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  • 10 Mar
    2016

    Work begins on dredging flood-damaged canal

    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 …

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  • 25 Feb
    2016

    Services return to normal after flooding

    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 …

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  • 19 Feb
    2016

    Still time to share views on flooding

    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 …

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  • 17 Feb
    2016

    Don’t lose out on flood support

    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. …

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  • 28 Dec
    2015

    UPDATED 19 FEBRUARY FLOODING FAQs - PLEASE READ

    Last Updated: Friday 19 February 2016

    Flooding FAQs

    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 …

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  • 20 Nov
    2015

    Update following heavy rainfall

    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 …

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  • 20 Nov
    2015

    Clampdown on blue badge abuse

    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 …

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  • 15 Nov
    2015

    URGENT POLICE NOTICE

    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 …

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  • 03 Nov
    2015

    Flood plans and warning sirens put to the test

    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 …

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  • 21 Oct
    2015

    2015 Flood Warning Siren Tests on the 12th of November

    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 …

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