Category Archives: Community safety

Calderdale’s flood wardens, who volunteer to be the ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground during flooding incidents, now have a new piece of equipment to help them with their role. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have funded some new radios, which flood wardens will use to give and receive messages quickly and easily in… read more … about New radios to boost flood warden communications>>

New radio handed over to flood warden

Calderdale Council’s Children’s Social Care team has been recognised for its work on identifying and supporting children who regularly miss school.  Ofsted’s National Director of Social Care, Eleanor Schooling CBE, publishes a monthly commentary in which she discusses the major issues facing children’s services across the country and shares what has been learned during recent… read more … about Ofsted praises Council’s work to keep kids safe from CSE>>

Calderdale Council

Ten Calderdale schools were invited to showcase their work on The Heartstone Odyssey recently, at a special event held at the House of Commons.  The Heartstone Odyssey was created by Heartstone, a not-for-profit organisation which encourages children, aged from 9-12, to think about extremism, cohesion, identity, racism, tolerance.   Representatives from schools in Calderdale, London, Slough,… read more … about Sadia takes Odyssey to the House of Commons>>

Heartstone Odyssey

Everyone likes a good natter with their hairdresser, but with a new Calderdale initiative, that chat could be more important than you think. Calderdale Council has joined forces with West Yorkshire Police, the domestic abuse service Calderdale Staying Safe, Victim Support and the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, to launch a new campaign aimed… read more … about Let’s Be Clear on domestic abuse>>

Let's Be Clear

Local people will soon see more community wardens patrolling the streets across Calderdale, tackling anti-social behaviour, littering and dog fouling. This comes after Calderdale Council’s Cabinet moved forward plans to boost the number of community wardens to provide a more visible presence in towns and villages and help local people feel safer. The Council funds… read more … about Keeping our communities safe>>

Cllr Susan Press web

An army of staff from Calderdale Council and the emergency services are taking to the streets of Halifax on a mission to clean up the town centre and make it an even better place to be. In a week of targeted action from Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 October, the Council, West Yorkshire Police and… read more … about Keeping Calderdale safe, clean and green>>

Cleaning our streets

Over 100 people signed a pledge to drive safely at an event to mark Yellow Ribbon Day held at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax.  Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) and the Halifax Central Neighbourhood Police used the event to raise awareness of road safety.    To help get the message across… read more … about 100 take the Yellow Ribbon Day pledge>>

Yellow Ribbon Day

This year’s Safeguarding Week will be taking place in Calderdale from 17 – 23 October 2016.  Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards will host the week-long programme of events and activities, which aim to raise awareness of the role everyone shares in protecting vulnerable children and adults.  The events will highlight the support which… read more … about Join us in marking Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding week

Calderdale Council will be holding its biggest ever live training exercise across Calderdale on Friday 14 October 2016.  Operation Calderdale16 will test the emergency response of the Council, the emergency services and partners to a major flooding incident, including a live search and rescue.  Taking part will be a range of Council services, together with… read more … about Council to lead exercise to test emergency response>>

Flooding waves