Monthly Archives: March 2018

Councillors have welcomed the approach of Calderdale Council and its partners in their work to safeguard vulnerable people from the risks of radicalisation. At the meeting of the cross-party Place Scrutiny Board on Thursday 15 March, members heard about some of the many projects underway in the district as part of the local delivery of… read more … about Scrutiny review of the Prevent Strategy>>

Schools across Calderdale have been getting moving as part of a borough-wide competition for the #activecdale Schools Cup. The Schools Cup competition runs until Friday 23 March to coincide with the BBC’s Sport Relief Week. Schools have been uploading their photos and messages to twitter showing how they’re taking part in physical activity. Each school… read more … about Schools compete for #activecdale Schools Cup>>

Press release from Welcome to Yorkshire The award-winning Yorkshire Bank Bike Library project has raised the bar again – as gold-medal Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE and current Junior Time Trial World Champion Tom Pidcock have joined as ambassadors. The two athletes have given their backing to the project, which has one simple aim: to make… read more … about Hannah Cockroft MBE and cyclist Tom Pidcock unveiled as new ambassadors for Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries>>

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Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency are taking action in response to community concerns about the controversial Lidl development in Todmorden.  Residents fear the new store in Todmorden may lead to an increase in flood risk to nearby homes and businesses.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Cllr Barry Collins said:  “The… read more … about Managing flood risk in Todmorden>>

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The spotlight is on The Piece Hall in Halifax once again, as the world-class destination’s impressive lighting scheme has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award. As part of the transformation of the Grade I listed building which reopened last August, Calderdale Council was keen to introduce new lighting to showcase the building’s classical beauty… read more … about The Piece Hall shines bright with international award nomination>>

Not-for-profit groups across West Yorkshire have another opportunity to bid for up to £10,000 of grant funding to encourage local people to cycle and walk to work, school or training.  This is the second round of community grants, which are funded by the Government’s Cycling and Walking to Work Fund and delivered through the West… read more … about A further round of £10,000 grants to boost walking and cycling is announced>>

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Joint press release from Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have joined forces to help minimise disruption to traffic in the Upper Valley whilst further essential flood defence work is carried out to protect 400 homes and businesses. The second phase of work for the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme… read more … about Motorists urged to plan ahead for vital flood defence scheme>>

Flooding waves

Ten thousand downloads, orders worth over £710,000 and 16,000-plus young people’s tickets purchased every month.  Almost 10,000 people in West Yorkshire have downloaded the MCard app that enables them to buy and load travel tickets anytime, anywhere straight from any Android smartphone. The MCard app is being downloaded by 45 new customers every day from… read more … about Ten thousand downloads of app that is revolutionising West Yorkshire bus & train travel>>


Visitors to The Piece Hall in Halifax will soon be able to get up close to the prestigious Tour de Yorkshire trophies. Ahead of The Piece Hall hosting the start of stage four of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday 6 May, both the men’s and women’s race trophies will arrive in Calderdale on Tuesday… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire trophies come to Calderdale>>

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