Category Archives: Community safety

As we move into the next phase of responding to this crisis, I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks to the vast majority of local residents who have done so much to stay home, stay safe, and help protect our NHS and social care services.   Now we need to be as clear… read more … about Statement on behalf of Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

After weeks of fine and dry weather, the Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as very high and residents are reminded of the potential dangers of starting any sort of fire. Large and preventable moorland fires, as seen over the weekend close to Widdop Reservoir near Hebden Bridge, cause a significant strain on… read more … about Warning of the dangers of fires in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19).  This includes people with serious underlying health conditions such as specific cancers… read more … about Support for the extremely vulnerable>>

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The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Just over a week ago, I said that we are facing the greatest challenge since the Second World War. Today I repeat that statement. “The Prime Minister’s announcement last night means that every single resident of Calderdale, before they leave their door, must consider if this… read more … about Stay at home unless essential>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

Press release from West Yorkshire Trading Standards The first financial abuse prosecution by the West Yorkshire Financial Exploitation and Abuse Team (WYFEAT) reached the courts last week, resulting in the conviction of two offenders who pleaded guilty to offences relating to the financial abuse of a vulnerable Calderdale resident.  On 24th June 2019 at Bradford… read more … about First safeguarding financial abuse conviction secured by West Yorkshire Financial Crime Task Force>>

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Calderdale Safeguarding Week is back for 2019 from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June. Now in its fifth year, Calderdale Safeguarding Adults Board and the Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership will host a week-long, packed programme of events aimed at raising awareness about abuse and safeguarding issues. This year’s theme is ‘See me, hear me, know… read more … about Join in with Safeguarding Week 2019>>

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Calderdale Council is working proactively with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to prevent moorland fires, but all agencies also depend on the vigilance and care of those who are out and about in our wonderful countryside to play an active part in protecting it. Whilst Calderdale was thankfully unaffected by… read more … about Working together to prevent moorland fires – everyone has a part to play>>