Safer Cleaner Greener

Clean up Calderdale with 3 days of action in Elland

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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.

SaferLet’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.

CleanerLet’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.

GreenerLet’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.

New Orchard and wildflower Meadow at Wellholme Park Brighouse

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Safer Cleaner Greener apprentice group working together with Incredible Edible Brighouse have completed the planting of the new orchard to aid the promotion of fruit trees and fruit production in an urban community park.

Fruit varieties include (apples) Cox, Orange Pippin, Discovery, Jonagold and Golden Delicious, plus Conference and Williams Pears, also cherries which can often survive in difficult conditions, plus the apples are often quite large and they usually display a good degree of natural disease resistance.

The creation of the orchard is a powerful way to bring people together, to create green spaces and build healthier, happier and more sustainable communities.

The development of wildflower areas using seed that has been recycled by Safer Cleaner Greener apprentices from a new wildflower area in the town centre of Brighouse and will create a new wildlife habitat as part of the Grow Wild Corridors of Colour Project .

The apprentice group again working with Incredible edible have won a Grow wild Grant where the apprentices are to paint the onsite shipping container with colourful environmental scene’s information interpretive boards and to host a wildflower workshop and painting day in May.