Monthly Archives: May 2019

A programme of surface dressing work is taking place on roads throughout Calderdale, as part of a West Yorkshire wide programme. Roads across the borough, which have been identified as being in need of surface improvements, will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work… read more … about Programme of surface work across the borough>>

Roadworks

Eric Binns, who has helped hundreds of business start-ups in Calderdale, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at the Best of Brighouse awards. The awards, which celebrate the local business community in Brighouse, were held on Thursday 23 May at Brighouse Sports Club. Eric was awarded the Lifetime Achievement accolade at the awards… read more … about Lifetime Achievement Award for Eric>>

Eric Binns with award

Roberta Crossley, a familiar face in Calderdale libraries, has received a prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to the Todmorden community. Roberta has worked for Calderdale Council’s libraries service for more than 40 years. Her talent and kindness were recently recognised at Todmorden Town Council’s Citizenship Awards 2019. Following a nomination from her colleagues at… read more … about Top honour for library worker>>

This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

Volunteers week

Planning permission has now been granted for the next phase of the £120 million, A629 improvement programme, which will see work take place around the Calder and Hebble junction.  The A629 is a key route through the borough and the planned major upgrade will provide a 30% reduction in journey times, make bus journeys quicker… read more … about Green light for Calder and Hebble junction project>>

Calder & Hebble

Last week, public and military personnel gathered to witness the highly anticipated unveiling of the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial, in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. Following a service and concert in Halifax Minster, the impressive 18 feet memorial, created by master sculptor Andrew Sinclair, was unveiled at… read more … about County unites for the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling>>

This year will see an extra Father’s Day present for men in Calderdale – a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping them be the best parents / carers they can be. To help inspire dads, grandads, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be to take up the challenges they face in bringing up and supporting… read more … about Extra Father’s Day present this June to help men as parents in Calderdale>>

A new Assistant Director has boosted Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services senior management team, taking on responsibility for delivering strategic improvement in education and inclusion across the borough. Mark Randall joined the local authority in May 2019, taking on the role from Steve Evans, who was seconded from his post as Head Teacher… read more … about Randall is a top class appointment>>

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 2 June at 2pm and will focus on the industrial history of Todmorden. The 1896 Todmorden town crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall and is included in a mosaic set into the floor, includes the motto ‘By Industry We Prosper’. This free… read more … about Tour explores the industrial heritage of Todmorden>>