Flood Resilience News

  • New radios to boost flood warden communications

    New radios to boost flood warden communications 0

    13/02/2017 16:47:35

    Calderdale’s flood wardens, who volunteer to be the ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground during flooding incidents, now have a new piece of equipment to help them with their role.

    Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have funded some new radios, which flood wardens will use to give and receive messages quickly and easily in the event of a flood.

    This will enable key …

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  • Elland Bridge now open to traffic

    Elland Bridge now open to traffic 0

    09/02/2017 10:31:26

    Dozens of local people gathered today (Wednesday 8 February) to see Elland Bridge reopen to vehicles for the first time since it was destroyed by the Boxing Day 2015 floods.  

    Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, and Simon Bamford, director of asset delivery for the Canal & River Trust, declared the bridge open after cutting a ribbon, and the local Brooksbank School …

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  • Elland Bridge update

    Elland Bridge update 0

    02/02/2017 16:12:34

    The Canal & River Trust and Calderdale Council, who are working together to rebuild Elland Bridge, have revised the bridge’s expected reopening date in light of recent icy weather conditions.

    “We really hoped that the bridge could be reopened by the end of January however the recent sub-zero temperatures have delayed the important works to rebuild the bridge parapets and walls. …

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  • Helping local businesses to grow

    Helping local businesses to grow 0

    25/01/2017 12:53:53

    A new grant launched by Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale will help businesses affected by the 2015 floods to expand.

     

    Since the floods, the Council and the Community Foundation have continued to provide intensive support to businesses to help them get back on their feet. The Council has paid out more than £4 million in grants and Business Rates …

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  • Milestone for Copley Bridge

    Milestone for Copley Bridge 0

    25/01/2017 08:31:07

    Work to build a new bridge for Copley has moved a step forward, as the original bridge, which was destroyed by the 2015 floods, has been carefully dismantled.

    Calderdale Council is replacing the 185-year-old stone bridge with a steel and stone structure to reconnect the two sides of the valley. Once open, it will provide access for pedestrians, horses and non-motorised vehicles.

    The old …

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  • Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter

    Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter 0

    16/01/2017 15:55:13

    Here's the second edition of our Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme Newsletter. We aim to use these newsletters as a way of providing you with regular updates on progress, planned works and consultation events to keep you fully informed. VBA are working in partnership with the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council to deliver the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme.

    Read the latest …

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  • Elland Bridge update

    Elland Bridge update 0

    12/01/2017 15:37:18

    Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who are working together to rebuild flood-damaged Elland Bridge, have revised the expected reopening date for pedestrians and cyclists due to the impact of the weather on the works.

    Joint statement from Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust:

    “We had hoped to open the newly rebuilt Elland Bridge to pedestrians and …

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  • Elland Bridge due to open to pedestrians and cyclists next week

    Elland Bridge due to open to pedestrians and cyclists next week 0

    04/01/2017 13:29:05

    The newly rebuilt Elland Bridge is expected to be open to pedestrians and cyclists by the end of next week – a key milestone in the final stage of construction before the expected full reopening of the bridge to traffic later this month.

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

    “This is good news for local residents and businesses. We know they are eager to see …

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  • Last chance to apply for flood grants

    Last chance to apply for flood grants 0

    28/12/2016 10:11:47

    Flood-affected residents and businesses across Calderdale are being reminded that time is running out to apply for grants to repair and protect their properties, as the application deadlines are fast approaching.

    Calderdale was the worst hit area by the unprecedented floods last Boxing Day, with over 2000 residents and more than 1000 businesses flooded. Calderdale Council continues to do …

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  • Weather Situation – Update from Calderdale Council on Saturday 24 December

    Weather Situation – Update from Calderdale Council on Saturday 24 December 0

    24/12/2016 13:32:06

    Storm Barbara passed through yesterday evening relatively quickly causing only minor surface water flooding based on reports observed on social media. Up to 20mm of rain fell which matched the best estimate.

    The Environment Agency Monitoring and Forecasting teams have provided an update picture for this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

    24 December – Christmas Eve

    Today the …

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