Monthly Archives: September 2016

Archaeologists have removed and examined over 200 skeletons from the Square Chapel graveyard, as part of the Piece Hall transformation project in Halifax.  The excavations were undertaken by Archaeological Services WYAS as part of the £19 million transformation project funded by Calderdale Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.   The exhumations were necessary before the construction… read more … about Unlocking the secrets of the Square Chapel skeletons>>

Square Chapel bodies

To ensure as many people as possible can take part in its transport consultation, West Yorkshire Combined Authority has produced Braille, large print and Easy Read versions of the information.  While Braille and large print information is primarily for people who are blind or visually impaired, the Easy Read information is aimed for use by… read more … about Inclusive approach to West Yorkshire Transport Consultation ‘Positive’ & ‘Brill’>>

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Proposed actions to address future flooding were supported by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority at its meeting yesterday. The proposals suggested by the Combined Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee will inform the wider Flood Review currently being undertaken into the 2015 Boxing Day Floods. They include finding the true total costs of the floods, which… read more … about West Yorkshire Combined Authority supports actions to tackle future floods in Leeds City Region>>


Calderdale’s Rio heroes are being celebrated at a free homecoming event at the Shay Stadium in Halifax, on Tuesday 11 October at 6.30pm. Come along and share the pride in their amazing achievements at the 2016 Paralympic Games.  Halifax’s own Hannah Cockcroft, and Mytholmroyd based Steve Bate will be attending, along with Steve’s tandem cycling… read more … about Celebrating our Paralympic heroes>>

Yorkshire Flag

A Calderdale resident is paying the price for fly-tipping in the borough, after he was made to pay a substantial fine at Halifax Magistrates Court.  Peter Marshall from Southowram was seen dumping waste on land at Beacon Hill Road in Halifax on 8 July 2015. A member of the public reported him to the Council’s… read more … about Fly-tipping – catching the culprits>>


A major milestone in the rebuilding of Elland Bridge in Calderdale is underway, with its new arch being lifted into place to make the new bridge much stronger and more resilient.   This marks the start of the final stages of the work by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust to reopen the former… read more … about New arch takes shape at iconic Elland Bridge>>

Elland Bridge

The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee will meet Friday 30 September at 10.30am at Halifax Town Hall.    They are meeting to agree their findings report on the proposals to reconfigure health services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.  At the meeting, the Committee will consider a draft report setting out the information it has received and the conclusions… read more … about The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meeting on A & E closure plans>>

Cllr Greenwood

New Ivory, a successful Elland based food manufacturing business has been given the opportunity to expand thanks to a grant of almost £10,000 from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to train its staff, as it takes its next steps towards expansion.  New Ivory work with some of the leading supermarkets and retailers to… read more … about Calderdale business tastes success with help from LEP funding>>