Category Archives: Volunteers

The Calderdale Flood Action Plan is three years old this October and to acknowledge this important milestone, Calderdale Council and its partners are reflecting on key areas of progress since 2016.  Created following the floods of Boxing Day 2015, the plan aims to reduce the impact of flooding and build resilience for future events. The… read more … about Marking the third anniversary of the Calderdale Flood Action Plan>>

Flood

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

Access improvements are taking place at Rastrick Library to ensure the facility is available for everyone to use. Rastrick Library was built in 1912. It was designed by a well-known local architect, R F Rogerson, and is now Grade II listed. Although the attractive building retains many grand original features, the steep stepped access makes… read more … about Improving access at Rastrick Library>>

Rastrick Library

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

Calderdale Council is thanking communities for their amazing kindness and support after a long period of rainfall caused flooding issues in Calderdale on Saturday 16 March. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings throughout the borough on Saturday for the River Calder. The flood sirens were sounded in the Upper Valley and residents urged to take… read more … about Calderdale kindness shines through weekend rainfall>>

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The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall is on Sunday 5 August and focuses on the famous architect of the building, John Gibson. As well as seeing inside this magnificent building, the guided tour, led by Town Hall volunteers, focuses on the history of the renowned architect John Gibson. Gibson designed Todmorden Town… read more … about Find out more about the man behind Todmorden Town Hall>>

Town Hall

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>>