Category Archives: Health and safety

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>>

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Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19).  This includes people with serious underlying health conditions such as specific cancers… read more … about Support for the extremely vulnerable>>

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In the week since the Council took back the management of the Centre at Threeways significant steps have been taken to improve safety and security, working closely with tenants and users to ensure services and activities are continued wherever possible and are safe to do so. The Council has contacted all the tenants within the… read more … about Securing the Centre at Threeways>>

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The Trustees of the Centre at Threeways have worked hard over several years to manage and deliver services to the community from the Threeways site in Ovenden, Halifax. Unfortunately the site’s various buildings are ageing and deteriorating and Calderdale Council has had no option but to bring the lease with the Centre at Threeways to… read more … about Centre at Threeways update>>

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Young people in Calderdale have been finding out more about the opportunities available within the construction industry at a special training day at Northgate House in Halifax. Calderdale Council is working with the construction management company Blacc to transform the former library and Council offices at Northgate House to create a new sixth form centre,… read more … about Students build their future plans>>

Northgate House work

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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