Monthly Archives: December 2019

The historic bandstand in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, is now Grade II listed. This comes after a successful application from the local community to Historic England to list the building to help protect its future. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has added the bandstand to the national List of Buildings… read more … about Bandstand strikes right note for listed status>>

Calderdale Council

A Yorkshire business support programme has provided more than a million pounds in grant funding since its launch. AD:VENTURE, which helps ambitious new businesses trading for less than three years in North and West Yorkshire, has provided over £1.3m of funding to start-up firms and helped create 391 jobs. Since the programme started at the… read more … about Yorkshire business support programme provides over £1m in grant funding>>


Press release from Yorkshire Water The Boxing Day floods in 2015 had a significant impact on Calderdale and since then Yorkshire Water has been working with partners on a number of projects to help slow the flow of water and reduce flood risk. Above Todmorden, the landscape is being transforming by a pioneering Natural Flood… read more … about Hebden Bridge Reservoirs to be lowered to help reduce flood risk>>

Bankfield Museum in Halifax is loaning items from its textile collection to feature as part of a new exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. Bankfield is loaning 26 items from its Edith Durham collection to feature in Two Temple Place’s 2020 exhibition, Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles. The exhibition tells the story of seven… read more … about Bankfield loan to London gallery>>


After its most successful year ever, Shibden Hall will close for winter from Christmas Eve, to ensure it’s ready for what’s set to be another busy season. The Hall will be open seven days a week up to and including Christmas Eve  (normal opening is 10am-4pm, Christmas Eve opening is 10am-3pm), and will reopen from… read more … about Winter break for Shibden Hall>>


RSA, the multinational insurance group, has signed a 20 year lease on office space in Northgate House, providing a welcome boost to town centre businesses. RSA will lease all of the available office space, around 47,000 ft², within the newly refurbished building. The insurer, which is currently based in Dean Clough, is planning to complete… read more … about New tenant for Northgate>>

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Rastrick Library will temporarily close as work to improve access at the library enters its final stages. Construction work has been taking place to deliver disabled access to the building, including the installation of a new ramp and the creation of a disabled parking space. In addition, works will also be taking place to the… read more … about Final steps in access improvements project>>

Rastrick Library

Young people in Calderdale have been finding out more about the opportunities available within the construction industry at a special training day at Northgate House in Halifax. Calderdale Council is working with the construction management company Blacc to transform the former library and Council offices at Northgate House to create a new sixth form centre,… read more … about Students build their future plans>>

Northgate House work