Monthly Archives: August 2019

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has pledged support for World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September by showing its commitment to end all preventable deaths by suicide across the area. World Suicide Prevention Day, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, aims to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. West Yorkshire… read more … about Partnership pledges support for World Suicide Prevention Day>>

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A Calderdale woman, who cared for her vulnerable father, has been found guilty of fraud by abuse of position, for over-claiming wages from her father’s Direct Payments. Following a trial at Bradford Crown Court, Sarah Jane Garbutt from Todmorden, was sentenced to a Community Order of 12 months and 120 hours of unpaid work, after… read more … about Calderdale resident found guilty of fraud>>

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Joint press release from the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and Calderdale Council Work is starting to construct a temporary highway and walkway through the forecourt of Mytholmroyd fire station to divert vehicles and pedestrians so that vital flood defence works can continue safely. The temporary diversion is needed to enable connections… read more … about Business as usual for Mytholmroyd’s emergency fire service during highway diversion for vital flood works>>


Revised proposals for the A629 Halifax town centre project are being presented to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee. The major upgrade to the town centre is one part of the Council’s work to reduce congestion on the A629 route between Halifax and Huddersfield and to boost the local economy with funding from the… read more … about Next steps for town centre project>>

Next Chapter

The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 1 September starting at 2pm. As well as getting a glimpse inside the grand building, the guided tour, led by Town Hall volunteers, will highlight the history of the many musicians associated with the town. Todmorden has always had a strong musical… read more … about Town Hall tour to strike a chord with visitors>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Calderdale Council has published a five year financial strategy to help manage its budget during what is predicted to be a sustained period of national uncertainty.  Every autumn the Council updates its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) which is then used to inform budget decisions.    Previously the strategy has covered a three year period,… read more … about Balancing the books in uncertain times>>

Cllr Swift

On GCSE results day 2019, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Well done to everyone receiving their GCSE results. They have worked very hard and should be proud of their achievements. Thank you to all the teachers, staff and families for their continued support to help Calderdale’s… read more … about Well done to Calderdale GCSE students!>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Wainhouse Tower is lighting up pink to commemorate NHS Organ Donation Week, from Monday 2 September 2019. Across the UK, around 6000 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Three people a day die in need of a transplant due to a shortage of people being willing to donate organs. Organ Donation Week aims to… read more … about Shining a light on the generosity of organ donors>>

Almost £2m of investment in our libraries will be announced alongside plans to change service delivery in partnership with local communities at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 September. Elland Library is set to be refurbished and transformed at a cost of £1.5m into a community hub providing a range of services. Essential roof… read more … about Planning for the future of Calderdale libraries>>

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