Monthly Archives: July 2016

Halifax has been announced as one of the 100 towns across the UK to receive support from some of the UK’s biggest brands.  Business in the Community’s Healthy High Streets programme aims to increase footfall by 10%, reduce the number of vacant properties by 20% and stimulate the creation of new jobs in 100 towns… read more … about Halifax town centre to benefit from high street regeneration programme>>


The first phase of construction work to improve the A629 road between Halifax town centre and Huddersfield is due to start on site next week. From Tuesday 2 August 2016, a four-month scheme will begin to remodel the busy A629 Huddersfield Road / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction. Work will involve creating a… read more … about Wheels in motion for A629 travel improvements>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Calderdale residents are being reminded that they will soon be able to recycle even more at home, as new waste and recycling services are being introduced from Monday 1 August 2016. Calderdale Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK are busy preparing for the changes, which include 17 new recycling vehicles that can collect a… read more … about Launch of new waste and recycling services – not long to go>>

Youngsters across Calderdale have created artwork for a Heartstone Odyssey exhibition at Halifax Town Hall, which explores the similarities between people rather than their differences. The work on display was created by children from Hebden Royd Primary School, Warley Road Primary School and Moorside Primary, who took part in the project, which was organised as… read more … about Pupils open their hearts through art>>

It may just be the start of the summer holidays, but ‘winter is coming’ to Bankfield Museum this week, as a giant White Walker from the television series Game of Thrones will be displayed from Saturday 30 July. The Hardhome Embroidery, featuring a thirteen feet high White Walker, was originally created for the television network… read more … about Winter is coming: Game of Thrones White Walker comes to Halifax>>

White Walker

With less than a week to go until Yorkshire’s big day, people are being encouraged to line the streets of Halifax on Monday 1 August 2016 to see a 200-strong parade in the town centre as part of the Yorkshire Day celebrations. Halifax is proud to have been chosen to host the county-wide celebrations this… read more … about Yorkshire Day – the countdown is on!>>

The new Piece Hall courtyard is slowly appearing as sandstone flags and European granite steps are carefully manoeuvred into place. Gone are the old stone setts which date back to the 1970s and which are being replaced to create an attractive and sophisticated town square, as part of the £19 million transformation project funded by… read more … about Stunning Piece Hall square takes shape>>

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – over 1,600 across the UK, and seven in Calderdale alone.  Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park, Clay House Park in West Vale, Wellholme Park in Brighouse, plus Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Shibden Estate and Ogden Water Country Park all… read more … about Calderdale parks named as some of the best in Britain>>

Calderdale parks