Category Archives: Countryside

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

A new community garden has been created at Wadsworth Common just off Queens Road in Halifax.   Calderdale Council has been carrying out improvement work on the previously under-used patch of land, to boost the amount of green space in the Park ward area, using external funding from the Government’s Migration Fund.  The many benefits… read more … about New community garden for Park ward>>

Wadsworth common

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 proposed new approach to maintaining roads and keeping Calderdale looking its best will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 18 March. Following a recent review of enforcement, the Council is cracking down on local issues in a firmer way, with a more streamlined, joined-up process to deal with people’s concerns more quickly… read more … about Keeping Calderdale’s streets and green spaces at their best>>

    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

A new tree and woodland strategy is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet, helping to guide tree management in the borough. Calderdale has magnificent countryside and woodland, and a new strategy has been developed to ensure it can continue to be enjoyed by current and future generations. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider the adoption of… read more … about Managing Calderdale’s woodland>>

Tree planting

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>>

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