Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council Public Space Protection Orders Public Consultation  – Drop-ins & online 

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Working together to keep communities safe and to protect the environment – everyone has a part to play

More information and further Public Consultation Event Dates here

Calderdale Council has a vision for 2024 that our borough should be a great place to live and to visit. Together with our partners we want to keep communities safe and protect our environment from harm.Calderdale Council is working proactively through the Community Safety Partnership with partners such as West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to prevent crime and disorder order and tackle the harm caused by anti-social behaviour (ASB). Being proactive is critical to delivering better outcomes from communities so where there is an opportunity to stop the harm before it happens, we will act first. Such action includes the use of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which is an order made by local authorities by virtue of s75 Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014.  The introduction of a PSPO can prohibit certain behaviour/ activity as well as require action to be taken in a defined area. Calderdale currently has seven Public Spaces Protection Orders.

  • The Moorland Fire Public Space Protection Order was implemented in June 2019 to protect our Moorland and upland areas by preventing the risk of fire.
  • Five of the remaining PSPOs introduced restrictions on a person in charge of a dog/s, for example not entering specific areas such as children playgrounds and failing to clean up after their dog.
  • The final order is in respect to the consumption of alcohol in a public place or other designated area. The order allows Police and Wardens to require individuals to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol.

Our PSPOs are due to expire on 16th June 2022. These orders can be extended therefore, the Council is currently reviewed the orders before a decision is taken whether to extend or not. The Council can also vary the order to make them more effective and we are currently considering the following changes to ensure communities are safer and to further protect our environment:

  • Following the success of the Moorland Fire PSPO and the identification of further issues on the moors that are causing a detrimental effect to the public, we are proposing to Prohibit the recreational use of off-road vehicles on Calderdale Moorland area and extend the current designated area to take in some of Calderdale’s beauty spots.
  • In respect to our Dog control PSPOs we are proposing to introduce a requirement that a person in charge of a dog must be in possession of some means with which to pick up dog excrement and lawfully dispose of it.
  • The final variation we are proposing is to extend the area designated under the Alcohol Consumption PSPO. Currently only built up areas and civil amenities such as parks  are designated under this order so the proposal is to make this a borough wide order as we have experienced alcohol related ASB and disorder in more rural areas of Calderdale.

The Council is consulting of these proposals so this is an opportunity to hear the views of everyone as to whether these orders are still relevant as well as necessary and therefore need to continue.A Lower Valley Drop-in consultation will be taking place on Thursday 26 May 2022 17.00-19.30

Langdale Room, Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL.

Please come along and give us your views!

We are also organising an online consultation for all areasTuesday 31st May 6.30 – 7.30pm.

This will run on zoom, so please email either jae.campbell@calderdale.gov.uk or catherine.bann@calderdale.gov.uk to be sent a link

Flower and Music Festival at Halifax Minster for Platinum Jubilee

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Halifax Minster will be blooming during the extended weekend celebrations, bringing to you a series of musical celebration events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

From Thursday the 2nd of June to Monday 6th of June there will be stunning floral art installations, flower arranging demonstrations and live music events, closing with the Jubilee Civic Service in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The flower exhibits will be open
10.00am – 4.00pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday
12.00om – 4.00pm on Sunday

There will be an entry fee of £2.50 for those over 16, under 16 go Free 

  • Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th at 2pm : Flower Arranging Demonstrations
    Limited spaces, please reserve your place through Eventbrite
    Tickets are free but you will need to pay entrance fee at the Minster
  • Saturday 4th at 12pm : Nicola Mills – Opera for the People Concert
    Limited spaces, please reserve your place through Eventbrite
    Tickets are free but you will need to pay entrance fee at the Minster
  • Saturday 4th at 7.30pm : Elland Silver Band Concert
    Adults: £8.00 Under 16 go Free. Tickets on the door.
  • Sunday 5th at 6pm : Jubilee Civic Service
    Free entrance, no booking required. All welcome

Protecting Calderdale’s countryside and communities

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Calderdale Council’s Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) have been compiled in partnership with organisations including the Police and Fire Service, as we work together to keep communities safe and protect the environment. We are now reviewing these orders and are asking local people to have their say on the proposed changes. Calderdale currently has seven Public Spaces Protection Orders and you can find out more information about these on our website, alongside the proposed changes, FAQs and how you can share your feedback. The deadline for responses is Tuesday 7 June 2022.

