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COMMUNITY LED NATURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT : A celebration of local resilience

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Hebden Bridge Town Hall Cafe

Saint George's Street

Hebden Bridge

HX7 7BY

United Kingdom

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The Calder Valley was dramatically impacted by the floods of Boxing Day in 2015. It affected businesses and our communities but there was also a response: residents asked ‘what can I do?’. Slow the Flow Calderdale was part of that response. We are a small local charity working on natural flood management, promoting SuDS/rain gardens, monitoring and education. We have come a long way in three years and we have learnt many lessons about funding, working with volunteers and developing a relationship with the statutory agencies, local authorities and local landowners. We have a good story to tell – but we don’t have all the answers. We want to share, celebrate and learn your story too.

SATURDAY CONFERENCE

  • Insight into the new National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy Wendy Brooks National Strategy Manager, Environment Agency
  • Let’s Talk About Flooding Paul Cobbing Chief Executive, National Flood Forum
  • Slow the Flow Calderdale: Lessons learnt and the next five years , Slow the Flow Team
  • Calderdale – the response to Boxing Day 2015 Cllr Josh Fenton Glynn, Calderdale MBC
  • Delivering Natural Flood Management Chris Uttley Senior Advisor, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Integrated Outcomes Team, Environment Agency
  • You Can Slow the Flow : Sustainable Urban Drainage Schemes, Bill Blackledge & Amanda McDermott, 2B Landscape Consultancy
  • Natural Flood Management: Simple methods to quantifying the benefits and making leaky dams that last Mike Norbury NFM – Project Manager at Mersey Forest

Displays from JBA trust, Marshalls Flood Aware App, Flood Wardens, National Trust

SATURDAY EVENING

Optional : ceilidh

SUNDAY MORNING

Join Slow the Flow Calderdale and the National Trust to visit the 300 NFM interventions in Hardcastle Crags.

Or

Join the viewing of the film ' High Water, Common Ground' in Hebden Bridge Picture House- hear about how our Picture House was restored after the floods and join our expert panel Q & A.

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Hebden Bridge Town Hall Cafe

Saint George's Street

Hebden Bridge

HX7 7BY

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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