Category Archives: Environment

Two new Calderdale Council apprentices are taking the ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-litter message out into the Calderdale community. Joel Duncan and Rachael Crane are the Council’s new Apprentice Litter Champions, funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and Halifax Rotary Club. They will be visiting local schools and community groups and explaining the impact of… read more … about Champions ‘Don’t Muck About’ with anti-litter message>>

Litter Champions

Press release from the Environment Agency People living in the Stubbing Holme Road neighbourhood of Hebden Bridge are being urged to drop in to an event to find out more about proposals to protect their properties from flooding. This is the proposed first phase of work carried out by Environment Agency, in partnership with Calderdale… read more … about Drop-in to find out about plans to protect a Hebden Bridge neighbourhood from flooding>>

Flooding waves

The Mytholmroyd birthplace of Ted Hughes, one of the country’s greatest writers, could be set to raise its profile on the national map, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet considers the future management of the building. The world-renowned former poet and children’s author was born at 1 Aspinall Street in Mytholmroyd on 17 August 1930 and was… read more … about Keeping the spirit of Ted Hughes alive in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council and Better Homes Yorkshire have secured over £1 million investment to provide fully funded insulation for the attic bedrooms or lofts of 500 Calderdale homes. The work, which is a simple process that can be completed in a week, is part of the Council’s affordable warmth programme and the Leeds City Region Enterprise… read more … about Free attic bedroom insulation for homes across Calderdale>>

Attic insulation

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>>