Monthly Archives: December 2016

Budding hairdressers and beauticians have been taking part in training to help them give friendly advice to future customers, promoting healthy lifestyles. As part of work done around Alcohol Awareness Week, with the theme ‘know the risks’, Calderdale Council held briefings with students at Calderdale College to help them increase their knowledge of the effects… read more … about Training to ‘know the risks’>>

Alcohol awareness training

In 2012, Calderdale Council pledged its support to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which is about supporting local people and their families who are serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces. As part of this commitment, the Council is supporting the introduction of the Halifax Veterans’ Breakfast Club, which will be held on Friday… read more … about Supporting the Halifax Veterans’ Breakfast Club>>

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Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener team has been working hard to make sure that no autumn leaves are left behind as we enter the winter season.  Since the start of November the team has been out in force using gully wagons, sweepers and manually clearing leaves across Calderdale.    Two large sweepers are working a ten-hour… read more … about Council makes a clean sweep>>


Once again, West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be funding Boxing Day bus services this Christmas. Buses will be running on almost 90 routes, every half hour between 9am and 6pm on main West Yorkshire routes to city and town centres, retail locations and hospitals. Destinations include Airedale Hospital, Birstall Retail Parks, Bradford, Brighouse Castleford, Dewsbury,… read more … about Combined Authority-funded Boxing Day bus services to go ahead for ninth year>>


Press release from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership  Calderdale based Falconer Print and Packaging Ltd. has taken the next steps towards its business growth goals by investing in their workforce and training their staff. Falconer approached the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) through their membership organisation the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) to take… read more … about Calderdale firm train staff for innovative thinking>>

Calderdale Council is looking for people whose homes flooded in December 2015 to come forward to apply for extra grants for flood protection work, and to be involved in promoting this work to other residents. Four homeowners from across Calderdale will be able to benefit from the £5000 Repair and Renewal grant, the £1000 Community… read more … about Opportunities for better flood protection at home>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who are working together to rebuild flood-damaged Elland Bridge, have revised the expected reopening date due to complications with installing essential cables and pipes for utilities. It is now anticipated that the new bridge should open in January 2017, although the Trust and the Council will continue… read more … about Revised reopening date for Elland Bridge>>

Flooding waves

Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority  £33m investment in Leeds City College approved by West Yorkshire Combined Authority Follows on from opening of Kirklees Process Manufacturing in October – major skills boost to innovative industries including healthcare, life sciences and manufacturing sectors Takes total investment in upgraded FE college infrastructure in the region to £79m… read more … about £600m economic impact for Yorkshire from largest package of skills capital investment in the country>>


At this time of year, viruses like the ‘winter vomiting bug’ (also called norovirus) can take hold. Calderdale Council is reminding people of the symptoms and what to do to reduce the spread of this very contagious virus. Norovirus is a stomach bug that can affect anyone and causes diarrhoea and/or vomiting. It spreads easily… read more … about Don’t let norovirus ruin your Christmas>>

Young woman in pain