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Work on the transformation of the Piece Hall in Halifax is being done particularly carefully after a species of bat was found in the historic building. The Transformation Project works are funded by Calderdale Council and a major award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Grade I listed building is being refurbished and conserved, creating… read more … about Piece Hall bats make themselves at home>>

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A new multi million pound contract between West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and BT has been signed to make superfast fibre broadband available to tens of thousands more households and businesses across West Yorkshire and York.  This second phase of the project will build on the successful work of Superfast West Yorkshire and BT’s own… read more … about Multi million pound deal will enable thousands more to go superfast>>

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Local people are being asked for their views on Calderdale’s highways and transport services – fromthe condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities. A questionnaire is being posted out to a random sample of residents this week as part of the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey. Calderdale Council is… read more … about Have your say on roads and transport>>

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The Customer First office in Sowerby Bridge is temporarily relocating while its current home at Carlton Mill is undergoing refurbishment. During the work the Carlton Mill building will be closed, meaning Customer First will be moving to the library on Hollins Mill Lane from Monday 13 July. Sowerby Bridge Customer First is currently open on… read more … about Customer First on the move>>

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Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) has received national recognition for its work to protect vulnerable children from sexual exploitation, trafficking and going missing.   The Board was highly commended in the Children’s Services category at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards which was held in London on 18 June 2015.  Richard Burrows, Chair of the Calderdale… read more … about Calderdale highly commended for keeping children safe>>

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Calderdale Council is asking for people’s views on the future of the 100 acre Cromwell Bottom site between Brighouse and Elland, with public consultation sessions being held over the next few months.  In April, the Council’s Cabinet approved proposals to develop plans for the future of the area in consultation with local people. Members supported… read more … about Have your say on the future of Cromwell Bottom>>

Cromwell Bottom

Calderdale Council is stepping up the fight against fly-tippers and appealing for residents to help catch the culprits. It comes after the Council cleared 60 illegally dumped tyres and four tonnes of rubbish and rubble from a track in Shelf last week following concerns raised by local people. Furniture, carpets, dozens of bricks, large pieces… read more … about Fly-tipping – help catch the culprits>>

Fly-tipping before the clean up