Monthly Archives: August 2016

Young people in Calderdale have been taking part in a project aimed at giving them a stronger voice. Children who are looked after and care leavers have created six posters accompanied with audio clips highlighting issues that are not only important to them, but all children looked after. The posters were displayed at a launch… read more … about A creative way to have their say>>

Calderdale Council is supporting the technology festival, Wuthering Bytes, as it returns to Hebden Bridge from September 2 – 11. Wuthering Bytes is an annual festival that features a great line up of talks and workshops exploring the latest innovation in digital technology. The Council is sponsoring the ten-day event, after successfully hosting three days… read more … about Wuthering Bytes is back>>

Wuthering Bytes

Calderdale Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK assure residents that they are doing everything they can to address any initial issues resulting from the launch of new waste and recycling services on 1 August 2016. Lots of improvements to waste and recycling collections have been made, which will bring long-term benefits for Calderdale. To… read more … about Waste and recycling services will bring long-term benefits for Calderdale>>

Local people are being asked to have their say on public transport in West Yorkshire, with a number of drop-in events being held in Calderdale.  Calderdale Council is supporting the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s (WYCA) consultation on local bus and transport systems, which is running until Friday 21 October.  The consultation survey can be completed… read more … about Your travel, your say – drop-in events>>

Your travel, your say

Calderdale Council’s business start-up scheme has helped nearly 5000 local people since it launched seven years ago. The scheme was set up during the recession and offers free advice to anyone thinking about becoming self-employed and starting their own business in Calderdale. Support includes monthly drop-in information sessions across the borough, free and confidential one-to-one… read more … about Business start-up scheme helps thousands of budding entrepreneurs>>

Young people in Calderdale will soon be learning more about healthier lifestyles, as the innovative Youth Health Champions programme is introduced to all Calderdale secondary schools from October.  The Youth Health Champions programme is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and encourages young people to promote healthier lifestyles and better food choices… read more … about Young people champion healthy living>>

Youth health champions

Calderdale Council is considering merging its Adults’ Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services teams to create one directorate, which will continue to deliver the same local services, but under the leadership of one director. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Our Director of Adults’ Social Care, Bev Maybury is leaving the… read more … about Adults and children to join forces>>

Cllr Swift