Calderdale Council

Have Your Say! Your Views on Getting Active in Elland

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Calderdale Council in conjunction with Sport England are trying to get more people active in Elland.

The starting point is to understand the barriers to activity in the local area and as part of this the Council want to speak to the people of Elland.

Filling in the short survey will help to bring the voice of Elland to what they do!

Just click here to give your views!

Rastrick Ward Forum – Monday 15 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Monday 15 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start at Rastrick High School, The Technology Centre, Field Top Road, Rastrick, HD6 3XB.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Have your say! Elland Ward Forum Tuesday 16 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

The next meeting is on 16 October July 2018, at 6:30pm. .

Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

For more information on the meetings, see Lower Valley ForumExternal link

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – Thursday 11 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 11 Octobery 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Have Your Say! Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 10 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum – Thursday 4 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 4 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start. At Holywell Green Primary School, Stainland Road, Holywell Green HX4 9AE

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Public meeting – Equality Forum Calderdale, all welcome!

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The Equality Forum for Calderdale will hold its annual public meeting on Wednesday 3 October, 5:30pm at the Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS. Lisa Rowe, Supported Housing Manager (from Together Housing) will be attending.

All members of the public are welcome to attend as it will provide you with the opportunity to ask direct questions on issues that may be of concern to you. It is important that all members of the community representing different groups attend to ensure that the Equality Forum is listening and taking into consideration issues that affect you in terms of  Commissioning & Partnership in Calderdale and can then try and address some of these concerns.

Help With Universal Credit from Calderdale Council

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Calderdale Council would like to remind people that they can offer support with applying for Universal Credit by visiting a Customer First office.

Important note: Complete our online self-referral form, if you have already claimed Universal Credit and you need help using the account or with budgeting.
An advisor will contact you to arrange an appointment.

The Council can offer support with;

Digital Skills

  • How to use your Universal Credit account, which will help your claim to run successfully
  • to set up an email address
  • by showing you the council’s website and other helpful sites
  • by referring you for further help through organised IT courses

Budgeting Skills

  • how to open a bank account
  • how to reduce your energy costs
  • advice on Council Tax, Council Tax Reduction, Housing and any rent arrears that you may have

New Vehicle to Help Keep Calderdale Safe

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Calderdale Council has invested in a new CCTV vehicle to help ensure the borough continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit. The vehicle is fitted with three high definition cameras which can capture CCTV footage when deployed across Calderdale. It has been funded by the Council as part of a commitment to road safety and keeping communities safe.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press, said:
“This new resource will provide a visible presence around the borough, helping to prevent and detect crime and promote public safety.
 
“This is about providing a resource to support events and occasions where an increased CCTV presence is helpful. It will also help provide coverage in areas where there are currently no fixed cameras.”

The van has been welcomed by bars and clubs around Calderdale, continuing to enhance our offer as a great place for a night out. It also complements the Purple Flag safety award for Halifax town centre, which recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy.

The van has already been used in Halifax town centre over recent weekends to assist West Yorkshire Police and is another resource that is used by the Council’s Community Safety Wardens, who already monitor the Council’s CCTV cameras across the borough.

Chief Inspector Gareth Crossley, of West Yorkshire Police, said:
“Keeping Calderdale safe is the priority for the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership, and we hope the introduction of this new CCTV vehicle will help us to do that.
 
“The vehicle will be particularly useful in managing the night time economy, especially in the coming months and during the festive season.
 
“We hope residents will be reassured by the vehicle when they see it on the roads and it will play a key role in making our communities feel safer.”

The Council is a lead partner in Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership, which also includes West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The new van is a vital resource to support the work of the partnership and as well as operating around road safety issues, it can be utilised to tackle anti-social behaviour, reduce crime and provide visible presence and reassurance.

For more information about the work of the Community Safety Partnership, visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for Community Safety, or follow the hashtag #SaferCdale on Twitter.

To find out more about the Council’s Community Safety Wardens, follow @CMBC_CSRT on Twitter.

Waste and Recycling Collection Dates August Bank Holiday 2018

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Waste and recycling collection dates will be affected by the August Bank Holiday as below.

The Summer 2018 Waste and Recycling eZine has also been published and can be found online here or downloaded as a PDF.  To subscribe to the Recycling eZine you can go to the eNewsletter subscription page.

Just some of the subjects covered in this eZine are;

Garden Waste Collection Service

The Council offers a garden waste collection service. This is an opt-in service for residents who would like their garden waste collected from home, using a green wheelie bin. The service includes household garden waste; grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings, flowers, twigs up to 4” in diameter, non-invasive weeds and pet bedding (rabbit or rodent only).

Bulky Household Waste Collections

We can remove your bulky household items (such as chairs, beds, tables, washing machines) from outside your house. Household items cost £25 per collection of up to 8 items, except fridges and freezers which are £25 per item.