Calderdale Council

Calderdale COVID-19 vaccination engagement

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NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch Calderdale and VSI Alliance, and would like to know your views and experiences of the Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination already, you can feedback about your experience of the vaccination process here:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CaldVacFeedback/

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the below poster.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we would like to hear your views on the vaccine and how well informed you feel about it. Please complete the following survey to let us know:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5OWUYE/

 

If you have had a positive experience with your vaccination and would be happy to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please contact megan.russell@vsialliance.org.uk

 

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Sign up for ebilling to support tree planting pledge 

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Calderdale residents can support the work to tackle climate change by opting to receive their council tax bills electronically. Calderdale Council is pledging to plant trees across the borough for every 1000 households that switch to ebilling before the end of March 2021.

Currently only 15% of Calderdale residents receive ebilling for their council tax. Receiving bills electronically reduces the financial and environmental impacts of producing and sending paper bills. The more residents that sign up, the more trees will be planted by the Council, furthering the environmental benefits of switching.

The additional trees planted will support natural flood management and improve air quality. As they will be native species, they will also help protect our natural habitats and the wealth of biodiversity they contain.

Ebilling is also the most convenient way to receive your council tax bill. Once registered, instead of issuing a traditional paper bill and sending it through the post, your bill will be sent electronically to your email address. Any other correspondence regarding your council tax account will also be sent in this way where possible.

To switch to ebilling and support the tree planting pledge, Fill in this Form

For more information on Calderdale Council’s wider commitments to tackle climate change, visit: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/climate-emergency.

Sign up for ebilling to support tree planting pledge 

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Calderdale residents can support the work to tackle climate change by opting to receive their council tax bills electronically. Calderdale Council is pledging to plant trees across the borough for every 1000 households that switch to ebilling before the end of March 2021.

Currently only 15% of Calderdale residents receive ebilling for their council tax. Receiving bills electronically reduces the financial and environmental impacts of producing and sending paper bills. The more residents that sign up, the more trees will be planted by the Council, furthering the environmental benefits of switching.

The additional trees planted will support natural flood management and improve air quality. As they will be native species, they will also help protect our natural habitats and the wealth of biodiversity they contain.

Ebilling is also the most convenient way to receive your council tax bill. Once registered, instead of issuing a traditional paper bill and sending it through the post, your bill will be sent electronically to your email address. Any other correspondence regarding your council tax account will also be sent in this way where possible.

To switch to ebilling and support the tree planting pledge, Fill in this Form

For more information on Calderdale Council’s wider commitments to tackle climate change, visit: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/climate-emergency.

Statement from Calderdale Council in response to Prime Minister’s announcement

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The following is an excerpt from Calderdale Council’s website
Read The Full Article Here

Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services following the announcement from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising how lockdown will be eased across the country.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:
“Whilst the plan of action to enable a relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown restrictions is of course welcome news, it’s important we continue to approach the next phase in the response to the pandemic with care.

“COVID-19 rates in Calderdale are currently higher than the regional and national average and with high prevalence of the more contagious Kent variant in the borough, any relaxation of restrictions must be done so gradually and cautiously.

“The first phase in the plan to ease lockdown begins with the wider reopening of schools from Monday 8 March. […]

“We know how important education is for young people and we’ll continue to work with schools to ensure that this wider reopening can be done so as safely as possible. This will include the continued use of Lateral Flow Testing within schools to identify the 1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 but don’t show symptoms, so we can support them to isolate and prevent them spreading the virus without realising.

[…]

If you require additional advice on how we can support staff testing, please contact lftsupport@calderdale.gov.uk

“The news that groups of up to six, or two households, will be able to meet outside from Monday 29 March will be welcomed by those who are missing family and friends. However, it’s important to remember that we still need to be vigilant and to keep following social distancing rules to help save lives.

“We all need to continue to do everything we can to reduce the spread and keep the case rates as low as possible while we vaccinate the people that are most likely to have serious complications if they contract the virus. It’s important that when you are invited for your vaccine appointment you attend, to help protect yourself and others.

What are we doing to prevent and control COVID-19 in Calderdale?

