Charity Slow the Flow looks to appoint new trustees as it expands its operation

A cahrity set up in the wake of Calderdale Boxing Day floods in 2015 is looking to appoint new trustees to its board/

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 9:00 am

Slow The Flow was set up to look at the issue of why and how the Calder Valley floods and to look at natural flood prevention measures and solutions to slow the volume of water which comes down the hillsides into the River Calder.

Over Christmas and Boxing Day 2015, Pennine areas in the North of England had over 60mm of rain fall in 24 hours and some locations had over 100 mm.

During this time, the Calder Valley suffered the most significant flooding event in recent times. 2,781 homes and 4,416 businesses were flooded all along the Calder Valley causing unparalleled and significant damage.

Slow the Flow work at Hardcastle Crags

The organisation has grown to become a nationally recognised charity leading on Natural Flood Management (NFM) and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) interventions and issues.

Due to an increasing demand on the current Trustees, Slow The Flow is looking to appoint three additional, hands-on, volunteer trustees to the Board to lead on the following themes.

Education – Improving and expanding our reach and resources for education for all ages

Funding – Ensuring that the organisation not only has sufficient income to be sustainable but also to fund NFM and SuDS projects throughout Calderdale and wider afield.

Legal – Aspects of governance and contractual relationships will be top of your list on joining us.

Closing Date for applications is April 6. To find out more click here