Wall repaired on ‘disaster street’

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WORK to repair a collapsed river wall only two metres away from homes has been praised by residents.

Nearly 20m of a river wall retaining ground adjacent to Copperas House Terrace, Walsden, collapsed into Walsden Water following heavy rain in October 2010.

The collapse left the adjacent properties at risk of structural damage from further erosion of the river bank.

But Calderdale Council stepped in to carry out the work within the £376,000 budget.

Resident Julie Parry said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone that has helped turn a disaster street back into a nice place to live.”

Coun Barry Collins, cabinet member for economy and environment, said: “Finding a viable solution was hard enough, but to carry it through, on-budget, in the cold winter months was a superb piece of work.”