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An army of volunteers will bring the heritage of Todmorden Town Hall to life by teaching people about its fascinating history and inspiring them to play a part in its future. Calderdale Council has been awarded a £45,700 grant to get an exciting new project off the ground, after submitting a bid to the Heritage… read more … about Heritage project will bring Todmorden’s past to life>>

Todmorden Town Hall outside

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A talk at the Central Library, Halifax, will give people an insight into life in Calderdale during the First World War, as part of the Council’s continued work to mark the centenary of its outbreak.  The latest of the series of World War One lunchtime talks takes place on Remembrance Day, Tuesday 11 November, at… read more … about Remembrance Day talk at Central Library>>


Delegates from the Chinese province of Jiangxi visited Calderdale this week, developing links to support tourism and economic development. Six Chinese delegates visited Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday 28 October, where they met the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Pat Allen and the Leader of the Council, Cllr Stephen Baines. Gifts were exchanged, and a formal… read more … about Links with China take the next step>>

Cllr Allen with Chinese delegate

Parking pressures within Halifax should begin to ease after Calderdale Council decided to introduce a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) within the town centre. The temporary TRO, which will allow the Council to enforce time limits on parking bays, will be in place from 7 November 2014 and enforced from 10 November.  This will re-introduce… read more … about Council makes progress on parking>>

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The Shibden Estate is getting in the Christmas spirit, by opening its doors for a Christmas Food and Craft Fair on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November.  There will be a variety of stalls over the weekend, offering a wide range of products from delicious homemade cakes, chutneys and jams to beautiful selections of jewellery,… read more … about Get ready for Christmas at Shibden>>

Shibden Hall

Halifax is a step closer to being a world-class cultural destination following the appointment of a construction company to transform the historic Piece Hall and create a new, state-of-the-art Central Library and Archive in the town centre. Calderdale Council awarded the building contract to GRAHAM Construction after a tendering process which will ensure both the… read more … about GRAHAM gets green light for Piece Hall transformation and new library>>

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Parents with children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September 2015 are being reminded to complete their applications online by Friday 31 October 2014.  Failure to submit an online application before the deadline could mean that your child is not offered a school of preference.  Calderdale Council co-ordinates admissions to all maintained… read more … about Time is running out to apply for secondary school places>>

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