Category Archives: Safer Cleaner Greener

There’s no messing in Halifax town centre this week, as the mission to make Calderdale safer, cleaner and greener is well underway. Teams from Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are out in force on the streets of Halifax, carrying out a complete cleaning blitz and a range of… read more … about Making a difference in Halifax town centre>>

Clearing litter

A Calderdale resident has been ordered by the court to pay £250 for failing to pick up after his dog in a Calderdale cricket field.  Calderdale Council recently prosecuted Mr Colin Marchington of Sowerby Bridge for failing to clean up after his Newfoundland dog on Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club’s field in December last year.  Mr… read more … about Pick up in time, avoid fine>>

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Hundreds of colourful wild flowers will be springing up across Calderdale thanks to a project to inspire people to transform their communities by sowing seeds. Calderdale Council is giving away free native wild flower seeds for people to plant at home and in their local area. A massive 40kg of seeds – enough to sow… read more … about Calderdale grows wild>>

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The clean up is continuing from the Boxing Day floods, with Calderdale Council, partners and volunteers taking part in a spring clean of the banks of the River Calder.  The floods caused a lot of damage along the river, and while repair work has been carried out to towpaths and riverbanks, there’s still a lot… read more … about Join the River Calder spring clean>>

Debris on Calder

Calderdale Council is getting ready to take part in the biggest ever clean up of the country, in the run up to the Queen’s 90th birthday.  The first national anti-litter campaign took place in 1953, the year of the Queen’s coronation. Ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April, the ‘Clean for the… read more … about Calderdale gets ready to ‘Clean for the Queen’>>

Big Clean Up

It’s now two months on from the devastating floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day, and communities are slowly beginning to return to normal, with many shops and businesses reopening. Council services will also shortly return to normal as well. In affected areas parking charges were suspended and skip hire has been free of charge… read more … about Services return to normal after flooding>>

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Calderdale Council is continuing to crack down on fly-tipping in the borough, and has recently brought cases against two local men.  In cases heard by Halifax Magistrates on Friday 15 January, Mr John Bagley of Halifax pleaded guilty to a fly tipping offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and in a separate case Mr… read more … about Crackdown on fly-tipping>>

Fly-tipping in Siddal

Grass verges and open spaces in Calderdale could soon be a lot more colourful, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet discuss the planting of wild flowers across the borough. There are already a number of sites across Calderdale where wildflowers have been allowed to bloom, resulting in stunning displays of flowers like poppies appearing on the road… read more … about Blooming marvellous>>


Nearly 100 staff working in Calderdale’s parks, countryside and streets have received training on spotting and reporting signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Calderdale Council delivered the training to its Safer, Cleaner, Greener service – which includes street cleaning and playground maintenance – throughout the summer as part of its ongoing work to help tackle… read more … about Park staff learn to spot signs of CSE>>

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