Monthly Archives: December 2017

Work by West Yorkshire Combined Authority to promote cycling and walking received a boost today in the form of an extra £640,000 from the government’s Cycling and Walking to Work Fund. In April this year, the Combined Authority was awarded £1.5m from the Fund. Its CityConnect team have been using it to help people in… read more … about West Yorkshire Combined Authority welcomes additional £640,000 funding to encourage active travel>>

During the recent cold weather, Calderdale Council has been making sure that any rough sleepers know the help that is available to support them. No one in Calderdale needs to sleep out in cold weather. A recent rough sleeper count across the whole borough, found six people were sleeping rough. This figure can obviously vary,… read more … about Supporting rough sleepers in Calderdale>>

Rough sleeper

Councillors will meet next week to discuss planning applications from Calder Valley Skip Hire Ltd. A meeting of Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 19 December at Halifax Town Hall, to consider two planning applications from Calder Valley Skip Hire. The first is for the construction of an external chimney… read more … about Planning Committee to discuss Calder Valley Skip Hire application>>

Halifax Town Hall

People in Elland enjoyed an evening of festive fun at the town’s Christmas Festival on Friday 8 December. On a very cold evening in Elland, crowds of people turned out for a celebration event combining the traditional Elland Christmas lights switch-on with a town centre market and a lantern parade with Calderdale based arts group,… read more … about Crowds turn out for Elland Christmas Festival>>

A Mytholmroyd resident has described how a flood grant from the Council has helped to put his mind at rest after he was flooded in 2012 and again on Boxing Day 2015.  Using the funding, which entitled homeowners to a flood survey and flood resilience work worth up to £5,000, Roger Barr had his home… read more … about Resilience grant gives flooded homeowner peace of mind>>

Flooding waves

Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority For the tenth year, special Boxing Day bus services will be running on 26 December.  West Yorkshire Combined Authority is once again funding half-hourly services that will run on over 70 routes into main city and town centres, retail locations and hospitals, between 9am and 6pm. Destinations include… read more … about West Yorkshire’s special Boxing Day buses running for tenth year>>


Mixenden residents are set to benefit from new healthcare, library and retail facilities all under one roof, after planning permission was given for a vibrant new district centre. Calderdale Council, Caritas and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to create a transformational new hub for Mixenden, to provide a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, library and… read more … about Milestone for Mixenden district centre plans>>

Calderdale Council has responded to concerns from local people about its gritting routes, after further assessment of 190 roads during the last week. With immediate effect the Council is reinstating gritting on the 70 roads in the table below. Other routes will be added after extra gritters have been brought in and when issues with… read more … about Council adds extra roads to gritting routes>>

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Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden is a friendly and welcoming school where pupils are happy, safe and enjoy their learning, according to a recent Ofsted inspection. Ofsted visited the school in autumn this year and rated the school as ‘good’. Inspectors visited all classes in the school and looked at pupils’ workbooks across the… read more … about Good result for Moorside>>