One year on from the floods 0
Since unprecedented floods hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015, Calderdale Council has been working tirelessly with other organisations and local people to help the borough recover and to protect communities from further flooding.
Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:
“The floods caused devastation across 25 miles of Calderdale. Over 2000 residents and more than 1000 …
Helping residents plan ahead 0
Press Release from Calderdale Council, Thursday 14 December 2016
Flood hit residents in Calderdale will soon be receiving handy guides to help them develop their own flood plan in the event of future flooding in the borough.
Flood risk can never be eliminated, but it can be reduced and its impacts lessened through good planning, preparation and practice.
Acting on …
Opportunities for better flood protection at home 0
Calderdale Council is looking for people whose homes flooded in December 2015 to come forward to apply for extra grants for flood protection work, and to be involved in promoting this work to other residents.
Four homeowners from across Calderdale will be able to benefit from the £5000 Repair and Renewal grant, the £1000 Community Foundation grant and a further £10,000 grant …
Power to the people 0
Press release from Calderdale Council and Northern Powergrid
Northern Powergrid is boosting the resilience of its network in the Upper Calder Valley following the unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015.
In the immediate aftermath of Storm Eva many properties across the Calder Valley experienced a loss of power.
Northern Powergrid, which is responsible for the power network the …
Revised reopening date for Elland Bridge 0
Press release from Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust
Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who are working together to rebuild flood-damaged Elland Bridge, have revised the expected reopening date due to complications with installing essential cables and pipes for utilities.
It is now anticipated that the new bridge should open in January 2017, although the …
Removal of footbridge at Hebden Bridge 0
News release from the Environment Agency
Work is due to start this week to remove a footbridge in Hebden Bridge, which is obstructing the river channel and causing potential flood risk.
VBA, working on behalf of the Environment Agency, will start work to remove the footbridge which leads to the Hebden Vale Centre, on Saturday 10 December.
Power cables …
Cleaning up Calderdale 0
Press release from Calderdale Council, 24 November 2016
Spring may traditionally be the season to get things clean and tidy, but Calderdale Council is getting a head start on the usual spring clean, by focusing our efforts on cleaning the borough before winter fully sets in. The Council is committed to doing all we can to keep the borough clean and is committing extra resources which have been …
Council responds to surface water flooding in Calderdale 0
Calderdale Council is continuing the clean up after a short period of intense rain and strong wind caused surface flooding in Calderdale yesterday (Monday 21 November).
The Council received around 50 reports of significant localised surface flooding. The flood sirens were used last night but no river flooding was reported. By 9pm most of the water had drained away.
Mytholmroyd Flood Information Centre open today for flood concerns 0
From the Environment Agency's flood resilience team:
Last night (21 November) was wetter than anticipated. Flood Warnings were issued with the sirens being sounded up the valley, however the main issues came from surface water flooding.
In response to this, we have opened up the Mytholmroyd Information Centre should anyone want to come and speak to us, based in …
Concerns over flood grant callers 0
Calderdale residents are being reminded to contact the Council if they’re unsure whether or not they qualify for available flood grants.
Calderdale Council has been made aware of concerns from some residents over companies visiting properties in flood-hit areas and asking them to sign a document to apply for a Repair and Renew flood resilience grant. These companies are not working on …