Flood Resilience News

  • Flood-hit road to reopen

    Flood-hit road to reopen 0

    09/05/2017 10:12:57

    Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles under temporary traffic lights on Friday 12 May following significant repair works.

    The road suffered damage when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following extensive design work. However whilst on site, further land slip damage was identified and work was extended to include this additional …

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  • Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test

    Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test 0

    08/05/2017 09:23:41

    Sowerby Bridge’s new community-funded flood warning siren will be tested for the first time next week.

     

    The siren will be operated solely by church wardens based on information from the Environment Agency, which monitors river levels around the clock.

     

    It has been funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and led by Sowerby Bridge Flood Group and Christ …

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  • Crowther Bridge takes shape

    Crowther Bridge takes shape 0

    07/04/2017 15:19:58

    Work to rebuild flood-damaged Crowther Bridge at Cromwell Bottom, Brighouse, has taken a significant step forward, as the new bridge arch is now in place.

    Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier Group are rebuilding the bridge after it was completely destroyed by the floods in December 2015.

    They recently lifted a concrete arch into place to make the new …

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  • Hundreds turned out for Elland Bridge fun day

    Hundreds turned out for Elland Bridge fun day 0

    03/04/2017 12:03:18

    The sun shone as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge at the family fun day held by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust yesterday (Sunday 2 April 2017).

    Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:

    “It was a fantastic event with a real community spirit. It was great to see so many people of all ages enjoying …

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  • Elland Bridge official opening – an event not to be missed

    Elland Bridge official opening – an event not to be missed 0

    31/03/2017 08:49:01

    Transport Minister Andrew Jones will officially reopen Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath as part of a free community celebration event on Sunday 2 April 2017.

    There will be a variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family from 10am to 4pm, with the official reopening due to take place along the Calder and Hebble Navigation at around 12 noon.

    Transport Minister Andrew Jones …

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  • Flood defences installed at Elphaborough Close

    Flood defences installed at Elphaborough Close 0

    27/03/2017 08:51:00

    New innovative flood defences are being installed at 68 homes in Elphaborough Close, Mytholmroyd, in Hebden Bridge thanks to £340,000 in flood grants from Calderdale Council.

    A portion of this grant has been allocated for special flood doors and flood barriers for residents of Elphaborough Close whose properties suffered damage following flooding on Boxing Day 2015.

    The homes, which …

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  • Family fun at Elland Bridge official opening

    Family fun at Elland Bridge official opening 0

    23/03/2017 13:50:51

    On Sunday 2 April 2017, Calderdale communities will come together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath.

    Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who have been working together to rebuild the bridge and reopen the Calder and Hebble Navigation since the 2015 floods, are delighted to announce the details of the family fun day.

    The event will …

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  • Community celebration for Elland Bridge official opening

    Community celebration for Elland Bridge official opening 0

    09/03/2017 16:23:39

    Calderdale is set to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge on Sunday 2 April 2017, with a fun-filled day for all the family.

    Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who have been working together to rebuild Elland Bridge since the 2015 floods, are organising an exciting event for the whole community to celebrate the completion of the bridge, the reopening of the canal …

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  • Improving flood preparedness in Todmorden

    Improving flood preparedness in Todmorden 0

    01/03/2017 12:28:33

    Improvements have been made at Todmorden Town Hall to boost its role as a community flood hub in the event of any future flooding, and to help local people feel more prepared.

    A hub was formed at the Town Hall during the Boxing Day 2015 floods as part of the amazing joint recovery efforts of community volunteers, Calderdale Council and Todmorden Town Council.

    It was a vital meeting place at …

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  • Don't miss out on flood resilience grants

    Don't miss out on flood resilience grants 0

    23/02/2017 10:32:10

    Time is running out for Calderdale residents and businesses to apply for funding to make their properties more resilient against flooding.

     

    Calderdale Council has been making ‘repair and renew’ grants of up to £5000 available to local people affected by the Boxing Day 2015 floods.

     

    The money is for work to reduce flood risk and help make buildings easier …

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