Making a difference in Brighouse

The campaign to make Calderdale safer, cleaner and greener continues, with the next in a series of clean up events, this time in Brighouse.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be joining forces with Calderdale Council and partners including West Yorkshire Police, and Together Housing, stepping up their daily work and taking part in four days of action in Brighouse from 27-30 September.

Activities will include cleaning subways, removing graffiti, clearing up fallen leaves and cutting back overgrown vegetation.

Teams will also be visiting businesses to conduct random commercial waste and food hygiene inspections, as well as checking licenses and carrying out vehicle speed checks.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said:

“These days of action follow similar successful events in Halifax, Elland and Todmorden and focus on making the town safer, cleaner and greener. The varied tasks taking place throughout the action days build on the work that the Council and partners do throughout the year to make our towns and villages great places to live or work.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, Cllr Daniel Sutherland, said:

“We want to tackle the issues that matter most to residents, and these days of action will target problems that residents have highlighted, like litter, dog fouling and graffiti, as well as focusing on cleaning up grot spots around the town.

“We’ll also be working with our partners on issues such as problem parking and speeding, as well as offering advice to residents on topics such as recycling or pest control.”

Neighbourhood Police Inspector Rachel Bairstow said:

“The Neighbourhood Policing Team will be proactively supporting the days of action, coordinating speed check operations and really focussing on what matters to the people of Brighouse working with partners to keep communities safe and feeling safe.”

There are further days of action planned throughout the year in other towns and villages in Calderdale. Keep an eye on www.calderdale.gov.uk  or follow #CleanCdale on twitter for updates.