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Calderdale Council staff who go above and beyond for our communities were recognised at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony on Thursday 28 September.  A record number of nominations highlighted the massive range of services that the Council provides – from care, community protection and tackling the cost of living crisis, to housing, libraries, finance… read more … about Council stars awarded for outstanding work>>

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People could soon have their say on documents setting out how future planning developments will meet requirements to deliver improvements for the natural environment. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 9 October 2023, Members will be asked to approve a four-week public consultation on the Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Once… read more … about Ensuring developments deliver environmental benefits>>

Brearley Fields when flooded

The first of three new Changing Places toilets in Calderdale is now open at Todmorden Learning Centre, improving facilities in the town, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility improves accessibility in Todmorden>>

Changing Places facility in Todmorden

The progress of projects to support improvements to the transport network around Calderdale will be discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 9 October. Calderdale is benefitting from significant investment from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, supporting projects on the A629 and A641 to transform travel along and… read more … about Progressing transport projects in Calderdale>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

The Calderdale Food Network is hosting a pop-up food and drink event at Halifax Borough Market, showcasing local organisations and allowing people to experience a taste of what Calderdale has to offer. The 2023 Calderdale Food Gathering is taking place in the historic surroundings of the Albany Arcade at Halifax Borough Market on Thursday 5… read more … about Market event celebrates food and drink in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Food Gathering artwork

All the jobseekers who attended a Council-run ‘reverse jobs fair’ secured work or interviews thanks to this innovative opportunity – the first of its kind in Calderdale. The event at Halifax Town Hall in August brought together 12 people looking for jobs with 15 local employers. Team members from Calderdale Council’s Employment Hub coached the… read more … about Council jobs fair changes lives>>

A transformed market area and a new community hub in Elland are moving a step closer, as part of the £6 million transformation of the town centre. Calderdale Council is investing in a thriving future for Elland through the Future High Streets Fund. This will improve public spaces and the main shopping areas, and provide… read more … about Elland transformation takes shape>>

A powerful new fostering film will support Calderdale’s campaign to recruit more foster carers in the borough, sharing the message that anyone with a capacity to care can foster a child or young person. ‘Any Of Us’ is the sixth film produced by a growing partnership of councils and children’s trusts to promote local authority… read more … about Any of Us…because it really can be>>

Young girl on beach - still from Any of Us fostering film

Grant applications are now open for community groups to make a difference to children and young people in next year’s school holidays. The successful Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme is back again in 2024, providing inspiring free activities and meals to children from lower-income families. The expense of school holidays can be difficult for these families,… read more … about Help to give children Healthy Holidays and life-changing benefits >>