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Council workers are devoting a day to sprucing up Brighouse Cemetery, and are inviting local residents to help out. On Saturday 30 August, between 10am and 2pm, Council staff will be having a clean up day in the cemetery, to ensure that the grounds are looking their best. To help out with this, volunteers would… read more … about Keeping our cemeteries clean and tidy>>

Big Clean Up

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Calling all empty property owners, property developers, landlords, letting and estate agents!  On Wednesday 10 September 2014, the annual free networking event, ‘Under 1 roof’ will take place to help turn Calderdale’s 1,735 empty houses into homes that feel loved again.  The event will enable owners of empty properties to get advice from a range… read more … about Make a house a happy home>>

Restored home

  Students in Calderdale are celebrating, as they receive their GCSE results.  A number of schools have made significant improvements on last year’s results although new reporting arrangements from this year give a variable picture. A particular success story comes from children who are looked after, as they have performed far better than ever before,… read more … about GCSE success at Calderdale schools>>

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Teenagers aren’t the only ones getting their GCSE results today. Adult learners across Calderdale are also finding out if they made the grade. Riyma Raziq, age 35 from Elland, is celebrating after getting an A* in GCSE maths and a B in English, which she studied at Calderdale Council’s Adult Learning Centre in Halifax. Riyma… read more … about Adult learner celebrates GCSE success>>

Riyma getting her results

  There are dozens of war memorials all over Calderdale. Many are in the places you’d expect, such as in parks and Churchyards, but others are in more unusual places. One of the more intriguing memorials is the Butchers’ Roll of Honour, which is in Halifax Borough Market. This plaque is on the wall towards… read more … about Discovering Calderdale’s ‘hidden’ memorials>>

Butchers' Roll of Honour

Libraries in Calderdale are continuing commemorations for the centenary of the First World War, with events and displays highlighting different aspects of the War and life in Calderdale one hundred years ago. As part of this, the Central Library in Halifax is hosting the second in the series of World War One free lunchtime talks,… read more … about Expert to give talk on First World War>>


Calderdale Council’s People’s Commission will be holding the next public consultation event from 4pm – 6pm on Tuesday 19 August 2014 at Clay House, West Vale. Chair of the People’s Commission, Professor Andrew Kerslake said: “The public consultation events we have held so far have given us the opportunity to hear about people’s own experiences… read more … about The People’s Commission wants to hear from West Vale residents>>

People's Commission

 We’re now well into the school summer holidays, the time when children and parents are looking for entertaining ways to fill the last few weeks of freedom from the classroom. Luckily there are plenty of activities happening in Calderdale that will make the time fly by, whatever the gloriously unpredictable Yorkshire weather throws at us!  … read more … about Family fun and fitness this summer>>

child in swimming pool