Inside the council: Have your say on hospitals

Calderdale Royal Hospital
Calderdale Royal Hospital

You now have the opportunity to have your say about the re-configuration of the hospitals in Halifax and Huddersfield.

I am one of the members serving on a panel which is in the process of scrutinising the evidence and the business case which has been put forward.

Brighouse Councillor Howard Blagbrough

Brighouse Councillor Howard Blagbrough

Whilst there has been a great deal of press on the issue, one thing is clear, change needs to happen, to ensure that the high quality of care continues in the future.

A public meeting will be held at North Bridge Leisure Centre on April 14 from 6pm to 8pm. Also there will be a drop in session providing you with an opportunity to obtain information about the proposals and to ask general questions.

This will be held at the Brighouse Civic Hall on April 30 from 10am until 4pm.

For more information visit or call 01484 464212.

Development of roundabout

Readers may have noticed some development on the John King roundabout at the bottom of Halifax Road.

Council officers have told me, they have planted a tree, grass and bedding plants.

I also reported a damaged and missing bollard on Halifax Road. I was informed that it had not been replaced due to funding. I have asked officers that this should now take priority and that we should also be able to use some of the Ward Forum grant.

New garden waste service

As we are just about to change the clocks this weekend, we look forward to the spring and the lighter nights to enjoy our gardens.

From April this year, I am delighted that the council are able to offer a new opt in service for residents who would like their garden waste collected from home.

This will be a fortnightly service from April to November and the cost of this will be £40.

For those who do not currently have a wheelie bin, you can still opt to use a single sack.

Also if you currently receive a assistance and have opted for a green wheelie bin, this will be included.

Details of the scheme can be found on or you can call 01422 288002.

I think most people will agree that this will be an excellent addition to the service.