Category Archives: Community safety

As part of Calderdale’s wider programme of targeted community COVID-19 testing, frontline Council staff will soon start to receive lateral flow tests. Calderdale Council has been carrying out targeted community testing with lateral flow tests as one of the many measures being used to prevent and control COVID-19.  The tests are sometimes known as rapid… read more … about Extending Calderdale’s targeted testing>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

An additional 10 Community Safety Wardens have been appointed by Calderdale Council to support the COVID response and work to keep communities safe. The Council’s Community Protection Team, which consists of representatives from Community Safety and Resilience, Licensing and Environmental Health teams, continues to work with West Yorkshire Police and other partners to support Calderdale… read more … about Extra support to keep Calderdale communities safe and well>>

Partnership patrol in Halifax

People in Calderdale are being reminded to check their flood preparation plans, to ensure they can protect themselves and their property. It’s almost eight months since the most recent serious flooding event in Calderdale, when over 1200 properties were affected by flooding caused by Storm Ciara.  As winter approaches again, Calderdale Council is advising members… read more … about Preparing for future flooding>>

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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

The first of August was four months to the day since I started working in Calderdale. I began my work here at the beginning of April, a couple of weeks into the national lockdown. I marked my four-month anniversary with the introduction of local restrictions, brought in because the borough has one of the highest… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health>>

New restrictions to tackle coronavirus in Calderdale During lockdown, I was inspired by the way that Calderdale’s communities stepped up and supported each other. We all made sacrifices, we stuck to the social distancing guidelines and together we kept the number of cases low in the borough. Unfortunately, since restrictions were eased in June, we… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, our Director of Public Health>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: I know that last night’s announcement from the government will be really tough for some people, particularly at such short notice, but I would urge everyone to follow the guidance that we have at the moment so that we keep ourselves and everyone in our communities safe. … read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council teams continue to adapt to new ways of working, to provide the best possible protection and support to each other and the entire community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Council staff are playing a vital role in helping local people, including the most vulnerable, alongside the amazing work of other organisations and volunteers. Thanks… read more … about Playing our part to protect Calderdale from COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A temporary mobile testing unit is now open at Mixenden Activity Centre to make it easier for more people to get tested for COVID-19 in Calderdale. From Friday 17 to Tuesday 21 July, people will be able to get tested there if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and have booked their test on the national… read more … about Mobile testing unit open in Mixenden, Calderdale>>

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