Saturday, April 17, 2021

Flood Defences

Green light for next phase of £36.2m flood defences

Council chiefs have signed off the next £36.2 million phase of flood defence works along the banks of the River Aire in West Leeds. A...

New tools will help communicate about flooding to at-risk communities

Role play exercises are to be used to help overcome challenges of communicating about flooding to communities at greatest risk. This is one of the...

Mark’s History: Photos capture flood defence work at site once known as ‘Lower Daniel Ings’

Words and Photos: Mark Stevenson You may have noticed over the last few weeks ‘tipper trucks’ going up and down Kirkstall Road. They go up full...

Talks over collapse of Newlay Weir continue – amid calls for independent investigation

Discussions on the future of historic Newlay Weir - which was partly destroyed in recent storms - are under way between the Environment Agency...

Leeds West MP welcomes extra flood defence funding

Words: Richard Beecham, local democracy reporter Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has welcomed the Government rubber-stamping a long-awaited scheme to make Leeds more flood-resilient -...

New flood defence plans submitted for River Aire

Ambitious proposals to reduce flood risk along the River Aire catchment have been submitted to both Leeds City Council and Bradford Council.   The multi-million pound...

Leeds West MP accuses government of ‘dithering’ over flood defences

Words: Richard Beecham, local democracy reporter Leeds West's MP has claimed some of their residents are living in fear for their homes due to the...

Mark’s History: Flood defence work continues at Milford Place bridge

Words & Photos: Mark Stevenson I suppose I should put some kind of a warning like ‘don't try this at home’ as they do on...

Five years on from Storm Eva: Flood defences bring hope in Burley and Kirkstall

Boxing Day 2015 saw Storm Eva hit the region, causing the River Aire to break its banks to devastate homes and businesses, costing Leeds...

Leeds had another ‘close shave’ with floods earlier this year, meeting told

One of Leeds’s top flooding experts said the city had a ‘close shave’ earlier this year, due to severe rainstorms during February, writes Richard...

Government pledges extra £22 million for Kirkstall flood defences – updated

More than £22 million in extra government funding has been allocated to flood defences through the Kirkstall Valley and beyond to help stop a...

River Aire footbridge closes for flood prevention work

A popular footbridge over the River Aire has been temporarily closed until August 2021 to allow vital flood defence work to be carried out....