Category Archives: Safer Cleaner Greener

A programme of tree planting is taking place in Calderdale, with over 100 new trees planted over the last month and more planned over the coming months and years. The benefits of tree planting are well documented; they absorb carbon dioxide and improve air quality, plus they can assist in the prevention of flooding, encourage… read more … about Council branches out with tree planting programme>>

Tree planting taking place

A successful Enforcement Action Week showed that Calderdale Council means business when it comes to tackling anti-social behaviour. The Council and its partner organisations stepped up their patrols, checks and enforcement from Monday 23 September, sending out a clear message that irresponsible behaviour such as fly-tipping, illegal parking, littering and vehicle idling will not be… read more … about Enforcement Action Week tackles irresponsible behaviour>>

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale Council is set to stop using glyphosate within its parks and on verges. At a meeting on 29 July the Cabinet will be asked to consider a report on the use by the Council of herbicides such as glyphosate, known as Roundup, across Calderdale’s towns and villages. The recommendations within the report are for the Council… read more … about Cutting back on glyphosate use>>

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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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This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

Volunteers week

As part of its ongoing battle against littering, Calderdale Council is backing the Chewing Gum Action Group’s ‘Bin it your way’ campaign. Complementing the Council’s own ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-littering campaign, ‘Bin it your way’ encourages people to dispose of their chewing gum responsibly and avoid a fine of up to £80. Posters and banners… read more … about Tackling chewing gum litter in Calderdale>>

People's Park banner

Two new Calderdale Council apprentices are taking the ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-litter message out into the Calderdale community. Joel Duncan and Rachael Crane are the Council’s new Apprentice Litter Champions, funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and Halifax Rotary Club. They will be visiting local schools and community groups and explaining the impact of… read more … about Champions ‘Don’t Muck About’ with anti-litter message>>

Litter Champions

A fly tipper in Calderdale is counting the cost for his actions after he was prosecuted for dumping bags of waste in Elland. Ainsley Stevenson, 20, from Elland pleaded guilty to fly tipping offences after dumping four bags of waste on land off Plains Lane in Elland. He was fined a total of £427, plus… read more … about Love Calderdale – hate fly tipping>>