Category Archives: Environment

“The devastating flooding in Pakistan is a huge catastrophe and it’s heart-breaking to see the death toll numbers continue to rise and the destruction of vast swathes of this beautiful country. Our thoughts and prayers are with the millions of people in Pakistan affected by the disaster and all those with friends or family in the… read more … about Joint media statement issued on behalf of Calderdale Interfaith and Calderdale Council of Mosques, in response to the flooding in Pakistan>>

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In response to the devastating flooding in Pakistan, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “The devastating scenes we’re seeing in Pakistan are truly shocking, with catastrophic flooding in the country already claiming the lives of over a thousand people, and an additional 6 million in desperate need. Hearing that an area the size… read more … about Calderdale Council media statement – Deputy Leader responds to Pakistan flooding>>

The final public consultation on Calderdale’s Local Plan covering changes known as ‘main modifications’ will begin on Friday 12 August 2022. Residents and businesses will have the chance to have their say about the changes during an eight-week consultation, which will close at 5pm on Friday 7 October 2022. In March 2022, the Council received… read more … about Last steps for the Local Plan>>

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Farmers and landowners in Calderdale can now take advantage of a grant scheme to support them to create natural flood management (NFM) works upon their land. Calderdale Council, with support from the Environment Agency and the Woodland Trust, is offering up to £500,000 worth of grants to landowners in Calderdale, with the aim of helping… read more … about Grants available to support natural flood management>>

Attenuation basin near Hebden Bridge

As West Yorkshire continues to experience a period of hot and dry weather, Calderdale Council is reminding residents of the associated risks, urging people to show kindness to each other and to the environment. The Met Office’s Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as high or very high over the next few days… read more … about Showing kindness and consideration during the hot weather>>

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A £75.5 million project, designed to improve travel for all modes of transport, on and around the A641 through Brighouse has moved a step closer, following further approvals from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Calderdale Council is working with the Combined Authority and in collaboration with Bradford and Kirklees councils, on plans to improve the… read more … about Moving forward with A641 improvement scheme>>

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Local people can join the conversation on how the streets where they live, work or travel could be improved in the Skircoat area of Calderdale. Calderdale Council has launched a new survey to listen to residents’ views on how their experience of walking, cycling and spending time in the streets around Skircoat could be made… read more … about Your streets, your views>>

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Calderdale Council’s countryside volunteers have been supporting moorland restoration and carbon capture, by studying various methods of growing sphagnum moss as part of the Growing Resilience project. Sphagnum moss, which used to carpet the ground on local moors, is an important plant in natural flood management and carbon capture. It restores degraded moorland, soaks up… read more … about Growing moss for peat’s sake>>

Calderdale's countryside volunteers study sphagnum moss

It’s time to get ready for summer, according to the Met Office, as they launch their WeatherReady preparedness campaign to help people make the most of summer weather, come rain or shine.  Partners from across the country, including Calderdale Council, have joined forces to bring together the best advice to help people to get prepared… read more … about Get ready for summer>>