Monthly Archives: December 2018

Three people have been fined for misusing blue badge permits. Calderdale Council prosecuted three people last month for separate offences of illegally displaying a blue badge permit. All were found guilty (two found guilty in absence) and the court issued fines and costs, totalling over £1000. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services,… read more … about Fines for blue badge misuse>>

New opening hours will soon be in place at Todmorden Sports Centre.  The programme at the centre will be changing from Monday 7 January 2019, to better reflect the usage of the site.  A recent review of activity usage at all Calderdale sports facilities showed that footfall at the centre was relatively low early in… read more … about Changes to timetable at Todmorden Sports Centre>>

Vital funds to protect homes and businesses three years on from the Boxing Day floods, when more than 3,000 properties were flooded in the Calder Valley, costing an estimated £150 million of damage  The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and West Yorkshire Combined Authority have agreed for £1.3 million funds to help protect over… read more … about Communities and businesses in the Colne and Calder Valleys to be protected from flooding with £1.3 million LEP funding>>

Calderdale families will receive extra support to nurture their children’s early speech, language and communication skills at home, to help give them the best possible start in life. This comes after Calderdale Council was chosen to take part in a national pilot for new communication training for health visitors, launched by the Department for Education… read more … about Giving children the best start in life>>

Approximately 200 parking spaces will be created at Mytholmroyd railway station as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s station park and ride programme.  A report outlining the plans was discussed at West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee and agreement has now been given to deliver the scheme.  The rail station park and ride programme… read more … about Station car park expansion on track>>

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Ofsted has rated Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ features following an inspection in November 2018. A report of the findings has now been published following an intensive and rigorous three week examination into the quality and effectiveness of the service. Ofsted judged our services as ‘Good’ overall, and… read more … about Children’s Services is ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features>>

A combined bid by local authorities across North and West Yorkshire to retain most of its business rates growth to invest locally has been approved by the government. The successful bid to create the North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Pool will mean that the existing business rates pool partners of Bradford, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees,… read more … about Expanded North and West Yorkshire business rates pilot scheme approved>>

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Two of Calderdale Council’s talented rising stars have helped to shape the future of apprenticeships in the North of England. Michelle Newman, an apprentice in the Council’s recruitment team, and Siddique Mohammed, who started as an apprentice and has now secured a job in the finance team, were invited to attend the Northern Powerhouse Apprentice… read more … about Nurturing talent in Calderdale>>