Monthly Archives: October 2019

Calderdale Council is furthering its commitment to tackling the obesity crisis by considering adoption of the Local Government Healthy Weight Declaration. The declaration is a council commitment to promote healthy weight and looks to ensure that the healthy choice is the easier choice. Initially developed by the Food Active programme, the declaration has already been… read more … about Creating a healthier future for Calderdale>>

Cllr Shoukat

The entries are now in for the annual Calderdale Open Art exhibition at Bankfield Museum. Over the last month, talented local artists have been submitting artwork to enter into the annual competition showcasing 2D work by professional and amateur artists from the north of England. This year’s judging panel, made up of David Bryan (Manchester… read more … about New exhibition showcases local talent>>

Open art

Work to protect Brighouse from future flooding could soon take a step forward as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet are asked to approve plans to enter into a partnership agreement with the MHLGC in a bid to secure £3m EU funding towards the project. The Brighouse Flood Alleviation Scheme is part of a programme of flood prevention and resilience… read more … about Protecting Brighouse from flooding>>


The impact of work to tackle poverty across Calderdale over the last 12 months will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 November. The Council is committed to working with other organisations to prevent people from falling into poverty, to support residents living in poverty through intervention, and to help people be more… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

Fatima and Jo

Work will soon begin on a major improvement project to transform Elland Library. As part of Calderdale Council’s continued investment in its library service, a £1.75 million programme of refurbishment is taking place at Elland Library, transforming the building into a community hub providing a range of services. Work will include a full internal refurbishment… read more … about Creating a 21st Century library for Elland>>

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Gentleman Jack fans can now enjoy costumes from the iconic TV series for longer – Bankfield Museum in Halifax has extended its unique exhibition due to unprecedented visitor numbers. 16,500 people visited the costume display in summer 2019. It opened on Friday 12 July and was originally scheduled to run until Saturday 26 October, but… read more … about Gentleman Jack costume display extended due to popular demand>>

Gentleman Jack costumes at Bankfield Museum

A new housing development in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale, which will help people with learning disabilities to live independently, has reached completion and residents have moved in.  Construction of another new housing scheme is underway in the town, which will provide affordable homes for local families.  The two developments will bring 35 much-needed new homes to… read more … about New homes to boost independence>>

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Extensive improvements at Todmorden Sports Centre are boosting the customer experience and helping to tackle the climate emergency. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, said: “We have invested in a number of key improvements at Todmorden Sports Centre to bring the facilities up-to-date and ensure people can continue to… read more … about Revamp at Todmorden Sports Centre goes swimmingly>>