Category Archives: Community safety

Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Police in Halifax are supporting the re-launch of the district’s Safe Place Scheme. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to help vulnerable people be supported when they experience any incident that takes place whilst they are out and about in Calderdale. Businesses and premises that are a… read more … about Safe Places Calderdale>>

Fifteen new community safety wardens who will soon be patrolling the streets to help keep Calderdale safe, clean and green have started their training today (Monday 2 October). Calderdale Council has increased the number of its wardens to provide a more visible presence in local areas, to help people feel safer and keep the borough… read more … about Keeping Calderdale’s communities safe, clean and green>>

Calderdale Council is looking at introducing state-of-the-art street lighting to reduce energy and maintenance costs and improve street lighting overall. Many of Calderdale’s existing street lights are reaching the end of their useful life and have significant energy costs and high carbon dioxide emissions. To address this, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss plans for £22m… read more … about Investing in a bright future>>

Cllr Barry Collins

The campaign to make Calderdale safer, cleaner and greener continues, with the next in a series of clean up events, this time in Brighouse. Calderdale Council and partners including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Together Housing, will be stepping up their daily work and taking part in four days of… read more … about Making a difference in Brighouse>>

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Two new summer rangers have been taken on by Calderdale Council’s Countryside Service to help keep people safe and manage Yorkshire Water’s facilities such as reservoirs and moorland during the peak tourist season. Working over weekends and busy periods, the two new rangers, Jeff Platts and Helen Mariott, will have a wide-reaching remit. They will… read more … about Rangers hired to patrol Calderdale’s countryside>>

Countryside rangers

A new strategy to improve the safety of Calderdale roads will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The Council has already made a firm commitment to improving local road safety.  Since 2014 it has been implementing a roll out of 20mph areas in streets and villages across Calderdale. Early findings… read more … about Making Calderdale’s roads safer>>

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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>>

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>>

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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