Category Archives: Enforcement

Over 520 people were prosecuted by police for the ‘fatal four offences’ in Calderdale in just over a year. As part of Operation Hawmill, 527 people were issued fixed penalty notices for speeding, drink or drug driving, driving without a seatbelt or driving whilst using a mobile phone from March 2018 to April this year…. read more … about Road safety operation which saw over 500 people prosecuted in a year relaunches in Calderdale>>

Action to reduce the risk of moorland fires continues in Calderdale, with new signs going up on moors across the borough to warn people that using barbecues and lighting fires is banned. Last month Calderdale Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in areas of the countryside, to prohibit the lighting of fires, barbecues,… read more … about New signs warn of barbecue ban on Calderdale moorland>>

A farmer from Hebden Bridge has been banned from keeping livestock for seven years, after failing to comply with animal welfare legislation. Jennifer Pickles, 69, of High Royd Farm in Hebden Bridge appeared before Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 July and pleaded guilty to a number of offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006…. read more … about Calderdale farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences>>

Calderdale Council

Press release from West Yorkshire Trading Standards The first financial abuse prosecution by the West Yorkshire Financial Exploitation and Abuse Team (WYFEAT) reached the courts last week, resulting in the conviction of two offenders who pleaded guilty to offences relating to the financial abuse of a vulnerable Calderdale resident.  On 24th June 2019 at Bradford… read more … about First safeguarding financial abuse conviction secured by West Yorkshire Financial Crime Task Force>>

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Combatting vehicle engine idling is a major focus of Calderdale Council’s new campaign to tackle air pollution. Idling (where a vehicle’s engine is left running whilst stationary) can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as when a vehicle is moving. Air pollution is damaging our health and the environment. Calderdale Council is fighting… read more … about Stop idling – save our environment>>

Calderdale Council’s work is certainly varied, as its licensing and environmental health teams found when they had to seize a wild serval cat, native to Africa, from a home in Southowram. The unlicensed cat was taken away from its owner under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. Under the Act, owners of certain animals must… read more … about African wild cat seized from Halifax home>>

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>>