Monthly Archives: November 2019

As part of HIV Testing Week, The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster has taken the simple finger-prick test to help reduce stigma and encourage others to do the same. Testing for HIV is free, confidential and fast, which is summed up in this year’s HIV Testing Week theme: ‘Give HIV the finger – a… read more … about Mayor ‘gives HIV the finger’ as part of Testing Week>>

Mayor taking test

Calderdale Council is celebrating after being shortlisted in the prestigious Council of the Year category of the 2020 LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle, recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. The Council has also been shortlisted in the ‘Children’s Services’ category, reflecting sustained improvement… read more … about Making the final of Council of the Year>>


A Calderdale resident has been ordered to pay over £1000 for breach of an enforcement notice requiring the removal of scrap vehicles and building materials from land in Colden, Hebden Bridge. Michael Czabaniuk, 60, of High House Farm, Colden, was found to be storing scrap vehicles, building materials and other plant, vehicles and machinery on… read more … about Resident fined for planning breach>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale people are being reminded to stay prepared for future flooding, to ensure they can protect themselves and their property. On Thursday 7 November, prolonged heavy rain caused surface water issues across the borough and the closure of the A646 at Callis Bridge. It was a near miss for Calderdale – fortunately there were no… read more … about Stay prepared for future flooding>>


Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country. Public service consultancy, IMPOWER named Calderdale Council in 4th place in its annual ‘Which councils are best?’ report, published today, which is an outstanding jump of nine places since last year. IMPOWER ranks 149 local authorities by measuring performance in… read more … about Calderdale is in the top 10>>


It’s official – Calderdale is well and truly on the international map! A new report about the economic impact of tourism on Calderdale in 2018 has revealed that visits from overseas are at an all-time high, and tourism is worth more than ever before to the local economy. In 2018, more than 64,000 international visitors… read more … about A record year for tourism in Calderdale>>


The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local partner organisations was celebrated at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony on Thursday 7 November. The Council held its Our Stars awards event at The Venue in Barkisland, to recognise the amazing efforts of talented Calderdale staff and partners over the last year…. read more … about Celebrating Our Stars>>

Our Stars

Plans for a new wetland nature reserve at Brearley Fields will be on show at Mytholmroyd Christmas Market on Saturday 16 November. The scheme will improve biodiversity and the river environment, boost flood attenuation and bring health and wellbeing benefits to people in the adjacent villages of Mytholmroyd and Luddendenfoot. The area was severely affected… read more … about See new plans for Brearley Fields wetland reserve>>