Category Archives: Health and safety

A week-long programme of events will highlight that safeguarding vulnerable children and adults is everyone’s business. Calderdale Safeguarding Partnership is joining partnerships across West Yorkshire to host activities and events as part of Safeguarding Week (Monday 24- Friday 28 June), an annual campaign to raise awareness of the support available to protect vulnerable children and… read more … about Events programme highlights that safeguarding is everyone’s business>>

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Elland Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC, or tip) is temporarily closing for up to two weeks from Monday 4 March 2024 to allow essential drainage works at the adjacent Ainleys Depot to take place safely.   The works are scheduled to be complete by Saturday 16 March 2024, depending on weather and ground conditions. The Brighouse,… read more … about Temporary closure of Elland tip to enable essential works>>

A new Changing Places toilet is now open at Ogden Water Country Park, improving facilities and accessibility at the Calderdale beauty spot, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility at Ogden Water>>

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Calderdale Council’s commitment to health and safety is being recognised as part of the 2023 annual report, which is being presented to the Council’s Cabinet. Health and safety is at the heart of the wide range of services provided by the Council, and the safety of local people, employees, clients and contractors is taken very… read more … about Taking action on health and safety>>

Cllr Silvia Dacre outside Halifax Town Hall

Press release from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are hoping to educate over one thousand young people in the coming days as we take part in a series of events to issue important information as part of in Road Safety Week 2023. The seven days… read more … about Firefighters look to educate hundreds of young people as part of Road Safety Week 2023>>

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Significant progress has been made to improve fire safety in buildings across Calderdale since the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017. That’s according to a report that Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Members will discuss on Monday 11 July, which gives an update on action taken over the last five years and proposes a new Fire Safety… read more … about Fire safety work continues in Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

The development of a policy around the use of advertising boards on public footways is being reviewed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet, to ensure the proposals meet the needs of local people. In October 2021, Cabinet approved a trial A-boards policy to try and address concerns raised by local groups about the use of free-standing advertising A-boards… read more … about Developing a policy for the use of advertising boards>>

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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

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>>

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