Category Archives: Resilience

Calderdale residents are being asked to share their thoughts about what it’s like to live in the borough to help inform ambitions for the future. The Vision perception survey gathers the views of local residents each year to help shape the Vision for Calderdale, as the borough approaches its 50th birthday in the year 2024…. read more … about Have your say and help shape Calderdale’s future>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Council is gearing up to make Calderdale’s voice heard at one of the world’s most significant climate events. Cllr Scott Patient, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Resilience, and members of the Council’s Environmental Projects team, are attending COP26 – the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. They will speak up for… read more … about Calderdale climate action heads for international spotlight>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Calderdale organisations, including community groups, charities and schools can now apply for funding from the £1million Climate Emergency Fund, to support projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the borough Calderdale Council is working in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to launch the £1million fund to enable local communities to lead work to… read more … about Launch of £1million Climate Emergency Fund>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

A plan setting out a series of actions to support Calderdale’s economic recovery from COVID-19 is being discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 29 March 2021. The COVID pandemic has affected every community in Calderdale, with the loss of many lives. It’s affected people’s physical and mental wellbeing and resulted in… read more … about Calderdale’s plan to build back fairer>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

Preparing for a strong and sustainable recovery was the Council’s priority when setting the budget for 2021/22, agreed at Budget Council on Monday 22 February 2021. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “In this year unlike any other, we have faced the twin challenges of flooding and COVID-19.  My thanks go to our communities,… read more … about A budget for the recovery>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The amazing kindness and togetherness shown by people in Calderdale during the pandemic is being showcased in a major new national report. Faced with frequent flooding and COVID-19, Calderdale people have stayed resilient, come together and supported each other. Their community spirit, and the local investment to help people from different backgrounds to connect and… read more … about Calderdale’s kindness in national spotlight>>

As part of Calderdale’s wider programme of targeted community COVID-19 testing, frontline Council staff will soon start to receive lateral flow tests. Calderdale Council has been carrying out targeted community testing with lateral flow tests as one of the many measures being used to prevent and control COVID-19.  The tests are sometimes known as rapid… read more … about Extending Calderdale’s targeted testing>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 are encouraged to check if they could be eligible for resilience support. Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the Council has continued to progress plans to enable applications to be opened for the government’s flood resilience grant scheme. The Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant pays up to… read more … about Flood grant opportunity to better protect properties>>

Flood

Rastrick Bridge has reopened to traffic today (Thursday 2 July), ahead of schedule. The bridge in Brighouse was badly affected by Storm Ciara in February. It has been closed to vehicles since late April, after diving surveys found holes under one of the central pillars and cracks in one of the bridge arches. Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Rastrick Bridge has now reopened>>

Work taking place on Rastrick Bridge