Job Vacancy: Calderdale Council Centrally Tasked Community Wardens

Do you want to make a difference by making a positive impact within the community?

Do you want to be involved in a new team to ensure Calderdale is a safe place to live, work and visit?

Could you be an ambassador for the Council?

Are you passionate about serving the local community?

 If the answer is yes – this could be the role for you

Calderdale Council are creating a new service within the Community Safety and Resilience Team designed to provide a 24hour Wardens Service to benefit the residents of Calderdale.  This team will have responsibility to deliver CCTV monitoring, provide visible patrols across Calderdale and facilitate the Council’s out of hours emergency response to critical incidents such as flooding or increased community tension.

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/jobs-and-volunteering

Closing date midnight 25th June 2017

Local community comes together to celebrate Jo Cox’s The Great Get Together Iftar

On Thursday 15th June, we hosted our fifth annual community iftar as part of the Jo Cox The Great Get Together.  People from all across Calderdale came and opened their fast with us during this holy month of Ramadan. ( Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.)

The Mayor and Mayoress attended along with leader of the Council Tim Swift and the new Chief Executive of the Council Robin Tuddenham, who also helped served the dhal to our guests ( its nice on rice!).

Nearly 90 people from all faiths ate together and shared food asweel as chatter. This iftari demonstrated the strengths of our communities in Calderdale and how together we have #MoreInCommon.

We would like to thank the local ladies from Park ward for providing us with some dishes and the their kindness for spending the day cooking for the masses.

We would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak to our fellow Muslims, who will soon by celebrating Eid next Monday.

Today is National Clean Air Day – take the survey on air quality in Calderdale

Calderdale Council are currently consulting on the air quality in our towns.

Air quality is a term used to describe how clean or polluted the air is.  Good air quality really means that the air is clean.  In Calderdale the biggest contribution to air pollution comes from road traffic, although other activities and national pollution incidents can have an effect.  Vehicle engines produce both nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter (like smoke but not always visible).  For this reason the Council measures these types of pollution close to major roads and in areas where a problem is known or suspected to exist.

Air quality has been in the news recently, with pollution and health concerns making the headlines.  The Council would like to know what you think about air pollution, the Council’s pollution monitoring, and how you would like them to make the information they collect interesting and relevant.

Take the Survey

Today is National Clean Air Day – find our more about the issue on their website.