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  • Two years on from the floods

    Two years on from the floods 0

    21/12/2017 13:09:30

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    Over the last two years the local community, Calderdale Council and partner organisations have been working hard to recover from the floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015 and to prepare for future flooding.

    Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:

    “We are extremely proud of the way that local communities and businesses …

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  • Flooded local business bounces back

    Flooded local business bounces back 0

    21/12/2017 12:43:24

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    A Hebden Bridge business whose stock and machines were badly damaged by flooding is now thriving with the help of funding from Calderdale Council.

    Print Bureau is a design, print and marketing company based in Hebden Bridge. The floods of Boxing Day 2015 left the company unable to continue production in-house and it was temporarily forced to outsource …

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  • Make a New Year's resolution to Slow the Flow in Calderdale - 20 December 2017

    Make a New Year's resolution to Slow the Flow in Calderdale - 20 December 2017 0

    20/12/2017 16:51:20

    If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time in the ‘great outdoors’, keep fit and healthy, give something back to the community and help prevent Calderdale from flooding, why not volunteer for Slow the Flow during 2018.

    Over the past year the Calderdale – based charity has teamed up with the National Trust at Hardcastle Crags, supported by funding from the Environment …

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  • Slow the Flow to appear on new BBC show

    Slow the Flow to appear on new BBC show 0

    15/12/2017 17:22:43

    Calderdale natural flood management group Slow the Flow will be appearing on new BBC 1 programme Let's Get a Good Thing Going at 9.15am on Friday 22nd December. The show visits five locations across the UK and introduces four volunteer groups from each one, then it is down to the communities to decide on who should win the cash.

     

    If you are unable to catch the morning show, Look North …

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  • New community project to reduce flood risk in Calderdale - 14 December 2017

    New community project to reduce flood risk in Calderdale - 14 December 2017 0

    15/12/2017 16:37:28

    A £50,000 community project to help reduce the risk of flooding in Calderdale is starting this winter to be delivered over the next three years.

    Midgledon Brook is one of three projects in Yorkshire to successfully bid for DEFRA funding to support community led organisations to deliver natural flood management. 

    The project was developed by the SOURCE partnership which was set up …

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  • Calder flood volunteers rush to rescue their neighbours - 15 December 2017

    Calder flood volunteers rush to rescue their neighbours - 15 December 2017 0

    15/12/2017 16:35:00

    Calder flood volunteers rush to rescue their neighbours

    Big-hearted volunteers from the Calder Valley went over to Lancashire to help a hand following flooding that affected around 250 properties.

    They unblocked drains, pumped out flood water and took over cleaning supplies donated by the Calderdale community.

    They were joined by volunteers from the Rapid Relief team and Team Rubicorn. …

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  • Resilience grant gives flooded homeowner peace of mind

    Resilience grant gives flooded homeowner peace of mind 0

    12/12/2017 11:50:15

    Press release from Calderdale Council

    A Mytholmroyd resident has described how a flood grant from the Council has helped to put his mind at rest after he was flooded in 2012 and again on Boxing Day 2015.

    Using the funding, which entitled homeowners to a flood survey and flood resilience work worth up to £5,000, Roger Barr had his home adapted to minimise potential damage caused by …

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  • Hebden Bridge Consultation Report

    Hebden Bridge Consultation Report 0

    11/12/2017 10:59:21

    Following the consultation held on the 27th June 2017 regarding the proposals for the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme, we have collated all the feedback received and prepared the attached report - please click here to view.

    The report will inform the issues we need to consider as we develop the proposals for the scheme and compiles all the comments we’ve received so far – …

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  • New river forecasting in Calderdale - 24th November 2017

    New river forecasting in Calderdale - 24th November 2017 0

    24/11/2017 14:47:57

    A new service which allows people to get forecasts for river levels to help them manage their risk of flooding is available in the Calder Valley.

    It is being provided by the Environment Agency on the website Gov.UK and shows a 36 hour forecast alongside observed data for the past five days for the River Calder at Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge. The aim is to …

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