Category Archives: Climate emergency

Council buildings across Calderdale could benefit from major energy improvement works using grant funding of nearly £3million. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve plans to install energy efficiency heating measures at six Council-owned buildings, using grant funding of £2.8million from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. Bankfield… read more … about Reducing carbon emissions in Council buildings>>

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Work is set to start in early summer to create a new wetlands nature reserve at Brearley Fields in Mytholmroyd, following planning approval at the end of 2020. The project, which is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will transform the former playing fields into a valuable wetlands habitat and increase floodwater storage… read more … about Flourishing plans for new nature reserve take root>>

Brearley Fields when flooded

Air quality and its impact on health is the focus of an innovative new libraries project, based in Sowerby Bridge. Residents in and around the town are invited to the launch event of Calderdale libraries’ ‘Something in the Air?’ project, supported by researchers at the University of Manchester and funded as part of the Engaging… read more … about Library events focus on air quality in Sowerby Bridge>>

Something in the air

Calderdale residents can support the work to tackle climate change by opting to receive their council tax bills electronically. Calderdale Council is pledging to plant trees across the borough for every 1000 residents that switch to ebilling before the end of March 2021. Currently only 15% of Calderdale residents receive ebilling for their Council Tax…. read more … about Sign up for ebilling to support tree planting pledge>>

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Investment to support Calderdale Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency and ambitious net zero carbon targets is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. The ongoing effects of the global climate crisis have a significant impact at a local level, with flooding in particular becoming a familiar problem in Calderdale. In 2019 the Council declared… read more … about Investing in a carbon neutral future>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Schools around Calderdale have welcomed some bright new additions this term. Ten schools in the borough have had colourful new cycle and/or scooter storage installed to support and encourage active travel and complement the School Streets(external link) initiative. Calderdale Council is working with schools to encourage more active ways for children and young people to… read more … about New opportunities to scoot or cycle to school>>

Withinfields School storage

Schools in Calderdale are invited to apply for a new accreditation which demonstrates their commitment to tackling climate change. Calderdale Youth Council has conceived and launched the ACE (Advocates for the Climate and Environment) Awards scheme – an accreditation encouraging schools to get involved with initiatives that support efforts to tackle climate change. There are… read more … about Young people lead an ACE climate response>>

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As part of continued joint efforts to reduce flood risk in Calderdale, the Council is working with partner organisations to pursue a multi-million pound funding bid. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 9 November, members will be asked to approve plans to pursue a bid for an additional £4.5million of funding from… read more … about Funding bid to support Hebden Bridge and Erringden Hillside flood schemes>>

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The first of Calderdale Council’s new electric fleet of vans has been introduced to the borough’s roads this week, supporting a reduction in harmful nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions.   The Council has welcomed the first of 35 electric and hybrid vehicles, which will shortly replace old petrol and diesel ones.   The new… read more … about Wheels in motion for a zero carbon future>>

Cllr Patient in electric van