Flood Alleviation Scheme: Trial hole work

As part of the continued preparation work for the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), our contracting partner BAM Nuttall will shortly be commencing work to undertake a series of trial holes in the town during September, October and November. The work will involve digging trial holes (small excavations) at a number of locations in the roadway. The trial holes are required in order to fully map the various utility services beneath the road. This will provide information to allow us to carry out the necessary drainage work later as part of the main flood alleviation scheme.

Trial Pits will be undertaken at the following locations:

  • Central St
  • West End
  • Calder Holmes Park
  • Crown St
  • St Georges Gate & Bridge Gate
  • St Pols car park
  • Handingroyd Lane & St Georges St
  • New Road
  • Lees Yard (Rd)
  • Albert St
  • Hope St
  • Valley Road
  • Old Gate

The work will be carried out on a rolling programme, which will mean that traffic management (TM) will be in place for a number of days at each of the different locations listed above. Working hours will be between 7am-6pm. There will be a requirement to temporarily suspend specific bus stops and crossings for some for the work.

We apologise for any delays in travelling through these areas, but it is essential that these works are carried out. More information about the location and dates of the trial holes can be found by visiting www.eyeoncalderdale.co.uk under the flood works section.

Do you have questions about the flood alleviation schemes for Hebden Bridge?

The Environment Agency's new Flood Information Centre situated on Valley Road, Hebden Bridge is now open on Mondays and Fridays (not including bank holidays) between 10am-2pm. Visit us to speak with members of the project team and view information about the Flood Alleviation Schemes for Hebden Bridge Town Centre, Stubbing Holme Road and Erringden Hillside.

To receive copies of updates about the progress of our work via email, please send 'subscribe' to HebdenBridgeFAS@environment@agency.gov.uk. Updates can also be found on www.eyeoncalderdale.com under the Flood Works / Hebden Bridge FAS pages.

Look out for invitations to public meetings where we will share the proposals with you ahead of planning submissions and provide an opportunity to ask questions and speak to the project team.

Added: Friday, 25 August 2023

Photos from Hebden Royd