Category Archives: Environment

Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe and welcoming place for a night out. Purple Flag is the gold standard for town centres, like Green Flag for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. The award scheme recognises… read more … about Halifax Retains Purple Flag Status for Seventh Year>>

The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards. Calderdale Council worked with the Canal & River Trust(external link), the charity that looks after the Calder & Hebble Navigation, to rebuild the… read more … about Elland Bridge rebuild shortlisted for engineering award>>

Proposed changes to the draft Local Plan which could significantly reduce the impact on the green belt will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at a meeting on Monday 12 February 2018. The government requires local councils to produce a Local Plan which identifies land to meet their requirements for new housing and economic development,… read more … about Protecting the green belt, planning future homes>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Calderdale Council’s sports service is reducing the amount of plastic it uses by getting rid of the plastic overshoes provided to customers when entering the changing rooms. Following customer feedback about the use of disposable plastic, all Council swimming pools will stop the use of plastic overshoes and instead ask customers to remove their shoes… read more … about Sports take steps to reduce plastic waste>>

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Time is running out to order trees for this year’s planting as part of Calderdale Council’s ‘buy a park a tree’ scheme. The scheme, which started in summer 2017, gives individuals, groups or businesses the chance to sponsor a tree of their choice to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space. Planting season… read more … about Calling last orders on this season’s tree planting>>

Tree planting

A proposed new housing scheme to help older people and residents with dementia to live independently has moved a step forward. A planning application has been submitted for 65 purpose-built apartments in Rastrick, offering affordable new homes, activity areas and facilities all under one roof. Calderdale Council and Home Group, a not-for-profit housing provider, are… read more … about Proposed new homes offer older people independence>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposals to transform the Beech Hill area of Halifax. Calderdale Council, Together Housing and other organisations have listened to residents and recognise that the area would benefit from regeneration. They continue to explore options to make this happen. To keep the community involved in the… read more … about Have your say on Beech Hill regeneration>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Two schemes to help prevent flooding in the Calder Valley could soon take a step forward at the next meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet will look at two flood schemes to progress, complementing the flood schemes already underway. This includes a major flood alleviation scheme at Mytholmroyd and a programme of wetland and environmental… read more … about Proposals to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley>>

Flooding waves