Questions

Title Question / Comment Category Name Date Location
How about short-term and long-term solutions?
Examples include higher walls, remove or heighten bridges which work like dams. eg. Victoria Rd and Old people's day centre (near the Coop)
Ulrika
B
07/02/16
Can the canal be managed better?
I'dlike to know why, when the water in the canals can be controlled/moved, was it allowed to overflow, causing massive additional damage (eg at Stubbing Wharf/Drive). When we know in advance that we're going to get extremely heavy rainfall, can we not drain the canal throughout the valley, providing at least some overspill?
Suzy
Barnes
07/02/16
Use of reservoirs for flood alleviation?
Would reduced water consumption allow one or more reservoirs to be freed up for dedication to flood risk reduction?
Naomi
Hirst
07/02/16
What happened to Walsden's flood scheme?
There was a flood alleviation scheme for Walsden proposed in 2004. What happened to it?
Marion
Oxley
07/02/16
Concern about disused mill dams.
I'm concerned that Ramsden Clough Reservoir has been drained. Walsden has lost many mills over the years and the dams that went with them, and the water wheels. Can we not restore these dams and install hydro-electric?
Marion
Oxley
07/02/16
Concern about the foundations of wind turbines.
I live beneath Inchfield Moor, Reaps Moss and Crooks Moor, all of which have wind farms, where turbines are built on a blanket of concrete/cement. Walsden is effectively lying beneatha semicircle of concrete. Not opposed to renewable energy but it is a disgrace that these 'industrial estates' have been built where the water table is so fragile. I'm concerned that these sites have no effective drainage in place. I'm concerned about land slippage as a result
Marion
Oxley
07/02/16
Filling in cellars?
Shop owners are pouring concrete into their cellars and flooring voids. Is this a good or bad idea?
Caroline
Kindy
07/02/16
How can the Walshaw Estate be made to manage their land better?
How can the Walshaw Estate be made to manage their land better? To help reduce flooding + increase biodiversity + honour the objectives of the SSSI? How will Government/Natural England/DEFRA enforce them to meet these responsibilities and compensate where appropriate?
Helen
Flage
07/02/16
Use of SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems)
I think Calderdale Council needs to have much more prescriptive requirements for SUDS in new development (i.e. mandatory) given the problems with flooding + also not allow building on floodplain
Helen
Flage
07/02/16
Will there be new flood walls for Mytholmroyd
Will there be new flood walls for Mytholmroyd because my house got flooded
Alex
Lee
26/01/16
Funding for flood measures
How does the government decide which flood measures to fund?
Alex
Lee
24/01/16

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