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The new Piece Hall courtyard is slowly appearing as sandstone flags and European granite steps are carefully manoeuvred into place. Gone are the old stone setts which date back to the 1970s and which are being replaced to create an attractive and sophisticated town square, as part of the £19 million transformation project funded by… read more … about Stunning Piece Hall square takes shape>>

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More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – over 1,600 across the UK, and seven in Calderdale alone.  Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park, Clay House Park in West Vale, Wellholme Park in Brighouse, plus Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Shibden Estate and Ogden Water Country Park all… read more … about Calderdale parks named as some of the best in Britain>>

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Budding archaeologists can learn the secrets of Halifax’s past at a special summer event for children at Halifax Central Library. The Archaeological Adventure tells the story of the recent dig in the Square Church graveyard.  Before building work could start on the new Central Library and Archive, the burial ground at Square Church had to… read more … about Join us on an Archaeological Adventure!>>

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Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services is making significant progress according to a recent review by the Department for Education (DfE). In January 2015 Ofsted inspected the Council’s Children’s Services directorate and rated it as ‘requiring improvement’, where previously the service had been judged ‘inadequate’.  This confirmed that good practices are now in place… read more … about DfE recognises good progress in Calderdale>>

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Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority Leaders from the North of England have written to the Prime Minister to demand a place at the Brexit negotiating table.      The Leaders of five Northern Combined Authorities have joined forces to make clear that with an economy stronger than that of Scotland’s and a population greater… read more … about Northern leaders demand place at Brexit negotiating table>>

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Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority On Monday 18 July, a three-month consultation on West Yorkshire’s transport systems gets underway at Bradford Interchange.   West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with district authorities and bus operators First West Yorkshire, Arriva and Transdev, is working to produce new, 20-year West Yorkshire Bus and Transport strategies. As… read more … about Consultation to shape the future of West Yorkshire’s transport gets underway>>

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      Act now to help our communities become more resilient as the Calder Valley will flood again, thanks to changing weather patterns, climate change and changes in land management.  That’s the message within the Calderdale Flood Commission’s final report into the causes, impact and response to the unprecedented flooding which hit the Calder… read more … about Commission calls for action on flooding>>

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