Category Archives: Environmental Health

People who keep birds and poultry must keep them indoors to limit the spread of avian influenza. Commonly known as bird flu, avian influenza is a disease which is currently affecting the health of birds across the UK. Over the last year, there have been more than 200 confirmed cases, making this the largest outbreak… read more … about Keep birds indoors to prevent the spread of disease>>

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Calderdale Council’s extensive investigation into alleged noises in the Holmfield area of Halifax has reached a conclusion. In response to complaints from some residents about reported noise in the area, including low frequency noise, the Council began a complex and thorough investigation. The Council takes the concerns and wellbeing of all local people seriously, and… read more … about Noise investigation comes to an end>>

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At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 8 February 2021, members will consider an application for an Environmental Permit from Calder Valley Skip Hire Ltd. Calder Valley Skip Hire has applied for the permit to operate a small waste incinerator plant on Belmont Industrial Estate, Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge, The Council must determine… read more … about Decision required on Environmental Permit application>>

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In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:  “We know that local people will be disappointed that the additional restrictions on household gatherings are still in place in the Halifax constituency. With the recent steady reduction in Calderdale’s COVID-19 rates, we had hoped… read more … about Local household restrictions still apply in Halifax>>

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The first of August was four months to the day since I started working in Calderdale. I began my work here at the beginning of April, a couple of weeks into the national lockdown. I marked my four-month anniversary with the introduction of local restrictions, brought in because the borough has one of the highest… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health>>

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Calderdale residents are being urged to dispose of any rubbish responsibly, following a number of recent fly tipping cases in the borough. The Council’s Community Safety Wardens have attended a number of fly tipping incidents throughout Calderdale in recent weeks, including cases at Albert Promenade in Halifax, Cold Edge Road at Wainstalls, Donkey Hill outside… read more … about Counting the cost of fly tipping>>

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Calderdale Council is set to stop using glyphosate within its parks and on verges. At a meeting on 29 July the Cabinet will be asked to consider a report on the use by the Council of herbicides such as glyphosate, known as Roundup, across Calderdale’s towns and villages. The recommendations within the report are for the Council… read more … about Cutting back on glyphosate use>>

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A farmer from Hebden Bridge has been banned from keeping livestock for seven years, after failing to comply with animal welfare legislation. Jennifer Pickles, 69, of High Royd Farm in Hebden Bridge appeared before Bradford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 July and pleaded guilty to a number of offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006…. read more … about Calderdale farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences>>

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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>>

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