Monthly Archives: June 2018

Funding of over £2 million has been awarded to Calderdale Council by the Department for Transport to help improve road safety in the borough. As part of the Government’s Safer Roads Fund, the Council will receive nearly £1.5 million for safety improvements on the A6033 north from Hebden Bridge to Cock Hill. The route is… read more … about Funding boost for road safety in Calderdale>>

Green light

In the wake of the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, residents are being reminded to take care when out and about in moorlands around Calderdale and West Yorkshire. Due to the recent spell of warm, dry weather there is currently a higher risk of wildfire spreading across the UK countryside, and on moorland in particular. Calderdale… read more … about Residents advised to be safe on West Yorkshire moorlands>>

Calderdale view

Elland businesses have welcomed additional free parking in the town centre. From Monday 2 July 2018, free parking will be available in Coronation Street car park, one of Elland’s main parking areas, to encourage more people to pop into town – whether it’s to have a quick coffee with friends, call into the shops and… read more … about Additional free parking welcomed in Elland>>

Halifax project, The Piece Hall Transformation, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall Transformation is competing in the Best Heritage Project category.  The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the… read more … about Halifax in the running for prestigious National Lottery award>>

The tough terrain of the Tour de Yorkshire showed that Calderdale is a fantastic destination for skilled cyclists, but Calderdale Council is also encouraging riders of all abilities to get back in the saddle with planned improvements to cycling infrastructure in the borough. Cycling is a popular activity in Calderdale, with participation rates for the… read more … about Improving cycling facilities on the A629>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Twenty-six new affordable homes are planned for two rural communities in Calderdale. Walsden will see six new bungalows for independent living, designed to provide suitable homes for local older people. A further proposal for 20 new houses for Hebden Bridge, to be let at affordable rents, is set to be submitted for planning at the… read more … about New affordable homes to help our countryside thrive>>

The Headteacher of a high school in Rastrick has been chosen to help lead the strategic improvement of schools across Calderdale. Steve Evans, Headteacher at Rastrick High School and Sixth Form, will take up a nine-month secondment as Assistant Director – Learning Services with Calderdale Council, in September. The role will see him work alongside… read more … about Rastrick head to join Calderdale Council as Assistant Director>>

Steve Evans

Overnight closures are scheduled for the A58 Aachen Way in Halifax and the A646 Market Street in Hebden Bridge, to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on the A58 between King Cross Road and Queen’s Road, King Cross. The work is due to start on Monday 2 July and involves… read more … about Overnight closures for essential repairs>>

Roadworks