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.

Take part in this year’s Halifax Marathon

Taking place on July 2nd, the 2017 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event’s HQ, it’s already on many “to-do” lists for the year!1416471937

The Route: is certainly a bit different. With a single lap for Half-Marathon runners and two for the Marathon, its a hilly opening few miles before a kinder run in to the finish. It’s challenging, it’s hilly and it’s very much a taste of Halifax, with urban, upland, woodland and industrial heritage all mixed together!

The Event Ethos: This is no ordinary marathon. It is a unique, bespoke, family event with the option of a half marathon

The Entertainment: On the well marked course you will be supported by a whole host of people, local running groups and charities etc. The fuel and drink station will have snacks & drinks ready for you as you pass by.

The Charities: Our charity partners for 2017 are still TBC they will be handing you out your finishers bags containing your t-shirt + medal. looking after you on the route and generally been the people cheering you throughout the day

How to Enter The Event: In order to keep this marathon special, entries are restricted to just 600 for 2017 these are on a first come first served basis

Entry types: Enter early for the best deals, all entry include finishers medal & t-shirt and at Halifax its free parking, but add a little extra with VIP Entry: Priority parking at the finish zone, VIP zone, ice tubs, and waiter service to help you ease away the pains of the day, pre and post race massage, beer token, personalised finish photo, recovery pack and entry into the Halifax prize draw* all for just an additional £10.00 (when was the last time you finished a race and walked into the VIP tent!)

For more information or to register click here