Category Archives: Environment

Claire Slattery – The Piece Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire wins two Historic England Angel Awards including the overall UK winner. Last night the iconic Piece Hall and Claire Slattery, Calderdale Council’s Arts and Heritage Manager were awarded Best Rescue of a Historic Building and overall UK winner at the Historic England Angel Awards. Please see… read more … about Claire and The Piece Hall named Historic England Angel Award winners>>

A new approach to keeping Calderdale clean and attractive, which would see street sweeping and litter bin emptying taking place seven days a week, is being considered by Calderdale Council. The Safer, Cleaner, Greener service manages and maintains Calderdale’s many parks, open spaces, children’s play areas, woodlands and nature reserves. It also sweeps roads and… read more … about Keeping Calderdale safe, clean and green>>

Construction work has started on site to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden. Calderdale Council has invested £8.6 million to bring new, state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff at both schools. ‘Turf cutting’ ceremonies took place on both of the sites on Friday 27 October 2017 to mark the official… read more … about Building starts at local primary schools>>

The risk of flooding in Brighouse and the lower valley is being considered as part of the development of a Brighouse flood alleviation scheme. The flooding on Boxing Day 2015 was the most extensive Brighouse has ever experienced. Both the River Calder and Clifton Beck flooded and surface water issues were also experienced in a… read more … about Reducing the flood risk in Brighouse>>

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The review of fire safety in buildings across Calderdale is now complete and the recommendations will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 November. Calderdale Council called for the local review after the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Organisations supporting the review include the Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service… read more … about Fire safety review findings to be discussed>>

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Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We welcome and support Yorkshire Water’s announcement today of the pilot proposal to manage reservoirs in Calderdale to reduce flood risk across the borough. The Council has been lobbying consistently on this issue since Boxing Day 2015 to ensure all partners work together to reduce risks to… read more … about Managing Calderdale reservoirs – statement from Calderdale Council’s Leader>>

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Press release from Yorkshire Water An ambitious and innovative pilot to reduce flooding in Calderdale has been launched today with the help of local MPs Craig Whittaker and Holly Lynch. The first of up to 200,000 trees have been planted as one of a series of measures planned that will help slow the flow of… read more … about Pioneering plans for reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley are launched>>

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Calderdale Council is thanking communities across the borough for their fantastic efforts during and after the surface flooding on Saturday 21 October. Once again, Calderdale’s incredible community spirit shone through, with dozens of people working tirelessly to help keep others safe and clean up affected areas. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “We’d like… read more … about Thank you to our amazing local people>>

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Calderdale Council is continuing the clean up after the period of intense rain and strong wind caused surface flooding in Calderdale on Saturday 21 October. The Environment Agency issued 14 flood warnings on Saturday evening for the River Calder across both the Upper and Lower Calder valleys. A number of localised surface flooding problems occurred,… read more … about Responding to surface flooding issues>>

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