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    Health and Safety News

    Safety work begins after flooding

    By Jonathan Brown on March 21, 2016

    Safety work begins after flooding

    Work has started to make a West Yorkshire village building that was damaged by Boxing Day flooding safe once again.

    Mytholmroyd’s Whitesands building was irreparably damaged in the December 26 floods. The Burnley Road structure spilled building debris and rubble into the village’s River Calder.

    The work entails safely taking away remains from the Calder channel and demolishing the last remaining bits of the structure to make it safer for the public.

    Environment Agency (EA) officials will attend the scene to ensure that any danger is removed and to oversee the site’s improved look.

    Demolition work under way

    Calderdale Council’s Barry Collins says it wants to support EA officials in the demolition
    work. The operation should make sure that the site not only looks better, but is safe for tourists and local residents alike.

    Cllr Collins, a cabinet member with special responsibility for economic development and regeneration, says the authority knows that it has been difficult to miss the premises’ damage.

    Its safety has so far been maintained with the help of the council’s ongoing monitoring of the site’s stability. The safety process will carry on after the building’s demolition, he says, in conjunction with the building’s owners.

    They are mulling over proposals to make secure the edge of the River Calder, Cllr Collins said. The plan would also involve redeveloping a row of single-storey premises lined up next to the one-time home of Whitesands Travel Agents.

    Meanwhile, the EA is undertaking a vast raft of countywide inspections to ensure that repairs have been made good since December’s floods.

    It has so far carried out 7,000 flood risk examinations of the threat caused by the Whitesands structure and other flood-harmed buildings.

    They will be repairing as well as inspecting vulnerable areas.

    Source: UK Government

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    Date Published: March 21, 2016

    Author: Jonathan Brown

    Category: News

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