Category Archives: Environment

Calderdale Council wants to hear from anyone whose property was affected by the flooding in February 2020. Earlier this year, Storm Ciara caused severe flooding at several locations throughout Calderdale, causing major damage to homes, businesses, major infrastructure and several schools Councils have a statutory duty to undertake an investigation whenever there is a large… read more … about Tell us about your flooding experience>>

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A number of repair options are being considered to enable the reopening of the A6025, Park Road, Elland following a landslip earlier this year. The A6025 is a major route between Brighouse and Elland. Following heavy rain and flooding experienced during Storm Ciara in February 2020, a landslip occurred requiring a full closure of the… read more … about Update on repairs to Park Road, Elland>>

Elland Road

Calderdale Council has welcomed an extra £12 million to build on essential flood protection and resilience work in Hebden Bridge. The funding boost is part of the Government’s new multi-billion-pound investment across the country, including an immediate cash injection to speed up flood scheme construction. In Calderdale, the Council and the Environment Agency will use… read more … about £12 million boost for flood protection in Hebden Bridge>>

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People living in Calderdale are being urged to do their bit and help clear any invasive species Himalayan balsam from their backyard and local neighbourhood this month (July). A virtual campaign to tackle the problem of this invasive species is being led by many organisations working in the Calder Valley including the Environment Agency, Calder Future,… read more … about Can you help clear any Himalayan Balsam in your back yard?>>

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Rastrick Bridge has reopened to traffic today (Thursday 2 July), ahead of schedule. The bridge in Brighouse was badly affected by Storm Ciara in February. It has been closed to vehicles since late April, after diving surveys found holes under one of the central pillars and cracks in one of the bridge arches. Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Rastrick Bridge has now reopened>>

Work taking place on Rastrick Bridge

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>>

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Streets around Calderdale schools are set to become safer, healthier and more pleasant for everyone. Calderdale Council is working with schools to encourage more active ways for children and young people to get to and from school, such as walking and cycling. From Monday 15 June, roads outside 14 Calderdale schools will be closed to… read more … about Safer streets around schools>>

Cllr Patient

Cyclists and pedestrians will be actively supported across Calderdale as the Council introduces new measures to encourage social distancing and sustainable travel. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment, Cllr Scott Patient said: “During the lockdown our roads have been quieter and the air cleaner. Many more people have been enjoying walking… read more … about Supporting sustainable travel>>

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As part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing mission to tackle climate change, it is adding electric and hybrid vehicles to its fleet to replace old petrol and diesel ones, and is seeking Cabinet approval to fund the required charging points. Since the Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019, good progress is being made to… read more … about Council seeks green light for electric vehicle charging points>>

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