Monthly Archives: May 2018

Two new exhibitions are coming to Bankfield Museum in June, one exploring the museum’s large and varied shoe collection and the other celebrating all things sweet and the history of Calderdale confectionary. The Shoes exhibition opens on Saturday 9 June and will showcase stylish footwear from Calderdale collections, including grand Georgian shoes and styles from… read more … about Stylish shoes and sweet treats at Bankfield Museum>>


Calderdale Council’s ‘Sleep on it’ service is celebrating after receiving an outstanding rating from Ofsted. Sleep on it is a voluntary short stay service designed to support young people and their families who are worried about their relationships with each other breaking down. The service works with families who have been referred as part of… read more … about Short stay service receives top rating>>

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The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 3 June at 2pm and will focus on the industries by which Todmorden prospered.  The 1896 Town Crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall, strongly shows the heritage of the town, declaring “By Industry we Prosper”. This free tour, led by the Todmorden… read more … about Discover the industrial heritage of Todmorden>>

Every good parent wants the best for their children as they grow up and start making their own way in life, and every young person wants to be able to rely on this support.  For young people leaving the care of Calderdale Council, this is no different, and the Council has pledged to give more… read more … about Calderdale’s commitment to young people leaving care>>

Another week, another accolade for Halifax, as The Piece Hall and The Central Library and Archives scooped both the Regeneration and Yorkshire Project of the Year awards at the regional RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(external link) Awards 2018. The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and… read more … about RICS recognition for The Piece Hall and Library>>

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Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the regional ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, members of Calderdale’s fostering team visited Brighouse Parkrun on Saturday 19 May… read more … about Fostering team in Parkrun takeover>>


Leeds City Region submits its bid for new national Channel 4 HQ  Today (Friday 11 May) Leeds City Region has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London.   The bid which responds to the broadcaster’s “4 All the UK” plan to support investment and jobs outside London… read more … about City Region Bid Calls for Channel 4 to Spark a New Revolution>>

Calderdale Council has appointed to key senior roles to support the local authority’s ambition to be the best borough in the North.  Zohrah Zancudi has been appointed as the new Director for Public Services.  She will lead the newly formed Public Services directorate, which was created last year as part of the Council’s drive to… read more … about Council announces trio of appointments>>

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It’s celebration time once again as not one, but three more awards are added to The Piece Hall’s rapidly growing collection.  In the same week that the Grade I listed masterpiece proudly hosted the Tour de Yorkshire, it scooped three prestigious awards for its outstanding transformation.   The Piece Hall came top in this year’s… read more … about The Piece Hall celebrates awards hat-trick>>

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