Category Archives: Environment

Elland is counting down to an array of exciting community events to celebrate its 700th birthday – and Calderdale Council is inviting local people to join the party. This year it’s the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town. The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward… read more … about Happy birthday Elland!>>

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Journey times have improved significantly following the completion of work to remodel the A629 / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction in Halifax last month. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to reduce traffic congestion and delays, and to make it safer and easier for people to walk and cycle in the area.  These benefits… read more … about Transforming travel in Calderdale>>

Junction works complete

The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month. People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and Slow… read more … about Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work>>

Flooding waves

Local volunteers are invited to join Calderdale Council and a range of other organisations as they take to the streets of Todmorden in their latest clean up event from Friday 9 June to Tuesday 13 June. During the five days of action, the Council and partners including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue… read more … about Help make a difference in Todmorden>>

Todmorden five days of action

Work is now complete on three schemes to repair flood damaged roads and structures in Calderdale.  Three flood recovery schemes recently reached their conclusions – a new footbridge at Shibden Park, work to repair Wakefield Road at Salterhebble and works at Robin Wood Mill on Burnley Road.  These areas were all badly affected by the… read more … about Further flood schemes now complete>>

Salterhebble

Calderdale Council is set to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 20% across a number of its buildings, achieving an energy and water cost saving of around £150,000 per year. The Council has engaged energy firm SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions to improve the energy efficiency of 14 of its buildings initially, with the cost… read more … about Council takes steps to reduce carbon footprint>>

Tick in circle

Ways to reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping in Calderdale have been discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel.  At the meeting of the Panel on Thursday 20 April, members of the Litter and Fly-tipping scrutiny review group presented their report and recommendations to reduce litter and fly-tipping in… read more … about A fresh look at litter and fly-tipping>>

Fly-tipping in Siddal

Businesses in Calderdale are being reminded of their responsibilities for disposing of commercial waste, as Calderdale Council continues to crackdown on fly-tipping in the borough.  Nearly 10,000 local businesses have been contacted by Calderdale Council, to inform them of their duty to dispose of commercial waste correctly. Environmental Health Officers will also shortly be visiting… read more … about Crackdown on commercial waste disposal>>

Fly-tipping before the clean up