Urban SuDS Case Study: Scout Road Academy, Mytholmroyd

Over 300 trees planted to create a diverse living boundary around the school field and to reduce the amount of rainwater reaching the ground What?  As part of the ‘Soak it Up’ campaign delivered in partnership with Yorkshire Water and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, schools across the county were given the opportunity to learn about sustainable …

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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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