Monthly Archives: December 2018

Calderdale Council is working on finding a solution to the issues with the spa pool at Todmorden Sports Centre. The spa pool at the centre is currently unavailable following advice from a recent safety inspection of equipment at the centre. The sauna facilities, which include the spa pool, are well used, but the safety of… read more … about Update on spa pool facility at Todmorden Sports Centre>>

A new pet memorial garden at Park Wood Crematorium, Elland, gives bereaved pet owners the chance to remember their much-loved companions in peaceful surroundings. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said: “For many people, pets are part of the family and provide great companionship. Losing them is a very… read more … about New memorial garden to remember much-loved pets>>

Calderdale Council and its flood partner organisations recently rehearsed the actions they would take during and after a flood, to ensure the best possible preparation for any future incidents. The first ‘response’ exercise involved Council staff and local flood wardens working together to practise opening flood hubs across Calderdale and to test radio and IT… read more … about Testing Calderdale’s response to flooding>>

Following substantial damage to North Bridge Leisure Centre on Friday due to a burst water main, staff are working hard to reopen parts of the centre tomorrow (Tuesday 11 December). The entire ground floor of the centre suffered extensive water damage, with all carpets, equipment and electricals ruined. Over the weekend, staff from across the… read more … about Update on North Bridge Leisure Centre>>

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In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2019, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “Hosting the Tour de Yorkshire is a real honour and I’m delighted to learn that the Piece Hall in Halifax will feature at the start of the fourth day of… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire 2019>>

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Calderdale Council is asking local businesses how their insurance costs have been affected by the devastating floods in 2015, to help lobby for a better deal nationally. After unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015, many insurance providers refused to insure for flood damage, or to provide any insurance at all, and those that did often… read more … about Was your business insurance affected by the floods?>>

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West Yorkshire has been chosen as one of 19 worldwide destinations for the National Geographic Traveller Cool List 2019, with a special mention for the amazing Calder Valley and Hebden Bridge. In response to the news, Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, said: “Wow – what an accolade! We… read more … about West Yorkshire and Calder Valley named must-see destinations>>

From Monday 10 December, shoppers in Brighouse will be able to park for free for an hour on-street in the town centre in the run-up to Christmas. At a meeting of the Brighouse Town Board yesterday evening (Tuesday 4 December), Calderdale Council announced that it will be temporarily reintroducing the full hour of free on-street… read more … about Festive changes for Brighouse parking>>