Category Archives: Environmental Health

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>>

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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A fly-tipping repeat offender is spending three months in prison after being caught dumping waste in the Halifax area.  Malcolm Alan Pinder of Halifax was caught and prosecuted after he was photographed fly-tipping on Angel Road, behind a retail park off Pellon Lane, in Halifax.  A man fitting Mr Pinder’s description had been reported to… read more … about Prison term for fly-tipping offender>>

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Local volunteers are invited to join Calderdale Council and a range of other organisations as they take to the streets of Todmorden in their latest clean up event from Friday 9 June to Tuesday 13 June. During the five days of action, the Council and partners including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue… read more … about Help make a difference in Todmorden>>

Businesses in Calderdale are being reminded of their responsibilities for disposing of commercial waste, as Calderdale Council continues to crackdown on fly-tipping in the borough.  Nearly 10,000 local businesses have been contacted by Calderdale Council, to inform them of their duty to dispose of commercial waste correctly. Environmental Health Officers will also shortly be visiting… read more … about Crackdown on commercial waste disposal>>