Category Archives: Environment

Monday 21 January is the start of Big Energy Saving Week and Calderdale Council is reminding people of the support available to stay warm this winter. The Council’s Affordable Warmth Team has teamed up with the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) to help people cut energy bills and get the financial support they are entitled… read more … about Helping people stay warm this winter>>

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Joint press release from Woodland Trust, Yorkshire Water and Forest of Bradford Early last month saw the planting of over 14,000 trees at Ogden Water marking the start of a partnership that will see one million trees planted on land owned by Yorkshire Water and leased by the Woodland Trust to help expand the White Rose… read more … about Partners kick off the planting of 1 million trees>>

Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials. The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about… read more … about All Saints’ Big Build challenge>>

Green-fingered Calderdale residents can now apply to use Council land for growing schemes which encourage people to plant and pick their own fruit and vegetables. The Council’s community growing scheme has been running in the upper valley of Calderdale for over four years after an initial successful pilot in Todmorden. The scheme has now been… read more … about Community scheme grows across borough>>


Changes are being introduced in our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) to help improve efficiency, reduce queue time and better manage waste disposal costs. From Monday 26 November, Calderdale Council will introduce a trial permit scheme, initially for users of HWRCs in Brighouse and Elland. Residents will need to display a permit in their vehicle… read more … about Changes to our Household Waste Recycling Centres>>

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Press release from Calderdale Council and Northern Powergrid: An upgraded electricity substation is being installed next to the market area in Hebden Bridge next week, as part of Northern Powergrid’s investment to boost the resilience of its network in the Upper Calder Valley. During the Boxing Day 2015 floods, a number of substations were affected… read more … about New electricity substation to help boost power network resilience>>

A well-used bridge in Todmorden has been improved for the local community and visitors, after a £20,000 project was completed nearly a year ahead of schedule. The Todmorden Town Board identified the need to spruce up the Golden Lion road bridge, and funded the project. Calderdale Council, in partnership with national waterways and wellbeing charity… read more … about Bridge improved for community ahead of schedule>>

Calderdale families are benefiting from seven new affordable homes on Hopwood Lane in Halifax. Calderdale Council and Connect Housing worked together to provide the much-needed family homes for affordable rent, which are part-funded through the Homes England Affordable Homes Programme. The houses were completed in March 2018 and families moved in from April. Since then,… read more … about New homes make a difference to Calderdale families>>

Two major milestones were achieved last month in the project to transform the Northgate site in Halifax. Renovation plans for the former Council offices and the old Central Library have now taken a step forward, with full planning permission for the site granted on Friday 21 September. Work to strip out the former library building is also… read more … about Making progress at Northgate, Halifax>>