Monthly Archives: July 2019

1 August 2019 (Yorkshire Day) marks two years of incredible impacts following the reopening of the transformed Piece Hall. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Our ambition for this magnificent, Grade I listed building to become a world-class heritage destination is already being achieved. The Piece Hall has enhanced local pride and raised the… read more … about Happy anniversary to The Piece Hall!>>

Access improvements are taking place at Rastrick Library to ensure the facility is available for everyone to use. Rastrick Library was built in 1912. It was designed by a well-known local architect, R F Rogerson, and is now Grade II listed. Although the attractive building retains many grand original features, the steep stepped access makes… read more … about Improving access at Rastrick Library>>

Rastrick Library

Calderdale’s kindness and community spirit shone through once again, after persistent heavy rain caused flooding issues on Sunday 28 July. Local residents, flood wardens, Calderdale Council teams and organisations including the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Water were amongst those braving the bad weather on Sunday and… read more … about Calderdale communities pull together during weekend flooding>>

Action to reduce the risk of moorland fires continues in Calderdale, with new signs going up on moors across the borough to warn people that using barbecues and lighting fires is banned. Last month Calderdale Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in areas of the countryside, to prohibit the lighting of fires, barbecues,… read more … about New signs warn of barbecue ban on Calderdale moorland>>

The Orange Box young people’s facility is reopening on Friday 9 August after extensive refurbishment works. The newly refurbished building in Halifax town centre will be the new home of Calderdale Council’s Youth Works and Youth Justice Team and will provide a variety of different activities for young people. Facilities available at the Orange Box… read more … about Bright future for Orange Box>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council is set to stop using glyphosate within its parks and on verges. At a meeting on 29 July the Cabinet will be asked to consider a report on the use by the Council of herbicides such as glyphosate, known as Roundup, across Calderdale’s towns and villages. The recommendations within the report are for the Council… read more … about Cutting back on glyphosate use>>

Calderdale Council

This summer there are two new faces out and about patrolling Calderdale’s countryside, helping to keep visitors safe and protecting the natural landscape. Working over weekends and busy periods, two new summer rangers, Glenn Elliot and William Rowley have been appointed to work across moorlands, woodlands and reservoirs during the peak tourist season. Funded by… read more … about Looking after our distinctive countryside>>

Summer rangers

Calderdale Council is looking for a range of alternative ways of funding projects that benefit local communities, which will be discussed at its Cabinet meeting on Monday 29 July. Options include crowdfunding, a Council lottery and philanthropic donations. Cllr Jane Scullion, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, said: “The Council’s money is being… read more … about Alternative options for funding services>>

Cash

Calderdale Council is looking to declare an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) on the A58 at New Bank, Halifax. In order to inform the Council’s ongoing work to tackle air pollution and support the continued fight against climate change, air quality is regularly monitored across the borough. This monitoring has identified that levels of Nitrogen… read more … about Taking action to tackle air pollution>>

Cllr Patient