Grot spots tackled in Brighouse as part of campaign

Grot spots, vandalised buildings and overgrown hedges were tackled in Brighouse as part of a campaign to make Calderdale safer, cleaner and greener.

Calderdale Council and partners including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Together Housing, stepped up their daily work and took part in four days of action in the town.

A four day clean up operation was held in Brighouse as part of Calderdale Council campaign (Picture: Calderdale Council)

A four day clean up operation was held in Brighouse as part of Calderdale Council campaign (Picture: Calderdale Council)

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

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

Councillor Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Our work in Brighouse last week was the latest in our ongoing series of events across Calderdale to help keep the borough safe, clean and green. We know how important this is to local people.

“Council teams and organisations including West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Together Housing stepped up their daily work and did a fantastic job.

Team in Thornton Square (Picture: Calderdale Council)

Team in Thornton Square (Picture: Calderdale Council)

“For example, the cleaning work alone achieved great results, with 71 incidents of graffiti removed, three vans filled with rubbish, two subways power-washed and two sweeper vehicles cleaning the area for all three days."

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.

(Video courtesy of Calderdale Council)