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  • 26 May
    2016

    Tell us about your flooding experience

    Press Release by Calderdale Council

    Tell us about your flooding experience

    Calderdale Council wants to hear from anyone whose property was affected by the flooding caused by Storm Eva on 26 December 2015. 

    Councils have a statutory duty to undertake an investigation whenever there …

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  • 26 May
    2016

    Mytholmroyd Action Plan published

    The Environment Agency has today (26 May) announced an action plan for Mytholmroyd, which will spend more than £10 million on flood defences to better protect homes and businesses.

    A new flood action plan for the town, commissioned by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, sets out a …

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  • 19 May
    2016

    Environment Agency - Calderdale Briefing

     

    This briefing has been created to help reach interested parties with news, events, tips and contact information as well as giving you the opportunity to get involved with the development of the Calderdale catchment plan.

    100 Days Highlights

    Since the Boxing Day floods our field …

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  • 10 May
    2016

    Keeping you informed

    Flood Risk Management - Our work in Calderdale, current situation April 2016

    The flooding on 26 December 2015 followed an extremely wet November and December where rainfall was more than twice the monthly average. Rivers rose rapidly because the ground was already saturated from previous …

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  • 26 Apr
    2016

    Funding boost helps festivals flourish

    Calderdale Council has awarded over £11,000 to five local community groups to help them put on events and festivals to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale.

     

    The Council invited voluntary groups to apply for grants last month to help boost tourism, trade and morale …

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  • 10 Mar
    2016

    Gravel removal work begins at Hebden Water

    Work to remove gravel from Hebden Water will be starting next week as part of the Environment Agency’s recovery work following the floods at Christmas.

    There are several locations where gravels have deposited in Hebden Water, a tributary of the River Calder, since the floods. This includes …

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  • 10 Mar
    2016

    Work begins on dredging flood-damaged canal

    Work has began to dredge 7,500 tonnes of debris from a canal between Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge, part of which had to be closed to boats following the Boxing Day floods.

    The £350,000 operation, being undertaken by the Canal and River Trust, is expected to last around six weeks and will …

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  • 25 Feb
    2016

    Services return to normal after flooding

    It’s now almost two months on from the devastating floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day, and communities are slowly beginning to return to normal, with many shops and businesses reopening.

    Council services will also shortly return to normal as well. In affected areas parking charges …

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