Category Archives: Environment

Exciting plans to transform the Northgate site in Halifax town centre have moved a step closer. Calderdale Council’s vision is to create a mixed-use development on the site, including a new sixth form centre and a range of retail, commercial or residential units. This will help achieve the Vision 2024 for Calderdale to be a… read more … about Milestones for Northgate development>>

People are being asked to show their love for the outstanding Piece Hall transformation, by voting for the project in the prestigious National Lottery Awards 2018. There’s just over a week of public voting to go in the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall transformation is the only West… read more … about Vote for the Piece Hall transformation!>>

Calderdale parks have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as some of the best in the world. Seven parks in Calderdale have received the prestigious Green Flag Award, which is the mark of a quality park or green space. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Flying the flag for a great park>>

In the wake of the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, residents are being reminded to take care when out and about in moorlands around Calderdale and West Yorkshire. Due to the recent spell of warm, dry weather there is currently a higher risk of wildfire spreading across the UK countryside, and on moorland in particular. Calderdale… read more … about Residents advised to be safe on West Yorkshire moorlands>>

Calderdale view

Halifax project, The Piece Hall Transformation, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall Transformation is competing in the Best Heritage Project category.  The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the… read more … about Halifax in the running for prestigious National Lottery award>>

Twenty-six new affordable homes are planned for two rural communities in Calderdale. Walsden will see six new bungalows for independent living, designed to provide suitable homes for local older people. A further proposal for 20 new houses for Hebden Bridge, to be let at affordable rents, is set to be submitted for planning at the… read more … about New affordable homes to help our countryside thrive>>

Calderdale Council is helping the NHS celebrate its 70th birthday by lighting up Wainhouse Tower in blue. Halifax’s prominent landmark will join other iconic buildings across the country to mark the big day on Thursday 5 July 2018. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Happy birthday to the NHS! We’re really proud to be… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up blue as the NHS turns 70>>

The centre of Mytholmroyd will be rejuvenated as part of a wider scheme of improvement works developed with the community, beginning early next month.  The project was initially inspired by a study published by the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance, which identified the location of the public conveniences in the village centre as a key issue. … read more … about Mytholmroyd village centre improvements get underway>>

Flooding waves

With national Clean Air Day approaching on Thursday (21 June), West Yorkshire Combined Authority is reminding people across the Leeds City region planning to take part, how they can plan their travel. Detail of bus and rail travel across West Yorkshire and the city region can all be found in one place on the Combined… read more … about Visit West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s www.wymetro.com to plan travel for National Clean Air Day>>