Monthly Archives: October 2017

Long serving staff at Calderdale Council have been rewarded for their hard work at the Council’s Long Service Award Ceremony at Halifax Town Hall. Nine employees have recently reached the milestone of 25 years service at the Council, with four attending the special Town Hall ceremony on Tuesday 10 October. The celebration was hosted by… read more … about Celebrating 25 years of service>>

As Remembrance Day approaches, the next tour at Todmorden Town Hall will focus on remembering the effect of wars on Todmorden.  On Sunday 5 November at 2pm, the free taster tour will tell some of the stories of the many memorials in the building and in Todmorden, commemorating those who served their country in wartime. … read more … about Remembering the wartime stories of Todmorden>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Art lovers in Calderdale are invited to Bankfield Museum in Halifax, for the seventh annual Calderdale Open art exhibition. The exhibition, which opens on Saturday 11 November, features a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles by professional and amateur artists from across the north of England. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and… read more … about Calderdale Open art exhibition at Bankfield Museum>>

Open art

The award-winning International Market will be returning to Halifax again from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October.  Traders from around the globe will set up stalls along Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street and Woolshops with international cuisine, crafts and gifts   Just some of the tasty flavours which will be drawing visitors in to the… read more … about Tastes of the world at the Halifax International Market>>

International market

A social worker from Calderdale Council has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of her outstanding work with vulnerable adults. Liz Thorpe is the team manager of community social work practice in the Council’s adults’ services. She has been nominated for the Team Leader… read more … about Liz nominated for Social Worker of the Year award>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Eight flood warning sirens will be sounded later this week (Friday 20 October) across the Upper Calder Valley as part of the live training exercise Operation Calderdale 2017. They will be put to the test in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd to help make sure communities are as prepared as possible… read more … about Flood sirens put to the test for Operation Calderdale>>

Flooding waves

Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Police in Halifax are supporting the re-launch of the district’s Safe Place Scheme. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to help vulnerable people be supported when they experience any incident that takes place whilst they are out and about in Calderdale. Businesses and premises that are a… read more … about Safe Places Calderdale>>

During Libraries Week (9 – 14 October 2017) Calderdale Council is reminding people that its fantastic new Central Library and Archives in Halifax are accessible for all. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Making sure our brilliant new facilities can be enjoyed by everyone is really important to us. We work… read more … about A welcoming library for everyone>>

Calderdale Council has welcomed government proposals which would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour for roadworks which cause significant disruption. If the plans are approved it would encourage companies to plan their work, avoiding busy routes and peak travel times. The utility companies could avoid charges by planning their works during… read more … about Council backs plans to keep traffic moving>>

Cllr Barry Collins