New community safety wardens coming to a local area near you!

 Fifteen new community safety wardens who will soon be patrolling the streets to help keep Calderdale safe, clean and green started their training this week. The Council has increased the number of its wardens to provide a more visible presence in local areas, to help people feel safer and keep the borough looking its best. Keeping Calderdale’s communities safe, clean and green.

Spring Hall Bowling Club awarded £3000 from the small grants scheme

Caklderdale Council’s small grants scheme has awarded the popular Spring Hall Bowling Club with a grant of £3000. Neighbourhood officer, Janice Dawson from Halifax Central Initiative has been working with the group, who have been suffering from anti social behaviour resulting in damage to the  pitch and club house.

Janice helped the group complete the funding form along with letter of support from the ASB team, Safer Greener Cleaner team and neighbourhood Police team. The money will be used to erect railings around the pavilion. Work has commenced this week to secure the site.

The Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in and visit. For more information on how to apply click here

Lift off for Copley’s Wilson Bridge

Elland Bridge infographic

Work is well underway to rebuild the former Copley Bridge, now known as Wilson Bridge, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing flood recovery work across the borough. The 185-year-old bridge was destroyed in the Boxing Day 2015 floods.

Wilson Bridge will consist of three steel sections to make it stronger, and will include stone from the original Copley Bridge. The steel sections were delivered to the site last week. Watch our short film(external link) of them being lifted into place across the river by a 350-tonne crane on 9 September 2017.

The new structure will provide access for pedestrians, horses and non-motorised vehicles and reconnect the two sides of the valley.

Construction is reaching its final stages and is due to be completed by this autumn

Metal Matters in Calderdale

Where does the metal you recycle end up? Our latest Metal Matters campaign explains it all – it could end up as electrical goods, a bus, a plane – the possibilities are endless. Metal can be recycled again and again. Did you know if you put two extra cans in your white sack you will save enough energy to run a computer for up to 12 hours. Also, you can now recycle clean foil and empty aerosols in your white sack. Look out in the post for your leaflet or find out more on our website. Make your metal matter!