Monthly Archives: September 2016

At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 September, councillors discussed ways of improving parking services, to support both local business and the Council’s financial position, in the light of continuing funding cuts from central government.  After discussions at Scrutiny and at the Cabinet meeting on initial options, Cabinet has now asked the… read more … about Council continues parking discussion>>

Cllr Barry Collins

It’s time for new beginnings, with Calderdale students back in the classroom for the new term, and flood-affected schools getting back to normal after tireless efforts to get back on their feet.   Inspiring stories of sheer determination and community spirit have been widespread across Calderdale since the Boxing Day 2015 floods, and that includes the… read more … about Back to school in Calderdale>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Art lovers in Calderdale are invited to Bankfield Museum in Halifax, for the sixth annual Calderdale Open Art exhibition.  The exhibition, which opens on Saturday 24 September, features a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles by professional and amateur artists from across the north of England. Artists have been submitting work in a… read more … about Open Art at Bankfield>>

 Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have after finishing GCSEs in 2017.   On Thursday 29 September young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3pm and 7.30pm for the… read more … about Plan your future at Get Organised 2016>>

The Shay

The Leader of Calderdale Council has reacted with disappointment to the publication of the Government’s National Flood Resilience Review.  The review was set up after devastating floods hit the North of England in December 2015, including significant damage to homes, businesses and the highways network across the Calder Valley.   The Government commissioned the review to… read more … about Calderdale disappointed by national flood review>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale residents and business owners are invited to find out more about the progress of the Calderdale Catchment Plan at a drop-in event in Hebden Bridge this month.  Anyone can stop by to find out more between the hours of 3pm to 8pm on Thursday 15 September at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  People will have… read more … about Opportunity to see Calderdale flood action plan progress at drop-in>>

Environment agency

Calderdale Council needs to save more than £13 million a year by 2019/20. That’s according to the medium-term financial strategy, which will be discussed by Cabinet on Monday 12 September 2016 as the first stage of the Council’s budget setting process gets underway. The strategy forms the basis for developing the Council’s budget proposals for… read more … about Plans to address budget challenges>>


On Monday 12 September Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss ways of achieving £600,000 of savings from its parking services budget. The Council has agreed it needs to save over £400,000 in 2016/17 and a further £200,000 in 2017/18 from this area as part of existing plans to save £13.1 million overall by 2018. In addition,… read more … about Substantial savings needed in parking services>>

Parking sign