Monthly Archives: July 2017

A farmer from Halifax who failed to comply with animal health legislation to reduce the risk of Foot and Mouth Disease has been fined £4000 and ordered to pay a further £2000 in costs. Mr Simon John Tallis, age 47 of Newlands Road, Warley, Halifax appeared before Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court on Friday 14… read more … about Calderdale farmer sentenced for animal welfare crimes>>

Calderdale logo

Calderdale parks are taking part in celebrations to mark Love Parks Week which runs from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 July.  Now in its 11th year, Love Parks Week, run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is Britain’s biggest celebration of these valuable spaces. Calderdale Council is joining in the party and encouraging everyone… read more … about Show your love for your park this #LoveParks Week>>

People's park

A fly-tipping repeat offender is spending three months in prison after being caught dumping waste in the Halifax area.  Malcolm Alan Pinder of Halifax was caught and prosecuted after he was photographed fly-tipping on Angel Road, behind a retail park off Pellon Lane, in Halifax.  A man fitting Mr Pinder’s description had been reported to… read more … about Prison term for fly-tipping offender>>

Fly-tipping

The new Copley Bridge will be named Wilson Bridge, after Mr Graham Wilson who lived at the adjacent toll house for many years until his recent death. The name was chosen by children from Copley Primary School and the local community. Calderdale Council is rebuilding the 185-year-old bridge after it was destroyed by the 2015… read more … about A new name for Copley Bridge>>

Copley School visit

Halifax Visitor Centre will be open for more days per week when it moves into its beautiful new home at the newly built Central Library and Archive. At the moment the Calderdale Council-run centre is based in the current Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, which opens five days a week. When the new Central… read more … about Halifax Visitor Centre on the move>>

Visitor Centre team 2

Two paintings with historic links to The Piece Hall in Halifax have undergone careful conservation ahead of the official re-opening of the building on 1 August 2017.  John Hoppner’s portrait of John Caygill and Anderson’s ‘Piece Hall’, from Calderdale Museums Collections, will be displayed in The Piece Hall Story, a new heritage centre which will… read more … about Caygill returns to The Piece Hall>>

Cllr Swift with portrait