Chance to have your say on plans to protect Hebden Bridge neighbourhood from flooding

The scheme will look at protecting properties on Stubbing Holme Road from flooding
The scheme will look at protecting properties on Stubbing Holme Road from flooding

People living in the Stubbing Holme Road neighbourhood of Hebden Bridge are being urged to drop in to an event to find out more about proposals to protect their properties from flooding.

This is the proposed first phase of work carried out by Environment Agency, in partnership with Calderdale Council, to design and construct a flood alleviation scheme for Hebden Bridge.

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The aim in this initial phase will be to provide flood protection to properties along Stubbing Holme Road. Proposals include replacing and raising riverside walls adjacent to the River Calder and measures to prevent flows from the Calder into the old mill goit, a channel built to serve the mill which runs under houses in the area and causes cellar flooding.

Members of the local community are invited to the drop-in event, from 3pm until 7.30pm, on Wednesday 8 August at the Hebden Royd Methodist Church, Bridge Lanes.

Simon Byrne, project manager for the Hebden Bridge flood alleviation scheme from the Environment Agency, said: "This is an opportunity for people living in the area to see the proposals, share their views, give us their feedback and ask the team who are delivering this work any questions they may have."

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Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Coun Barry Collins, said: "This drop-in event offers the opportunity to find out more about proposals to protect properties around Stubbing Holme Road and for residents to share their views on the proposed scheme.

"This is part of a wider programme of flood alleviation work taking place in Hebden Bridge and across Calderdale to reduce the risk of future floods and protect local communities.

Anyone who is unable to attend the event can view plans for Stubbing Holme Road on www.eyeoncalderdale.com from 8 August.

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