1. ITV Report

Flood drop in sessions to be held in Calderdale

The village of Mytholmroyd was devastated Credit: ITV News

People in Calderdale are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce the risk of flooding like there was at Christmas in 2015 at drop-in sessions this week.

Residents will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency are doing to reduce the flood risk in the area.

The drop-in events are being held at:

  • 26th June - Brighouse civic Hall, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 1RW - open 11am - 7.30pm
  • 27th June - Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St Georges St, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY - 11am - 7.30pm
  • 29th June - Todmorden Town Hall, Bridge St, Todmorden, OL14 5AQ - 11am - 7.30 pm
  • 3rd July - Sowerby Bridge Methodist church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ - 11am to 6.30pm.

The Hebden Bridge drop-in will be the first time residents will get to see plans for the town's flood alleviation scheme, which will improve the protection to up to 500 homes and businesses. This scheme will be available for consultation at the 27 June event at Hebden Bridge town hall.

Also on show at the drop-ins will be the early findings of the second phase of the Upper Calder flood risk reduction schemes.

These will investigate, and where feasible, improve the protection to homes and businesses in Brighouse, Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Midgley, Luddenden Foot, Sowerby Bridge, Copley, Ripponden, and Halifax.

We are working hard with our partners to help the communities of Calderdale prepare for and reduce the risks of flooding. We are keen to incorporate the views of local people to help us deliver the best possible solutions.

– Environment Agency Flood Risk Manager Adrian Gill