Mytholmroyd Action Plan published 0
The Environment Agency has today (26 May) announced an action plan for Mytholmroyd, which will spend more than £10 million on flood defences to better protect homes and businesses.
A new flood action plan for the town, commissioned by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, sets out a programme to reduce flood risk to the town, with construction due to start by the end of the year.
Environment Agency - Calderdale Briefing 0
This briefing has been created to help reach interested parties with news, events, tips and contact information as well as giving you the opportunity to get involved with the development of the Calderdale catchment plan.
100 Days Highlights
Since the Boxing Day floods our field teams, flood incident support officers and asset inspectors have worked in all of the communities …
Calderdale businesses are bouncing back after the devastating Boxing Day floods 0
Press Release from Calderdale Council - Wednesday 18 May 2016
Calderdale businesses are bouncing back after the devastating Boxing Day floods
And to make sure this message travels far and wide Calderdale Council is running a marketing campaign targeting tourists, visitors and the business community.
A poster campaign, with the headline ‘Adventure Awaits’ and using the …
Keeping you informed 0
Flood Risk Management - Our work in Calderdale, current situation April 2016
The flooding on 26 December 2015 followed an extremely wet November and December where rainfall was more than twice the monthly average. Rivers rose rapidly because the ground was already saturated from previous heavy rain. Many of the Environment Agency's measuring stations recorded the highest river levels …
Funding boost helps festivals flourish 0
Calderdale Council has awarded over £11,000 to five local community groups to help them put on events and festivals to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale.
The Council invited voluntary groups to apply for grants last month to help boost tourism, trade and morale after the Boxing Day floods.
Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council’s Director of …
Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s flood grants 0
Timescales for both the £500 Hardship grant for homeowners and also for the business flood recovery grant for premises affected by the Boxing Day Floods have been removed.
This is in addition to the already deadline free Repair and Renew grant, meaning that all available grants for homes and businesses have no strict application dates.
However, funds from the government are limited, …
Gravel removal work begins at Hebden Water 0
Work to remove gravel from Hebden Water will be starting next week as part of the Environment Agency’s recovery work following the floods at Christmas.
There are several locations where gravels have deposited in Hebden Water, a tributary of the River Calder, since the floods. This includes Old Gate, Waterside Fold and Innovation Weir.
The Environment Agency has appointed a contractor …
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 …