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  1. Clay House

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    Clay House

    Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the vil...
    Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the village of West Vale, less than a mile form Elland and less than three miles from Halifax. Clay House is the official start (and end) point for The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. The start of The Calderdale Way is signposted at the rear of the House, with signage, flower beds and a picnic area. The Main hall (7.3m x 10.5m) is a beautiful room with wood panelling, a minstrel gallery, polished wood floor, large stone fireplace and stone mullioned windows. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and can set up to 70 people for a formal meal, or 100 people theatre style for meetings, training sessions or presentations. Terraces and gardens in front and to the side of the House make great backgrounds for photographs and places to enjoy the views across the Park. Access Information: A portable ramp is provided to the front entrance or there is level access to the side; Two small internal ramps enable access to all public areas; A disabled toilet is available The Main Hall is fitted with an Induction Loop.
  2. Public Toilet Facilities in Calderdale

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    Public Toilet Facilities in Calderdale

    Calderdale Council is extending the opening of some of its public toilets to seven days a week.

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    Calderdale Council is extending the opening of some of its public toilets to seven days a week.

    Since public toilets across Calderdale were closed for safety reasons during the first lockdown in 2020, the Council has been gradually reopening the facilities in line with national guidelines and the safest local approach.

    The Council reopened public toilets in all the borough’s towns in July 2020, followed by a further five toilet blocks in parks in April 2021.

    Now, to meet increased demand, the Council has put additional resources in place to safely extend the opening of some public toilets to include additional days, as follows:

    •           Albion Street, Halifax: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

    •           Brook Street, Todmorden: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

    •           Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge: Monday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm

    •           Centre Vale Park, Todmorden: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

    •           Manor Heath Park, Halifax: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

    •           New Road, Hebden Bridge: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

    •           People’s Park, Halifax: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

    •           Savile Park, Halifax: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

    •           Thornton Square, Brighouse: Monday (excluding bank holidays) to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

    •           Town Hall Square, Elland: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

    •           Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

    These locations have been chosen as they are all self-contained, individually accessed unisex facilities, which will help to reduce the risk of infection transmission.

    The blocks will be subject to additional cleaning with frequent ‘touch points’ disinfected. Users are asked to help maintain hygiene standards between cleans by following the advice in the increased signage in place in all facilities.

    As always, it’s incredibly important to maintain good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water before and after use, for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face and follow the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ guidance. Regular checks of facilities will take place to ensure there is sufficient soap available.

    We should all continue to follow the ‘five big things’ to help protect ourselves and others from COVID-19:

    1. Keep our distance and limit mixing with people we don’t live with.
    2. Wear a face covering where necessary, unless medically exempt.
    3. Self-isolate if we test positive or are a contact of someone who has tested positive.
    4. Meet others outside where possible, and if not then let the fresh air in.
    5. Book our vaccine when we are invited by the NHS.

    Unfortunately, it has not been possible to make a small number of toilet blocks COVID-secure, so these remain temporarily closed for safety reasons and the Council is exploring options and funding to remodel them where possible.

    As part of the Future Council Programme, a small number of more remote and / or less used toilet facilities will not reopen under Council management. Instead, they will be made available to other organisations / groups, potentially for them to manage as additional provision. Keep an eye out for more information on this opportunity.

     

     

     

  3. The Countryside Code

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    The Countryside Code

    The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COV...

    The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Please follow the code so we can all enjoy Calderdale's magnificent countryside responsibly.

    Here's a summary of the Code's key points.

    Respect other people:

    • consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
    • leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available

    Protect the natural environment:

    • leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
    • keep dogs under effective control

    Enjoy the outdoors:

    • plan ahead and be prepared
    • follow advice and local signs

    Please follow the hyperlink below for the full version of the guide.

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