Headline news

Markets in Calderdale could soon be set for a boost, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet considers the creation of a group specifically looking at developing markets across the borough. At the meeting of Cabinet on Monday 2 February, Members will discuss re-establishing the Cabinet Markets Working Party, which will look at issues relating to the operation… read more … about Making the most of our markets>>

Borough market entrance

Other news

Families living in poverty will be given a helping hand thanks to new services offering practical and emotional support. Calderdale Council is about to award more than £100,000 to local voluntary organisations so they can launch new projects to help tackle family poverty. A variety of organisations bid for money from the Council’s Child Poverty… read more … about Support for families living in poverty>>

Calderdale Council

The permanent Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) which will re-introduce on street parking charges in Halifax town centre, will be in place from Monday 2 February 2015.  The new TRO will replace the temporary TRO which has been in place in the town centre since 7 November 2014.  It will allow the Council to reinstate parking… read more … about Parking charges set to return to Halifax town centre>>

Parking sign

Work to transform the historic Piece Hall into a thriving visitor attraction has been given a major funding boost. The Piece Hall Trust is delighted to announce that the Garfield Weston Foundation has made a significant contribution of £250,000 towards the transformation project. Garfield Weston is a family-funded, grant-making trust which has been supporting UK… read more … about New year, new funds for Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall courtyard

Calderdale Council is looking at the future of street lights in the borough, to improve their condition, reliability and energy efficiency. We’re looking to invest in lighting now to save money and repairs in the future. Many of our street lights are old and are not energy efficient. We have invested an additional £1million in… read more … about Switch to an energy efficient future>>

Calderdale Council

A report commissioned by Calderdale Council has revealed that last year’s Tour de France brought an extra £12.5 million into the area. An additional £200,000 was brought into Calderdale by the Yorkshire Festival, which attracted visitors to view and participate in an extensive arts and cultural events programme in the 100 day build up to… read more … about Tour de France brought £12.5m boost to Calderdale>>


Visitors to Bankfield Museum, Halifax are in for a ferociously good time, as a new family exhibition exploring fearsome, fiery and friendly dragons through the ages (in all their shapes and sizes) opens on Saturday 24 January.  This free exhibition features original artworks by local illustrator and author Chris Mould. Following his successful ‘Pirates!’ exhibition… read more … about Dragons are coming!>>

Dragon's eye