Monthly Archives: June 2017

Halifax’s new Central Library and Archive will be officially opened by Calderdale Council’s Mayor, Cllr Ferman Ali, on Saturday 9 September 2017.  The civic event will celebrate the opening with a range of events and family activities to mark the occasion. Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:  “I’m delighted that the new Central… read more … about Celebrate a new chapter for the Central Library>>

The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month. People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and Slow… read more … about Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work>>

Flooding waves

Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority West Yorkshire’s MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London’s Oyster card. Over 16.3 million MCard journeys made in 2016 – a 20% rise on previous year. Cards and top-ups available online, at bus and rail stations & 700 Payzone stores. Transferrable card can provide… read more … about Huge growth in impact of MCard travel smartcard in West Yorkshire & Leeds City Region>>


“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with everyone affected by last night’s shocking events. We pray for the people who have been injured and their loved ones.   “We stand together in solidarity and totally condemn this devastating and senseless attack.   “This is understandably a difficult time, but once again, our communities are coming… read more … about Joint statement from Calderdale Council, Calderdale Interfaith Council and Calderdale Council of Mosques on the terrorist attack last night near Finsbury Park Mosque in London>>

Delivered by the team at Halifax BID in conjunction with Calderdale Markets, the tenth annual Halifax Food & Drink Festival will take place Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July 2017. Saturday 1 July offers a live demonstration kitchen with chefs and local producers taking to the stage, around 60 exhibiting stall holders selling homemade food and… read more … about Halifax Food & Drink Festival Announced>>

Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives Week is an annual UK-wide campaign to recognise and promote the innovative and growing ‘Shared Lives’ approach to care. Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to… read more … about Sharing the benefits of Shared Lives>>

Active people

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: We share with the rest of the country our sadness at this terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected. The Union Flag will fly at half mast today at Halifax Town Hall as a mark of respect and support…. read more … about Calderdale Council statement in response to the Grenfell Tower fire>>

Roger Marsh OBE has been appointed to the role of Chair of The Piece Hall Trust, leading the independent charity tasked with operating the transformed Grade I Listed building into a dynamic new chapter. The Piece Hall will reopen on Yorkshire Day (1st August 2017), following an extensive multi-million pound renovation. Roger Marsh will help… read more … about New Chair announced for The Piece Hall Trust as transformation nears completion>>

The future is looking bright for Orangebox as Calderdale Council discusses plans to transfer the lease of the building to Calderdale College. The Orangebox young people’s facility is situated in Halifax town centre, and includes facilities such as rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, a café and much more.  The building is currently leased, managed and… read more … about Exciting plans for Orangebox>>

Cllr Megan Swift