Category Archives: Health and safety

A new facility to safely store the salt used to keep Calderdale moving during periods of bad weather, is now ready to use.  Construction work has now finished on the new salt barn at the Ainleys depot site in Elland. The new facility has the capacity to store 12,000 tonnes of salt, protecting it from… read more … about Warm welcome for winter salt store>>

Salt barn

Multiple organisations across Yorkshire have joined forces to encourage people across the entire region to learn about the dangers of open water swimming, after recent hot weather has led to a spate of tragic water incidents on beaches and in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and canals. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the last few weeks,… read more … about Yorkshire organisations come together to highlight importance of being water wise>>

Ogden water

Plans to modernise and improve the layout of the Ainley Depot site, outside Elland, are being considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The Ainley facility includes the Council’s highways depot and Elland Household Waste and Recycling Centre; it’s also the Council’s hub for winter gritting activity, requiring regular salt deliveries at certain times of the year…. read more … about Proposed improvements at Elland facility>>

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Work is taking place at the Ainleys facility in Elland, to allow for better access and the installation of additional safety measures.  From Monday 30 November work will take place to widen access at the facility, which includes Calderdale Council’s highways depot and Elland Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).   The current main site entrance… read more … about Essential safety works at Elland facility>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

The safe reopening of Calderdale Council’s leisure facilities is continuing, with North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax due to reopen on Wednesday 14 October 2020. All centres closed in March 2020, in line with Government guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since then, Calderdale Council has been working on plans for the safe, phased… read more … about Safely reopening our sports facilities>>

New restrictions to tackle coronavirus in Calderdale During lockdown, I was inspired by the way that Calderdale’s communities stepped up and supported each other. We all made sacrifices, we stuck to the social distancing guidelines and together we kept the number of cases low in the borough. Unfortunately, since restrictions were eased in June, we… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, our Director of Public Health>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

Calderdale Council teams continue to adapt to new ways of working, to provide the best possible protection and support to each other and the entire community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Council staff are playing a vital role in helping local people, including the most vulnerable, alongside the amazing work of other organisations and volunteers. Thanks… read more … about Playing our part to protect Calderdale from COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Plans are being put in place to enable public toilets in Calderdale to reopen in each of the borough’s towns from Tuesday 7 July. To help support the reopening of local businesses and enable those with certain medical conditions to get out and about, Calderdale Council is reopening one toilet block in each of the… read more … about Reopening of toilet facilities in Calderdale>>

COVID

In the fight against COVID-19, Calderdale Council is working with local organisations who are donating or producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our hardworking staff in the NHS and social care, and is calling on Government for an urgent, longer-term solution to the national PPE shortage. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We… read more … about Calderdale gets to work on personal protective equipment>>

Nick Barber