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Energy Royd is reporting that on 29th April 2016 the European Commission wrote to the UK government to ‘start a legal process for: the failure to carry out appropriate assessments on the Walshaw Moor  Estate in the South Pennines Natura 2000 site, and other Natura 2000 sites, as required under the EU Habitats Directive in relation to a number of management agreements allowing burning of blanket... Continue Reading
Calderdale Friends of the Earth and Calder Future (who organised the extremely well attended public meeting at the Birchcliffe Centre on 21st January) have prepared a progress check at the midpoint of the 12 month period leading up to the anniversary of last December’s devastating floods. The briefing (which you can download from the bottom of this page) reviews the actions taken so far by the... Continue Reading
Craig Whittaker MP writes: 'I have organised an open public meeting with the Environment Agency which is due to take place on Saturday 16th April, 10:00-12:00, at Calder High School (Ted Hughes Auditorium). The purpose of the meeting will be to provide the Environment Agency with an opportunity to update residents on their flood prevention work along the whole of the River Calder as more... Continue Reading
"Over the last few months we have heard a lot of evidence at public meetings, from emails and from submissions sent to us. Our next job is to consider that evidence and make some findings from it. But we want to make sure that we have got it right and that we have not missed anything. So we would like to talk through the evidence and our findings with you at this meeting. Please come along and... Continue Reading
The Floods Commission has announced dates for a series of six public meetings, each looking at a separate issue. More information about the detailed issues to be considered at each meeting can be found here. A place where people want to live: Tuesday 16 February 2016 - 7-9pm - Calder High School, Mytholmroyd Emergency preparedness and response: Wednesday 17 February 2016 - 1.30-3.30pm - Halifax... Continue Reading
These drop-in sessions are an 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. Also practical demonstrations on how you can make your home or business more resilient to flooding.... Continue Reading
Calderdale Council has appointed Paul Cobbing as the Independent Chair of the Calderdale Floods Commission. Paul is the Chief Executive of the National Flood Forum, a national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding. Calderdale Council's Leader, Cllr Tim Swift, said, "Paul is the ideal candidate for the role of Independent Chair. His work... Continue Reading