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Work is about to start on the repair of the Eastwood Household Waste Recycling Centre in Todmorden following an incident which caused damage on Saturday 19 July. The cost of the repairs is in the region of £220,000 and will be met by SITA UK’s insurers. There will be no cost to the Council or… read more … about Repairs Begin at Eastwood Recycling Centre, Todmorden>>

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Staff at Calderdale Council are being offered the chance to take voluntary severance or voluntary early retirement to help the local authority balance its budget.   The offer has been made to eligible staff across all services, including centrally employed teachers, as the local authority aims to make savings of £40million by 2016/17, as agreed at… read more … about Calderdale offers staff chance for change>>

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As part of Calderdale’s First World War centenary events, Bankfield Museum is hosting a First World War conference, giving a glimpse of life in Calderdale one hundred years ago.  On Monday 27 October from 10am until 4pm, the Museum will host this fascinating event, the first of its kind in Calderdale, which looks to shed… read more … about Discovering Calderdale’s First World War history>>


Finding something to do with the kids over the half term holidays isn’t easy, especially when the weather is so changeable, but Bankfield Museum in Halifax has plenty on offer whatever the weather. On Saturday 25 October the Museum is hosting a free First World War themed family day, with activities, craft and live performance…. read more … about Half term activities at Bankfield Museum>>

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On Sunday 9 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and employees at Calderdale Council are working hard to make sure events in the borough act as a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.  There’s the obvious, but important work of cleaning and tidying up the war… read more … about Planning for Remembrance Sunday>>


Calderdale Council will become the first local authority in England to offer smokers caught dropping litter the chance to attend stop smoking sessions rather than pay a fine, if the scheme is approved by Cabinet on Monday 13 October 2014.  Currently if anyone is caught dropping a cigarette end they are issued with a fixed… read more … about Smokers asked to quit or pick up the tab>>

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