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Ravenscliffe High School, in partnership with Calderdale Council, is among 324 local sports projects to secure a share of £17 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots… read more … about Ravenscliffe High School awarded £113,000 of funding from Sport England>>

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Nearly 500 local people have helped shape plans for development in Calderdale over the next 15 years. 11 workshops took place around Calderdale in February and March 2014. Hundreds of people gave their comments and suggestions about their local community and potential need for new development. Calderdale Council is working on the Land Allocations and… read more … about Shaping our local area>>

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Eric Binns, who has supported over 600 business start-ups in Calderdale, has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion 2014. Eric has worked as Calderdale Council’s Business Enterprise Officer since 2009, running a successful programme offering advice, guidance and encouragement in self-employment. His friendly, knowledgeable and inspiring approach is valued by the business community… read more … about Prestigious business award for Eric>>

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A local company has thanked Calderdale Council and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for supporting it to take its business to the next level. Witt UK Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial fan technology, is expanding its operations in Calderdale and creating 35 new jobs, including some apprenticeships. The company’s current… read more … about Sowing the seeds for business growth>>

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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>>


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 Council places children’s centres in safe hands>>

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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>>