Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, Calderdale Council is reminding residents and landowners of the risk of wildfires on local moorlands and how they can be prevented.
Large and preventable moorland fires cause a significant strain on resources. Calderdale’s Community Safety Wardens, along with partners, are patrolling the borough’s upland area advising local communities and landowners of the dangers of fires and taking enforcement action against those who fail to comply with Public Space Protection Orders. Additional signage is also being installed to warn of the risks and what people should do if they see any problems on the moors.
For more information about how to protect our countryside, visit Staying safe and protecting our distinctive moorland