Monthly Archives: September 2016

Calderdale Council is imposing financial penalties on SUEZ recycling and recovery UK due to ongoing issues with waste and recycling collections in Calderdale. Since the new service started on 1 August 2016 there have been a number of problems, and although collections are getting back on track, the number of missed collections in some areas… read more … about Tackling waste and recycling issues>>

Calderdale Libraries are boldly going where they’ve never gone before, as they host their first Science Fiction Festival.  Events run from Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 September at Brighouse Library and Halifax Central Library and includes film screenings, author talks, special effects demonstrations and much more.  The Festival is suitable for both adults and children;… read more … about A Festival that is out of this world>>

Sci-fi festival

Sales of MCard smart tickets and passes in West Yorkshire’s Payzone stores have now topped £10m. The purchase of a monthly 16-25 pass in Hebden Bridge in Calderdale on the morning of Sunday 3 September took sales through the £10m mark confirming MCard’s status as one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London. MCard… read more … about Mcard Sales at West Yorkshire’s Payzone Stores Top £10m>>


There’s just one month to go until Safeguarding Week returns to Calderdale, helping to raise awareness of everyone’s role in protecting vulnerable children and adults.   Hosted by Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards, the week will be marked by events taking place across the borough from 17 to 23 October 2016.   The programme of… read more … about One month until Safeguarding Week returns>>

Safeguarding week

Hebden Bridge Library is fully reopening on Thursday 29 September, after refurbishment following the flooding at the end of last year.  The Boxing Day floods caused over £100,000 of damage to books, equipment, fixtures and fittings. Around 5000 books, DVDs and CDs were ruined. The shelving, other furniture, counter and self-service machine were also damaged… read more … about A new chapter for flood-hit library>>

A new infant chapel has opened at Park Wood Crematorium, specially designed for smaller ceremonies.  The new room, called the Snowdrop Chapel, is now open for small groups of families and friends to remember infants. The name has been chosen as the poem ‘The Little Snowdrop’ is read out during these services.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet… read more … about Park Wood opens the Snowdrop Chapel>>

Park Wood

Calderdale Council is asking for the people’s views about the future of the Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School.  The small village school currently occupies a Victorian building on the main road through Cragg Vale and has a very small intake of pupils each year. Fifty nine pupils currently attend the school.  The building is… read more … about Have your say on the future of Cragg Vale School>>

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