Category Archives: Licensing

Calderdale Council is looking at a new approach to dealing with anti-social behaviour and other offences like fly-tipping, planning breaches and dangerous housing conditions.  A full review of enforcement across the Council has been carried out and a new, more efficient, ‘firm but fair’ approach is being proposed, which makes the most of Council resources. … read more … about A new approach to enforcement>>

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The campaign to make Calderdale safer, cleaner and greener continues, with the next in a series of clean up events, this time in Brighouse. Calderdale Council and partners including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Together Housing, will be stepping up their daily work and taking part in four days of… read more … about Making a difference in Brighouse>>

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Calderdale Council has launched a new scheme to help keep local people safe when getting a tattoo. The licensing and environmental health teams have set up the Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme to help people find registered tattooists in Calderdale that meet high standards of hygiene and professionalism. Calderdale has seen an increase in the number… read more … about New tattoo hygiene rating scheme to help protect local people>>

Registering a death in Calderdale on a weekend or bank holiday is now easier after the introduction of a Community Registrars service.  Previously an out of hours on call service was operated by the registration service between 10am and 12noon on Sundays and bank holidays, for people who needed a quick registration to enable a… read more … about Broadening our registration service>>

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Over 1000 taxi drivers and private hire licence holders in Calderdale are now able to spot and report signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).   After completing a training session organised by Calderdale Council’s Licensing team, they received their attendance certificates during a ceremony at the Victoria Theatre on Wednesday 21 October. The Deputy Mayor of… read more … about Taxi drivers learn to spot signs of CSE>>

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Nearly 700 taxi drivers and private hire licence holders in Calderdale have now received training on spotting and reporting signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).   Over 26 training sessions, organised by Calderdale Council’s Licensing team, have been delivered already, with at least a further four in the pipeline.   The compulsory training was introduced in May… read more … about Taxi drivers join the fight to stamp out CSE>>

Taxi training at Shay

During the festive season, Calderdale Council is taking action to check the safety of taxis operating in the borough. Licensing and transport teams are busy doing spot checks on Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles to look at everything from the condition of lights, tyres, batteries and bodywork, to whether drivers are up to date… read more … about Spot checks on taxis improve safety>>

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