Flood risk reduced in Todmorden thanks to new overflow weir 0
News release from the Environment Agency:
A new £750,000 overflow weir project which channels water off the Rochdale Canal has been completed, further reducing the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Todmorden.
The Environment Agency scheme at Gauxholme channels water directly into Walsden Water if the canal overflows. The overflow weir is not reliant …
Appeal to help map Calderdale's historic waters 0
The Environment Agency is appealing for help from historians, landowners and communities in the Calder Valley to help produce a detailed map of old land drains, goits and mill ponds to determine whether they could be brought back into use to aid the fight against flooding.
The valley is known to have an extensive network of historic field drains and industrial water infrastructure and the …
£50,000 fund launched for events and festivals 0
Press release from Calderdale Council
Local community groups can apply for a share of a new £50,000 fund set up by Calderdale Council to helpput on events and festivals in the area.
The Council has launched the second round of grants under a scheme set up in March 2016 to help boost tourism, trade and morale after the Boxing Day 2015 floods.
Organisations can apply …
Flood Partner Newsletter 0
Flood Partner Newsletter - July 2016
The latest edition of the Calderdale Flood Partners newsletter is now available in the community flooding section on Calderdale Council's website. You can also sign up to recieve this directly into your inbox on the Council's website
Update from the Environment Agency - Calderdale Catchment Plan Workshops 0
Update from the Environment Agency - Friday 15 July
Calderdale Catchment Plan Workshops
Following the first catchment plan workshop on the 18 June and a second group exercise on the 2 July which defined the governance arrangements for the Calderdale Catchment Partnership, a further series of workshops have now been organised to identify issues and related actions that will be included …
Revised opening hours for the Mytholmroyd Flood Information Centre 0
the opening hours of the Mytholmroyd Flood Information Centre will change from Wednesday 20th July until the final proposed design is available for public consultation.
The revised hours will be:
Monday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 1pm – 7pm
Commission calls for action on flooding 0
Press Release from Calderdale Council - 14 July 2016
Act now to help our communities become more resilient as the Calder Valley will flood again, thanks to changing weather patterns, climate change and changes in land management.
That’s the message within the Calderdale Flood Commission’s final report into the causes, impact and response to the unprecedented flooding which …
Tell us your views on flood strategy 0
Calderdale Council is holding six drop in sessions to give local residents and businesses the chance to share their views about the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
As the lead Local Flood Authority, the Council has a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to develop, maintain, apply and monitor the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
The proposed strategy will help …
Vital repairs scheduled for A646 0
Work will begin shortly on the A646 at Falling Royd, between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd, after the road was severely damaged by the Boxing Day floods.
The unprecedented flooding which followed Storm Eva caused a concrete beam which supports the carriageway to move, causing a crack which is 30 metres long and 25mm wide. The beam supports the edge of the carriageway and acts as a …
Get involved with our Calderdale Catchment Plan working groups 0
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 …