Monthly Archives: October 2016

Students and teachers are back at Scout Road Academy in Mytholmroyd for the first time since the Boxing Day 2015 floods. This comes after Calderdale Council installed a safety fence at Scout Road to help protect those using and living on the road. Storm Eva caused a landslip which blocked Scout Road. This led to… read more … about Scout Road Academy reopens>>

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A new flood action plan to better protect Calderdale communities for generations to come will be announced today (Friday 28 October).  The Calderdale Flood Action Plan sets out short term actions that will see over 1,600 homes and businesses in the area better protected, as well as longer term strategies that will  see local organisations… read more … about Long term action plan to reduce flood risk in Calderdale>>

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Detailed plans to improve parking in Calderdale and raise income to support highway investment will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel on Thursday 3 November. This comes after initial options were discussed by Scrutiny and Cabinet last month for a range of changes in the parking service to support local businesses… read more … about Parking improvements to be discussed>>

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Overnight road closures are scheduled on Portland Place, Commercial Street, Wards End, Fountain Street and Bull Green roundabout in Halifax, to allow essential maintenance to take place.  Calderdale Council is carrying out work on these streets from Sunday 6 November to Thursday 17 November involving the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface.  To ensure… read more … about Overnight closures for essential repairs>>


There’s no messing in Halifax town centre this week, as the mission to make Calderdale safer, cleaner and greener is well underway. Teams from Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are out in force on the streets of Halifax, carrying out a complete cleaning blitz and a range of… read more … about Making a difference in Halifax town centre>>

Work is due to begin on a new bridge for Copley in November after the original one was destroyed during last year’s Boxing Day floods. Access works and preparation of the site will begin in November 2016 and the main construction work on the bridge is expected to start in February 2017, with final completion… read more … about Work on new Copley Bridge to start soon>>

The future of Todmorden Community College is being considered after a study was commissioned to explore future uses of the site. The study, which is being jointly funded by Calderdale Council and Todmorden Town Council, was requested by members of the Todmorden Development Board and commissioned in partnership with Upper Calder Valley Renaissance. The college,… read more … about Assessing the future of Todmorden Community College>>

Calderdale Council has received national recognition for its work leading the way in using digital technology, as the Council’s Live Chat service has been awarded the Oracle Customer Excellence Award. Calderdale Council’s launched its Live Chat instant messaging software in 2014 and recently expanded the service to allow residents to contact the Council’s customer care… read more … about National recognition for Council’s Live Chat>>

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