Flood Resilience News

  • Flooding and Flood Warning Updates

    Flooding and Flood Warning Updates 0

    21/10/2017 18:34:49

    There are a number of flood warnings currently in place in the upper valley.

    As of 19.04 there are flood warnings in the following locations...

    River Calder at Central Todmorden

    River Calder at Todmorden from the Cricket Ground to the Railway Bridge

    River Calder at Todmorden - Harley Wood

    River Calder at Todmorden - Millwood

    River Calder at Todmorden - Patmos Burnley Road

    River …

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  • Check whether people could hear the sirens in Calderdale - 20th October 2017

    Check whether people could hear the sirens in Calderdale - 20th October 2017 0

    20/10/2017 15:02:54

     

    People of Calderdale Upper Valley are being asked whether they could hear the flood warning sirens which were tested today (Friday 20 October).

    Eight sirens used to warn people that rivers are expected to flood were sounded by the Environment Agency at 10.45am to test their audibility. These were in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

    Now the flood resilience teams …

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  • 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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