Community Clean Up

Let’s clean up Calderdale Together

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Join the Calderdale community Cleanup between the 16th – 22nd of August and help clean up our area.

All ages and abilities welcome


Schedule of litterpicks:

Monday – Village green, Norwood Green: Start 10am
Tuesday – West Vale Park, Halifax (10am) / Himmat centre, Halifax (1.30pm)
Wednesday – Oaklands Play Area, Rastrick (10am)
Thursday – Vale Baptist Church, Cornholme (10am)
Friday – The Addy, Mixenden (10.30am)

Cleaning up Our Neighbourhood and Community Involvement

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Following concerns from residents in recent Ward Forum meetings, on Wednesday 1st May 2019 members of the North East Halifax Safer Cleaner Greener partnership took part in a clean-up of the Lee Mount area. Also involved were several members of the friends of Shroggs Park community group.

The Lee Mount community were informed of the clean-up through flyers that were delivered to 500 properties in the area and local residents certainly took advantage by filling the skip within 1 hour.

Apart from several tonnes of bulky waste that was removed, partners and volunteers carried out a litter pick of the estate and helped to remove 50 bin liners full of general litter.

Well done to everyone who took part!

Littering, bulky waste and fly-tipping is a problem in the Lee Mount area, if you need to have any waste removed or have any information about fly-tipping then please contact the customer first desk on  01422 288002.

Remember also that this is a project that is throughout Calderdale so any concerns in the Lower Valley can be addressed to the same number.

Calder and Colne Community Clean Up

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The Calder and Colne Rivers Trust is working with partners to clean up Hoyle House Beck. Go and help out, then visit the information tent in Wellholme park where you can have your say on planning for improvement to the river.

Tuesday 26 April – 10am onwards
Meet in Wellholme Park, Bradford Rd, Brighouse HD6 4AF

Litter pickers and gloves supplied – For more information text Judith on 07906 023165 or email

Calderdale gets ready to ‘Clean for the Queen’

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Calderdale Council is getting ready to take part in the biggest ever clean up of the country, in the run up to the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The first national anti-litter campaign took place in 1953, the year of the Queen’s coronation. Ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April, the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign aims to inspire people to take action and enjoy a few hours together litter picking to make the places where we live more beautiful.

From Saturday 5 March, the Council and partners will take to areas in and around Halifax and the Lower and Upper Valley, aiming to target spots in need of a royal clean up.

Volunteers are more than welcome to help staff, who will target sites that are owned and managed by Calderdale Council, ensuring the borough looks its best. If the land is privately owned, then Environmental Health teams will take steps to encourage the land owner to ‘Clean for the Queen’ or face the possibility of enforcement action.

Volunteers will need to dress for the occasion. Strong, comfortable boots or shoes will be needed; perhaps also warm, waterproof clothing and headgear. Gloves are essential if litter picking by hand.

Equipment and bags will be provided, and the Council will help with the removal of anything collected at the end of the day.

Alternatively, if you are part of a local community group, business or individual who would like to take part in your own event, please visit to register.

The targeted ‘Clean for the Queen’ efforts will be starting at 9am in each area unless otherwise stated, and will take place as follows:

Lower Valley – Sunday 6 to Wednesday 8 March

  • Sunday 6 March – Targeting the area around Wakefield Road at Junction 25 of the M62.
  • Monday 7 March – Meeting at the car park at Hipperholme crossroads,  teams will clean along Leeds Road, Brighouse Denholmegate Road and Brighouse Road
  • Tuesday 8 March – Meeting in Elland outside the Spire Hospital on Elland Lane, team will spring clean the area around Whitwell Green and Springfield Road.

Halifax North & East – Monday 7 March

  • Cold Edge Road, Wainstalls – Meet up with the Halifax North & East Team at the windmills off Cold Edge Road. We will be cleaning up to the Calderdale boundary and then making our way back into Wainstalls Village and Mount Tabor. This area has been the target for substantial amounts of flytipping and the Council is working with private land owners to take responsibility for cleaning up their sites.

Halifax Central – Monday 7 March

  • Join the Community wardens targeting the area above and below Queens Road, meeting at the Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre. The team will be litter picking around the St Augustine’s School area and then above the neighbourhood centre to Mile Cross Road and Warley Road.

Upper Valley

  • Saturday 5  and Sunday 6 March – Join the ‘In Bloom’ Community group who are ‘Cleaning for the Queen’ at  Junction 22 on the A672 on 5 March between 2 – 3pm and again on 6 March between 11am – 12noon.

You can also get involved on social media. Tweet your own clean up photos using the hashtags #CleanForTheQueen and #Calderdale

For more information and times, or for groups and/or businesses that would like to be involved and carry out their own local clean up, please contact