Category Archives: Environment

Use of an innovative ‘green screen’ is being tested at Burnley Road Academy in Mytholmroyd, to help make the air cleaner for younger people. Calderdale Council has installed a plant-based perimeter fence around the school playground as part of its priority to tackle air pollution. As national Clean Air Day approaches (Thursday 20 June), the… read more … about Improving air quality for young people in Calderdale>>

Local people are invited to have their say on exciting plans for proposed improvements in Elland town centre. Elland is one of the oldest settlements in Calderdale and it has a number of positives as a town, with high-quality historic buildings and a variety of independent retailers. However, there are also a number of areas… read more … about Have your say on exciting plans for Elland>>

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21 buses have been upgraded with cleaner exhausts; helping to improve air quality across Calderdale First West Yorkshire and Calderdale Council are working together to promote the benefits of travelling by bus, ahead of Clean Air Day on 20th June Residents in Calderdale are benefitting from reduced bus emissions, thanks to an investment by First… read more … about Calderdale bus fleet receives green upgrades to help air quality>>

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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>>

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