Category Archives: Environment

    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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

Affordable Warmth

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>>

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