Category Archives: Environment

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the legal restrictions in place to protect Calderdale’s distinctive moorlands and to keep public spaces safe and clean. Calderdale Council is reviewing its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which can prohibit certain behaviour or activity as well as require action to be… read more … about Protecting Calderdale’s countryside and communities>>

Walshaw

A major operation to clear serious fly tipping in Calderdale has taken place on Cold Edge Road, near Warley Moor Reservoir in North Halifax. The clean-up effort involved 14 people, ten vans and additional traffic management operatives and vehicles. It took the group around five hours to clear a large amount of tyres and other… read more … about Council operation clears tonnes of dumped waste>>

Tyres cleared fly tipping

An exciting new project has now launched to create a series of artworks within the Upper Calder Valley, not only raising awareness of the damage caused by climate change, but also helping to reduce its impact. The Art as Natural Flood Management project will see the creation of artworks that will also act as natural… read more … about New project offers creative solutions to reduce flood risk>>

Artworks by Trudi Entwistle

A new, improved website to support those at risk of flooding in Calderdale, has now launched. The Eye on Calderdale website (www.eyeoncalderdale.com(external link)) was originally created in early 2015. It provides comprehensive information about flooding, including real-time detail and access to flood warnings and alerts, as well as river level data. The website has been… read more … about Keep an Eye on Calderdale with launch of new flood website>>

Calderdale’s Local Plan has reached a major milestone after the Council received a letter from the Planning Inspector outlining her interim findings.  It follows the completion of the stage four Examination in Public hearing sessions in January 2022 and a review by the independent Planning Inspector, Ms Katie Child, of the Council’s completed post hearing… read more … about Local Plan reaches key milestone>>

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One Bag – Big Difference: Calderdale Council supports residents pledging to pick one bag of litter for charity’s Great British Spring Clean campaign. Calderdale Council is encouraging people to pledge to do their bit to clear up the litter that blights the borough during the Great British Spring Clean 2022. This year’s mass campaign, from… read more … about Council backs Keep Britain Tidy’s #BigBagChallenge to help ‘spring clean’ Britain>>

Great British Spring Clean

Calderdale Council has completed work on a carbon neutral road resurfacing project – the first local authority to deliver a scheme of this kind in the North. The Council’s highways service has been working with contractor Miles Macadam to reduce and offset the carbon emissions created during road resurfacing work. This recognises the vital need… read more … about Innovative process supports carbon neutral highways maintenance>>

Resurfacing at Forest Avenue

Two years on from Storm Ciara, Calderdale Council is reflecting on the progress made, thanking communities for their ongoing support and reminding people that we continue to live in a climate emergency. Wednesday 9 February marks the second anniversary of Storm Ciara, which caused 10 miles of damage across Calderdale in 2020, just before the… read more … about Two years on from Storm Ciara>>

Tree planting Hebden Bridge

A new facility to safely store the salt used to keep Calderdale moving during periods of bad weather, is now ready to use.  Construction work has now finished on the new salt barn at the Ainleys depot site in Elland. The new facility has the capacity to store 12,000 tonnes of salt, protecting it from… read more … about Warm welcome for winter salt store>>

Salt barn