Category Archives: Resilience

Residents in Calderdale will soon receive important advice to support them to stay warm, safe and well throughout this winter. The latest version of the Winter Wise guide will soon arrive on the doorsteps of all households in Calderdale. The guide has been created by Calderdale Council in partnership with the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care… read more … about Showing kindness and staying Winter Wise>>

Winter wise

Celebrations are taking place across Calderdale to mark the International Day of Older Persons, supporting the borough’s Age Friendly status. International Day of Older Persons is a worldwide awareness day created by the United Nations and celebrated on 1 October every year. It recognises the valued contribution of older people in society and raises awareness… read more … about Grant scheme supports events for International Day of Older Persons>>

Cllr Fenton-Glynn and Cllr Sarah Courtney at Halifax Town Hall with boards pledging their support for IDOP

A major new document showing how Calderdale Council will improve life for residents, businesses and visitors at a time of significant challenge, will be discussed at its next Cabinet meeting. On Monday 12 September, Cabinet Members will be asked to approve Calderdale Council’s Corporate Plan 2022-2024. The plan outlines how the Council, together with other… read more … about A plan to make life in Calderdale better for all>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the… read more … about Supporting families to have Healthy Holidays>>

Healthy Holidays summer artwork

A new brand showcasing Calderdale’s unique culture has been unveiled, to continue the development of the borough’s growing profile as a vibrant cultural destination. Local businesses and attractions are encouraged to use the new ‘CultureDale’ brand, which Calderdale Council launched at its flagship ‘We are Calderdale’ event. The brand is funded by the European Regional… read more … about Welcome to CultureDale>>

CultureDale logo

Calderdale Council’s countryside volunteers have been supporting moorland restoration and carbon capture, by studying various methods of growing sphagnum moss as part of the Growing Resilience project. Sphagnum moss, which used to carpet the ground on local moors, is an important plant in natural flood management and carbon capture. It restores degraded moorland, soaks up… read more … about Growing moss for peat’s sake>>

Calderdale's countryside volunteers study sphagnum moss

It’s time to get ready for summer, according to the Met Office, as they launch their WeatherReady preparedness campaign to help people make the most of summer weather, come rain or shine.  Partners from across the country, including Calderdale Council, have joined forces to bring together the best advice to help people to get prepared… read more … about Get ready for summer>>

An exciting new project has now launched to create a series of artworks within the Upper Calder Valley, not only raising awareness of the damage caused by climate change, but also helping to reduce its impact. The Art as Natural Flood Management project will see the creation of artworks that will also act as natural… read more … about New project offers creative solutions to reduce flood risk>>

Artworks by Trudi Entwistle

The Floodmobile, a mobile home which shows people and businesses how they can better protect their properties from flooding, is visiting communities in Brighouse and Todmorden on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March The mobile home showcases over 50 ways that people can increase resilience to their properties and reduce the risks of flooding Industry… read more … about ‘Floodmobile’ to visit at-risk communities in Calderdale>>

Floodmobile