Category Archives: Environment

The redevelopment of the Beech Hill estate in Halifax has entered its next stage this week with the start of the demolition of three tower blocks which have stood empty for over 10 years. The work is part of the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council which aims to… read more … about Demolition of tower blocks begins at Beech Hill>>

Calderdale Council is working proactively with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to prevent moorland fires, but all agencies also depend on the vigilance and care of those who are out and about in our wonderful countryside to play an active part in protecting it. Whilst Calderdale was thankfully unaffected by… read more … about Working together to prevent moorland fires – everyone has a part to play>>

Calderdale residents and businesses concerned about the long period of rainfall on Saturday 16 March are being advised to take action now to prepare their property for any future incidents. Mark Thompson, Calderdale Council’s Director of Regeneration and Strategy, said: “Last weekend, the rain fortunately stopped in time to avoid serious flooding in most properties,… read more … about Protecting your property from flooding>>

Calderdale Council is thanking communities for their amazing kindness and support after a long period of rainfall caused flooding issues in Calderdale on Saturday 16 March. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings throughout the borough on Saturday for the River Calder. The flood sirens were sounded in the Upper Valley and residents urged to take… read more … about Calderdale kindness shines through weekend rainfall>>

Plans to improve air quality in Calderdale are being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Councillors will consider an updated Air Quality Action Plan, which outlines the action the Council will take to improve air quality in Calderdale. Although air pollution levels in Calderdale are generally in line with air quality objectives, the levels of nitrogen… read more … about Tackling air pollution in Calderdale>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

A proposed new approach to maintaining roads and keeping Calderdale looking its best will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 18 March. Following a recent review of enforcement, the Council is cracking down on local issues in a firmer way, with a more streamlined, joined-up process to deal with people’s concerns more quickly… read more … about Keeping Calderdale’s streets and green spaces at their best>>

    A series of projects to improve green spaces, encourage tourism and business growth, and complement the Flood Alleviation Schemes with naturally managed flood risk are to be introduced across the Calder Valley. Following a successful bid to the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF), funding has been awarded as part of a £1.3m… read more … about New programme to improve Calderdale’s green spaces>>

Brearley Fields - Mytholmroyd

Local people are being invited to find out more and have their say about plans for the fourth project in the £120m A629 improvement programme between Halifax and Huddersfield. The project complements the work of the other stages of the A629 improvement scheme being delivered by Calderdale and Kirklees Councils, by improving walking, cycling and… read more … about Have your say on cycling, walking and bus travel improvements>>

Next Chapter

Calderdale Council has declared a ‘climate emergency’ in a bold move to step up its action to help tackle climate change. This comes after Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, put forward a climate emergency motion at Full Council on Wednesday 30 January. This was in response to the warning from… read more … about Climate emergency – we must act now>>

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