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  • 04 Mar
    2021

    Job Vacancy

    The Council has secured £3m European Regional Development Funding toward the Brighouse Catchment Improvement project which includes Brighouse Flood Alleviation Scheme and environmental improvements. The Council is working in partnership with the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust …

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  • 09 Feb
    2021

    Remembering Storm Ciara

    A year ago today, Storm Ciara caused devastation in Calderdale. Today, we are looking back at the impact of Storm Ciara, and celebrating Calderdale’s kindness and community spirit. Follow us on social media as we look ahead at plans to build greater resilience.

     

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  • 09 Feb
    2021

    One year on from Storm Ciara

    Tuesday 9 February 2021 marks the first anniversary of Storm Ciara, which caused Calderdale’s fourth major flood in just eight years and brought 10 miles of damage across the borough.

    Cllr Scott Patient, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Resilience, said: …

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  • 04 Feb
    2021

    Read the February 2021 flood newsletter online now

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

    Storm Ciara – One year on

    Calder Greening

    Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme

    Read it online here.

    To subscribe for bimonthly updates, click here.

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  • 21 Jan
    2021

    Flood Alerts no longer in force

    Update from the Environment Agency

    The flood alerts for the Upper and Lower River Calder catchments are no longer in force. The situation is improving and no further flooding is expected in these areas.

    River levels have now peaked and are falling below levels of concern. Please avoid driving …

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  • 21 Jan
    2021

    Flood Warnings no longer in force

    Update from the Environment Agency

    Flood warnings no longer in force for River Calder at Brearley and Luddenden Foot and Walsden Water at Walsden. These flood warnings are no longer in force as river levels have fallen below levels of concern. Whilst further showers are expected today, we do not …

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  • 20 Jan
    2021

    Request Support

    Flood alerts remain in place for the upper and lower River Calder.

    In the event of flooding, we'll make virtual hubs available. If you need help or support, please let us know online here or by giving us a call on 01422 288001.

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  • 19 Jan
    2021

    Flood warning for Walsden Water in force - act now

    A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for Walsden Water and the flood siren has sounded in Walsden.

    River levels across the Upper River Calder catchment have risen as a result of persistent rainfall and are now approaching levels where properties are expetced to flood.  …

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