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As the flood clean-up operation begins in Calderdale, shops and businesses are beginning to to re-open.

Please let us know if you are back up and running by contacting newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk/hbtimes@hebdenbridgetimes.co.uk/todnews@todmordennews.co.uk

Lloyds Bank in Hebden Bridge reopened its doors this week.

The branch, at Albert Street, is usually only open on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays but will open five days a week for the next fortnight.

The bank’s opening hours up to January 22 are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm.

B Beads, Hat Therapy, Snug Art Gallery and Hair Care, on Market Street, Hebden Bridge, are all open.

Local Businessman Paul Thompson, proprietor of Projex Property Services, a Kirklees and Calderdale-based property maintenance company is offering free carpet cleaning to pensioner flood victims in Calderdale.

If you or someone you care for qualifies for this offer, please visit www.projexservices.co.uk - contaxt@projexsevices.co.uk

Mytholmroyd Business Networks Group will host an information ‘Business Flood Recovery’ breakfast meeting next Tuesday, this will be an opportunity for affected businesses to hear about dealing with insurance, legal and flood resilience issues from experts, and Calderdale Business team will advise on funding available.

There will be other help and advice on hand including Welcome to Yorkshire for those in the visitor economy.

The meeting is free but businesses should register. It will be held from 8am on January 19 at Calder High School. To register and for more details visit the UCVR website - www.ucvr.org.uk or email: info@ucvr.org.uk

Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre’s new home will be at the Pennine Building in Valley Road, opposite the town hall. After being flooded out for the second time in three years, Trish Banyard and husband Peter, owners of the antiques centre in Albert Street for the past ten years are now relocating the business and hope to re-open in early February.