Category Archives: Public Health

The latest statistics from NHS Digital have alarmingly revealed that last year one in five (22%) women in Calderdale aged 25-64 who are eligible for a cervical screening test did not book in or attend their smear test.  The data has found that the numbers of women in Calderdale attending in the younger age group… read more … about Encouraging cervical screening>>

At this time of year, viruses like the ‘winter vomiting bug’ (also called norovirus) can take hold. Calderdale Council is reminding people of the symptoms and what to do to reduce the spread of this very contagious virus. Norovirus is a stomach bug that can affect anyone and causes diarrhoea and/or vomiting. It spreads easily… read more … about Don’t let norovirus ruin your Christmas>>

Young woman in pain

In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “It’s wonderful news that the Tour de Yorkshire is returning to Calderdale next year, coming to new parts of the borough that can experience the excitement of the event. Hosting… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2017>>

Illingworth and Ovenden are the latest areas to have a 20mph speed limit introduced on their residential streets as part of Calderdale Council’s Love our Streets campaign rollout. By 2017 residential streets across Calderdale will be 20mph, and from Friday 7 October 2016, the limit will be operational in the broad areas of Illingworth and… read more … about 20 is plenty for Illingworth and Ovenden>>


Smokers across Calderdale are being urged to kick the habit during Stoptober. Stoptober is the mass challenge to quit smoking set by Public Health England, which started on Saturday 1 October and is being supported by Calderdale Council. Last year more than 800 people in Calderdale signed up for Stoptober, and this year the Council… read more … about Stub out smoking this Stoptober>>

No smoking

The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee will meet Friday 30 September at 10.30am at Halifax Town Hall.    They are meeting to agree their findings report on the proposals to reconfigure health services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.  At the meeting, the Committee will consider a draft report setting out the information it has received and the conclusions… read more … about The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meeting on A & E closure plans>>

Cllr Greenwood

The owner of an illegal food business, discovered by officers at Calderdale Council, was prosecuted at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 6 September).  On 29 June 2015 the Council received a complaint of foul smelling bins containing meat waste on Battinson Road in Halifax. Officers investigated and found four bins containing poultry waste infested with… read more … about Halifax business fined for hygiene offences>>

Smoking outside council buildings could soon be banned, as part of Calderdale Council’s work to help reduce smoking rates and have positive impacts on people’s health and the environment. On Monday 12 September 2016, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider recommendations from the Adults, Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel: – To commit to the Breathe… read more … about Working towards a smoke-free Calderdale>>

No smoking

Pull on your trainers for a new Parkrun in Calderdale! The new weekly leisure run (or walk) for all ages, abilities and experience will be held at Wellholme Park in Brighouse from Saturday 3 September 2016. Calderdale Council has worked with local volunteers to launch this free event to build on the success of Halifax… read more … about On your marks, get set, go!>>

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