Monthly Archives: January 2020

Sport England has awarded Calderdale Council’s Active Calderdale programme £2.65 million to help encourage people in the borough to become more active, more often. Cabinet will be asked to accept the grant as part of Calderdale’s Sport England local delivery pilot when it meets on Monday 10 February 2020. In 2017 Sport England chose Calderdale… read more … about £2.65m boost to get Active>>

Seven new affordable homes could be built in Brighouse if proposals to dispose of under-utilised land are approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet members will consider approving the sale of Council-owned land close to St. Andrews Junior School in Brighouse, for the delivery of new affordable homes. The site is well situated for local facilities… read more … about New site for affordable homes>>

Cllr Scullion

Calderdale Council is proposing another bold move in its fight against climate change – to make the borough carbon neutral by 2038. The Council declared a climate emergency on 30 January 2019. This confirmed its commitment to protecting the environment and highlighted the need for urgent action to limit global warming. Greenhouse gases like carbon… read more … about Zero carbon target up for discussion>>

People on their bikes to help reduce climate change

With three months to go to the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have unveiled numerous locations across the county where they will be hosting roadshows in the lead up to the race. A list of locations (including dates, times and venues) can be found here: link)  The roadshows aim get people… read more … about Locations announced for 2020 Tour de Yorkshire roadshows!>>

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This Valentine’s Day, Calderdale Museums is offering the chance for visitors to get up close with characters like Mr Darcy and Poldark…or their costumes at least! Bankfield Museum is launching a new exhibition featuring the costumes worn in some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas, including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many… read more … about New exhibition brings iconic costumes to Halifax>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

Calderdale Council’s Support in Mind care service, which helps people living with dementia to remain in their own homes, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC described Support in Mind staff as “exceptionally kind and caring” in its inspection in November 2019. The team provides short-term support to people in… read more … about Council care team rated outstanding>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Road closures are scheduled for the A681, Bacup Road in Todmorden, to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on Bacup Road from the junction with Rochdale Road to Gorpley Wood/Halshaw Clough (just above number 238 Bacup Road).   The work is due to start on Monday 3 February and involves… read more … about Road closures for essential maintenance>>


As Valentine’s Day approaches, visitors to Todmorden Town Hall are able to discover the romantic history of the building at the next free taster tour. On Sunday 2 February at 2pm, the latest in a series of tours will take place at Todmorden Town Hall, this time focusing on the romance of the building. The… read more … about Make a date with Todmorden Town Hall>>

A development in Sowerby that has been named in memory of long-serving councillor Leslie Godfrey has now been completed. Godfrey Place on Rooley Lane, a partnership between Together Housing Group and Calderdale Council, was named after the late Leslie Godfrey, who died in 2018 at the age of 95. Nicknamed Mr Sowerby Bridge for his… read more … about Affordable housing scheme named in memory of Mr Sowerby Bridge>>

The official opening of Godfrey Place