Category Archives: Community safety

Calderdale’s kind community volunteers have been thanked for their partnership work to ensure a safe and peaceful bonfire weekend in November 2023. On Thursday 30 November, Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service held a special event at Halifax Town Hall, to recognise those who went the extra mile to… read more … about Volunteers thanked for keeping Calderdale safe>>

Community thank you event

The month of November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Jane Scullion has shared a message of unity, condemning any form of Islamophobia. Islamophobia Awareness Month is a national campaign to showcase the positive contributions of Muslims as well as raise awareness of Islamophobia. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Jane… read more … about Islamophobia Awareness Month>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale District Police have implemented a mobile safety pod in Halifax Town Centre to create a place of safety in the nighttime economy.   The proactive initiative gives those enjoying the nighttime economy access to services and support from police officers and partners.  The ‘safety pod’ is a Neighbourhood Policing van staffed by Police Officers, Community… read more … about Neighbourhood policing initiative helping to keep women and girls safe on nights out in Halifax    >>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

The Community Protection Team is at the heart of Calderdale Council’s commitment to protecting local people and the environment, and recently moved a step closer to boosting its enforcement and education work. At their meeting on Monday 10 July 2023, Cabinet Members recommended to Full Council to introduce a new way of dealing with poor-quality… read more … about The Council team with community protection at its heart>>

An extensive programme of improvement work is taking place at Shroggs Park in north Halifax making the park more attractive and welcoming for all. Shroggs Park is a large green space and woodland area just outside Halifax town centre. It’s a popular facility and welcomes visitors all year round, including over 100 runners every weekend… read more … about Park improvements to benefit local communities>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Halifax is again flying the Purple Flag, as the town has been awarded the prestigious accreditation for the thirteenth year running. Purple Flag is the gold standard for town centres, like Green Flag for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. The award scheme recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy…. read more … about Halifax flies the Purple Flag for a great night out>>

Residents in Calderdale will soon receive important advice to support them to stay warm, safe and well throughout this winter. The latest version of the Winter Wise guide will soon arrive on the doorsteps of all households in Calderdale. The guide has been created by Calderdale Council in partnership with the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care… read more … about Showing kindness and staying Winter Wise>>

Winter wise

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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Local people are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the legal restrictions in place to protect Calderdale’s distinctive moorlands and to keep public spaces safe and clean. Calderdale Council is reviewing its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which can prohibit certain behaviour or activity as well as require action to be… read more … about Protecting Calderdale’s countryside and communities>>

Walshaw moor