Category Archives: Public Health

Storm Ciara brought devastating flooding across Calderdale on Sunday 9 February. Heavy and persistent rain led to widespread flooding, causing several road and building closures and flooding to homes and businesses. Local residents, flood wardens and teams from Calderdale Council and other organisations showed their amazing community spirit, braving the bad weather and working around… read more … about Calderdale’s response to flooding>>

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Calderdale Council has signed up to the national Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health(external link) from Public Health England (PHE), to build on its commitment to preventing mental health problems and promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the borough. Working closely with PHE and other organisations, the Council is making significant steps towards tackling… read more … about Council makes ground-breaking commitment to tackling mental health issues in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council is furthering its commitment to tackling the obesity crisis by considering adoption of the Local Government Healthy Weight Declaration. The declaration is a council commitment to promote healthy weight and looks to ensure that the healthy choice is the easier choice. Initially developed by the Food Active programme, the declaration has already been… read more … about Creating a healthier future for Calderdale>>

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New figures show that the cost of smoking-related social care to Calderdale Council is over £3 million per year. Last year, smoking killed 78,000 people in England. But the cost of smoking doesn’t stop there – for every person killed by smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking is the… read more … about Counting the cost of smoking>>

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Calderdale GPs and their patients are gearing up to take part in the borough’s first ever GP practice parkrun. Several practices across Calderdale have already signed up to run, jog, walk or volunteer at their local parkrun – Halifax, Brighouse or Todmorden – on Saturday 28 September. Calderdale Council has been working with practices to… read more … about Calderdale GPs get set for special parkrun>>

A new project aimed at giving children the best start in life has launched in Calderdale. ’50 things to do before you’re five’ suggests 50 activities parents and carers can do with children before they turn five, all chosen by childcare specialists to help boost development. The campaign launched in Calderdale at Eureka! the National… read more … about Sharing experiences with ‘50 things to do before you’re five’>>

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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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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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