Slow The Flow NFM and SuDS Opportunity mapping in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.

PROJECT SUMMARY At Slow The Flow, we want to encourage and empower people and organisations to take action on their own property and land whether that is private or public-facing.  Many small‑scale interventions, taken together, would result in a significant amount of water being temporarily stored, or attenuated, during storm events.  This would help to …

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Land Wanted for Tree Planting

Treesponsibility, is currently seeking new tree-planting sites.The group has planted over a quarter of a million trees since its establishment in 1998, but it now needs more places to plant new woodland between Autumn 2019 and early Spring 2020 and it is inviting landowners to get involved with the project.  Co-ordinator Dongria Khond said:- “Trees are …

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Slow The Flow Community Led Natural Flood Management Conference – March 2019

Over two days, nearly 100 people from around the UK descended onto our beautiful town of Hebden Bridge in the Calder Valley to hear from Natural Flood Management (NFM) professionals about how communities can promote using natural techniques to reduce flood risk in our villages, towns and cities.  Delegates from as far as Scotland, Lancaster, …

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Initial results in from rain garden planters – they work!

Traditional methods proved to be either inappropriate, or too expensive, for monitoring of the small scale rain garden planter project at Hebden Bridge Town Hall Courtyard (see case study). So, Geoff Sweaney of Wetland Engineering devised a bespoke system for us, and the first results are very encouraging! The inlet and outlet are observed by …

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Initial Appraisal of Hydrograph and Leaky Dams at Hardscastle Crags, 16th March 2019

After the recent deluge, it would appear that the 340+ leaky dams built in Hardcastle Crags have done their job, at least in part. You can view footage, taken and narrated by our chair, Bede Mullen, on the project page. Stuart Bradshaw, founder member of Slow The Flow Calderdale, and our Technical Officer, has inspected the …

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