Monthly Archives: November 2017

Calderdale Council will reinstate gritting on secondary routes following concerns raised by local residents during recent wintry weather after the introduction of a new pilot policy.  The additional routes will include roads to doctors’ surgeries or medical centres; some council facilities; business and shopping areas and local town and village centres with additional risk assessments… read more … about Council responds to concerns on gritting>>

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Businesses in Calderdale are getting ready to celebrate Small Business Saturday, on Saturday 2 December. Now in its 5th year, Small Business Saturday is a campaign all about celebrating small businesses and encouraging people to support them by shopping in their local area. Keep it local this weekend by doing all or most of your… read more … about Shop locally this Small Business Saturday>>

December can be an easy time of year to overindulge, but to get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions (and work off those festive treats), why not take advantage of Calderdale Council’s December Membership offer? This December, all Calderdale sports centres are offering discounts on adult annual memberships. If you pay for a… read more … about Get moving with our festive fitness offer>>

A new painting by local artist Kate Lycett is now on display at Bankfield Museum, Halifax. The painting shows Bankfield Museum alongside All Souls’ Church and features of the model village of Akroydon, now part of Boothtown in Halifax. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said: “It’s great that this… read more … about New painting puts Bankfield in the frame>>

Ravenscliffe High School in Halifax continues to be ‘outstanding’ after it retained its top Ofsted rating following a recent inspection. Inspectors from Ofsted visited the school in October and observed different classrooms. They also met with pupils during breaks and held discussions with staff, senior leaders and governors, as well as taking into account the… read more … about Ravenscliffe is officially outstanding>>

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Calderdale may require fewer homes within its Local Plan after a review of the way housing need is calculated.  The government requires local councils to produce a Local Plan which identifies land to meet their requirements for new housing and economic development, over the next 15 years.  The Department for Communities and Local Government’s ‘Planning… read more … about Fewer homes in Calderdale’s Local Plan>>

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The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday 16 November. The Council held its annual ‘Our Stars Awards’ to recognise the amazing joint efforts of the whole community to support Calderdale during 2017. Over 150 people attended. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s stars>>