Getting the basics right

5 Days of Action: Getting the basics right 9-13 June, Todmorden

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.

On 9-13 June 2017, we were out in Todmorden on the key themes of safer, cleaner, greener with partners including West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service, Together Housing, Canal & River Trust and Incredible Edible Todmorden. See our images below of some on the things we did under the three themes of safer, cleaner & greener and you can also see more by searching #CleanCdale. Watch our short video too to find out more:

If you want to find out where we are going next, watch this space and follow #CleanCdale for up to date information.

Let's be safer

We focused on a range of things, including:

  • Talks to schools on road safety and doing speed checks.
  • Health and safety checks at bars and food hygiene inspections.
  • Tod Well Open Day - Living Well, Insight and Recovery Steps Calderdale.
  • Police ran an operation with Environmental Health and VOSA this resulted in 18 vehicle inspections and four prohibition notices for tyres and brakes.

Let's be cleaner

We did a range of activities including:

  • litter picking, bin emptying, dog fouling patrol, plus spot fines for littering and fouling;
  • jet washing and de-odourising, including, outside the Town Hall;
  • the large and small sweeper were out every day from 5am;
  • clearing vegetation and cleaning away rubbish in key areas with partners from the Police and Fire Service;
  • tackling fly-tipping; and
  • removing graffiti.

Let's be greener

Some of the activities which took place included:

  • Incredible Edible and the Canal & River Trust planted new beds along the canal path.
  • New hanging baskets around the town centre.
  • Cutting back and clearing away vegetation.


We also had an information stall at the market, managed by Police, Together Housing and Environmental Health, the Environment Agency and partner agencies such as Calderdale Recovery Steps and WYFI. The stall had a plethora of leaflets and freebies. Lots of crime prevention advice was offered with seven crime prevention surveys being booked and two crime prevention talks also being booked for groups.

Past events

3 Days of Action: Getting the basics right 1-3 February, Elland

Look below to find out more about what we did in Elland in February 2017.

Watch our video to find out some of the things we did during this second week of action.

Week of Action: 23-29 October, Halifax Town Centre

Calderdale Council and partners held their first week of action in Halifax in October Half term, 2016.

From 23-29 October, the Council did a concentrated week of action, where alongside partners in the police and fire services, we will be highly visible in Halifax Town Centre, which will include all the area outlined in the BID for the Halifax Business Improvement District.

The aim of the week of action is to make a real difference in Halifax (rolling out to other areas of Calderdale at future dates), highlighting some of the jobs the Council and our partners in the Fire Service and the Police do every day. A time table of events will take place throughout the week around these key themes:


Let's be safer

We focused on a range of things, including for example, problem parking, safety checks at nightclubs & bars and food inspections.



Let's be cleaner

Some of the activities which took place included litter picking, removing chewing gum, bin emptying and replacing some damaged bins, jet washing and de-odourising, removing graffiti from subways.



Let's be greener

Some of the activities which took place included recycling and pest control advice.


We tweeted using #CleanCdale and will continue to use this for future events, so be sure to follow us on Twitter  (@calderdale) to find out what we are up to next.

Watch our video to find out some of the things we did during this first week of action.


Future events

This is just one week of action we have planned, but we have further weeks planned throughout the year in other towns and villages in the Calderdale. We will keep you informed through our website and through twitter so do not forget to follow us.