Calder Future (part of Calderdale Sustainability Forum) is a partnership between the local community and agencies which have responsibility for waterways within the Calder Valley, to bring a co-ordinated approach to river and canal improvements and provide volunteering opportunities for those that live and work next to the water. Throughout its work Calder Future has been about improving the positive aspects of our rivers, but recently we’ve been forcefully reminded of their darker side if they and the surrounding landscape are not managed properly to reduce the risk of flooding. This requires an increased emphasis on ‘river stewardship’ and Calder Future, as a partner with Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency, will be playing an important part in delivering this essential responsibility.


This month's volunteering events


What we have been up to

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Summer Action on the River Calder

During the summer months Calder Future, in association with Trevor Bannister and his Calder Valley Clean-up Team – have been active surveying the watercourses and running volunteer tasks to clear invasive species and debris on the River Calder. By the end

Partnership action at Sowerby Bridge

We had a corporate day in September with staff from the Leeds office of the Environment Agency working with Calder Future and the Calder Valley Clean-up Team in Sowerby Bridge. This is where the River Calder meets the River Ryburn,

To Dredge or not to Dredge

Environment Agency presentation: ‘To Dredge or not to Dredge’ Here you can peruse a document which the Environment Agency has prepared for national consumption – so not specific to the Upper Calder Valley – but which sets out the general issues and

Eye on Calderdale flooding website

The website has been developed in partnership between Calderdale MBC, the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Police, Calder Valley Community Support Group, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the local flood groups in the area and DEFRA. The site is interactive and includes

What is river stewardship? Short video to view

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