Monthly Archives: May 2016

Full attention to detail is going into every part of the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax, West Yorkshire, as it continues to take shape. About 30,000 locally handmade bricks will make up the walls of the new building. Every single brick has been drawn by hand in the plans, and sample walls have… read more … about 30,000 bricks in the wall>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>


    A grant from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has helped a manufacturer of patented safety barriers expand its business. The grant of over £1,500 from the LEP’s skills service is being used by Calderdale-based A-Safe UK to provide specialised accountancy training to new and existing staff, as the company plans to… read more … about Barrier manufacturer expands with LEP investment>>