Monthly Archives: February 2017

Calderdale Council is getting involved with the Great British Spring Clean – a national campaign aiming to get half a million people out about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.  The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in 2017, with a view to it becoming an… read more … about Get involved with the Great British Spring Clean>>

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There are now even more options to get active in Calderdale, as the Council’s sports service has two new tennis wheelchairs.  Two specialist Pro 2 tennis wheelchairs are now available following a successful grant application to the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust.  The Trust specialises in creating opportunities and supporting disabled people and organisations who want… read more … about Boost for disability sports in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council has published its annual equality progress report, which highlights the many steps it has taken over the past year to ensure it meets the needs of all our diverse communities. The Council sets equality objectives to make sure it does everything it can to improve the life chances of all residents, and reports… read more … about Improving opportunities for all>>

The Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (The Joint Committee) met on 23 February to consider progress on the proposed future arrangements for hospital and community health services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield and the work that had taken place to address the Joint Committee’s concerns to aspects of the proposals. During the meeting… read more … about Statement from Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee>>

Time is running out for Calderdale residents and businesses to apply for funding to make their properties more resilient against flooding. Calderdale Council has been making ‘repair and renew’ grants of up to £5000 available to local people affected by the Boxing Day 2015 floods. The money is for work to reduce flood risk and… read more … about Don’t miss out on flood resilience grants>>

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The British Business Bank has today launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential.  The British Business Bank’s recent Spotlight:The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund(external link) publication reported that the North contributes £350bn per year in GDP – close… read more … about £400m Fund launches for Northern SMEs>>

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Calderdale Council is inviting residents to comment on a new strategy designed to help people become more physically active across the borough.  Physical activity has many health benefits.  It can significantly reduce the chances of people developing dementia, depression, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.    However almost 30% of adults in Calderdale are… read more … about Help us become the most active borough>>

The Square Church rose window is being painstakingly repaired as part of Calderdale Council’s new Central Library and Archive building in Halifax, West Yorkshire.  The Square Church first opened in 1857 but closed in 1969 after congregations dwindled.  Disaster struck in 1971 when the roof and interior were destroyed by fire.  Most of the remaining… read more … about Bloom returns to Square Church rose window>>