Urban SuDS Case Study: Domestic Garden, Luddendenfoot

lawns to replace hard paving What? Front garden / Drive way into grassy garden Where? Family home (1880s’s 4 bed semi-detached house), Halifax. When? Spring 2018 Design:We had too much concrete and hard standing with enough parking for 3 cars in our garden.  The area is an ‘L’ shape so we pulled up the flag stones and decorative red …

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Urban SuDS Case Study: Permeable Drive, Heptonstall

Permeable drive What? We needed to create a driveway at our home. The ground was originally a lawn and we were aware that making a hard surface drive would increase runoff into the surface water drainage system. Where? End terrace, Heptonstall. When? Spring 2017. Design:The ground was cleared and approximately 100mm of course rubble was …

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Basement Project experience of volunteering

Joe from The Basement Project has written a delightful piece about his experience of volunteering to build the rain garden planters at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. We are delighted that our work has far-reaching and unforeseen benefits, as well as our primary aim of slowing the flow of flood waters. Take a look at his …

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Hardcastle Crags – our most successful Project to date!

Hardcastle Crags, our local National Trust site, is the home of Slow The Flow’s most successful project on the ground to date, with 250+ woody leaky dams built, and counting! Since November 2016, our volunteers have been working with the incredible team of rangers and land managers at The National Trust, The Environment Agency, Calderdale Council, Nathan the working horse, and many others, to build leaky woody dams across streams with …

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Hebden Bridge Town Hall Rain Garden Planter Celebrations – a great party!

A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in designing, building, funding, or coming along to the launch event for, the rain garden planters at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. It has been a fantastic team effort, and we had a great day for the launch event on Friday June 29th – with, ironically, not …

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Urban SuDS Case Study: Hebden Bridge Town Hall – Courtyard Rain Garden Planters

Calder Rivers Trust & Slow The Flow Calderdale Rain Garden Planters Slowing the flow of rainwater into the drainage system, thus reducing the potential for combined sewer flooding The Town Hall Courtyard planters project is a collaborative community venture, funded by a grant from the Postcode Local Trust. It is part of a wider initiative …

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Urban SuDS Case Study: Swale on Tipside by Todmorden Riverside Improvement Group (TRIG)

The Swale in 2018 What? Constructed a small swale to take surplus water away from the path and make a damp area of grass wetter and more biodiverse. Where? Tipside Todmorden. When? December 2016. Design:The swale has been designed to provide a new wetland plant community in an already wet grassy area, and to provide a small storage …

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Urban SuDS Case Study: Domestic Garden, Halifax

Green roof What? Front garden: Hedge and planting. Drive: Shed Green Roof and water butts Where? Family home (1950’s 3 bed semi-detached house), Halifax. When? Early 2018 (Hedge February, Green Roof April) Design: Replaced wall and hard surface at the front with a hornbeam hedge, and planted bulbs below. Built bespoke sturdy (to support extra weight of green …

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Species list for Hebden Bridge Town Hall Courtyard Rain Garden

See more information on the Hebden Bridge Town Hall – Courtyard Rain Garden Planters here. Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ Japanese maple Small tree Ajuga reptens ‘Chocolate Chip’ Carpet bugle Perennial Alchemilla mollis Lady’s mantle Perennial Anemanthele lessoniana New Zealand wind grass Grass Astilbe japonica ‘Etna’ False goat’s beard Perennial Astilbe x arendsii ‘Diamant’ False goat’s beard …

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