Monthly Archives: October 2019

More than 50 global traders are heading to Halifax this Halloween, as Market Place’s award-winning International Market returns to the town. From Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November, a distinctive range of stalls will be lining the streets around Halifax Borough Market in the town centre. Corn Market, Russell Street and Southgate will come… read more … about It’s all happening in Calderdale markets!>>

International Market in Halifax

Changes to Calderdale’s Local Plan were approved by the Cabinet last night in response to concerns raised by the Planning Inspector during the first stage of examination. The new proposals would change the housing requirement from 840 to 997 annually, an increase of 157 homes per year.  These additional homes would be delivered mainly through… read more … about New homes for the Local Plan>>

Cllr Scullion

A new exhibition at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, will tell the fascinating story of the town through paintings and photographs from the past 100 years. ‘A Town Through Time’ opens on Saturday 19 October and will feature artwork from Calderdale Council’s museums collections, including works by talented Brighouse artists Miles Sharp and Stanley Chapman. Miles… read more … about A century of Brighouse on canvas and camera>>

Bridge End painting by Miles Sharp

A new rapid charging point for electric vehicles has been installed in North Bridge car park, Halifax, and is ready to use. A second charger, in the town’s High Street car park, is due to follow soon. This is part of a collaboration between West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield councils,… read more … about New electric charging points installed in Calderdale>>

Electric charging point in North Bridge car park

The remarkable lives of Anne Lister and the Brontë sisters will be in the spotlight at a unique one-day conference at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, hosted by Calderdale Council and the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On Monday 14 October, Bankfield Museum will welcome scholars, museum professionals and special guests to talk about the extraordinary legacy of… read more … about Celebrating the lives of Anne Lister and the Brontës>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

Calderdale Conversations is a new opportunity for people across Calderdale to talk about the things that are most important to them, helping to set the Council’s priorities and direct the use of resources. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Everybody who lives or works here has ideas about Calderdale: things they’d like to… read more … about Join our Calderdale Conversations>>

New figures show that the cost of smoking-related social care to Calderdale Council is over £3 million per year. Last year, smoking killed 78,000 people in England. But the cost of smoking doesn’t stop there – for every person killed by smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking is the… read more … about Counting the cost of smoking>>

No smoking