Category Archives: Environment

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>>

Distinctive

Calderdale Council is looking at a new approach to dealing with anti-social behaviour and other offences like fly-tipping, planning breaches and dangerous housing conditions.  A full review of enforcement across the Council has been carried out and a new, more efficient, ‘firm but fair’ approach is being proposed, which makes the most of Council resources. … read more … about A new approach to enforcement>>

Press release from the National Trust Image credit: National Trust Images Work has started on a two year £2.6 million natural flood management project in West Yorkshire led by the National Trust to help protect homes and nurture wildlife devastated by the Boxing Day floods of 2015. The aim is to reduce the risk of… read more … about Nature and people to benefit from a £2.6m environmental project in West Yorkshire>>

Hardcastle Crags