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Winners of Calderdale’s local story writing competition were presented with their awards by the Deputy Mayor of Calderdale. Almost 200 creative writers entered their stories into the local competition and from these, six winners were selected. In total, we received 134 entries from children under nine, and 58 from children aged between 10 and 11…. read more … about Calderdale’s creative writers receive their awards>>


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Two local childcare providers have won contracts from Calderdale Council to run the Children’s Centre Service. Halifax Opportunities Trust and North Halifax Partnership were awarded the contracts after the Council invited bids to run the service through a competitive tender process. The Council currently spends over £5 million per year on this service. Calderdale’s Children’s… read more … about The exciting developments to address the shortage of school places in central Halifax have taken a step forward.>>

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The exciting developments to address the shortage of school places in central Halifax have taken a step forward. Calderdale Council is working with two of Calderdale’s most popular and successful schools to provide additional Primary School places for September this year. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 31 March it was agreed… read more … about Primary plans for growing demand>>

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Everybody wants to feel safe in their own town, and Calderdale Council’s CCTV Centre makes a real difference – ensuring Calderdale remains a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit. CCTV is used to monitor public spaces; the places that we share, socialise and travel through every day. The CCTV Centre monitors cameras… read more … about Looking to keep our communities safe>>


Low paid Council workers will receive a welcome boost in their pay packet this month after Calderdale Council introduced the Living Wage.   Over 250 Council workers will benefit from the introduction of the Calderdale Living Wage, seeing their pay rise from the minimum wage rate of £6.41 per hour to £7.45 per hour. This level… read more … about Council leads the way with Living Wage>>

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The planning application for Calderdale Council’s refurbishment of Princess Buildings, opposite Halifax Town Hall, has now been approved. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s planning committee on Tuesday 1 April 2014, plans were given the go ahead for the next phase of the Council’s scheme to reduce the number of buildings that staff work from… read more … about Princess Buildings plans approved for a smarter future>>

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