Monthly Archives: February 2019

Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Public service consultancy, iMPOWER named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide, in a major independent survey released today. iMPOWER ranks 150 local authorities by examining performance using 25 indicators across three… read more … about Calderdale Council is one of the best for adult social care>>

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Calderdale Council has set a budget for 2019/20 against a backdrop of great financial uncertainty around the future funding of local authorities. This uncertainty means that this year’s budget covers only the spending and savings decisions required in 2019/20 for which funding levels are known. Whilst the Council approved additional investment in some key priority… read more … about Balancing the books in uncertain times>>


The results are in from the Council’s Halifax rail station user survey, and it’s clear that people want to see improvements to the current facilities on offer. The survey ran between September and November 2018, and looked at what people did and didn’t like about the existing station and its facilities. Over 1,000 people took… read more … about Results are in from station satisfaction survey>>

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Repairs to Halifax Borough Market are well under way, with much of the building currently covered in scaffolding. Over 80% of the chimneys have been repointed and repaired where necessary as part of the £500,000 investment to restore the Market Street façade. Each window on the Market Street facade has been checked, stripped and repaired… read more … about Restoring the beauty of the Borough Market>>

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A month-long celebration of business and enterprise in Calderdale is taking place with events throughout March.  Organised and run by AD:VENTURE(external link), the ERDF funded start-up programme, and with input from professional business and education support service providers including Leeds Beckett University, Halifax Business Improvement District, Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses,… read more … about Calderdale celebrates business during Enterprise Month>>

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Mytholmroyd resident Esther Waite has taken measures to protect her property’s electrical supply following the floods of December 2015, which left her without power for several days.  Using grant funding provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the electrical system and meter, which were previously located in the basement, have been moved… read more … about Resident powers up property in preparation for any flooding>>


Commenting on Calderdale Council’s enforcement review, Cllr Susan Press, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said: “We’re taking a new, more efficient, firm but fair approach to enforcement. We committed to doing this in the Council’s 2018 budget, and local people tell us how important it is to tackle issues like fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour,… read more … about Enforcement review>>

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Joint press release from Calderdale Council and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce: Calderdale Council has met with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce as part of its ongoing preparations for the UK leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019. The organisations are working together to ensure local businesses are as prepared as possible… read more … about Helping businesses prepare for Brexit>>