Monthly Archives: March 2017

People are being invited to give their views on proposals by CityConnect to improve the towpath of the Calder & Hebble Navigation. Proposals for improvements to the 2km stretch of towpath between Bridge 1 at Sowerby Bridge Basin and Hollas Lane Bridge include, resurfacing, widening where possible, relaying of coping stones where they have become… read more … about Calder and Hebble towpath project consultation underway>>


Sports pitches in Calderdale could be transformed as a new Playing Pitch Strategy is discussed at Calderdale Council’s meeting of Cabinet.  There are over 400 playing fields across Calderdale, dedicated to a variety of different sports. These pitches vary in quality and some areas of the borough are lacking in facilities.  To ensure the provision… read more … about Bringing sport to local people>>

Active people

Cycling around Calderdale could soon be a lot easier, as members discuss the introduction of a Calderdale Cycling Strategy.  Cycling is a popular activity in Calderdale, with participation rates for the sport 14% higher than the Yorkshire or national average. However, using cycling as a method of commuting or as a mode of travel for… read more … about Cycling boost for Calderdale>>


Calderdale Interfaith Council, Calderdale Council of Mosques and Calderdale Council stand together in condemning the attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London which took place yesterday. Our thoughts are with the families and friends who have lost loved ones and we pray that those who are injured make a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are… read more … about Joint statement on behalf of Calderdale Interfaith Council, Calderdale Council of Mosques and Calderdale Council on the terrorist incident in London>>

On Sunday 2 April 2017, Calderdale communities will come together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath. Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who have been working together to rebuild the bridge and reopen the Calder and Hebble Navigation since the 2015 floods, are delighted to announce the… read more … about Family fun at Elland Bridge official opening>>

Parents of students at Moorside Community Primary School and local residents are invited to a drop-in event to see the exciting designs for the new school. Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden is being completely rebuilt, as part of an investment of £8.6million in this school and Copley Primary. Both schools are old and in… read more … about Exciting plans for schoolchildren in Calderdale>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Press release from Cancer Research UK Smokers in Calderdale are being targeted by a new campaign to highlight the effectiveness of local Stop Smoking Services.   Cancer Research UK has launched an advertising campaign, supported by NHS Smokefree, aimed at increase awareness and encourage people to get help from their local Stop Smoking Service, which give smokers… read more … about Campaign highlights best chance of quitting for Calderdale smokers>>

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to celebrate its 142nd birthday and discover its fascinating history at the next tour of the iconic building. On Sunday 2 April from 2pm, volunteers will run a guided ‘taster’ tour of the Town Hall, telling stories of its past to mark its anniversary. Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Happy birthday Todmorden Town Hall!>>