Monthly Archives: September 2019

A new initiative to help parents and carers come up with ways for 2 to 4-year-olds to get a healthy amount of physical activity has been launched in Calderdale. Parents and children at two Calderdale Children’s Centres were amongst the first in Yorkshire and the Humber to try out Active Imaginations – an online resource… read more … about Helping young children to stay active>>

Active Imaginations

Not for profit housing and care provider, Housing 21 has unveiled modular build bungalows at Ward Court in Brighouse, West Yorkshire with a grand opening event. The offsite modular construction project is one of the latest in older people’s housing and has taken place on land owned by Housing 21 at Ward Court. The new… read more … about Innovative modular builds unveiled at Brighouse Retirement Living>>

Ward Court housing development in Brighouse

Sowerby Bridge’s historic high street is set to be transformed thanks to a recent funding boost. Following a successful bid to the government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone fund, Sowerby Bridge is to receive a share of £95million to help improve and retain its heritage features. Work is taking place with Heritage England to finalise… read more … about Enhancing the distinctive heritage of Sowerby Bridge>>

The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall is on Sunday 6 October and focuses on the architects of the building. Two architects had an involvement in the building of the Town Hall. When building work started on a civic building in 1860, the architect was local man, James Green, who was also responsible… read more … about Celebrating the architects of Todmorden Town Hall>>

Town Hall

The climate emergency and people’s action to tackle it were the focus of Calderdale Council’s latest Vision2024 social media ‘takeover’ week (9 to 15 September). Nearly 120 climate emergency messages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram reached over 127,000 people, and 3,550 residents, organisations and community groups got involved by posting, commenting, sharing and liking. Cllr… read more … about Climate emergency took centre stage during themed social media week>>

People on their bikes to help reduce climate change

Press release from the Environment Agency Eight flood warning sirens will be sounded across the Upper Calder Valley as part of the live training exercise ‘Operation Calderdale’ next month (October). They will be put to the test between 10 and 11am, on Thursday 3 October, in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd, to help make… read more … about Flood sirens and emergency plans put to the test in Calderdale>>

Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options available after finishing GCSEs in 2020. On Thursday 10 October, young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3.30pm and 7.30pm for the chance… read more … about Get Organised for 2020>>

Get Organised 2020

Calderdale GPs and their patients are gearing up to take part in the borough’s first ever GP practice parkrun. Several practices across Calderdale have already signed up to run, jog, walk or volunteer at their local parkrun – Halifax, Brighouse or Todmorden – on Saturday 28 September. Calderdale Council has been working with practices to… read more … about Calderdale GPs get set for special parkrun>>

Changes to the on-street parking charges in Brighouse town centre are being considered by Calderdale councillors. In July 2018, changes were introduced to tariffs for on-street spaces in Brighouse with a free period for a 30 minutes followed by a 20p charge for the next 30 minutes, to a maximum stay of one hour. These… read more … about Review of on-street parking charges in Brighouse town centre>>

Parking