Calderdale Council March Newsletter

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On Thursday 6 May 2021, residents in Calderdale can vote in the local elections and the first West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral election.
The Council’s elections team is working hard to ensure that the voting process can be carried out safely and in line with Government guidance.
Voters have a range of options for casting their ballot – in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote. For those who choose to vote in person, a number of safety measures will be in place at polling stations.
Find out more at How to have your say at the May elections


Calderdale’s iconic culture to help economic recovery

A major cultural events programme during a ‘Year of Culture’ in Calderdale in 2024 could play a key part in the economic recovery from COVID-19.
At the Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 29 March, a pioneering proposal for a ‘Year of Culture’ is up for discussion. This major events programme would take place in 2024 to celebrate the borough’s 50th birthday, in line with the Vision2024 for Calderdale.
Find out more about the programme and its opportunities, at:
Calderdale’s iconic culture to help economic recovery


Flourishing plans for new nature reserve take root

Work is set to start in early summer to create a new wetlands nature reserve at Brearley Fields in Mytholmroyd.
The project, which is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will transform the former playing fields into a valuable wetlands habitat and increase floodwater storage on the floodplain of the River Calder
Find out more at Flourishing plans for new nature reserve take root

Busiest year ever for waste service

The Council’s waste and recycling service, in partnership with SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, has seen its busiest year ever, with over 20,000 tonnes of recycling collected since April 2020.
In the last 12 months, the service has faced a variety of challenges, including putting in place measures for staff to safely collect waste; managing any staff shortages due to illness or shielding requirements; handling 141,000 weekly collections across Calderdale and working extra hours to manage the huge increase in the amount of waste and recycling being collected.
Find out more about how the service adapted to face the challenges related to COVID, at Busiest year ever for waste service