Category Archives: Environment

One Bag – Big Difference: Calderdale Council supports residents pledging to pick one bag of litter for charity’s Great British Spring Clean campaign. Calderdale Council is encouraging people to pledge to do their bit to clear up the litter that blights the borough during the Great British Spring Clean 2022. This year’s mass campaign, from… read more … about Council backs Keep Britain Tidy’s #BigBagChallenge to help ‘spring clean’ Britain>>

Great British Spring Clean

Calderdale Council has completed work on a carbon neutral road resurfacing project – the first local authority to deliver a scheme of this kind in the North. The Council’s highways service has been working with contractor Miles Macadam to reduce and offset the carbon emissions created during road resurfacing work. This recognises the vital need… read more … about Innovative process supports carbon neutral highways maintenance>>

Resurfacing at Forest Avenue

Two years on from Storm Ciara, Calderdale Council is reflecting on the progress made, thanking communities for their ongoing support and reminding people that we continue to live in a climate emergency. Wednesday 9 February marks the second anniversary of Storm Ciara, which caused 10 miles of damage across Calderdale in 2020, just before the… read more … about Two years on from Storm Ciara>>

Tree planting Hebden Bridge

A new facility to safely store the salt used to keep Calderdale moving during periods of bad weather, is now ready to use.  Construction work has now finished on the new salt barn at the Ainleys depot site in Elland. The new facility has the capacity to store 12,000 tonnes of salt, protecting it from… read more … about Warm welcome for winter salt store>>

Salt barn

As part of events to celebrate National Tree Week, Calderdale Council is working in partnership with local Rotary Clubs and The Woodland Trust to plant a variety of tree species in Whinney Hill Park in Brighouse. National Tree Week takes place in the first week of December to mark the start of the winter planting… read more … about Brighouse tree planting project takes root>>

Tree planting at Whinney Hill Park

As discussions at COP26 this week focus on driving the global transition to zero emission transport, Calderdale Council is reflecting on its own progress to reduce transport emissions and meet ambitious net zero targets. Road transport accounts for 10% of global emissions, and its emissions are rising faster than those of any other sector. COP26… read more … about Supporting a gear change to reduce transport emissions>>

Zero carbon Calderdale

As the focus of discussions at COP26 over the weekend turned to nature and sustainable land use, Calderdale Council is highlighting the importance of Natural Flood Management (NFM) to tackle flood risk in the borough. One of the key themes at COP26, the UN’s annual Climate Change Conference underway in Glasgow, is the importance of… read more … about The importance of nature in tackling the effects of climate change>>

NFM

In the week that COP26 will showcase the important work that councils have been doing to tackle the climate emergency, Calderdale Council’s efforts are also being recognised at the national LGC Awards. The prestigious awards, held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), are taking place in London on Thursday 4 November 2021- the same… read more … about A week of recognition for the borough’s climate response>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

A pop-up allotment event is coming to Halifax Borough Market this half-term, with entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and prizes. ‘Let’s Grow’ is a free two-day event for families on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021, it’s produced and brought to the market by the co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, Ben… read more … about ‘Let’s Grow’ comes to Halifax>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event