Category Archives: Community volunteers

Two new Calderdale Council apprentices are taking the ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-litter message out into the Calderdale community. Joel Duncan and Rachael Crane are the Council’s new Apprentice Litter Champions, funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and Halifax Rotary Club. They will be visiting local schools and community groups and explaining the impact of… read more … about Champions ‘Don’t Muck About’ with anti-litter message>>

Litter Champions

Calderdale parks have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as some of the best in the world. Seven parks in Calderdale have received the prestigious Green Flag Award, which is the mark of a quality park or green space. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Flying the flag for a great park>>

This week is national Volunteers’ Week (which runs until Thursday 7 June) and Calderdale Council is hoping to inspire more local people to give volunteering a try. Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, said: “Over the last year, 1,500 volunteers have completed projects in 200 local places. We want… read more … about Get involved in Volunteers’ Week>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Sixty flood wardens who volunteer to help protect people and their properties throughout the Calder Valley are being invited to an event to help them learn from each other. Anyone who wants to get involved in supporting residents during a flood event, either as a flood warden or by… read more … about Learn from others how best to protect against flooding in the Calder Valley>>

Press release from Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group: Voluntary and community sector organisations in Calderdale can now access a range of support services from a single place. Six organisations have come together to form Calderdale’s Voluntary Sector Alliance, which will offer advice, training and a range of other support services through a single… read more … about New partnership to support Calderdale’s voluntary groups>>

Active people

Calderdale Council is getting involved with the Great British Spring Clean – a national campaign aiming to get half a million people out about cleaning up their local communities. The Great British Spring Clean is organised by the charity, Keep Britain Tidy, with events all over the country. It follows on from the successful launch… read more … about Get involved with the Great British Spring Clean>>

Big Clean Up

The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday 16 November. The Council held its annual ‘Our Stars Awards’ to recognise the amazing joint efforts of the whole community to support Calderdale during 2017. Over 150 people attended. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s stars>>

On Sunday 12 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and Calderdale Council is working hard to make sure events in the borough act as a fitting tribute. Preparations for Remembrance Sunday begin in August in the Civic Office with the planning of requirements for the commemorations and services across the borough. The Civic… read more … about Remembrance Sunday in Calderdale>>

Poppies