Slow the Flow Summary – December 2018

At this time of year, we are of course uneasily reminded of the anniversary of our raison d’être; the Boxing Day Flood of 2015.  So as we head to the end of 2018, Slow The Flow Calderdale looks back on yet another incredible year in the quest to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley …

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Community Led Natural Flood Management

COMMUNITY LED NATURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT A celebration of local resilience Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st  March 2019 Click here to book event SATURDAY 9:30 Registration & coffee 10:00                     Welcome:  Dr Carol Stow:  Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council 10:15 -10:30        Calderdale – the response to Boxing day 2015:  Cllr Josh Fenton Glynn …

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Community led natural flood management – A celebration of local resilience – Agenda and Speakers

A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st  March 2019 Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Click here to book event Resilience : What can communities achieve for themselves on a local scale and a catchment scale? Monitoring : Can small charities make a real difference on the ground and can you prove it? Partnership …

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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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