Flood Relief

Eye on Calderdale – your one stop website for up to date information about flooding in Calderdale.

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Did you know almost 5 million people in England are at risk of flooding? Even if you don’t live near a river, you may be affected by surface water flooding. Find out about the steps you can take to reduce your flood risk as well as information on flood alerts, advice on protecting your property, and more on https://eyeoncalderdale.com/.

Visit the About and Be Prepared sections on the website to:

  • Check your flood risk
  • Register for free flood warnings
  • Know what to do when flooding happens
  • Report a hazard
  • Protect your property

The website provides a map of all the areas of Calderdale including some surrounding areas, indicating current flood risks.

There are several resources for dealing with floods, its impacts and useful numbers for when you need them.

Calderdale’s flooding website has had an upgrade!

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Flooding in Calderdale – Eye on Calderdale

 

The redeveloped Eye on Calderdale website has a new look and improved functionality to make it easier to access and find the information required.

The site has been completely transformed to better support businesses and residents across the borough. The changes have been developed with feedback from local people and partners and include a range of new features to improve functionality and make it more user-friendly. The new site features:

 

  • A simplified flood alerts section that enables information about flood warnings and alerts to be accessed easily and quickly.
  • A more intuitive navigation and menu system to improve the user experience.
  • A modern and dynamic design to build trust and recognition and improve readability.

The website is packed with information that’s useful at any time, supporting communities before, during, and after a flood. There’s lots of guidance about preparing for flooding and regular updates about the flood prevention and resilience works taking place in Calderdale.

Flooding in Calderdale – Eye on Calderdale

Deadline lifted for funding to protect your home or business

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Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s Repair and Renew grant for owners of residential and business premises affected by the Boxing Day Flood in the Calder Valley.

Timescales for the applications have now been lifted, however, funds from the government are limited and people wanting to make an application should register their interest as soon as possible… read more…

More information about the grant is available on the Council’s website at: http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/environment/flooding/help-available.html

Business owners can contact the Business Support Team on 01422 392222 and residential property owners can get in touch with the Council’s Home Improvement Service on 01422 392199 for advice and support on how to apply.

Flooding roadshows in Calderdale

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These drop-in sessions are your opportunity to find out what the council and other organisations are doing to reduce the impact of flooding in the future, discuss future flood defence plans, share flood resilience information and receive details of grants available for people affected by flooding.

There will also be practical demonstrations on how you can make your home or business more resilient to flooding. More information including dates/venues is available online

flood roadshows

One month on from the Boxing Day floods

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A month after the unprecedented flooding on 26 December 2015, Calderdale Council’s Leader, Cllr Tim Swift, talks about the damage and recovery work so far.

“The Boxing Day floods caused devastation across Calderdale. The impacts are extensive and widespread, and will be felt for a long time to come. Amongst those affected include an estimated 2,781 homes and 1,635 businesses, communities, the local economy, a number of schools, bridges, roads, library and visitor facilities and GP surgeries.

“Throughout this really difficult time, Calderdale’s amazing community spirit continues to shine through. I’m so impressed with how volunteers, community groups, businesses, the Council and other organisations are working relentlessly and pulling together to get the borough back on its feet. I’d like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.

“Since Boxing Day we have paid out 1,082 grants to households at a cost of £541,000; approved business grants worth over £1 million in total; inspected well over 100 bridges to make sure they’re safe to travel on and to assess any damage; bought 160 dehumidifiers for residents and businesses to use; spent more than 3000 hours removing debris and collected over 320 tonnes of waste.

“The total cost to the Council will not be known for some time, but from initial estimates it’s likely to exceed £50 million. To help us cover this amid already decreasing budgets, and to make sure residents and businesses can return to normal as soon as possible, we continue to seek further support from the government and the Leeds City Region.”

For more information on the flood recovery and support available, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk

Calder Calling – Massive Live Music Festival

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Calder Calling Music FestivalEnjoy the Massive Live Music Festival with all Proceeds going to Calderdale Flood Relief. Opened by  Lizzie Jones and including many local bands such as The International Party Doctors, Audible Silence, The Psycho Slinkys and more!

Saturday 23 January – From 3pm
At The Arches, Dean Clough, HX3 5AX

Tickets cost £15 and can be booked online here – Children Welcome until 8pm (no ticket required)