Work begins on dredging flood-damaged canal 0
Work has began to dredge 7,500 tonnes of debris from a canal between Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge, part of which had to be closed to boats following the Boxing Day floods.
The £350,000 operation, being undertaken by the Canal and River Trust, is expected to last around six weeks and will focus on a 3.5 mile stretch of the Rochdale Canal between Moderna Bridge in Mytholmroyd to Bridge 22 …
Services return to normal after flooding 0
It’s now almost two months on from the devastating floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day, and communities are slowly beginning to return to normal, with many shops and businesses reopening.
Council services will also shortly return to normal as well. In affected areas parking charges were suspended and skip hire has been free of charge since the floods hit, but this period of relief …
Still time to share views on flooding 0
The flood roadshows set up by Calderdale Council are well underway, and hundreds of residents and businesses have already been to find out more about the plans to help reduce the impact of future flooding.
Sessions have been held in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge so far and feedback from attendees has been positive, with comments including “It was good to be able to meet staff and talk …
Don’t lose out on flood support 0
There’s still time for flood affected residents and businesses to apply for financial support from Calderdale Council.
Since the December floods, over 1,000 households and over 500 businesses have received money from the Council, but there are still more people affected than have claimed.
The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:
“Since the December floods we& …
UPDATED 19 FEBRUARY FLOODING FAQs - PLEASE READ 0
Last Updated: Friday 19 February 2016
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 …
Update following heavy rainfall 0
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 …
Clampdown on blue badge abuse 0
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. …
URGENT POLICE NOTICE 0
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 …
Flood plans and warning sirens put to the test 0
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 …
2015 Flood Warning Siren Tests on the 12th of November 0
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 …