Category Archives: Health and safety

Members of our building control and emergency planning teams remain on site following the mill fire at the former Walkley Clogs factory on Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge. The Council is working with partner organisations to investigate and support the building owner to ensure that the building is safe. Burnley Road remains fully closed to vehicles,… read more … about Response to building fire in Hebden Bridge>>

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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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The Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019 and has been taking bold steps to reduce the impact of all its services on the environment. Our Safer, Cleaner, Greener team is responsible for making sure that all of Calderdale’s public spaces are kept clean, safe and attractive for residents and visitors to use and… read more … about Council reviews glyphosate use>>

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Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards, thanks to its innovative work in Public Health, Children and Young People’s Services and Health and Safety. The Council is a finalist in three categories of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2019 – Public Health Improvement, Innovation in Children’s Services, and Rising Star. The… read more … about Triple success in national awards shortlist>>

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Work begins this week to install fencing on North Bridge in Halifax, as part of Calderdale Council’s wider suicide prevention plan. At the end of last year, new CCTV cameras were installed, which have already been used to alert the Council and partners to vulnerable people on the bridge. Additional works are now taking place… read more … about Preventing suicide in Calderdale>>

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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>>

An innovative animation, specifically designed to safeguard children in West Yorkshire from exploitation and abuse, is due to premiere at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. Funded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson through £36,000 of grant money, it sees its first official screening on Monday 21 January… read more … about Animation premieres to tackle child exploitation>>

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