We will continue to live with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. In line with Calderdale’s Outbreak Prevention and Control Plan, the Council, local partner organisations and communities are working together to protect people from the virus and to prevent and manage outbreaks. This includes:

  • Engaging with and supporting communities, particularly in areas of high infection rates, and helping local businesses to be COVID-secure
  • Increasing and improving access to testing for residents
  • Carrying out local contact tracing to support the national Test and Trace service
  • Providing support to people to enable them to self-isolate
  • Enforcing COVID-19 restrictions.

For up-to-date and reliable information about COVID-19, use trusted sources such as:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

www.calderdale.gov.uk/coronavirus

Calderdale COVID-19 vaccination engagement

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Please disregard the previous blog post – the correct information is below:

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch Calderdale and VSI Alliance, and would like to know your views and experiences of the Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination already, you can feedback about your experience of the vaccination process here:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CaldVacFeedback/

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the below poster.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we would like to hear your views on the vaccine and how well informed you feel about it. Please complete the following survey to let us know:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5OWUYE/

 

If you have had a positive experience with your vaccination and would be happy to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please contact megan.russell@vsialliance.org.uk

 

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Winter Payments Available for Families in Need

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Message from Calderdale Council:

The government recently announced a package of extra targeted financial support for those families most in need across England for the cost of food, energy and water bills and other associated costs.

Read the Government announcement on Gov.UK here

We have contacted all families in Calderdale that are eligible, either by letter or email.  There is no application needed – funding will be awarded automatically once they have provided bank details.  All they need to do is follow the instructions in the letter/email and we will do the rest.

To date we have awarded almost £500k to over 4,500 families.

If you know anybody that has been contacted by us, please reassure them that this is legitimate and encourage them to take action.

Frequently Asked Questions and a link to the secure portal are now live on our website.

Calderdale Council help to recipients of free school meals

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Calderdale Council have secured additional funding to help families receiving Free School meals, Housing Benefit or Council tax reduction with bills and food over the months of January and February.

The Winter Grant is supplied from the Department of Work and Pensions.

A letter has been sent from Calderdale Council, offering instructions on how to receive this support.

For questions on this, please contact Calderdale Council on 01422 288001 or visit the council’s website: www.calderdale.gov.uk

 

 

Calderdale Council help to recipients of free school meals

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Calderdale Council have secured additional funding to help families receiving Free School meals, Housing Benefit or Council tax reduction with bills and food over the months of January and February.

The Winter Grant is supplied from the Department of Work and Pensions.

A letter has been sent from Calderdale Council, offering instructions on how to receive this support.

For questions on this, please contact Calderdale Council on 01422 288001 or visit the council’s website: www.calderdale.gov.uk

 

 

EU Nationals UK Settlement Scheme appointment sessions

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If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you wish to remain in the
UK after 30 June 2021, then you must apply to the EU Settlement
Scheme.

If you need support to apply we can help.
You will need:

  • A valid EU or EEA passport or an ID card (biometric) or UK-
    issued biometric residence card
  • A mobile phone
  • Email address (this can be set up at the session)

For further information call 07857601530 and speak to Janice Dawson or email EUSettlement@calderdale.gov.uk

Appointments will be held at
Unit 13, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

More information on the EU Settlement Scheme – GOV.uk

EU settlement scheme sessions information flyer

Appalling incidents of fly tipping in Calderdale

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Our Community Wardens have come across masses of garbage across Calderdale. Waste dumped on the roadside, hurled over walls into natural spaces, home appliances left on the road. This is Not Acceptable, it is unhygienic and furthermore it can be dangerous.

We feel very strongly about the issue of fly tipping. It is a criminal offence that carries penalties. We would however rather get the community on board with reporting such issues and advising individuals of how to dispose of their garbage responsibly.

What you can do:

If you see any fly tipping in the first instance report it to CMBC Community First. Please keep your eyes open, if you see anything please take a photo of it and then send details to Calderdale Council via Community First.

Fly tipping across Calderdale and Halifax

The images below are from incidents recorded the previous week alone.