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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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  • 08 Oct
    2015

    Don't be complacent

    With almost five million people at risk of flooding in England, it is important that people know they are at risk and what they can do to prepare for flooding.

    There is a tendency for us all to think that "flooding will never happen to me".  The fact is - …

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  • 18 Sep
    2015

    Website Update

    Acting on comments from users we have instituted a number of changes to the website which we hope will make things easier for users.

    The How Do I? page has had a number of changes made to explain how to use the various sections of the website and a number of new explanatory graphics have been …

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  • 19 Aug
    2015

    Flood defence schemes update

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    In the aftermath of the floods of summer 2012, a programme of schemes to reduce the risk of flooding in the Upper Calder Valley is progressing well, with one completed and two more due to be finished between October and the end of February, including the work at …

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  • 02 Jul
    2015

    Todmorden Fire Station Flood Siren - False Alarm

    As at least some of you will be aware, one of the Todmorden sirens (at the fire station) sounded this morning. This occurred during a routine mechanical testing and maintenance check where unfortunately the siren was not disconnected before the testing began. We apologise for any confusion or …

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