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New Thread – 26 June 2020

100 days of lockdown; countless stories of kindness

As England reaches its 100th day of lockdown, Calderdale Council reflects on the enormous joint effort and kindness that have defined the response to COVID-19 across the borough. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift, has written a letter to pay tribute to those supporting Calderdale’s most vulnerable people and helping to keep essential services running, despite the challenges they are facing at work and personally. To read more about our response and stories from some of the Council’s unsung staff heroes who continue to play a vital role during the pandemic, visit 100 days of lockdown; countless stories of kindness

Safer streets around schools

Calderdale Council is working with schools to encourage more active ways for children and young people to get to and from school, such as walking and cycling. Roads outside 14 Calderdale schools are now closed to cars and other motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The new restrictions are part of the national School Streets community-based approach, aiming to reduce car usage and air pollution, promote walking and cycling and boost road safety, health and wellbeing. Find out more at Safer streets around schools

Supporting the safe reopening of Calderdale shops

Following the reopening of non- essential shops and market stalls in Calderdale, the Council has been monitoring footfall and the effectiveness of the additional safety measures introduced in towns across the borough. From Monday 15 June, non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen provided they could meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines; further retail and hospitality businesses will also reopen in the coming weeks. Calderdale Council is supporting safe reopening by introducing temporary safety measures to complement those introduced by businesses.  To find out more, visit Supporting the safe reopening of Calderdale shops

Have your say on plans for Brighouse

Residents and businesses in and around Brighouse are invited to share their thoughts on a draft masterplan to be submitted as part of a bid for funding from the Government’s Towns Fund. Proposals include the introduction of further facilities to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists, new public spaces around the canal, measures to help support the strong retail offer and increased leisure and recreation options. The detailed proposals and feedback form will be available from Monday 29 June at Find out more at Have your say on plans for Brighouse

Safely sharing space in our countryside

Calderdale Council is reminding visitors to the borough’s outdoor spaces or countryside sites to act responsibly and respect the local environment, people and animals. As more people spend time outdoors enjoying the Calderdale countryside, walking, running or cycling, it’s important to remember The Countryside Code to help to look after the environment. The code has been revised since COVID-19 to include guidance around safely sharing the space with other users and planning ahead to check what facilities are open. For further guidance, visit Safely sharing space in our countryside

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