Monthly Archives: April 2020

Garden waste collections in Calderdale will resume from Monday 4 May 2020. The service was temporarily suspended by Calderdale Council and contractors SUEZ due to COVID-19, to provide extra staff support for the main waste and recycling collection service. Fortnightly garden waste collections will now resume for existing subscribers on their usual collection day. Residents… read more … about Garden waste collections resume>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale’s community groups, which provide a vital lifeline for the most vulnerable, are being reminded to apply for grants from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to help them respond to COVID-19. Many groups across the borough have already applied for the Emergency Community Support Fund, which the Council and the CFFC… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing community groups>>

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An emergency road closure is in place on Rastrick Bridge (A643) in Brighouse, as a precautionary measure following the discovery of structural issues. Following the significant infrastructure damage caused by Storm Ciara in February, Calderdale Council has continued safety inspections across the borough with diving surveys taking place on all affected bridges. These surveys have… read more … about Rastrick Bridge closure>>

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After weeks of fine and dry weather, the Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as very high and residents are reminded of the potential dangers of starting any sort of fire. Large and preventable moorland fires, as seen over the weekend close to Widdop Reservoir near Hebden Bridge, cause a significant strain on… read more … about Warning of the dangers of fires in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss the financial implications of COVID-19 at its meeting on Monday 27 April 2020. Capturing the financial and organisational impact of coronavirus is part of the Council’s 10 point plan to respond to the risks related to COVID-19. Initial forecasts suggest the potential cost of COVID-19 to the Council could be… read more … about Severe financial impact of COVID-19 on Council set out>>

Calderdale Council

In the fight against COVID-19, Calderdale Council is working with local organisations who are donating or producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our hardworking staff in the NHS and social care, and is calling on Government for an urgent, longer-term solution to the national PPE shortage. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We… read more … about Calderdale gets to work on personal protective equipment>>

Nick Barber

At the heart of Calderdale’s response to COVID-19 is an army of amazing people doing incredible things to get us through this crisis together. Along with the many organisations and hundreds of volunteers supporting the response to the pandemic, Calderdale Council’s teams are working non-stop to keep essential services going and provide extra support at… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale Council’s coronavirus heroes>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale residents are being urged to dispose of any rubbish responsibly, following a number of recent fly tipping cases in the borough. The Council’s Community Safety Wardens have attended a number of fly tipping incidents throughout Calderdale in recent weeks, including cases at Albert Promenade in Halifax, Cold Edge Road at Wainstalls, Donkey Hill outside… read more … about Counting the cost of fly tipping>>

Cllr Press

Calderdale Council continues to do everything it can to support local residents facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19. To help minimise the impact of the pandemic, the Government is awarding an extra £20 per week, for 12 months, to households receiving working tax credit (money provided to workers who are on a low income). In… read more … about Financial support for vulnerable residents during COVID-19>>

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