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This summer is all about cycling. The Tour de Yorkshire may have left the county, but there’s still plenty of chance to get on your bike around Calderdale – just in time for the anniversary of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.  British Cycling, in partnership with Calderdale Council, is running a number of organised,… read more … about Gearing up for a summer of cycling>>


The permanent Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the outskirts of Halifax town centre, Skircoat, King Cross and the wider Halifax area will be in place from Monday 1 June 2015.  The new TRO allows the Council to reinstate parking charges, reintroduce residents’ parking permit schemes and enforce parking restrictions which were lifted on 8 October… read more … about Parking restrictions return to outer Halifax>>

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Flooding can occur at any time, sometimes with little or no warning. To help residents and businesses in Calderdale become more flood resilient, a new website has launched, full of up to date information and alerts about flooding, weather and traffic disruptions across the borough. The eyeoncalderdale.com website is a fantastic new resource giving the… read more … about Keep an Eye on Calderdale>>


Sowerby Bridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will be closed for approximately six weeks from Monday 1 June while construction work takes place nearby.  As part of the Sowerby Bridge Copley Valley regeneration of the Copley Valley, a new highway linking Hollas Lane with Holmes Road is being built. The HWRC will need to close… read more … about Waste Centre closure for development work>>

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All taxi drivers and private hire licence holders in Calderdale will receive compulsory training on spotting and reporting signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).  Calderdale Council took the decision on the recommendation of its Licensing and Regulatory Committee.   Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Marcus Thompson said: “Safeguarding people is everyone’s business. As taxi… read more … about Taxi driver test helps keep kids safe>>

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Organisers of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race have started discussions with local authorities across the county to plan the 2016 edition of the race.  Following the success of the event organisers are now looking for a new route for next year’s race.    The race organisers ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) and Welcome… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire 2016 Planning Underway>>

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A talk at the Central Library, Halifax will give insight into Calderdale’s conscientious objectors in the First World War. On Tuesday 19 May from 12.30-1.30pm, local historian John Rhodes will give the latest in the series of Central Library’s free talks on the First World War, on ‘Calderdale’s Conscientious Objectors, 1915-18’. John has done extensive… read more … about Conscientious Objectors in World War One: Talk at Central Library>>

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Spring is in the air and Calderdale Council is preparing for a week of spring cleaning to make the borough sparkle.   The third annual, Big Clean week will start on Monday 18 May, when Council teams will take to areas in and around Halifax and the Lower and Upper Valley, aiming to blitz those spots… read more … about Calderdale gets ready for the Big Clean>>

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