Category Archives: Health

Support for breastfeeding mothers in Calderdale to help ensure babies get the best possible start in life has achieved an international gold standard. Calderdale Maternity and Health Visiting services have jointly been awarded The Baby Friendly Achieving Sustainability Gold Award by Unicef – the first joint maternity and health visiting Gold award in England. The services work together… read more … about Support for mothers and babies in Calderdale achieves golden first>>

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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Organisations in Calderdale are being given a helping hand to support families during the school holidays.  The long summer school holidays can be a difficult time, when the cost of feeding and entertaining children can place additional financial pressures on families.  In 2016, Calderdale Council launched the Holiday Kitchen pilot scheme, helping to prepare meals… read more … about New toolkit to help support Holiday Kitchens>>

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>>

Cllr Swift

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>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland