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  • Mark Tupman talks to Hebden Radio about Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme

    Mark Tupman talks to Hebden Radio about Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme 0

    13/02/2018 08:01:22

    For anyone who missed Mark Tupman, flood and coastal risk manager with the Environment Agency, talking to Hebden Radio about the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme  it can be found here. https://www.mixcloud.com/HebdenRadio/tony-hodgins-morning-shuffle-250118/

    The 45 mins interview was broadcast in two halves on Thursday 25 January and can be found at 22mins in and then again at 1hr 11 …

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  • Elland Bridge rebuild shortlisted for engineering award

    Elland Bridge rebuild shortlisted for engineering award 0

    12/02/2018 14:54:00

    Press release from the Canal & River Trust

    The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards.

    Calderdale Council worked with the Canal & River Trust, the charity that looks after the Calder & Hebble Navigation, to …

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  • Walsden shop owner protects his premises from flooding

    Walsden shop owner protects his premises from flooding 0

    12/02/2018 15:23:42

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    The owner of an award-winning fish and chip shop and small property company has taken steps to safeguard his property following the floods that swept through his street on Boxing Day 2015.

    Tony Pollard of Grandma Pollard’s Chippy in Walsden, has purchased custom-made barriers featuring his business logo to provide protection against future …

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  • Yorkshire Water announces pledge for one million trees

    Yorkshire Water announces pledge for one million trees 0

    12/02/2018 15:27:13

    Press release from Yorkshire Water

    Yorkshire Water has today made an ambitious pledge to plant one million trees across its land in Yorkshire over the next ten years in a bid to reduce flood risk, offset carbon emissions and support the creation of a Northern Forest.

    Richard Flint, Yorkshire Water’s Chief Executive, made the pledge this morning (Wednesday 31st January) at Gorpley …

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  • A year on from Elland Bridge reopening

    A year on from Elland Bridge reopening 0

    12/02/2018 14:53:30

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    It’s now almost a year since Elland Bridge reopened to traffic – a milestone in Calderdale’s recovery from the Boxing Day floods.

     

    On 26 December 2015, Calderdale experienced an unprecedented flooding event. The scale of the flooding was overwhelming and along with damage to homes, businesses and schools, many roads and bridges …

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  • Essential riverside work starts to make way for the Mytholmroyd flood defences - 26 January 2018

    Essential riverside work starts to make way for the Mytholmroyd flood defences - 26 January 2018 0

    26/01/2018 11:59:25

    Vegetation, tree stumps and some trees will start to be removed from the riverside next week so that the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme can be built.

    The work is essential to make way for the £30m flood alleviation scheme which will improve the level of flood protection for 400 homes and businesses in Mytholmroyd. For every tree that is removed, there is a plan to plant two more …

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  • Fact-finding visit to see work to reduce flooding in Calderdale - 25 January 2018

    Fact-finding visit to see work to reduce flooding in Calderdale - 25 January 2018 0

    26/01/2018 09:13:59

    James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency paid a visit to the Calder Valley yesterday to see first- hand the hard work being carried out to protect properties and businesses from flooding.

    He met with representatives from the Calderdale Flood Partnership Board, including Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council Leader; Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council Chief Executive; Bede Mullen and …

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  • update on traffic management in Mytholmroyd - 23rd January 2018

    update on traffic management in Mytholmroyd - 23rd January 2018 0

    23/01/2018 12:53:06

    Traffic management went ‘live’ on 15th January 2018 on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd. The first three week period will allow  investigation work for the new drainage systems proposed for the Flood Alleviation Scheme to be undertaken. 

     

    This will be followed by the main scheme construction works which are expected to start early in April (potentially sooner).& …

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  • Traffic controls in place so essential flood protection work can go ahead in Mytholmroyd - 12 January 2018

    Traffic controls in place so essential flood protection work can go ahead in Mytholmroyd - 12 January 2018 0

    23/01/2018 12:33:07

    Major works will get underway in Mytholmroyd next week as part of a £30m scheme to help protect the village from flooding.

    The flow of traffic will need to be controlled to protect both the workforce and pedestrians during the construction of the new flood defences as the river is so close to the road.

    Temporary traffic lights will be installed for around 96 weeks from 15 January 2018 …

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  • Proposals to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley

    Proposals to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley 0

    15/01/2018 13:57:17

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Two schemes to help prevent flooding in the Calder Valley could soon take a step forward at the next meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.

    Cabinet will look at two flood schemes to progress, complementing the flood schemes already underway. This includes a major flood alleviation scheme at Mytholmroyd and a programme of wetland and …

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