Category Archives: Environment

Calderdale Council is launching a hard-hitting campaign on Clean Air Day (Thursday 20 June 2019) to help tackle air pollution and urge people to do their bit to improve air quality in the borough. Shocking images will be used in the Let’s Clear the Air campaign to emphasise the seriousness of air pollution. It may… read more … about It’s time to face up to air pollution>>

Following public consultation, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will now consider the introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order to reduce the risk of moorland fires. Recent fires at nearby Marsden Moor and Ilkley Moor caused a great deal of damage to many acres of moorland and destroyed precious wildlife habitats. Thankfully, and on the back of… read more … about Protecting our distinctive moorland>>

An updated plan to improve air quality is being proposed by Calderdale Council as it continues to fight against climate change. On Tuesday 18 June, the Council’s Cabinet will discuss a new version of the Air Quality Action Plan, which outlines how the Council proposes to tackle air pollution from 2019 to 2030. Cllr Scott… read more … about Plans to beat air pollution in Calderdale>>

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Use of an innovative ‘green screen’ is being tested at Burnley Road Academy in Mytholmroyd, to help make the air cleaner for younger people. Calderdale Council has installed a plant-based perimeter fence around the school playground as part of its priority to tackle air pollution. As national Clean Air Day approaches (Thursday 20 June), the… read more … about Improving air quality for young people in Calderdale>>

Local people are invited to have their say on exciting plans for proposed improvements in Elland town centre. Elland is one of the oldest settlements in Calderdale and it has a number of positives as a town, with high-quality historic buildings and a variety of independent retailers. However, there are also a number of areas… read more … about Have your say on exciting plans for Elland>>

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21 buses have been upgraded with cleaner exhausts; helping to improve air quality across Calderdale First West Yorkshire and Calderdale Council are working together to promote the benefits of travelling by bus, ahead of Clean Air Day on 20th June Residents in Calderdale are benefitting from reduced bus emissions, thanks to an investment by First… read more … about Calderdale bus fleet receives green upgrades to help air quality>>

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The redevelopment of the Beech Hill estate in Halifax has entered its next stage this week with the start of the demolition of three tower blocks which have stood empty for over 10 years. The work is part of the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council which aims to… read more … about Demolition of tower blocks begins at Beech Hill>>

Calderdale Council is working proactively with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to prevent moorland fires, but all agencies also depend on the vigilance and care of those who are out and about in our wonderful countryside to play an active part in protecting it. Whilst Calderdale was thankfully unaffected by… read more … about Working together to prevent moorland fires – everyone has a part to play>>