Category Archives: Conservation

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>>

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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>>

    A series of projects to improve green spaces, encourage tourism and business growth, and complement the Flood Alleviation Schemes with naturally managed flood risk are to be introduced across the Calder Valley. Following a successful bid to the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF), funding has been awarded as part of a £1.3m… read more … about New programme to improve Calderdale’s green spaces>>

Brearley Fields - Mytholmroyd

Repairs to Halifax Borough Market are well under way, with much of the building currently covered in scaffolding. Over 80% of the chimneys have been repointed and repaired where necessary as part of the £500,000 investment to restore the Market Street façade. Each window on the Market Street facade has been checked, stripped and repaired… read more … about Restoring the beauty of the Borough Market>>

Borough Market

Joint press release from Woodland Trust, Yorkshire Water and Forest of Bradford Early last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose… read more … about Partners kick off the planting of 1 million trees>>

Green-fingered Calderdale residents can now apply to use Council land for growing schemes which encourage people to plant and pick their own fruit and vegetables. The Council’s community growing scheme has been running in the upper valley of Calderdale for over four years after an initial successful pilot in Todmorden. The scheme has now been… read more … about Community scheme grows across borough>>

Digging

The next stage of roof refurbishment work at Halifax Borough Market has now started, with scaffolding going up this week before repairs and improvements are made to the section of the building above Market Street.  Over £500,000 is being invested in this phase of roof works, which will cover the entire Market Street façade. The… read more … about Roof repairs continue at Halifax Borough Market>>

Halifax Borough Market

People are being asked to have their say about plans for the future of Norland Moor.  Norland Moor is a well-used upland heath area above Sowerby Bridge and Greetland. It covers 93 acres and is the largest outdoor resource owned by Calderdale Council. It’s also a designated Local Nature Reserve and Local Wildlife Site.  Calderdale… read more … about Have your say on plans for Norland Moor>>