Cleaner neighbourhoods - get involved

Cleaner neighbourhoods

Participants in the Barkisland Big Tidy Up

There are many different ways that everyone can get a little more involved in what happens in the area they live in and actually take steps to make real improvements to local areas. Here are some examples:

Report the problems on our streets and public spaces

Tell us about problems like littering, dog fouling and fly-tipping on your streets and other public spaces: Request or report it

Attend or contact Ward Forums

Staff from our Safer Cleaner Greener Teams attend your local Ward Forums to help answer questions and deal with local issues. Use our Ward Forum pages to find out how you can get involved and have your say on your local area.

Community clean ups and The Big Tidy Up

Men removing unwanted household items

Community and Neighbourhood Action Groups, such as local Yorkshire in Bloom groups and other community groups, work hard to create community pride and improve their areas for everyone who lives there. Safer Cleaner Greener Teams work with groups throughout Calderdale to help these groups with clean ups and other events. Constituted community groups can even apply for funding from a number of places to help with their work. Groups seeking help with their voluntary work can get in touch with  North Bank Forum: Sector Support Calderdale for more information and assistance.

Some of the local groups we work with on clean ups are:

Use the Council's Clubs and Societies directory to find other environmental and clean up groups in your area, and even add your own group to the directory.

Community clean up events are often supported by different partnerships, including Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitaion Company , Community Payback Teams, Pennine Housing 2000 , local schools, local businesses, Keep Britain Tidy and many others.

Keep Britain Tidy  is an environmental charity which works throughout the UK to promote the anti-litter campaign. They can provide local groups with information on clean ups and can even supply bags, posters and other materials and ideas on how to organise clean ups in local areas.

To take part, all you need to do is to gather together a few like-minded people. To register your event, or to find an event taking place in your area, visit The Big Tidy Up .

To give people a helping hand, everyone who registers will receive a special clean-up kit including bin bags, tabards, badges and posters, plus top tips and guidance on carrying out your tidy up and safety advice. You can also contact the Council's Safer Cleaner Greener Service who will arrange for your group to borrow litter pickers and will even send someone to collect your bags of rubbish following your clean up.

If you want to arrange a community clean up, or want information on any neighbourhood cleansing issue, contact , or phone: 01422 284428.

We are doing our bit - are you doing yours? Don't drop litter, let's work together to keep Calderdale clean.

Contact Safer Cleaner Greener Services

Safer Cleaner Greener Teams are working within your Neighbourhood Areas, delivering street cleansing, grounds maintenance, countryside services, play ground maintenance, tree management, park and nature reserve management services.

You can request our services online:

Or you can contact:

Support for community clean-ups


Great British Spring Clean

We are supporting the Great British Spring Clean, a campaign with one simple ambition: to bring together like-minded people from all walks of life to help clear up litter.

The #GBSpringClean campaign aims to get half a million people outdoors, get active and help clear rubbish that lies around us, over the weekend of 3-5 March 2017.

  • Halifax Central
    • Queens Road Playing fields,
    • Mixenden Urban Park,
    • Old Lane

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  • Upper Valley
    • Oldham Road at Ripponden

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  • Lower Valley
    • Clifton Lagoon 6 March 2017 at 9:30 am,
    • Field Lane Estate Highfield Road shops 7 March 2017 at 9 am

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Register your #GBSpringClean events at Great British Spring Clean .