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  • 08 Apr
    2021

    Hebden Bridge Flood Warning Siren Testing – Postponed

    Due to the current period of National Mourning, the planned testing of the Hebden Bridge Flood warning siren this week has been postponed. 

    The Environment Agency will advise a new date and time in due course.

    Any concerns or questions, please contact the project team by emailing …

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  • 08 Apr
    2021

    Read the April 2021 newsletter online now

    Our April flood newsletter is now out, providing the latest flood news from across the Calder Valley, including:

    West Yorkshire Prepared – Your services working together

    How soil aeration of fields can reduce flooding 

    Community opinion on natural flood management in Calderdale …

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  • 01 Apr
    2021

    Slow The Flow releases new report on flood alleviation benefits

    The publicly available mapping (www.slowtheflow.net/nfm-suds-opportunities/) identifies realistic locations on a field/street level of detail, where residents, businesses and organisations can contribute to flood alleviation through natural and sustainable interventions, and gives indications as to …

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  • 25 Mar
    2021

    Work at former Shade Chapel site, Rochdale Road

    Update from the Environment Agency:

    Following the necessary work to demolish Shade Chapel, the Environment Agency and their contracting partners are continuing work to provide improved flood protection to the area.

    Demolition to prevent the risk of culvert collapse and blockage took place …

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  • 19 Mar
    2021

    Calderdale Drainage Asset Telemetry

    Following the Calderdale Flood Action Plan, a need has been identified for a greater amount of monitoring of our drainage assets. It is critical that they are functioning correctly because if a blockage occurs there is the potential for flooding in the surrounding area. Telemetry installation will …

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  • 16 Mar
    2021

    Keeping you informed - Burnley Road

    Update from the Environment Agency;

    Keeping you informed - Burnley Road

    On Monday 15 March work began on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd, to carry out repairs to several manhole covers between Sainsbury’s and the Fire Station. The work is expected to continue until Wednesday 24 March. …

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  • 11 Mar
    2021

    Slow The Flow are looking for new Trustees

    Calling Potential Trustees

    Slow The Flow was set up to look at the issue of why and how the Calder Valley floods, following the catastrophic events of Boxing Day 2015, and to look at natural flood prevention measures and solutions to slow the volume of water which comes down the hillsides into …

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  • 11 Mar
    2021

    Flood Alert no longer in force

    The situation is improving and no further flooding is expected in this area.

    This Flood Alert has been removed as river levels have now fallen below the flood risk threshold. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this alert if necessary as further rainfall is forecast for Friday, …

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  • 10 Mar
    2021

    Flood alert issued for Upper Calder Valley catchment

    The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Upper River Calder catchment. This means flooding is possible, so please be ready to follow your flood plan and check www.eyeoncalderdale.com for updates and preparation advice. The Environment Agency says river levels are forecast to rise in …

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