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Slow The Flow Film and AGM

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Slow The Flow: Calderdale has planned its Annual General Meeting and a film showing of High Water Common Ground on Thursday 12th April at 7.00pm at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge.

The film is about flooding and what we can do now to reduce the risk of flooding here and throughout the UK, made by filmmaker Andy Clark.

To book your free tickets, follow this link.

Slow The Flow: Calderdale have had an amazing year. Well over 100 volunteers have installed nearly 150 leaky woody dams at Hardcastle Crags and have also raised over £15,000 including donations from the Yorkshire Tough Mudder event in July.


Slow The Flow: Calderdale have also won 2 major awards;

The SWIG Award for the “Best Project in 2017” and the Calderdale Community Foundation “Great & Green” Award.

Slow The Flow: Calderdale are currently in negotiation to secure further funding to develop more sites in Calderdale to install leaky woody dams and other attenuation schemes.

Please come and help Slow The Flow: Calderdale celebrate their achievements and also see an exclusive screening of the amazing film High Water Common Ground.


7.00 pm - Welcomes and introductions. Financial report and election of officers.

7.30 pm - Overview of Slow The Flow projects carried out in 2017 and plans and projects for 2018.

8.00pm - Showing of film High Water Common Ground introduced by film maker Mr. Andy Clark. High Water Common Groundwas filmed over two years and features inspirational speakers with a national perspective! More info here

9.15pm - Questions and AOB.

9.30pm - Finish and retire to the pub.

Refreshments will be provided.

See also

HebWeb News: Fact-finding visit to see work to reduce flooding in Calderdale (30 Jan 2018)

HebWeb News: Proposals to reduce flood risk in Mytholmroyd (11 Jan 2018)

HebWeb News: Two years on from the floods (21 Dec 2017)

HebWeb News: Floods: trial of reservoir 'drawdown' to begin shortly (9 Nov 2017) Updated: 20 Dec 2017

Natural Flood Management in the Calder Valley

Report presented to the Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Programme Board

HebWeb News: Pioneering plans for reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley are launched (28 Oct 2017)

HebWeb News: After Saturday's near-flood (24 Oct 2017)

HebWeb News: Flood Walls on Hebden Water: Express your views(30 June 2017)

HebWeb Feature: the Boxing Day Flood

Photos of the Boxing Day Flood