In winter 2013/2014 we saw widespread flooding caused by the largest coastal surge in …

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  • Website Update

    Website Update 0

    21/09/2015 09:12:27

    Acting on comments from users we have instituted a number of changes to the website which we hope will make things easier for users.

    The How Do I? page has had a number of changes made to explain how to use the various sections of the website and a number of new explanatory graphics have been added. If this is your first-time visiting Eye on Calderdale, why not pay it a visit?


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  • Flood defence schemes update

    Flood defence schemes update 0

    19/08/2015 11:05:37

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    In the aftermath of the floods of summer 2012, a programme of schemes to reduce the risk of flooding in the Upper Calder Valley is progressing well, with one completed and two more due to be finished between October and the end of February, including the work at Nutclough.

    The works have been developed by the Environment Agency, in partnership with Calderdale …

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  • Todmorden Fire Station Flood Siren - False Alarm

    Todmorden Fire Station Flood Siren - False Alarm 0

    02/07/2015 12:50:19

    As at least some of you will be aware, one of the Todmorden sirens (at the fire station) sounded this morning. This occurred during a routine mechanical testing and maintenance check where unfortunately the siren was not disconnected before the testing began. We apologise for any confusion or trouble that this may have caused you and others within the community. All sirens have now been tested so …

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