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The Calderdale Flood Commission will report its initial recommendations to Calderdale Council at a public meeting to be held at 6pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016 (today) at Halifax Town Hall.    The Flood Commission was announced by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet in response to the unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015.   Chaired by Paul Cobbing, the… read more … about Calderdale Flood Commission recommends nine point plan>>

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Plans are gearing up for two new Parkruns in Calderdale following the success of Halifax Parkrun, and the Council is on the lookout for volunteers to help manage them. It’s now a year since Halifax Parkrun got going at Shroggs Park, with an average of over 100 people taking part every week. To build on… read more … about New Parkruns on the starting blocks>>

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Calderdale Council has awarded over £11,000 to five local community groups to help them put on events and festivals to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale. The Council invited voluntary groups to apply for grants last month to help boost tourism, trade and morale after the Boxing Day floods. Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council’s Director of… read more … about Funding boost helps festivals flourish>>

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Todmorden Town Hall welcomed more than 50 people to the launch of the Folk of Todmorden exhibition.  On Wednesday 13 April, the Town Hall opened its doors to the latest in a series of events telling the story of Todmorden and the people that live there.   Visitors were taken back in time through a series… read more … about A look back at the Folk of Todmorden>>

Folk of Todmorden exhibition

We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but did you know that it can also be turned into great prizes?  Calderdale Council, along with waste contractor SUEZ, is offering monthly prizes to residents in Calderdale who put their recycling out every week.  It doesn’t matter how much or how little is placed… read more … about Do it weekly – win great prizes>>

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Halifax’s beacon lit up the sky for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations on Thursday 21 April 2016. The landmark on Beacon Hill formed part of a chain of beacons lit around the UK on Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday, after the Queen lit the principal beacon in Windsor. Calderdale Council registered the beacon to be… read more … about Beacon shone brightly for the Queen’s 90th birthday>>

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Long serving staff at Calderdale Council have been rewarded for their hard work at the Council’s Long Service Award Ceremony at Halifax Town Hall. Staff who have worked for the Council for 25 years attended the ceremony on Monday 18 April, where their individual stories were presented and recognised by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr… read more … about Council celebrates 25 years of service>>

Long service awards

Calderdale Council and Genr8 Developments’ Sowerby Bridge Copley Valley employment development, which was granted detailed planning permission for approximately 80,000 sq ft (7,432 sq m) of new business units in December, has signed its first occupier as the scheme starts on site. The employment scheme is being delivered by Elland-based Commercial Development Projects.  Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Next steps for ambitious regeneration scheme>>

Copley Valley work

Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s flood grants.  Timescales for both the £500 Hardship grant for homeowners and also for the business flood recovery grant for premises affected by the Boxing Day Floods have been removed.  This is in addition to the already deadline free Repair and Renew grant, meaning that… read more … about Deadline removed for flooding grants>>