Category Archives: Air quality

Library books are on the move across Calderdale in a cleaner, greener way, cutting the carbon footprint of the Home Library Service. Calderdale Council delivers books for free to people who can’t get to a library due to ill health, disability, age or frailty, and to carers. The deliveries are now being made by an… read more … about Library book deliveries go green>>

Home Library Service electric van

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council, has responded to the announcement by West Yorkshire Combined Authority about additional funding into bus services across Calderdale and Kirklees. Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “This investment is great news for local people. We know that many rely on local bus services to get to work… read more … about Additional funding into bus services across Calderdale and Kirklees>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy

Time is running out for people to have their say on a major new plan outlining Calderdale’s steps towards a zero-carbon future. The Calderdale draft Climate Action Plan has been jointly created by the Calderdale Climate Action Partnership which includes a range of partner organisations and local communities across the borough. It sets out what needs… read more … about Last chance to have your say on Calderdale’s Climate Action Plan>>

Three of Calderdale flood wardens in high- vis jackets on bridge in borough

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire met students from Calderdale College at the new Halifax Bus Station construction site yesterday (Wednesday 2 November), as 20 new green skilled jobs were also pledged. The bus station has been partially closed to the public since September 2021 for construction of a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility… read more … about New green jobs pledged as Mayor joins construction students at Halifax Bus Station>>

Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale College students and Wilmott Dixon representatives with spades at Halifax bus station

Proposed actions to ensure clean air for all Calderdale residents, workers and visitors will be discussed at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 10 October 2022. The Council’s draft Air Quality Strategy sets out what needs to be done in Calderdale to improve the quality of the air we breathe, which affects the health and… read more … about Clean air for all in Calderdale>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Local people can join the conversation on how the streets where they live, work or travel could be improved in the Skircoat area of Calderdale. Calderdale Council has launched a new survey to listen to residents’ views on how their experience of walking, cycling and spending time in the streets around Skircoat could be made… read more … about Your streets, your views>>

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Calderdale residents are being encouraged to take simple steps to help cut local air pollution, as part of the Council’s support for national Clean Air Day on Thursday 16 June 2022. Clean Air Day raises awareness of air pollution, how to avoid it, and the practical things people can do in their everyday lives to… read more … about Let’s make Calderdale’s air cleaner>>

Clean Air Day

Tackling climate change is a joint effort and we can all play our part. That’s why Calderdale Council is proposing to create a new Climate Action Partnership to help reduce carbon emissions as a multi-agency group, with members from the Council, Calderdale Youth Council, local businesses, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and local… read more … about Beating climate change together>>

Zero carbon Calderdale

As discussions at COP26 this week focus on driving the global transition to zero emission transport, Calderdale Council is reflecting on its own progress to reduce transport emissions and meet ambitious net zero targets. Road transport accounts for 10% of global emissions, and its emissions are rising faster than those of any other sector. COP26… read more … about Supporting a gear change to reduce transport emissions>>

Zero carbon Calderdale