Help for residents in flood-hit valley

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RESIDENTS in a flood-hit Yorkshire valley are to get help to protect their properties from further flooding.

Some 150 pre-selected properties in Todmorden, Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge in the Calder valley are being offered help by Calderdale Council.

Residents can have their properties surveyed by council officers who will provide ideas for improving resilience to future flooding.

They will get practical support and access to financial assistance to carry out a range of flood protection measures. Residents will be encouraged to develop a ‘flood plan’ for themselves and to consider vulnerable neighbours.

Households taking part in the voluntary project will also receive emergency packs to suit individual needs.

The council’s Cabinet member for the environment, Councillor Barry Collins said: “This is an opportunity for residents to access support to limit the risk of flooding to their homes and damage to their property.

“The project has been offered to homes in several different areas that are at risk of flooding. We would like as many owners as possible to take part in the scheme.”

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