Category Archives: Countryside

Multiple organisations across Yorkshire have joined forces to encourage people across the entire region to learn about the dangers of open water swimming, after recent hot weather has led to a spate of tragic water incidents on beaches and in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and canals. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the last few weeks,… read more … about Yorkshire organisations come together to highlight importance of being water wise>>

Ogden water

Time is running out for landowners in the Todmorden area to apply for grants to support natural flood management initiatives. Owners of land around the Todmorden, Walsden and Cornholme areas of Calderdale are invited to apply for grant funding to enable them to implement natural flood defence works on their land. The funding scheme is… read more … about Grant funding available for Todmorden landowners>>

NFM

Calderdale Council continues to identify opportunities to take action to respond to the global and local climate emergency. At the meeting of Cabinet on Monday 5 July, members will consider two unique reports aimed at tackling climate change and contributing towards achieving net zero carbon targets. As one of the first councils in the country to… read more … about Taking action to respond to climate emergency>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, Calderdale Council is reminding residents and landowners of the risk of wildfires on local moorlands and how they can be prevented. Large and preventable moorland fires cause a significant strain on resources. Calderdale Council continues to work with partners at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Yorkshire… read more … about Staying safe and protecting our distinctive moorland>>

Walshaw

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>>

ebilling

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>>

Flood

Calderdale Council is reminding visitors to the borough’s outdoor spaces or countryside sites to act responsibly and respect the local environment, people and animals. As more people spend time outdoors enjoying the Calderdale countryside, walking, running or cycling, it’s important to remember The Countryside Code(external link) to help to look after the environment. The code… read more … about Safely sharing space in our countryside>>

Walshaw

Calderdale Council is asking for the cooperation of residents and visitors to help to keep the borough’s parks and countryside safe and clean. The recent hot weather and the easing of lockdown restrictions has led to Calderdale parks and countryside sites being incredibly busy, which has caused a number of major issues, including problems with… read more … about Respecting the countryside and keeping safe>>

Cllr Press

In response to today’s announcement(external link) from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2020 Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “We’re excited that Calderdale will once again host this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, with today’s route announcement revealing that the borough will play its biggest role yet in race… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire 2020 – routes announced>>