Category Archives: Emergencies and closures

Following a major water main burst on the A629, Huddersfield Road, it will be necessary to close a part of the road to traffic from 8pm tomorrow evening (Saturday 4 November) until approximately 1pm on Sunday 5 November. Traffic travelling from Halifax towards Huddersfield beyond Salterhebble will be unable to turn right onto the mini-roundabout… read more … about Emergency road closure – A629, Huddersfield Road>>

Road works signage

Following a major gas escape on the A629, Skircoat Road it will be necessary to close a section of the road to traffic from 5am tomorrow morning (Thursday 17 August).  Due to the nature of the problem and the depth of the work needed, a short section of road at the junction with Hunger Hill… read more … about Emergency road closure – A629, Skircoat Road>>

Road works signage

Statement from the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership  Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrendous incident in Manchester on Monday 22 May.   In response to the incident, the Prime Minister has raised the UK’s terror threat level to critical, which means that a further attack may be imminent.  Due to this… read more … about Calderdale’s response to the raising of the UK’s terror threat level to critical>>

Areas of Todmorden Sports Centre will be closed for essential repairs from Tuesday 30 May to Monday 5 June 2017. The swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and ground floor fitness studio will all be closed for essential maintenance. This will involve replacing the main control panels that control water quality in the swimming pool. There… read more … about Temporary closure at Todmorden Sports Centre>>

The emergency response of Calderdale Council and other organisations was put to the test today (Friday 14 October) in a training exercise across Calderdale that involved a planned canal boat rescue and floodwater pump out. The council held its biggest ever live training exercise to rehearse the action that would be taken in response to… read more … about Testing Calderdale’s emergency response>>

Calderdale Council will be holding its biggest ever live training exercise across Calderdale on Friday 14 October 2016.  Operation Calderdale16 will test the emergency response of the Council, the emergency services and partners to a major flooding incident, including a live search and rescue.  Taking part will be a range of Council services, together with… read more … about Council to lead exercise to test emergency response>>

Flooding waves

The first phase of construction work to improve the A629 road between Halifax town centre and Huddersfield is due to start on site next week. From Tuesday 2 August 2016, a four-month scheme will begin to remodel the busy A629 Huddersfield Road / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction. Work will involve creating a… read more … about Wheels in motion for A629 travel improvements>>

Cllr Barry Collins

On Sunday 14 February, the Canal & River Trust will be installing a temporary bridge at the site of the flood damaged Elland bridge. This bridge will be in addition to the pedestrian crossing point, installed last month, and will carry utilities such as water, gas, electricity cables and telecoms. These important services are currently… read more … about Service bridge to be installed at Elland>>

Elland bridge

As residents and businesses in flood hit areas of Calderdale recover from the devastating floods of Boxing Day, Calderdale Council is offering advice for making insurance claims and ensuring reputable contractors are hired for any building work needed. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said: “Knowing how to claim… read more … about Advice on insurance and repairs following flooding>>

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