Flood Resilience News

  • Get involved with our Calderdale Catchment Plan working groups

    Get involved with our Calderdale Catchment Plan working groups 0

    29/06/2016 09:24:26

    The Calderdale Catchment Plan team is looking for people interested in aspects of flood risk management to join one of four working groups to help shape the process.

    The planning workshop that took place on Saturday 18th June in Halifax was a really constructive meeting with important discussions taking place. Saturday's workshop will directly inform how the Catchment Plan process is …

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  • Flood defence work at Bacup Road finishes

    Flood defence work at Bacup Road finishes 0

    27/06/2016 12:22:26

    A flood risk reduction scheme in the Bacup Road area of Todmorden is now complete.

    The scheme was developed by the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council in response to the floods of 2012 and 2013 where properties and businesses in an around the Bacup Road area were badly affected.

    The work has concentrated on a 2.2 mile section of Bacup Road between Gauxholme and the Todmorden …

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  • Bridgefield Garage bounces back after Boxing Day floods

    Bridgefield Garage bounces back after Boxing Day floods 0

    23/06/2016 11:32:11

    Press Release from Calderdale Council - Wednesday 22 June

    Six months on from the Boxing Day floods, one company which demonstrates the grittiness and determination of local businesses is Bridgefield Garage in Elland, Calderdale.  

    The garage offers MOTs, repairs and tyres. On Boxing Day, the manager, Clive Braithwaite, found the canal flowing through the back door of the building …

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  • ‘Not a school day missed’ – How friendships blossomed following Storm Eva

    ‘Not a school day missed’ – How friendships blossomed following Storm Eva 0

    23/06/2016 11:31:50

    Press Release by Calderdale Council - Tuesday 21 June

    After Storm Eva hit, eight schools were severely affected by flooding. Two of these had to be evacuated completely and pupils are still being educated in alternative premises.

    One of these schools is Burnley Road Academy, whose younger pupils are working at Savile Park School at Heath in Halifax.

    The Head teacher of Burnley Road …

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  • Essential maintenance on King Cross Street, Halifax

    Essential maintenance on King Cross Street, Halifax 0

    23/06/2016 11:31:25

    Calderdale Council Press Release - Wednesday 22 June

    Overnight road closures are scheduled between Burdock Way and Hyde Park in Halifax, to allow essential maintenance to take place.

    From Monday 18 July until Saturday 30 July, a programme of resurfacing work is scheduled for King Cross Street in Halifax around the Parkinson Lane and Swires Road junction.

    A road closure will be in place …

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  • Flood grants help hundreds of people

    Flood grants help hundreds of people 0

    23/06/2016 11:30:39

    Press Release from Calderdale Council - Monday 20 June 2016

    Calderdale Council has paid more than £3 million in grants so far to residents and businesses whose homes and premises were damaged by the floods in December 2015. This is through hundreds of grants to help people recover from the floods and protect their property against future flooding. 

    For example, 850 …

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  • Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation - Your questions answered

    Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation - Your questions answered 0

    15/06/2016 10:56:43

    Reducing the risk of flooding is a priority for us. The government has given us extra funding to deliver a flood alleviation scheme that will benefit Mytholmroyd.

    The Mytholmroyd action plan sets out the programme that will be implemented to further reduce flood risk to the town along with the anticipated timescales for delivery.

    This document will answer questions that may be raised by …

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  • Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation - Explaining the action plan

    Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation - Explaining the action plan 0

    15/06/2016 11:03:39

    An action plan for Mytholmroyd was commissioned by the Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, following the flooding experienced throughout the Calder Valley on Boxing Day 2015. The plan sets out the programme that will be implemented to further reduce flood risk to the town along with the anticipated timescales for delivery.

    Due to the devastating impact of the flooding in Mytholmroyd …

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  • Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation scheme

    Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation scheme 0

    09/06/2016 09:28:38

    The Environment Agency has published its Action Plan for Mytholmroyd, setting out proposals to reduce the risk of flooding.  Flood alleviation work will be starting on site later this year and the project team is busy preparing surveys and initial design options ready for consultation.

    The team is keen to involve local people in the development of the plans and is setting up a Flood …

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  • Overnight closures for essential works

    Overnight closures for essential works 0

    02/06/2016 16:50:00

    Press Release from Calderdale Council - 2 June 2016

    Residents and motorists in Cornholme are being advised of upcoming resurfacing works through the village on the A646 Burnley Road.

    The condition of the road surface in Cornholme has deteriorated and the heavy rain over winter has made the problem worse. A programme of resurfacing work is scheduled for the first three weeks in August, …

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