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This year, 100 people have completed the first, 12-week Cycle4Health programme run by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect project. Run by Cycling UK and CityConnect, Cycle4Health is a scheme designed to take participants from inactivity to regular cycling. Mainly aimed at increasing activity, the course is free to attend and is run from a cycling… read more … about West Yorkshire is Cycling4health>>


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Elland is counting down to an array of exciting community events to celebrate its 700th birthday – and Calderdale Council is inviting local people to join the party. This year it’s the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town. The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward… read more … about Happy birthday Elland!>>

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Journey times have improved significantly following the completion of work to remodel the A629 / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction in Halifax last month. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to reduce traffic congestion and delays, and to make it safer and easier for people to walk and cycle in the area.  These benefits… read more … about Transforming travel in Calderdale>>

Junction works complete

Elland Station has moved a step closer to becoming a reality after the Investment Committee at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) recommended the allocation of £20 million to the scheme.  The decision was taken by the Investment Committee last week, after a review of a new scheme for the station.  Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale… read more … about Elland on track for a new station>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Calderdale Council will hold a joint review of fire safety following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London last week.  The review will include representatives from partner organisations, including the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Together Housing.  It will be tasked with responding to any emerging issues or lessons which can be… read more … about Council calls review of fire safety>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Halifax’s new Central Library and Archive will be officially opened by Calderdale Council’s Mayor, Cllr Ferman Ali, on Saturday 9 September 2017.  The civic event will celebrate the opening with a range of events and family activities to mark the occasion. Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:  “I’m delighted that the new Central… read more … about Celebrate a new chapter for the Central Library>>

Artist's impression of the new library, from Square Road

The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month. People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and Slow… read more … about Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work>>

Flooding waves

Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority West Yorkshire’s MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London’s Oyster card. Over 16.3 million MCard journeys made in 2016 – a 20% rise on previous year. Cards and top-ups available online, at bus and rail stations & 700 Payzone stores. Transferrable card can provide… read more … about Huge growth in impact of MCard travel smartcard in West Yorkshire & Leeds City Region>>


“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with everyone affected by last night’s shocking events. We pray for the people who have been injured and their loved ones.   “We stand together in solidarity and totally condemn this devastating and senseless attack.   “This is understandably a difficult time, but once again, our communities are coming… read more … about Joint statement from Calderdale Council, Calderdale Interfaith Council and Calderdale Council of Mosques on the terrorist attack last night near Finsbury Park Mosque in London>>

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