Monthly Archives: January 2018

Over 5,000 tonnes of soil and rubble have been removed from Salterhebble Hill during road improvements to tackle congestion along the A629.  Work began in August 2017, and after five months on site, it’s on track to be completed this summer.  The ambitious scheme includes widening Salterhebble Hill to four lanes; installing new traffic light… read more … about Nailing traffic flow at Salterhebble>>

It’s now almost a year since Elland Bridge reopened to traffic – a milestone in Calderdale’s recovery from the Boxing Day floods.  On 26 December 2015, Calderdale experienced an unprecedented flooding event. The scale of the flooding was overwhelming and along with damage to homes, businesses and schools, many roads and bridges were badly damaged or… read more … about A year on from Elland Bridge reopening>>

Todmorden Market has been named as one of Britain’s Best Markets at the Annual National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards. Todmorden Market scooped the title of Britain’s Best Small Indoor Market at the awards which celebrate excellence in retail and markets across the UK. The awards were presented at The Council House in… read more … about Todmorden Market is one of Britain’s best>>

Joint press release with the Environment Agency James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency paid a visit to the Calder Valley yesterday to see first- hand the hard work being carried out to protect properties and businesses from flooding. He met with representatives from the Calderdale Flood Partnership Board, including Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale… read more … about Fact-finding visit to see work to reduce flooding in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council’s sports service is reducing the amount of plastic it uses by getting rid of the plastic overshoes provided to customers when entering the changing rooms. Following customer feedback about the use of disposable plastic, all Council swimming pools will stop the use of plastic overshoes and instead ask customers to remove their shoes… read more … about Sports take steps to reduce plastic waste>>

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The Calderdale Food Network has achieved membership of the Sustainable Food Cities Network, supporting the Calderdale Food Network’s efforts to make local, healthy and sustainable food available to everyone. The Calderdale Food Network has been developed by the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme, which is funded by Calderdale Council and the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning… read more … about Plan to transform Calderdale food culture wins national recognition>>


To celebrate 100 days to go until the start of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed Lucy Pittaway will be the race’s official artist for a third successive year. Lucy beat off stiff competition to be awarded the title in 2016 and the partnership has flourished in the time since then…. read more … about Official Tour de Yorkshire artist confirmed with 100 days to go!>>

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The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. The awards celebrate the work of Councils, Councillors and Council Officers who have overcome financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. Calderdale Council has been nominated for Local Authority Arts… read more … about Calderdale Council shortlisted for Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018>>