Category Archives: Environmental Health

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>>

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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At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 11 June, members will discuss 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 Mearclough Road in Sowerby Bridge. Due to the level of public interest… read more … about Cabinet to consider Environmental Permit plans>>

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Keeping Calderdale clean and safe is something that’s important to everyone, and Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have teamed up to launch a new Calderdale anti-littering campaign. The Don’t Muck About campaign is all about encouraging residents to feel pride in their surroundings and emphasising the message that the Council will not… read more … about Love Sowerby Bridge – hate litter>>

A farmer from Halifax who failed to comply with animal health legislation to reduce the risk of Foot and Mouth Disease has been fined £4000 and ordered to pay a further £2000 in costs. Mr Simon John Tallis, age 47 of Newlands Road, Warley, Halifax appeared before Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court on Friday 14… read more … about Calderdale farmer sentenced for animal welfare crimes>>

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