Category Archives: Environment

Time is running out to order trees for this year’s planting as part of Calderdale Council’s ‘buy a park a tree’ scheme. The scheme, which started in summer 2017, gives individuals, groups or businesses the chance to sponsor a tree of their choice to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space. Planting season… read more … about Calling last orders on this season’s tree planting>>

Tree planting

A proposed new housing scheme to help older people and residents with dementia to live independently has moved a step forward. A planning application has been submitted for 65 purpose-built apartments in Rastrick, offering affordable new homes, activity areas and facilities all under one roof. Calderdale Council and Home Group, a not-for-profit housing provider, are… read more … about Proposed new homes offer older people independence>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposals to transform the Beech Hill area of Halifax. Calderdale Council, Together Housing and other organisations have listened to residents and recognise that the area would benefit from regeneration. They continue to explore options to make this happen. To keep the community involved in the… read more … about Have your say on Beech Hill regeneration>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Two schemes to help prevent flooding in the Calder Valley could soon take a step forward at the next meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet will look at two flood schemes to progress, complementing the flood schemes already underway. This includes a major flood alleviation scheme at Mytholmroyd and a programme of wetland and environmental… read more … about Proposals to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley>>

Flooding waves

This party season, Calderdale Council’s community safety wardens are out and about around the clock to help keep local communities safe. Last month, an increased number of community safety wardens started to patrol Calderdale’s streets 24/7, to help keep the borough safe and clean throughout the year. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for… read more … about Wardens keep Calderdale safe this festive season and all year round>>

Over the last two years the local community, Calderdale Council and partner organisations have been working hard to recover from the floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015 and to prepare for future flooding. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “We are extremely proud of the way that local communities and businesses have… read more … about Two years on from the floods>>

Flooding waves

The success of the multi-million pound transformation of Halifax’s Piece Hall has been recognised in a national report on the conservation of historic buildings and monuments. ‘The Heritage Statement 2017’, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the Government’s vision and strategy for heritage and the historic environment. A case study on… read more … about Heritage report celebrates Piece Hall re-opening>>