Flood Resilience News

  • 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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  • Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme Drop-in for Hebden Bridge 27th Feb 4pm - 7pm

    Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme Drop-in for Hebden Bridge 27th Feb 4pm - 7pm 0

    14/02/2017 08:37:50

    You will no doubt be aware that work is ongoing to develop a Flood Alleviation Scheme for Hebden Bridge.

    Hydraulic Modelling work is ongoing to help identify the most beneficial solution for the town and surrounding area. In addition to flooding from rivers, the scheme will aim to address surface water issues in the town. This will focus on flooding caused by heavy rainfall which overwhelms …

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  • 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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