Please see our press release for more information.

Pension Credit top up to help with living Costs

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Do you or a family member get a State Pension? An estimated £6.8 million of unclaimed Pension Credit is unclaimed in Calderdale*. We want to encourage every one of State Pension age to check their eligibility, even if they don’t think they need any additional support.

Even if you own your own home or have some savings, it’s worth checking to see if you’re entitled to Pension Credit – you might be surprised! If you get Pension Credit you could get help with heating bills, housing costs and free NHS dental care and if you get Pension credit and you are over 75, you could get a free TV licence.

Check online: gov.uk/pension-credit or if you need help call 01422 288005

Watch this video to find out more.

*Estimate based on latest published figures obtained from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).  One in three people eligible for Pension Credit currently do not claim it. 

Register to vote in the Local Government Elections 5 May 2022

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Local Government Elections are coming up on Thursday 5 May 2022. If you are already registered to vote at your current address you don’t need to register again. Anyone who needs to register can do so quickly and easily online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Registering takes less time than it takes to make a cup of tea!

Everyone who is registered by 14 April will be sent a poll card to inform them of their polling station location, hours of the poll or whether they have a postal vote. Most polling stations have not moved but please check your poll card to make sure. New applications for postal votes, or cancellation of current postal voting arrangements, must be received by Electoral Services by 5pm on 19 April.

Further information about registering to vote and the ways you can cast your vote is available on the Council website.

Join the Elland Town Development Board

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Are you passionate about Elland? Do you want to get involved and help shape ambitious plans for improving Elland Town Centre?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Elland has received £6.3 million investment to fund improvements in the town as part of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, with further conservation funding on the horizon. The Elland Town Development Board has been set up to guide, steer and influence the transformation of Elland – to build a town where history lives, communities come together and where memories are made.

We are determined that the Elland Town Development Board represents the residents and the businesses and organisations that make it the unique place it is.

We’re looking for people from every part of our town to join the Town Development Board and help write Elland’s next chapter.

Who do we need in particular?

  • People who are passionate about Elland
  • We need more representatives from the Private Sector – you could be a business owner, have a stall on the market, want to help develop young people’s skills or be committed to generating sustainable growth and have ideas how to do that.
  • We also need more Community & Voluntary Sector representatives – you could be from a local charity or organisation. In order to better reflect the diverse needs and aspirations of the local community we are particularly seeking applications from communities who are currently underrepresented including but not limited to young people, disabled people and people of different ethnicities and faiths.

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like a copy of the role profile to submit an application, please contact the Elland Town Development Board Chair Councillor Victoria Porritt by emailing  councillor.vporritt@calderdale.gov.uk  or by ringing Mobile: 07738785233.

A covering letter (one side of A4 maximum) with a copy of your CV showing how you meet the role profile should be submitted to Councillor Victoria Porritt by 1700hrs on Friday 22 April 2022.

Tree Planting at St Stephens in Copley April 2nd

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You are invited to join Calderdale Council staff members and local people in a tree and shrub planting event at St Stephens in Copley.

 

Parking Available at the Old Rishworthians RUFC
(Copley Ln, Copley, Halifax HX3 0UG)

 

 

Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing advised.

 

For further information, contact countryside@calderdale.gov.uk

 

Supported by the Forestry Commission

Long Covid Peer Support Survey March 25

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Calderdale Council Public Health are interested in the experience of people with Long Covid to help identify what support is needed.

If you think you have had any symptoms of Long Covid, we invite you to please share your experience by completing our short survey.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is March 25th  2022.

Your valuable feedback will help us to understand experiences of current Long Covid support and what is missing.

All answers are confidential and your information will be protected and stored securely in line with data protection rules. To access Calderdale Council’s privacy policy, please visit Our Privacy Notice | Calderdale Council.

 

If you have any questions about this survey, please email Laura Wilkinson at laura.wilkinson@calderdale.gov.uk.

 

Click here to complete the survey