Monthly Archives: November 2016

Businesses in Calderdale are getting ready to celebrate Small Business Saturday, on Saturday 3 December.  Small Business Saturday is a campaign all about celebrating small businesses and encouraging people to support them by shopping in their local area.  Calderdale Council has pledged to support Small Business Saturday and you can too. So far 28 Calderdale… read more … about Get involved with Small Business Saturday>>

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Calderdale Council has strengthened its role in making sure children who are in care or leaving care are safe and supported. For a number of years, all Calderdale councillors have been ‘corporate parents’, collectively responsible for the safety, health, wellbeing and care of children who are looked after. Now the Council has extended the corporate… read more … about A family for children in care>>

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A new way of working to better support young people in care has been awarded £444k as part of the government’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.  In a recent speech at the National Adult and Children’s Services (NCAS) Conference 2016, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced that Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices project had been successful… read more … about Supporting young people in care>>

Calderdale residents are being reminded to contact the Council if they’re unsure whether or not they qualify for available flood grants.  Calderdale Council has been made aware of concerns from some residents over companies visiting properties in flood-hit areas and asking them to sign a document to apply for a Repair and Renew flood resilience… read more … about Concerns over flood grant callers>>

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Visitors to Halifax now have more options for car parking, as a temporary car park has opened on the former Cow Green multi-storey town centre site.  The original car park was closed in 2013 due to severe structural deterioration. In February this year, it was demolished and the site cleared for redevelopment.  While future development… read more … about Extra parking option for Halifax>>

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The Shibden Estate is getting in the festive spirit early, by hosting the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November.  Held in the magnificent setting of the Grade II* listed Shibden Hall, the Christmas Craft Fair will provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to make a start on the Christmas shopping. … read more … about Get Christmas wrapped up at Shibden Hall>>

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This Flood Awareness Fortnight, Calderdale residents are being reminded that there’s still time to apply for flood resilience grants to pay for alterations to protect their property from flooding in future.  The floods in December 2015 affected over 2000 residential properties and over 1000 businesses in Calderdale. Since then, the Council has been working with… read more … about Flood grants help Calderdale resident repair and prepare>>

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