Category Archives: Environment

A pop-up allotment event is coming to Halifax Borough Market this half-term, with entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and prizes. ‘Let’s Grow’ is a free two-day event for families on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021, it’s produced and brought to the market by the co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, Ben… read more … about ‘Let’s Grow’ comes to Halifax>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event

Following a review of parking charges across the borough, changes to existing charging hours and days are being made. There are no changes to actual parking tariffs and they continue to remain low compared to neighbouring boroughs. The existing charging hours in Halifax (short stay), Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and West Vale will be extended… read more … about Changes to parking in Calderdale>>

Parking sign

Joint press release with the National Trust Calderdale Council and the National Trust are jointly hosting an online meeting to give people a chance to find out more about local woodlands and ask questions about how these are managed. On Thursday 23 September from 6.30pm, knowledgeable representatives from the National Trust and Calderdale Council, as well… read more … about Online community meeting planned to help people in Calderdale learn more about the area’s woodlands>>

Hardcastle Crags tree planting

Calderdale Council is taking part in a nationwide campaign this September to draw attention to climate change, whilst also thinking about how we can all take care of the world around us. The national climate action campaign, known as the Great Big Green Week runs from 18-26 September and highlights the need for urgent action… read more … about Taking part in the Great Big Green Week>>

Following a legal challenge, Calderdale Council is seeking agreement to quash an environmental permit granted to Calder Valley Skip Hire Ltd. In February 2021, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet was required to make a decision on the outcome of the application from Calder Valley Skip Hire for an environmental permit to operate a small waste incinerator plant… read more … about Review of environmental permit for incinerator site>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency has received national recognition, as one of only 10 councils shortlisted in the Climate Response category of the prestigious LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. A record number of… read more … about Council’s climate response shortlisted for national award>>

LGC awards logo

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>>

NFM

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

Calderdale Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean campaign and is working with community volunteers to support local clean up events. In the past 12 months, people have relied on the places close to home, like local parks, as somewhere to enjoy the outdoors, exercise and to play. Calderdale Council staff,… read more … about Supporting the Great British Spring Clean>>

Shaw Park clean up