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Adult learning services provided by Calderdale Council have received a glowing report from Ofsted, showing that they continue to make a difference for local people. In an inspection in June 2024, Ofsted found that Calderdale Adult Learning has maintained a ‘good’ rating. Publication of the inspection report comes as Calderdale Adult Learning’s new prospectus for… read more … about Glowing report for Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Jade, Calderdale Adult Learning Student Ambassador

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Public health in Calderdale is in safe hands, and is at the heart of the Council to make the biggest difference to local people’s health and wellbeing. Calderdale Council’s Public Health team, and the whole organisation’s approach to public health priorities, got a big thumbs up in a recent independent review. A team of experts… read more … about Healthy review report for vital Council service>>

Cllr Tim Swift

People in Calderdale are invited to share their thoughts to inform the creation of a Development Plan Document. This will outline how the Council can support the accommodation needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities. There is a national requirement for the Council to prepare a ‘Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Development Plan… read more … about Supporting the needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities>>

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An epic new walking challenge is encouraging people to get active whilst enjoying Calderdale’s distinctive landscapes and culture.  As part of the Calderdale Year of Culture 2024 (CultureDale(external link)) programme, the Council is inviting long-distance walking enthusiasts to celebrate Calderdale’s 50th birthday year by walking the Calderdale Way – a 50-mile walking route that encircles… read more … about The Calderdale Way: 50 miles for 50 years>>

Work to rebuild a fire-damaged Calderdale school is now complete, with a new and improved building ready to welcome pupils. On 1 February 2022, an arson attack at Ash Green Community Primary in Mixenden, near Halifax caused a huge fire, destroying four classrooms and other areas in the upper site of the school. The damage… read more … about Fantastic new learning facility rises from the ashes>>

Staff and pupils celebrate the opening of Ash Green School's new building

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. Calderdale Council, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, has been working with local providers… read more … about Experience a Healthy Holiday this summer>>

Young person enjoying a painting activity as part of the Healthy Holidays programme

The new Halifax Bus Station will make it easier for people to travel by bus in Calderdale and beyond when it opens in full later this month. All 19 of the station’s bus stands will be ready from Sunday 21 July, with services which ran from stops in the town centre moving to the new… read more … about Halifax Bus Station to open in full later this month>>

Halifax bus station

The power of culture to bring people together and be themselves is being celebrated this Disability Pride Month. Every July, national Disability Pride Month raises awareness of disabilities, starts positive conversations, celebrates the diversity of the disabled community and highlights the challenges disabled people still face to be treated equally. Calderdale Council is committed to… read more … about Proud to welcome everyone to CultureDale>>

Calderdale Council has stopped using peat products in its gardening work, to protect fragile peatland habitats and contribute to net zero carbon targets. During national Net Zero Week (6-12 July), the Council is highlighting the important work across the borough to reduce carbon emissions. Peatlands are major carbon stores and support vulnerable wildlife. When peat… read more … about Pulling the plug on peat products>>