Our friends at Co-op are inviting local groups that benefit communities to apply to be a Co-op Local Community Fund cause. The deadline for applications is 29 May. Successful applicants will partner with Co-op for 12 months and you’ll receive a minimum of £1,000 to support your project. Types of projects that will be considered include those that:
- Bring people together to access food
- Help improve people’s mental wellbeing
- Create opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
- Help people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions
Groups will help Co-op deliver on its vision of ‘Co-operating for a Fairer World’. Find out more on Co-op’s website. Please note, this funding is not administered by Co-op Foundation, so we’re unable to provide further advice and support on how to apply.
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (CMBC) in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC), have launched a £1million Climate Emergency fund to help combat the impact that climate change is having in the borough.
More details can be found here: https://cffc.co.uk/climate-emergency-carbon-zero-fund/ and applications can be made using the CFFC online application form here:
Closing date for first round applications will be 13th September 2021
As part of Cherishing Churchyards Week, the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe will welcome any visitors on Sunday 17 June, 2:00pm-4:00pm. The churchyard is on Wakefield Road opposite the Sun Country Inn surrounding its iconic tower. It is a lovely time to visit with many wild flowers on view.”
You are always very welcome to wander around St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe which has been restored over the past few years. If you can’t visit the churchyard this week, then visit www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk and take a virtual tour or trace a family headstone.
On Saturday 3 June Chris Sutcliffe, a Calderdale countryside officer, will be organising Half Term Nature Activities for Children in St. Matthew’s Churchyard (opposite The Sun Inn) from 1:15 pm as part of our Celebration Event. All welcome. The Mayor & Mayoress of Calderdale are also visiting on that afternoon.
You are always very welcome to come and wander around St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe which has been restored over the past few years. If you can’t visit the churchyard that week, then visit www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk and take a virtual tour or trace a family headstone.
Ways to reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping in Calderdale have been discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel.
At the meeting of the Panel on Thursday 20 April, members of the Litter and Fly-tipping scrutiny review group presented their report and recommendations to reduce litter and fly-tipping in the borough.
The cross-party review group has been looking closely at the issue since October last year and their findings have now been published with fifteen recommendations for Cabinet to consider… Read more…
Every day, the Council do a wide range of jobs you may not always be aware of. Some jobs, such as street cleaning, may be done in the early hours of the morning, while others, such as pest control, licensing and road safety may not be seen directly – but all contribute to making Calderdale a better place to live.
From Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 February, Calderdale Council will be out in Elland on the key themes of safer, cleaner, greener with partners including Together Housing,West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service.
Let’s be safer
We will be focusing on a range of things, including tackling problem parking outside schools, safety checks at bars and food hygiene inspections.
Let’s be cleaner
We will be doing a range of activities including litter picking, bin emptying, jet washing and de-odourising, plus spot fines for littering and fouling.
Let’s be greener
Some of the activities which will take place will include advice on recycling and pest control to residents and businesses. We will also be checking on air pollution.
The video below shows some of the things Calderdale Council and partners did during the first week of action held from 23 to 29 October 2016.
The Environment Agency is appealing for help from historians, landowners and communities in the Calder Valley to help produce a detailed map of old land drains, goits and mill ponds to determine whether they could be brought back into use to aid the fight against flooding.
As well as identifying the locations of the old water control structures and drains, the Environment Agency is seeking details of their depth, size and condition.
People with information can post this on the Calderdale heritage website.
Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through bank holiday week
Usual (new) collection day: Collection will be on:
Monday 29 August Tuesday 30 August
Tuesday 30 August Wednesday 31 August
Wednesday 31 August Thursday 1 September
Thursday 1 September Friday 2 September
Friday 2 September Saturday 3 September
Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 5 September and Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open throughout, operating Sunday hours on Bank Holidays
Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation has established the Environmental Grants scheme offering grants for projects which make a difference to local areas, with preference given to projects which include one of more of the following:
- Improves the local environment.
- Insures involvement of local communities.
- Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference.
- Supports people in need.
Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply now for grants of up to £2,000.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate that their project delivers improvements against at least one of the following Key Performance Targets:
- Delivers real environmental benefit.
- People have better access to/are more likely to use their local environment.
- People have improved their lives through participation in an environmental activity.
- Activity delivers not only an immediate improvement but also an ongoing plan to ensure the improvement is sustained.
For further information and to apply visit greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grant
Engineers are reaching an important milestone in the rebuilding of Elland Bridge as they lay the foundations for the new canal bridge… read more…
The canal is expected to reopen on Monday 4th July and will reinstate an important link between the Rochdale Canal and the rest of the waterway network. Boaters will once more be able to head to Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge to use the businesses and services there.