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The Industrial Museum in Halifax will now be operated by Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA), after Calderdale Council handed over the keys at a ceremony on Wednesday 25 May 2016. Dozens of people gathered at the Industrial Museum to see the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Howard Blagbrough, pass a golden key to the Chair of… read more … about Major step forward for Calderdale Industrial Museum>>


Other news

Joint press release from the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council The Environment Agency has today (26 May) announced an action plan for Mytholmroyd, which will spend more than £10 million on flood defences to better protect homes and businesses. A new flood action plan for the town, commissioned by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, sets out… read more … about Mytholmroyd Action Plan published>>

Environment agency

Calderdale is a great place to volunteer. During national Volunteers’ Week (Wednesday 1 – Sunday 12 June 2016) the Council will be celebrating the amazing work of volunteers across the borough, and inspiring as many people as possible to give volunteering a try. This year Volunteers’ Week has been extended and Calderdale’s celebrations will be… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

Volunteer Holly Crawford

From Friday 27 May, a new 20mph speed limit will be in force in Hebden Bridge as part of the Love our Streets campaign. Love our Streets aims to help make our streets safe and pleasant wherever we live and however we travel across Calderdale. A total of 111 streets in Hebden Bridge will have… read more … about 20mph – Ready to roll in Hebden Bridge>>


More than 2000 potholes have been filled across Calderdale so far since the Council started its blitz on road repairs last month. In April Calderdale Council pledged to take more action to repair roads after the Department for Transport announced a £200,000 fund to tackle potholes in the borough, which had increased in number after… read more … about Over 2000 potholes blitzed in Calderdale>>

Potholes blitz

Calderdale Council wants to hear from anyone whose property was affected by the flooding caused by Storm Eva on 26 December 2015.  Councils have a statutory duty to undertake an investigation whenever there is a large scale flooding event in the borough and then publish a Section 19 report.   This is so local authorities can… read more … about Tell us about your flooding experience>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council continues to crackdown on blue badge fraud, and has successfully prosecuted an individual for illegally displaying a disabled person’s badge. Beverley Wright from Halifax was caught using the badge of a deceased relative, and pleaded guilty to charges of fraudulently displaying the badge at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on Friday 20 May. Not only… read more … about Resident to pay for blue badge display>>


Calderdale businesses are bouncing back after the devastating Boxing Day floods. And to make sure this message travels far and wide Calderdale Council is running a marketing campaign targeting tourists, visitors and the business community. A poster campaign, with the headline ‘Adventure Awaits’ and using the distinctive ‘Pretty Gritty’ branding, has been running at the… read more … about Calderdale is back in business>>

Open -Businesses Flooding

Local people can find out more about major plans for travel improvements across Calderdale and regeneration in Halifax town centre at a public drop-in session next week. The event, which is being held on Monday 23 May between 3pm and 7pm at Halifax Minster, will be an opportunity for residents and organisations to view the… read more … about Have your say on major transport and regeneration plans>>

Cllr Barry Collins