Scout Road Academy reopens 0
Press release by Calderdale Council - 31 October 2016
Students and teachers are back at Scout Road Academy in Mytholmroyd for the first time since the Boxing Day 2015 floods. This comes after Calderdale Council installed a safety fence at Scout Road to help protect those using and living on the road.
Storm Eva caused a landslip which blocked Scout Road. This led to the relocation …
Long term action plan to reduce flood risk in Calderdale 0
News release from the Environment Agency - 28 October 2016
A new flood action plan to better protect Calderdale communities for generations to come has been launched.
The Calderdale Flood Action Plan sets out short term actions that will see over 1,600 homes and businesses in the area better protected, as well as longer term strategies that will see local organisations and communities …
Work on new Copley Bridge to start soon 0
Press release from Calderdale Council - 26 October 2016
Work is due to begin on a new bridge for Copley in November after the original one was destroyed during last year’s Boxing Day floods.
Access works and preparation of the site will begin in November 2016 and the main construction work on the bridge is expected to start in February 2017, with final completion scheduled for late …
Testing Calderdale’s emergency response 0
Press release from Calderdale Council - 14 October 2016
The emergency response of Calderdale Council and other organisations was put to the test today (Friday 14 October) in a training exercise across Calderdale that involved a planned canal boat rescue and floodwater pump out.
The council held its biggest ever live training exercise to rehearse the action that would be taken in response to …
Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise 0
The flood warning sirens in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd will be sounded this week (Friday 14 October) as part of a live training exercise across the valley.
Calderdale Council is holding its biggest ever live training exercise and the Environment Agency is taking the opportunity to test the flood sirens.
Operation Calderdale16 will test the emergency response of …
The Lower Valley needs YOU! 0
Last month’s thunderstorms and downpours were a timely reminder that communities need to maintain their flood vigilance.
As part of a continuing programme to improve flood resilience throughout the Calder Valley, Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency (EA) are looking for local residents to become Flood Wardens and join flood groups in the Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland …
Drop-in to see Woodland View flood scheme plans 0
Hebden Bridge residents and businesses will have the chance to have their say on proposals for a new flood reduction scheme in Woodland View.
A drop-in session will be held from 4pm – 6.30pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at the Air Cadets building in Hebden Bridge.
Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:
Council to lead exercise to test emergency response 0
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 …
Residents and businesses invited to see improvements to Floodline Warnings Direct service 0
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 …
New arch takes shape at iconic Elland Bridge 0
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 …