Help Calderdale get a spring clean

Coun Barry Collins in Illingworth.
Coun Barry Collins in Illingworth.

You can help Calderdale get a spring clean by joining various clean-up days at sites across the borough

After the success of last year’s campaign, the Big Clean 2014 campaign will kick off on Monday 17 March.

Calderdale Council teams will spend a week cleaning up areas across Calderdale, to ensure the borough is looking its best.

If community groups and volunteers want to get involved, they will be most welcome. Equipment and bags will be provided, and the Council will help with the removal of anything collected at the end of the day.

Volunteers will need to dress for the occasion. Strong, comfortable boots or shoes will be needed; perhaps also warm, waterproof clothing and headgear. Gloves are essential if litter picking by hand. Litter pickers and bags will be provided by SITA.

The clean up days are as follows:

Monday 17 March – Lower Valley areas (Brighouse, Elland, Greetland and Stainland, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe and Rastrick wards)

Tuesday 18 March – Halifax Central areas (Skircoat, Sowerby Bridge, Town and Park wards)

Wednesday 19 March – Halifax North and East areas (Illingworth and Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf, Ovenden and Warley wards)

Thursday 20 March - Upper Valley areas (Calder, Luddendenfoot, Ryburn and Todmorden wards)

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Steve Sweeney, said: “The Big Clean week is a great way to raise awareness and target areas which are in need of tidying up.

“The campaign is about helping people make a difference to their communities. Calderdale is a great place to live and by working together we can make it even better.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Coun Barry Collins, said: “The Big Clean week made a real difference to improving the look of local areas last year, and I’m sure the campaign will be just as successful this year.

“I hope that along with Council workers, as many volunteers as possible will come and join in, and that the rest of the community supports the message that dropping litter or dumping rubbish is simply not on.”

For more information and times, or for groups that would like to be involved and carry out their own local clean up, please contact for advice and assistance.