Category Archives: Conservation

Sowerby Bridge is set to receive almost £2million to help enhance the town’s historic features and support the economic recovery from COVID. Calderdale Council has secured £1,997,810 from the Government-funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme, delivered by Historic England, which will be used to improve Sowerby Bridge town centre. The Council will work… read more … about Enhancing the historic features of Sowerby Bridge>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council is reminding visitors to the borough’s outdoor spaces or countryside sites to act responsibly and respect the local environment, people and animals. As more people spend time outdoors enjoying the Calderdale countryside, walking, running or cycling, it’s important to remember The Countryside Code(external link) to help to look after the environment. The code… read more … about Safely sharing space in our countryside>>

Walshaw

Bankfield Museum in Halifax is loaning items from its textile collection to feature as part of a new exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. Bankfield is loaning 26 items from its Edith Durham collection to feature in Two Temple Place’s 2020 exhibition, Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles. The exhibition tells the story of seven… read more … about Bankfield loan to London gallery>>

Guibba

Plans for a new wetland nature reserve at Brearley Fields will be on show at Mytholmroyd Christmas Market on Saturday 16 November. The scheme will improve biodiversity and the river environment, boost flood attenuation and bring health and wellbeing benefits to people in the adjacent villages of Mytholmroyd and Luddendenfoot. The area was severely affected… read more … about See new plans for Brearley Fields wetland reserve>>

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Work is taking place at Todmorden Town Hall to improve the acoustics in the ballroom, as part of Calderdale Council’s £121,000 refurbishment programme.  The improvement works at the historic building will include the installation of new acoustic panels to reduce the amount of echo in the ballroom. The room will also be redecorated with a… read more … about Acoustic improvements hit the right note>>

Calderdale Council is set to stop using glyphosate within its parks and on verges. At a meeting on 29 July the Cabinet will be asked to consider a report on the use by the Council of herbicides such as glyphosate, known as Roundup, across Calderdale’s towns and villages. The recommendations within the report are for the Council… read more … about Cutting back on glyphosate use>>

Calderdale Council

This summer there are two new faces out and about patrolling Calderdale’s countryside, helping to keep visitors safe and protecting the natural landscape. Working over weekends and busy periods, two new summer rangers, Glenn Elliot and William Rowley have been appointed to work across moorlands, woodlands and reservoirs during the peak tourist season. Funded by… read more … about Looking after our distinctive countryside>>

Summer rangers

Calderdale property owners are being urged to take responsibility for watercourses on their land, to help reduce the flood risk to local communities. To help them, the Council has published new guidance on the management of watercourses, which can be downloaded at www.eyeoncalderdale.com/community/watercourse-and-riparian-ownership(external link). In the last year, Calderdale’s Flood Risk Management team has received… read more … about Managing flood risk is everyone’s responsibility>>

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