Monthly Archives: February 2017

As well as 90% of Calderdale businesses being back in full operation after the 2015 floods, in some cases the flooding has inspired investment and new business opportunities. Examples include Make Solutions, Blazing Saddles and VisioSound. As a result of the floods, all three businesses now have premises at the thriving Craggs Country Business Park… read more … about Open for business>>

Overnight closures are scheduled for Brighouse town centre to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on the A641, Huddersfield Road, between Aire Street and The Calder pub. The work is due to start on Wednesday 8 March and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface. The work is… read more … about Brighouse road closure for essential repairs>>


An innovative new way of working to better support young people in care has now officially launched in Calderdale.  The Positive Choices programme looks to reduce the number of children being taken into care by supporting young people throughout pregnancy and early years.   A significant number of children who are looked after or care… read more … about Supporting young people to make Positive Choices>>

Positive Choices launch

First-time buyers in Calderdale are invited to an open day on Saturday 25 February to find out about affordable ways to get on the property ladder. The focus of the session is on ‘shared ownership’ – an increasingly popular stepping stone to owning your own home outright. Calderdale Council is working with local housing providers… read more … about Affordable homes for first-time buyers>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Issued by West Yorkshire Combined Authority Total of 184 services changing over weekend of Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February. Most changes minor. New timetables required for almost 8,000 bus stops. Details available now on (external link)  West Yorkshire bus operators are making changes to a significant number of services over the weekend of Saturday… read more … about This weekend’s changes to bus services mean changes to 8,000+ West Yorkshire stops & shelters>>


Calderdale’s flood wardens, who volunteer to be the ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground during flooding incidents, now have a new piece of equipment to help them with their role. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have funded some new radios, which flood wardens will use to give and receive messages quickly and easily in… read more … about New radios to boost flood warden communications>>

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall now have extra assurance that they’re in for a great time, as the building has received a visitor accreditation from Visit England.  The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance scheme is the sign of a quality visitor experience. In a mystery visit from an unannounced assessor, the whole visitor experience was tested,… read more … about Todmorden Town Hall – officially a great place to visit>>

Dozens of local people gathered today (Wednesday 8 February) to see Elland Bridge reopen to vehicles for the first time since it was destroyed by the Boxing Day 2015 floods.   Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, and Simon Bamford, director of asset delivery for the Canal & River Trust, declared the bridge open after cutting… read more … about Elland Bridge now open to traffic>>

Elland Bridge cars