Category Archives: Climate emergency

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

The Calderdale Flood Action Plan is six years old this October. To acknowledge this important milestone, Calderdale Council and its partners are reflecting on progress since 2016 as part of a resilience-themed social media takeover week. The plan was created following the floods of Boxing Day 2015. It sets out the actions to support recovery… read more … about Celebrating resilience on the anniversary of the Calderdale Flood Action Plan>>

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A pioneering housing and regeneration partnership scheme in Halifax has won a prestigious regional award. The Beech Hill housing project just outside Halifax town centre was named Residential Development of the Year (in the ‘more than 100 homes’ category) at the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2022 on Thursday 22 September. Calderdale Council’s flagship Northgate… read more … about Top award for Beech Hill transformation>>

Team involved in Beech Hill project on stage with award

A major new plan outlining Calderdale’s steps towards a zero-carbon future has been launched for consultation, and local people are invited to have their say, help shape the actions and consider how they can contribute. The Climate Action Plan has been jointly created by the Council, a range of partner organisations and local communities across… read more … about Join the path to a brighter future>>

Work to install measures to improve the energy efficiency of Todmorden Sports Centre are beginning this week, as part of an ambitious project to reduce the carbon impact of the building and support Calderdale’s net zero targets. Todmorden Sports Centre is currently one of the highest carbon emitting buildings in the Council’s estate. Following a successful… read more … about Energy improvement works begin at Todmorden Sports Centre>>

Todmorden Sports Centre

In response to the devastating flooding in Pakistan, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “The devastating scenes we’re seeing in Pakistan are truly shocking, with catastrophic flooding in the country already claiming the lives of over a thousand people, and an additional 6 million in desperate need. Hearing that an area the size… read more … about Calderdale Council media statement – Deputy Leader responds to Pakistan flooding>>

Cllr Jane Scullion outside Halifax Town Hall

Landowners and farmers in the Brighouse area are invited to find out more about funding available to implement Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures on their land, supporting a wider project to reduce flood risk and deliver environmental benefits in the town. The watercourses of Brighouse are part of what makes the town distinctive, but with… read more … about Grants to help reduce flood risk in Brighouse>>

Attenuation basin near Hebden Bridge

New investment to improve people’s life chances and boost local pride, skills, pay, jobs and business growth, will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s next Cabinet meeting.  On Monday 8 August, Cabinet Members will be asked to approve access to new government funding that would support the Council’s priorities to reduce inequalities, support thriving towns and… read more … about Proposed funding to boost talent and resilience in Calderdale>>

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

Farmers and landowners in Calderdale can now take advantage of a grant scheme to support them to create natural flood management (NFM) works upon their land. Calderdale Council, with support from the Environment Agency and the Woodland Trust, is offering up to £500,000 worth of grants to landowners in Calderdale, with the aim of helping… read more … about Grants available to support natural flood management>>

Attenuation basin near Hebden Bridge