Category Archives: Countryside

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the legal restrictions in place to protect Calderdale’s distinctive moorlands and to keep public spaces safe and clean. Calderdale Council is reviewing its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which can prohibit certain behaviour or activity as well as require action to be… read more … about Protecting Calderdale’s countryside and communities>>

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An exciting new project has now launched to create a series of artworks within the Upper Calder Valley, not only raising awareness of the damage caused by climate change, but also helping to reduce its impact. The Art as Natural Flood Management project will see the creation of artworks that will also act as natural… read more … about New project offers creative solutions to reduce flood risk>>

Artworks by Trudi Entwistle

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

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>>

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Multiple organisations across Yorkshire have joined forces to encourage people across the entire region to learn about the dangers of open water swimming, after recent hot weather has led to a spate of tragic water incidents on beaches and in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and canals. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the last few weeks,… read more … about Yorkshire organisations come together to highlight importance of being water wise>>

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Time is running out for landowners in the Todmorden area to apply for grants to support natural flood management initiatives. Owners of land around the Todmorden, Walsden and Cornholme areas of Calderdale are invited to apply for grant funding to enable them to implement natural flood defence works on their land. The funding scheme is… read more … about Grant funding available for Todmorden landowners>>

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Calderdale Council continues to identify opportunities to take action to respond to the global and local climate emergency. At the meeting of Cabinet on Monday 5 July, members will consider two unique reports aimed at tackling climate change and contributing towards achieving net zero carbon targets. As one of the first councils in the country to… read more … about Taking action to respond to climate emergency>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, Calderdale Council is reminding residents and landowners of the risk of wildfires on local moorlands and how they can be prevented. Large and preventable moorland fires cause a significant strain on resources. Calderdale Council continues to work with partners at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Yorkshire… read more … about Staying safe and protecting our distinctive moorland>>

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Calderdale residents can support the work to tackle climate change by opting to receive their council tax bills electronically. Calderdale Council is pledging to plant trees across the borough for every 1000 residents that switch to ebilling before the end of March 2021. Currently only 15% of Calderdale residents receive ebilling for their Council Tax…. read more … about Sign up for ebilling to support tree planting pledge>>

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