Category Archives: Community volunteers

Wainhouse Tower will light up purple on Monday 6 June, to demonstrate Calderdale’s gratitude for the work of the borough’s many dedicated volunteers. The lighting of this iconic landmark is part of events taking place for national Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June). Calderdale Council is joining forces with the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

Shibden Hall volunteers

A £900,000 fund is now open for Calderdale organisations to hold activity sessions to help children eat healthily and be more active during school holidays. Local groups can apply for a share of the ‘Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme’ grant from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale, to help reduce inequalities by tackling child… read more … about Helping children to have Healthy Holidays>>

Children enjoying Healthy Holidays

As Calderdale Council marks the three-year anniversary of its climate emergency declaration, a new project to help cut carbon emissions gets underway. On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change. Cllr Scott Patient, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change… read more … about Climate emergency – three years on>>

Countryside volunteer collecting sphagnum moss

As part of events to celebrate National Tree Week, Calderdale Council is working in partnership with local Rotary Clubs and The Woodland Trust to plant a variety of tree species in Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse. National Tree Week takes place in the first week of December to mark the start of the winter planting… read more … about Brighouse tree planting project takes root>>

Tree planting at Whinney Hill Park

I want to take the opportunity to update you on what we know about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, what it means for Calderdale and the action being taken to delay the variant spreading. The variant was first identified in Southern Africa and has been identified as a Variant of Concern by the World Health… read more … about Message from Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

As the focus of discussions at COP26 over the weekend turned to nature and sustainable land use, Calderdale Council is highlighting the importance of Natural Flood Management (NFM) to tackle flood risk in the borough. One of the key themes at COP26, the UN’s annual Climate Change Conference underway in Glasgow, is the importance of… read more … about The importance of nature in tackling the effects of climate change>>

NFM

The importance of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. An ambitious and far-reaching draft cultural strategy will be presented to the Cabinet at their meeting on Monday 4 October. It has been developed to harness the power of the borough’s unique culture and heritage… read more … about Putting culture at the heart of the borough’s recovery>>

Shibden

Joint press release with the National Trust Calderdale Council and the National Trust are jointly hosting an online meeting to give people a chance to find out more about local woodlands and ask questions about how these are managed. On Thursday 23 September from 6.30pm, knowledgeable representatives from the National Trust and Calderdale Council, as well… read more … about Online community meeting planned to help people in Calderdale learn more about the area’s woodlands>>

Hardcastle Crags tree planting

Calderdale Council is taking part in a nationwide campaign this September to draw attention to climate change, whilst also thinking about how we can all take care of the world around us. The national climate action campaign, known as the Great Big Green Week runs from 18-26 September and highlights the need for urgent action… read more … about Taking part in the Great Big Green Week>>