Saturday, April 17, 2021

floods

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...

Rachel Reeves Column: Flooding concerns, Bramley Fall fairies and empowering women

Once again we have seen Leeds West affected by floods. So, it is welcome that the Treasury has finally confirmed that Leeds will get...

Newlay Weir: Work starts to stabilise damaged riverbank

Work has begun today to stabilise a riverbank damaged after the collapse of the weir at Newlay. The Grade II listed weir, which dates back...

Police praised for ‘manning barricades’ during Wortley Ring Road flood

Police have been praised for their actions when Wortley Beck burst its banks and flooded the Outer Ring Road during recent storms. Councillor David Blackburn...

Farnley Reservoir could not stop flooding in Wortley, says Yorkshire Water

Farnley Reservoir could not have prevented the flooding on the Ring Road in Wortley last week, Yorkshire Water has insisted. The storm reservoir was built...

Dramatic photos show collapsed weir on River Aire at Newlay

Words: John Baron Photos: Mark Stevenson A grade II Listed weir on the River Aire at Newlay has been partly destroyed by the weekend's flood water. Environment...

West Leeds flooding ‘will be inevitable if we carry on like this’ – councillor

Words: Richard Beecham A Farnley and Wortley councillor has warned floods like the one last weekend will become “inevitable” if developers do not become more...

West Leeds Good Eggs: Wortley flood helpers deserve our thanks

Three people who went above and beyond when the Ring Road at Lower Wortley flooded yesterday have been labelled 'Good Eggs' and thanked for...

Community rallies to erect temporary flood defences in Troydale as fire brigade pumps away floodwater

Temporary flood defences have been erected by kind-hearted volunteers after Pudsey Beck flooded Troydale Lane and was threatening nearby houses. Officers from West Yorkshire Fire...