Category Archives: Air quality

Calderdale has reached a key milestone in the fight against climate change, with the completion of 10 new electric vehicle chargepoints across the borough. This comes as Calderdale marks national Clean Air Day on Thursday 8 October. As the climate emergency continues, and the Council and the borough aim to be carbon neutral by 2038,… read more … about New electric vehicle chargepoints help tackle climate emergency>>

Electric vehicle chargepoint in Calderdale

People living in an area of Halifax are being asked for their views on how to make their streets greener, healthier and more attractive. The £1 million project, which is being delivered by Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is part of a “Streets for People” programme aimed at creating safe,… read more … about Making our streets greener and healthier>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

Streets around Calderdale schools are set to become safer, healthier and more pleasant for everyone. Calderdale Council is working with schools to encourage more active ways for children and young people to get to and from school, such as walking and cycling. From Monday 15 June, roads outside 14 Calderdale schools will be closed to… read more … about Safer streets around schools>>

Cllr Patient

As part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing mission to tackle climate change, it is adding electric and hybrid vehicles to its fleet to replace old petrol and diesel ones, and is seeking Cabinet approval to fund the required charging points. Since the Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019, good progress is being made to… read more … about Council seeks green light for electric vehicle charging points>>

Cllr Patient

The next steps for road improvement plans which aim to improve journey times, reduce collisions and encourage the use of public transport, are being discussed at the virtual meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 27 April 2020.   Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are developing a series of improvements to the… read more … about Next steps for road improvement plans>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council is proposing another bold move in its fight against climate change – to make the borough carbon neutral by 2038. The Council declared a climate emergency on 30 January 2019. This confirmed its commitment to protecting the environment and highlighted the need for urgent action to limit global warming. Greenhouse gases like carbon… read more … about Zero carbon target up for discussion>>

People on their bikes to help reduce climate change

The project, run by Calderdale Libraries, will engage the public with research around air pollution and the impact it can have on lung health Calderdale Libraries are to run a project focusing on ‘clean air’ after the service won a grant of almost £25,000 from the highly competitive Engaging Libraries Programme. The new initiative aims… read more … about Calderdale to lead UK in exploring air quality and respiratory health>>

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A new rapid charging point for electric vehicles has been installed in North Bridge car park, Halifax, and is ready to use. A second charger, in the town’s High Street car park, is due to follow soon. This is part of a collaboration between West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield councils,… read more … about New electric charging points installed in Calderdale>>

Electric charging point in North Bridge car park