Flood project homes chosen

Residents in flood hit areas will soon be able to benefit from help and support to protect their properties against further flooding.

Calderdale Council is leading a part-funded Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs project working with residents to help to protect groups of properties against flooding by building flood resilience in Todmorden, Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge.

In all 150 properties have been chosen for this scheme, all at high risk of river and/or canal flooding. As part of the project, residents can have their properties surveyed by council housing officers, who will provide a report with suggestions for improving resilience and resistance to flooding. They will also receive practical support and access to financial assistance to carry out a range of flood protection measures. Households that take part will also receive emergency packs tailored to their individual needs.