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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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  • 18 Jun
    2015

    Upper Calder Flood Risk Reduction Scheme update: 10/06/15

    Shop Lock, Todmorden

    West of Shop Lock, water from the Rochdale Canal overtopped onto the towpath north of the canal. This water then flowed eastwards along the towpath towards Union Street South by-passing Shop Lock. The gradient and profile of the towpath was such that over surface flow …

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  • 15 Apr
    2015

    Upper Calder flood risk reduction schemes

    Works are progressing, in partnership with the Environment Agency, on the Upper Calder flood risk reduction schemes.

    At the Shop Lock site, Todmorden, the works are nearing completion and at Bacup Road, Todmorden, drainage works are starting.

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  • 20 Mar
    2015

    Flood resilience work begins

    Work on the first phase of new a flood resilience scheme has began in the Calder Valley.

    The scheme, which started on Monday in Todmorden, is expected to improve more than 450 properties in the Upper Calder Valley.

    The Environment Agency is working alongside Calderdale Council, Yorkshire …

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  • 20 Mar
    2015

    Addressing future flooding

    Since the flooding in the upper Calder Valley during summer 2012, Calderdale Council has been working with partners, examining the causes and assessing what steps can be taken to minimise future floods.

    The Council has prepared a detailed Flood Recovery Plan [PDF file 1325KB].

    This plan …

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