Monthly Archives: May 2017

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering. The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 – for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change. Both the… read more … about Council work shortlisted for national awards>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council has appointed a natural flood management specialist as part of its work to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley. Rob Twiggs previously worked for Moors for the Future Partnership in the Peak District National Park before joining Calderdale Council in February 2017. He has 12 years’ experience working in the… read more … about Twiggs to reduce flood risk in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council is set to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 20% across a number of its buildings, achieving an energy and water cost saving of around £150,000 per year. The Council has engaged energy firm SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions to improve the energy efficiency of 14 of its buildings initially, with the cost… read more … about Council takes steps to reduce carbon footprint>>

A life changing project which supports Calderdale families has won national recognition at the Restorative Practice Awards, which celebrate the work done by schools, employers, communities and the Criminal Justice System. Calderdale Council’s ‘Sleep on it’ project won the ‘Children and Families’ category at the 2017 awards ceremony for the work it has done in… read more … about Council scoops award for ‘Sleep on it’>>

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight (8 – 22 May 2017) the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the North of England ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, the Council is using… read more … about Fostering – do something incredible>>

Press release with ROKT Climbing Centre A terrifying tower has been created as the UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall prepares to open.  Higher than both the Tower of London and the Angel of the North, the towering ROKTFACE wall at ROKT climbing centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, will now see people climb routes up… read more … about Terrifying tower becomes UK’s highest climbing wall>>

Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles under temporary traffic lights on Friday 12 May followingsignificant repair works. The road suffered damage when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following extensive design work. However whilst on site, further land slip damage was identified… read more … about Flood-hit road to reopen>>

Flooding waves

The new Chief Executive of Calderdale Council has been selected subject to approval by Annual Council on 17 May 2017. Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council’s current Director of Communities and Service Support has been recommended for the post by the Council’s Employment Committee. The Council’s current Chief Executive, Merran McRae is leaving Calderdale in June to… read more … about Tuddenham to take top job at Calderdale>>