Category Archives: Environment

Calderdale Council is cracking down on bad behaviour that puts the borough’s safety and beauty at risk. Enforcement Action Week from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September 2019 will show there’s ‘no messing’ when it comes to following the rules that protect local people and the environment. Patrols, checks and enforcement will be stepped up… read more … about Council clamps down on bad behaviour>>

Important cycling and walking link is officially re-opened following improvement works as part of a £2.9m package of canal towpath upgrades across West Yorkshire A stretch of towpath along the Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge was officially re-opened today (Saturday 14 September), following improvement works as part of a £2.9m package to boost cycling and… read more … about Cycling and walking boost for Rochdale Canal towpath at Hebden Bridge>>

Local people are being invited to have their say on exciting plans for new homes in Illingworth, Ovenden and Mixenden, as part of Calderdale Council’s North Halifax Transformation Project. The Council is looking to develop three of its sites into around 250 modern, affordable homes to meet local needs. These could include homes which are… read more … about Have your say on housing plans for North Halifax>>

Action to reduce the risk of moorland fires continues in Calderdale, with new signs going up on moors across the borough to warn people that using barbecues and lighting fires is banned. Last month Calderdale Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in areas of the countryside, to prohibit the lighting of fires, barbecues,… read more … about New signs warn of barbecue ban on Calderdale moorland>>

Leeds City Region is committed to becoming a net zero carbon city region – by 2038 at the latest with significant progress by 2030 Emissions must be halved every five years according to research by respected Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Civic leaders, businesses and school children across Leeds City Region have backed the… read more … about Politicians, businesses and young people join forces as Leeds City Region Climate Coalition>>

A new community garden has been created at Wadsworth Common just off Queens Road in Halifax.   Calderdale Council has been carrying out improvement work on the previously under-used patch of land, to boost the amount of green space in the Park ward area, using external funding from the Government’s Migration Fund.  The many benefits… read more … about New community garden for Park ward>>

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Pupils from Calderdale schools are helping the Council to combat litter. They have been busy designing anti-litter posters as part of a competition run by Calderdale Council’s Apprentice Litter Champions, to encourage people to take pride in their community and to bin their rubbish. Angharad Cuthell, aged 11 from St. Andrew’s C of E Junior… read more … about School poster competition helps spread anti-litter message>>

The Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019 and has been taking bold steps to reduce the impact of all its services on the environment. Our Safer, Cleaner, Greener team is responsible for making sure that all of Calderdale’s public spaces are kept clean, safe and attractive for residents and visitors to use and… read more … about Council reviews glyphosate use>>

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