Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Piece Hall in Halifax will re-open its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million pound transformation programme, which includes support of £7million from The National Lottery.  At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day… read more … about The Piece Hall to re-open on Yorkshire Day>>

Piece Hall

Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority West Yorkshire Combined Authority is reminding passengers that planned industrial action by RMT Union members will affect Northern Rail services on Friday 28 April. The 24-hour strike, by RMT members, is planned from 00:01 to 23:59 on Friday 28 April and will only affect Northern services. People are… read more … about Reminder of planned industrial action affecting Northern Rail services on Friday 28 April>>

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The Leeds office of global professional services and engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Calderdale Council to take forward plans to deliver the ‘Halifax Station Gateway’. The company will set out a strategic programme to deliver the existing station masterplan and improve connectivity for the town centre which is currently undergoing… read more … about Rail vision for Halifax signals new era for market town as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff commissioned to develop station masterplan>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Construction of a £4.2m state of the art teaching block has started at Todmorden High School in Calderdale.   Funded by Calderdale Council, the new two-storey building will have space for 16 classrooms.    Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Megan Swift said:  “I’m delighted work is now underway at Todmorden High… read more … about Building starts at Todmorden High School>>

Todmorden High School

Ways to reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping in Calderdale have been discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel.  At the meeting of the Panel on Thursday 20 April, members of the Litter and Fly-tipping scrutiny review group presented their report and recommendations to reduce litter and fly-tipping in… read more … about A fresh look at litter and fly-tipping>>

Fly-tipping in Siddal

Scott Thwaites cannot wait to ride on home roads at this week’s Tour de Yorkshire and will be going all out to put on a show for the mammoth Yorkshire crowds.  Thwaites was born in Burley-in-Wharfedale and attended schools in both Ilkley and Skipton before becoming a professional cyclist in 2013. This is the first… read more … about Thwaites raring to compete on home roads at this week’s Tour de Yorkshire>>

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An inquiry into Children’s Social Care in England has recognised the work of Calderdale Council’s Social Workers in supporting vulnerable children.  The ‘No Good Options’ report summarises the findings of the inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.  The inquiry found that young people who are looked after are happier and more successful… read more … about Social work in Calderdale praised in Parliament>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Calderdale Council has been made aware of fake emails being sent from addresses using the domain.  The emails being sent come from addresses ending ‘’, and state that a PayPal transaction has been processed. These emails are part of a phishing scam and have nothing to do with the Council.  The Council will never… read more … about Fake email alert>>

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