Halifax Awarded Purple Flag Status

Calderdale Lower Valley

Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe, vibrant and welcoming night out. Purple Flag, like Green Flag for parks, recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy. Assessors visited Halifax before Christmas where they commented on the outstanding work of the Partnership and continued work with groups including the Street Angels, Bus Oasis, White Ribbon campaign and venues in the town centre. For more information visit the website or follow Purple Flag on twitter #HXPurpleFlag

Members of the Community Safety and Resilience Team, Hollie Good and Charlotte Palethorpe, and Sgt Ben Doughty and PC Michelle Cheaney from West Yorkshire Police received the award at a ceremony hosted by Purple Flag in Chester on 15 February.

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Ride to Work Week: 12-18 March

Halifax North & East Blog

This year Ride to Work Week will be Monday 12 – Saturday 18 March.

Riding to work, or part of the way, has significant benefits that will make you happier, healthier and wealthier. More people riding to work also reduces congestion and pollution (which contributes to 40,000 premature deaths annually in the UK), making us all safer and our communities cleaner, greener and more liveable.

Riding to work is also great fun and sets you up for the day – you arrive at work energised, warmed up and ready to go!

What can I win?
There are amazing prizes up for grabs, including European city breaks and vouchers to spend at a local independent business of your choice. Check out the prizes page to see what you can!

How to go into the draw
Firstly Register with Love to Ride at their Registration Page.
Every day you log…

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4 Days of Action: Sowerby Bridge clean up…don’t muck about, get involved!

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We want our residents to feel pride in their surroundings, whether it’s by keeping the borough clean and safe, joining in with clean up activities or feeling confident that alongside partners, Calderdale Council will not tolerate littering, flytipping, dog fouling or speeding. Our message is simple – Don’t Muck About!

We have now done several focused days of action with partners including West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service, Together Housing and the Canal & River Trust.

It’s now Sowerby Bridges turn to get some attention and on 21-24 February 2018, we will be out tackling issues such as problem parking, littering, food hygiene standards, flytipping and our teams will be out cleaning and clearing away vegetation.

During the week we will be:

  • tackling speed awareness
  • checking on bars and doing food hygiene inspections
  • litter picking and bin emptying · removing graffiti, jet washing and de-odourising
  • issuing spot fines for littering and dog fouling
  • giving advice on recycling and pest control to residents and businesses
  • checking on air pollution and much more.

Follow what we’re up to and find out how you can get involved on twitter #dontmuckabout

 

Attic bedroom & loft insulation scheme

bhy-calderdaleDo you own or privately rent your own home?

Is it cold and expensive to keep warm?

Are you on a low household income of less than £21,000 per year OR in receipt of benefits or tax credits?

 If you’ve answered yes, you may qualify for free attic bedroom insulation or loft insulation which will make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat.

 To arrange a free, no obligation survey, just contact the Council’s energy efficiency scheme www.betterhomesyorkshire.co.uk on tel 0808 231 5030 or 0113 834 6685.

 Funding for this offer is limited, so please arrange your survey as quickly as possible.

 We look forward to hearing from you soon.