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  • 08 Dec

    Revised reopening date for Elland Bridge

    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 …

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  • 07 Dec

    Removal of footbridge at Hebden Bridge

    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 …

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  • 24 Nov

    Cleaning up Calderdale

    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 …

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  • 22 Nov

    Council responds to surface water flooding in Calderdale

    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 …

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  • 14 Nov

    Concerns over flood grant callers

    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 …

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  • 09 Nov

    Flood grants help Calderdale resident repair and prepare

    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 …

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  • 08 Nov

    Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter

    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. …

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  • 07 Nov

    Consultation on the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme

    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 1 …

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  • 01 Nov

    Flood grant support drop in for home owners & landlords

    Wednesday 2 November, 9.30 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4.30

    Customer First at Todmorden Community College

    ‚ÄčIf 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 …

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