Category Archives: Emergencies and closures

In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:  “We know that local people will be disappointed that the additional restrictions on household gatherings are still in place in the Halifax constituency. With the recent steady reduction in Calderdale’s COVID-19 rates, we had hoped… read more … about Local household restrictions still apply in Halifax>>


As we move into the next phase of responding to this crisis, I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks to the vast majority of local residents who have done so much to stay home, stay safe, and help protect our NHS and social care services.   Now we need to be as clear… read more … about Statement on behalf of Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

An emergency road closure is in place on Rastrick Bridge (A643) in Brighouse, as a precautionary measure following the discovery of structural issues. Following the significant infrastructure damage caused by Storm Ciara in February, Calderdale Council has continued safety inspections across the borough with diving surveys taking place on all affected bridges. These surveys have… read more … about Rastrick Bridge closure>>

Road closed

After weeks of fine and dry weather, the Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as very high and residents are reminded of the potential dangers of starting any sort of fire. Large and preventable moorland fires, as seen over the weekend close to Widdop Reservoir near Hebden Bridge, cause a significant strain on… read more … about Warning of the dangers of fires in Calderdale>>

Walshaw moor

As Calderdale Council strongly urges local people to stay at home and away from others to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), it has made further changes to its services. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “In this incredibly trying situation, thank you to everyone who is staying at home, keeping their distance from… read more … about Council announces latest service updates>>


The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Just over a week ago, I said that we are facing the greatest challenge since the Second World War. Today I repeat that statement. “The Prime Minister’s announcement last night means that every single resident of Calderdale, before they leave their door, must consider if this… read more … about Stay at home unless essential>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Elland Road in Brighouse will remain closed while assessments continue following damage caused by ground movement. A large crack has appeared in the road around the junction with Park Road, by Ash Grove Pipeworks, requiring the road to be completely closed. Calderdale Council attended the site as soon as the slip became apparent, along with… read more … about Update on Elland Road closure>>

Elland Road

UK Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to Calderdale today (Saturday 15 February) to support the ongoing recovery from last weekend’s flooding and the preparations for Storm Dennis. All available teams from Calderdale Council and partner organisations, as well as volunteers across the borough, continue to work 24/7 to support the major flood recovery efforts… read more … about Armed Forces to support Calderdale flood response and Storm Dennis preparations>>


Following the significant damage caused to the A646, Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd, it is likely that the road will remain closed until at least Friday 7 September.  Initial assessments have shown significant damage to the road surface, sewers and power cables which will require complex repair processes. Yorkshire Water is working to repair the damage and… read more … about Burst water main on A646, Burnley Road>>