Category Archives: Health

Combatting vehicle engine idling is a major focus of Calderdale Council’s new campaign to tackle air pollution. Idling (where a vehicle’s engine is left running whilst stationary) can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as when a vehicle is moving. Air pollution is damaging our health and the environment. Calderdale Council is fighting… read more … about Stop idling – save our environment>>

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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A year since the launch of Calderdale Cares, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will mark the progress which has been made in bringing together health and care services across the borough.    Closer partnerships between the Council, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, Calderdale and Huddersfield Hospital Trust and the community and voluntary sector are already having a significant… read more … about Calderdale Cares about communities>>

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Plans to improve air quality in Calderdale are being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Councillors will consider an updated Air Quality Action Plan, which outlines the action the Council will take to improve air quality in Calderdale. Although air pollution levels in Calderdale are generally in line with air quality objectives, the levels of nitrogen… read more … about Tackling air pollution in Calderdale>>

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Visitors to The Piece Hall were given an insight into autism on Thursday 10 January, as the Autism Reality Experience was brought to Halifax to raise awareness of the condition. This provided members of the public and professionals with some insight of the sensory overload experienced by people with conditions on the autistic spectrum, and… read more … about The Autism Reality Experience comes to The Piece Hall>>

Monday 21 January is the start of Big Energy Saving Week and Calderdale Council is reminding people of the support available to stay warm this winter. The Council’s Affordable Warmth Team has teamed up with the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) to help people cut energy bills and get the financial support they are entitled… read more … about Helping people stay warm this winter>>

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Green-fingered Calderdale residents can now apply to use Council land for growing schemes which encourage people to plant and pick their own fruit and vegetables. The Council’s community growing scheme has been running in the upper valley of Calderdale for over four years after an initial successful pilot in Todmorden. The scheme has now been… read more … about Community scheme grows across borough>>

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