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Work on the Local Plan for Calderdale is continuing and the Council has now outlined the timetable for the release of the first draft for consultation.   The government requires local councils to produce a Local Plan which identifies land to meet their requirements for new housing and economic development, over the next 15 years.    The… read more … about Next steps for the Local Plan>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Other news

Plans for major upgrades to Halifax train station are set to move a step closer, as Calderdale Council’s Economy and Investment Panel is asked to give the go ahead to carry out more detailed feasibility work. Today (Thursday 20 October) the Panel will discuss the exciting proposals for a complete revamp of Halifax Station and… read more … about Train station improvements on track>>

Cllr Barry Collins

This week is National Adoption Week (Monday 17 – Sunday 23 October 2016) and as part of this Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign with additional advertising around the borough. It’s also asking people to think about different options, including fostering to adopt.   Foster to adopt is otherwise known as Early Permanence Placement (EPP). EPP… read more … about Think about ‘foster to adopt’ this National Adoption Week>>

Children playing

An army of staff from Calderdale Council and the emergency services are taking to the streets of Halifax on a mission to clean up the town centre and make it an even better place to be. In a week of targeted action from Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 October, the Council, West Yorkshire Police and… read more … about Keeping Calderdale safe, clean and green>>

Cleaning our streets

Over 100 people signed a pledge to drive safely at an event to mark Yellow Ribbon Day held at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax.  Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) and the Halifax Central Neighbourhood Police used the event to raise awareness of road safety.    To help get the message across… read more … about 100 take the Yellow Ribbon Day pledge>>

Yellow Ribbon Day

Calderdale Council is investing over £500,000 to upgrade the borough’s network of pathways, rights of way and canal towpaths.  The Council received flood recovery money from the Department for Transport to repair Calderdale’s highway network, which was badly damaged by the Boxing Day floods in 2015.    The majority of the funding is being used to… read more … about Calderdale is on the right path>>

Cllr Barry Collins

The emergency response of Calderdale Council and other organisations was put to the test today (Friday 14 October) in a training exercise across Calderdale that involved a planned canal boat rescue and floodwater pump out. The council held its biggest ever live training exercise to rehearse the action that would be taken in response to… read more … about Testing Calderdale’s emergency response>>

Canal rescue Sowerby Bridge

This year’s Safeguarding Week will be taking place in Calderdale from 17 – 23 October 2016.  Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards will host the week-long programme of events and activities, which aim to raise awareness of the role everyone shares in protecting vulnerable children and adults.  The events will highlight the support which… read more … about Join us in marking Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding week

Owners of empty homes, property developers, landlords, letting and estate agents are being invited to take part in a free event to help them bring their empty properties back into use. The annual Under 1 Roof event, run by Calderdale Council, takes place on Wednesday 19 October at The King’s Centre in Halifax, to help… read more … about Making the most of empty homes>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland