Monthly Archives: June 2016

Events in Calderdale for this year’s Yorkshire Festival are happening six months after floods devastated villages and towns in the borough, showing how Calderdale’s creative spirit hasn’t been dampened by the floods. The Yorkshire Festival 2016 will see music, dance, theatre, art, street performances and much much more, right across the county in a wonderful… read more … about Yorkshire Festival events in Calderdale>>

Engineers are reaching an important milestone in the rebuilding of Elland Bridge as they lay the foundations for the new canal bridge. Contractors working for the Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England & Wales, are this week laying the concrete that will form the foundations… read more … about Engineers lay foundations for a new Elland Bridge>>

Six months on from the Boxing Day floods, one company which demonstrates the grittiness and determination of local businesses is Bridgefield Garage in Elland, Calderdale.   The garage offers MOTs, repairs and tyres. On Boxing Day, the manager, Clive Braithwaite, found the canal flowing through the back door of the building and only had an hour… read more … about Bridgefield Garage bounces back after Boxing Day floods>>

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Young people in Calderdale  are invited to the Council’s Apprenticeship Live Vacancy Event to find out about exciting apprenticeship opportunities available to them when they leave school.   On Thursday 30 June from 3.30pm until 7.30pm, at The Shay Stadium, Halifax, young people will be able to meet a range of businesses and apprentice providers that… read more … about Find out more about being an apprentice>>

Overnight road closures are scheduled between Burdock Way and Hyde Park in Halifax, to allow essential maintenance to take place.  From Monday 18 July until Saturday 30 July, a programme of resurfacing work is scheduled for King Cross Street in Halifax around the Parkinson Lane and Swires Road junction.  A road closure will be in… read more … about Essential maintenance on King Cross Street, Halifax>>


Statement on behalf of:  Calderdale Interfaith Council Calderdale Council of Mosques Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council Cllr Scott Benton, Leader of the Conservative Group, Calderdale Council Cllr James Baker, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Calderdale Council Calderdale Council, Calderdale Interfaith Council and Calderdale Council of Mosques are deeply saddened by the loss… read more … about Calderdale Interfaith Council, Calderdale Council of Mosques and Calderdale Council respond to death of Jo Cox, MP>>

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After Storm Eva hit, eight schools were severely affected by flooding. Two of these had to be evacuated completely and pupils are still being educated in alternative premises. One of these schools is Burnley Road Academy, whose younger pupils are working at Savile Park School at Heath in Halifax. The Head teacher of Burnley Road… read more … about ‘Not a school day missed’ – How friendships blossomed following Storm Eva>>

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