Category Archives: Climate emergency

Work is beginning this week to allow for the installation of energy efficiency heating measures at six Council-owned buildings.  Funding of £2.8million from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, is being used to install new technology to replace existing gas fuel systems with electric heat pumps (ground source and… read more … about An energy efficient future for our historic buildings>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

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>>

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Following a review of parking charges across the borough, changes to existing charging hours and days are being made. There are no changes to actual parking tariffs and they continue to remain low compared to neighbouring boroughs. The existing charging hours in Halifax (short stay), Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and West Vale will be extended… read more … about Changes to parking in Calderdale>>

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The importance of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. An ambitious and far-reaching draft cultural strategy will be presented to the Cabinet at their meeting on Monday 4 October. It has been developed to harness the power of the borough’s unique culture and heritage… read more … about Putting culture at the heart of the borough’s recovery>>

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Firms from across Calderdale will join an online webinar session later this month to discuss the role of businesses in tackling the climate emergency on a local level. The session is being held as part of the Let’s Talk Trade series of panel discussions delivered by Calderdale Council and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce,… read more … about Local businesses aim to tackle Calderdale’s climate emergency>>

Joint press release with the National Trust Calderdale Council and the National Trust are jointly hosting an online meeting to give people a chance to find out more about local woodlands and ask questions about how these are managed. On Thursday 23 September from 6.30pm, knowledgeable representatives from the National Trust and Calderdale Council, as well… read more … about Online community meeting planned to help people in Calderdale learn more about the area’s woodlands>>

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Calderdale Council is taking part in a nationwide campaign this September to draw attention to climate change, whilst also thinking about how we can all take care of the world around us. The national climate action campaign, known as the Great Big Green Week runs from 18-26 September and highlights the need for urgent action… read more … about Taking part in the Great Big Green Week>>

Calderdale’s bold target to be carbon neutral by 2038, if not sooner, is in line with the findings of a landmark international study into the science behind climate change. A report published by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that more intense rainfall, flooding and extreme heatwaves could become a more… read more … about Calderdale’s path to zero carbon>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Calderdale Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency has received national recognition, as one of only 10 councils shortlisted in the Climate Response category of the prestigious LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. A record number of… read more … about Council’s climate response shortlisted for national award>>

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