Flood Resilience News

  • VBA workers on Mytholmroyd Flood Scheme help protect people in Cumbria from flooding

    VBA workers on Mytholmroyd Flood Scheme help protect people in Cumbria from flooding 0

    16/10/2017 08:57:58

    A team from VBA - our contractors working on Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme - have been drafted up to Cumbria to help reduce the impact on the local community of heavy rain expected on Friday and Saturday.

    The weather has already caused major disruption in the area with several flood alerts being issued by the Environment Agency earlier this week. Details of the impact were reported by …

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  • Update on Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme - October 2017

    Update on Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme - October 2017 0

    16/10/2017 08:59:36

    Please see link here for Mytholmroyd Information Bulletin No.1

    If you would like to receive future Bulletins by email, please let us know by emailing mytholmroydFAS@environment-agency.gov.uk.

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  • Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise 6th October 2017

    Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise 6th October 2017 0

    06/10/2017 11:18:29

    Eight flood warning sirens will be sounded next week (Friday 20 October) across the Upper Calder Valley as part of a live training exercise ‘Operation Calderdale17’.

    They will be put to the test in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd to help make sure communities are as prepared as possible for any risk of flooding this winter.

    The Environment Agency uses the …

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  • Slow the Flow shortlisted for another award

    Slow the Flow shortlisted for another award 0

    06/10/2017 09:26:44

    Press Release from Slow the Flow

    Slow The Flow Calderdale have been selected as finalists at the prestigious Yorkshire Post’s Rural Awards 2017.  At the first time of entering, Slow The Flow Calderdale have been shortlisted for the award of ‘Community Group Of The Year’.  

    This is a tremendous achievement and recognition of the great work Slow The Flow …

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  • New era for Copley’s bridge

    New era for Copley’s bridge 0

    04/10/2017 13:34:40

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Local people will once again be able to use the bridge in Copley from Thursday 12 October, when it is officially reopened and named Wilson Bridge during a special ceremony.

    Calderdale Council is holding the free community event to celebrate the completion of its work to replace the 185-year-old bridge, after it was destroyed by the 2015 floods.

    The …

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  • Calderdale’s flood response to be tested in second major exercise

    Calderdale’s flood response to be tested in second major exercise 0

    02/10/2017 15:46:34

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Calderdale Council will hold its second major training exercise, ‘Operation Calderdale17’ on Friday 20 October to rehearse the action that would be taken during and after a flood.

    This follows last year’s successful exercise which took place across Calderdale, and will build on the lessons learned. It will test the emergency response …

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  • Tell us your views this month on revised action plan to reduce flood risk in Calderdale - 2 October 2017

    Tell us your views this month on revised action plan to reduce flood risk in Calderdale - 2 October 2017 0

    03/10/2017 07:57:32

    People are being asked what they think of a revised long-term plan of action to better protect future generations in Calderdale from flooding throughout October.

    Residents and business owners can find details of the plan by visiting www.eyeoncalderdale.com  and progress will be reported at regular intervals. Also on the website is short online survey asking for feedback on how best to …

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  • Update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 25 September 2017

    Update on Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme - 25 September 2017 0

    26/09/2017 08:16:42

    The demolition work on Burnley Road is complete.  A ‘lego block’ wall is now in place, this is temporary until the permanent flood walls are constructed.

    We have begun submitting planning applications to Calderdale Council’s planning department for various elements of the scheme.  The first of these applications represents work at Area D - Cragg Brook and River …

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  • Flood-hit bridge reopens

    Flood-hit bridge reopens 0

    19/09/2017 08:37:38

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Crowther Bridge near Brighouse is now open, as work finishes on the flood-hit bridge.

    Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier Group have been working to rebuild the bridge after the 19th century original was completely destroyed by the floods in December 2015.

    Over the last 18 months, the bridge has been completely …

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  • Lift off for Wilson Bridge

    Lift off for Wilson Bridge 0

    15/09/2017 09:00:30

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Work is well underway to rebuild the former Copley Bridge, now known as Wilson Bridge, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing flood recovery work across the borough. The 185-year-old bridge was destroyed in the Boxing Day 2015 floods.

    Wilson Bridge will consist of three steel sections to make it stronger, and will include stone from the original …

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