Flood Resilience News

  • Flood grants help Calderdale resident repair and prepare

    Flood grants help Calderdale resident repair and prepare 0

    09/11/2016 15:19:30

    This Flood Awareness Fortnight, Calderdale residents are being reminded that there’s still time to apply for flood resilience grants to pay for alterations to protect their property from flooding in future.

     

    The floods in December 2015 affected over 2000 residential properties and over 1000 businesses in Calderdale. Since then, the Council has been working with a range of …

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  • Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter

    Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter 0

    08/11/2016 17:15:45

    Newsletter from the Environment Agency

    Welcome to the first edition of the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme Newsletter. We aim to use these newsletters as a way of providing you with regular updates on progress, planned works and consultation events, to keep you fully informed.

    You can find the first edition here.

    Future editions of this newsletter can be sent to you by …

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  • Consultation on the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme

    Consultation on the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme 0

    07/11/2016 13:58:20

    The Environment Agency is holding a public consultation on its proposals for the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme which will run from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th November in Mytholmroyd.

    Drop-in events will be open from 1pm - 7pm on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th, and from 11am - 4pm on Saturday 12th November at the Church Hall next door to St Michael’s Church. …

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  • Flood grant support drop in for home owners & landlords

    Flood grant support drop in for home owners & landlords 0

    01/11/2016 11:38:19

    Wednesday 2 November, 9.30 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4.30

    Customer First at Todmorden Community College

    ​If your home flooded in the December 2015 floods, just call in for help with your application. Even if just your cellar flooded, or only a small amount of water entered the main part of your property, you can still apply for the grant.

    The Council's Flood Grants Team can help with: …

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  • Scout Road Academy reopens

    Scout Road Academy reopens 0

    01/11/2016 09:05:49

    Press release by Calderdale Council - 31 October 2016

    Students and teachers are back at Scout Road Academy in Mytholmroyd for the first time since the Boxing Day 2015 floods. This comes after Calderdale Council installed a safety fence at Scout Road to help protect those using and living on the road.

    Storm Eva caused a landslip which blocked Scout Road. This led to the relocation …

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  • Long term action plan to reduce flood risk in Calderdale

    Long term action plan to reduce flood risk in Calderdale 0

    29/10/2016 09:42:09

    News release from the Environment Agency - 28 October 2016

    A new flood action plan to better protect Calderdale communities for generations to come has been launched.

    The Calderdale Flood Action Plan sets out short term actions that will see over 1,600 homes and businesses in the area better protected, as well as longer term strategies that will  see local organisations and communities …

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  • Work on new Copley Bridge to start soon

    Work on new Copley Bridge to start soon 0

    27/10/2016 08:47:28

    Press release from Calderdale Council - 26 October 2016

    Work is due to begin on a new bridge for Copley in November after the original one was destroyed during last year’s Boxing Day floods.

    Access works and preparation of the site will begin in November 2016 and the main construction work on the bridge is expected to start in February 2017, with final completion scheduled for late …

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  • Testing Calderdale’s emergency response

    Tags: floodaware, emergency planning, training exercise, Calderdale Council, Calderdale

    Testing Calderdale’s emergency response 0

    14/10/2016 16:55:05

    Press release from Calderdale Council - 14 October 2016

    The emergency response of Calderdale Council and other organisations was put to the test today (Friday 14 October) in a training exercise across Calderdale that involved a planned canal boat rescue and floodwater pump out.

    The council held its biggest ever live training exercise to rehearse the action that would be taken in response to …

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  • Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise

    Flood sirens put to the test for Calderdale exercise 0

    11/10/2016 10:51:20

    The flood warning sirens in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd will be sounded this week (Friday 14 October) as part of a live training exercise across the valley.

    Calderdale Council is holding its biggest ever live training exercise and the Environment Agency is taking the opportunity to test the flood sirens. 

    Operation Calderdale16 will test the emergency response of …

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  • The Lower Valley needs YOU!

    The Lower Valley needs YOU! 0

    05/10/2016 11:49:55

    Last month’s thunderstorms and downpours were a timely reminder that communities need to maintain their flood vigilance.

    As part of a continuing programme to improve flood resilience throughout the Calder Valley, Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency (EA) are looking for local residents to become Flood Wardens and join flood groups in the Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland …

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