Category Archives: Environment

John Walker, the manager of Calderdale Council’s markets, has been named the country’s Market Manager of the Year at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards.  The prestigious award was announced at NABMA’s annual conference on Monday 18 September 2017, which nearly 200 people from the markets industry attended. John has worked for… read more … about National award for Calderdale markets>>

Market Manager of the Year

Calderdale Council is asking residents, local businesses, charities and community groups to comment on the planning policies which are included within the draft Local Plan consultation. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, Cllr Daniel Sutherland said: “The consultation on our draft Local Plan is now well underway and we’ve already received a… read more … about Council calls for views on Local Plan policies>>

Have your say

Crowther Bridge near Brighouse is now open, as work finishes on the flood-hit bridge. Calderdale Council, the Canal & River Trust and the contractor Kier Group have been working to rebuild the bridge after the 19th century original was completely destroyed by the floods in December 2015. Over the last 18 months, the bridge has… read more … about Flood-hit bridge reopens>>

Flooding waves

There are just over two weeks left for local people to have their say on the draft plans for housing, employment, infrastructure and open spaces in Calderdale over the next 15 years. Over 1,500 comments have already been made on Calderdale’s initial draft Local Plan. However, the Council is urging more people to share their… read more … about Local Plan – still time to have your say>>

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Seven parks in Calderdale are in the running for a national award for Britain’s parks and green spaces. Shibden Park, Wellholme Park, Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Ogden Water Country Park, Clay House Park and Bailiff Bridge Memorial Garden are all up for the Green Flag People’s Choice Award, which is voted for by people… read more … about Vote for your favourite Calderdale park>>

People's park

Be prepared for the unexpected is the stark warning from volunteer flood wardens in Calderdale.  Katie Kimber is one of two Environment Agency flood wardens in a newly formed group set up to help protect residents and businesses in Luddenden Foot and they are looking to recruit more this Autumn.  She lives a row of… read more … about Be prepared and protect your property against risk of flooding>>

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An array of fun family activities will mark the official opening of Calderdale’s impressive new Central Library and Archives on Saturday 9 September. This will come after an exciting first week for the bright, modern facility, which opens to the public on Tuesday 5 September in its new home next to The Piece Hall and… read more … about Book it in – official opening of striking new library>>

Central Library 3

A review of fire safety in buildings across Calderdale is underway, and local people are being asked to contribute by sharing their views. Calderdale Council called for the local review after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London. It is being carried out between July and September 2017 and an initial progress report is… read more … about Have your say on fire safety review>>

Cllr Tim Swift