Category Archives: Public Health

The Council’s response to the pandemic will be considered during a special Adults Health and Social Care Scrutiny Board meeting on 29 October 2020. The Scrutiny Board will review how organisations in the health and care sector, including the Council, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board will hear evidence from a range of… read more … about Council considers COVID-19 response>>

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Wainhouse Tower will light up purple from tonight (Friday 23 October) until Monday 2 November 2020, for World Polio Day on Saturday 24 October. World Polio Day aims to educate on the need to end polio for good, and Calderdale Council is marking this to help raise awareness. The request to light up Wainhouse Tower,… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up purple for World Polio Day>>

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In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:  “We know that local people will be disappointed that the additional restrictions on household gatherings are still in place in the Halifax constituency. With the recent steady reduction in Calderdale’s COVID-19 rates, we had hoped… read more … about Local household restrictions still apply in Halifax>>

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Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

The first of August was four months to the day since I started working in Calderdale. I began my work here at the beginning of April, a couple of weeks into the national lockdown. I marked my four-month anniversary with the introduction of local restrictions, brought in because the borough has one of the highest… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health>>

Calderdale Council is pleased to be able to offer access to selected services at Halifax Central Library and Archives from Tuesday 11 August 2020. All Calderdale libraries closed in March 2020 in accordance with Government requirements to help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Since then, the Council has been working hard… read more … about Safely reopening Central Library>>

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>>

West Yorkshire Trading Standards’ work to tackle cheap and illicit tobacco in partnership with the five West Yorkshire councils, including Calderdale Council, has been shortlisted in the Public Health Improvement category of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020. The Tackling Illicit Tobacco for Better Health Programme, funded by the five Public Health departments, is… read more … about National recognition for illegal tobacco crackdown>>

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