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.

Halifax Food & Drink festival returns at the beginning of July…

The Halifax Food & Drink Festival returns for another two days packed whalifax_food_fest_2014_1_700ith live cookery demonstrations, workshops and of course, stalls and stalls of fabulous food and drink

1st July 2017, 2nd July 2017 in Halifax Town centre, for more information go to


The Big Balsam Bash at Dixon Scar Woods

Saturday 3 June 2017 – 10:00am to 15:00pm

Meet David Wilson and the Friends of Dixon Scar Wood, Sowerby Bridge by the footbridge over the River Calder, just off Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge. Come along and take out your frustrations on this invasive plant. Please wear sensible clothing and footwear.

Location: Footbridge over the River Calder, just off Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge.


Junior Wardens Spring Clean Beech Hill area

DSCF4705.JPGOn Tuesday 23rd May 2017 in the glorious sunshine, Community Wardens Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar from the Halifax Central Initiative team joined forces with the junior wardens from Beech Hill School to cleanup around the Beech Hill area in Halifax. Armed with litter picks our wardens filled 6 bags full of rubbish that had been dropped in the area, which is just off Pellon Lane in Halifax. Local residents came out to thank the students for making the place look so clean and tidy.