Council pledge to tackle floods

Todmorden Agricultural Show members in their wellies at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden.

Todmorden Agricultural Show members in their wellies at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden.

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Calderdale Council has said it is committed to resolving the drainage issues at Centre Vale Park and will continue to work with the Environment Agency and the local community.

The park has been used as a store for flood waters since 2007 to reduce the flood risk on Burnley Road and Todmorden town centre but issues have arisen with some areas of the park taking much longer to drain away once the waters have receded.

The Environment Agency is planning to carry out ground investigations and testing in the coming months. The results of these investigations will be presented to the interested parties in June.

Coun Pauline Nash, cabinet member for communities, said: “We know how important Centre Vale Park is to Todmorden, as a focal point for community events and for day-to-day recreational activity.

“We are committed to making sure the park is one that local people can be proud of.”