Category Archives: Volunteers

This week is national Volunteers’ Week (which runs until Thursday 7 June) and Calderdale Council is hoping to inspire more local people to give volunteering a try. Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, said: “Over the last year, 1,500 volunteers have completed projects in 200 local places. We want… read more … about Get involved in Volunteers’ Week>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Sixty flood wardens who volunteer to help protect people and their properties throughout the Calder Valley are being invited to an event to help them learn from each other. Anyone who wants to get involved in supporting residents during a flood event, either as a flood warden or by… read more … about Learn from others how best to protect against flooding in the Calder Valley>>

Calderdale Council has pledged its commitment to continue with plans to transform Todmorden Town Hall. The Todmorden Development Board has already earmarked £121,000 to invest in the building and this will still go ahead, despite a recent bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund being turned down. A partnership of Calderdale Council, Todmorden Town Council, Todmorden… read more … about Investing in Todmorden Town Hall>>

Press release from Slow the Flow and the Environment Agency If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time in the ‘great outdoors’, keep fit and healthy, give something back to the community and help prevent Calderdale from flooding, why not volunteer for Slow the Flow during 2018. Over the past year the Calderdale… read more … about Make a New Year’s resolution to Slow the Flow in Calderdale>>

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Press release from the Environment Agency A £50,000 community project to help reduce the risk of flooding in Calderdale is starting this winter to be delivered over the next three years. Midgledon Brook is one of three projects in Yorkshire to successfully bid for DEFRA funding to support community led organisations to deliver natural flood… read more … about New community project to reduce flood risk in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering. The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 – for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change. Both the… read more … about Council work shortlisted for national awards>>

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Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to celebrate its 142nd birthday and discover its fascinating history at the next tour of the iconic building. On Sunday 2 April from 2pm, volunteers will run a guided ‘taster’ tour of the Town Hall, telling stories of its past to mark its anniversary. Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Happy birthday Todmorden Town Hall!>>