Monthly Archives: January 2020

Joint press release from the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council Great progress is being made constructing the new bridge – a vital part of the Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme – and it is set to be open by spring 2020. The demolition of the existing Caldene Bridge will begin as soon as the new bridge… read more … about New bridge to help reduce flood risk in Mytholmroyd set to open in Spring>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Storm and flood damage increase chance of experiencing mental health issues by 50% Low-income renters amongst those most at risk Environment Agency calls on people to ‘Prepare, Act, Survive’ this Flood Action Week People who experience damage caused by extreme weather such as storms or flooding can be 50… read more … about Environment Agency urges people to prepare for flooding to reduce impacts on mental health>>

In response to today’s announcement(external link) from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2020 Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “We’re excited that Calderdale will once again host this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, with today’s route announcement revealing that the borough will play its biggest role yet in race… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire 2020 – routes announced>>

Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale residents are invited to take part in a survey to share their thoughts about what it’s like to live in the borough, helping to inform ambitions for Calderdale’s future. As Calderdale approaches its 50th birthday in the year 2024, the Council and partners are celebrating and reflecting on what has been achieved over the… read more … about What’s it like to live in Calderdale?>>

Nominations are now open for the first ever Staying Well Awards, celebrating Calderdale’s community heroes. Initially launched by Calderdale Council with initial funding contributions from the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, the Staying Well project has been supporting adults across the borough for the last five years, aiming to improve their health and wellbeing. The project… read more … about Staying Well Awards – Celebrating kindness in Calderdale>>

Cllr Shoukat

People are being asked to comment on plans for a new bus station in Halifax, which is due to be completed by 2023. West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council’s £15.4 million scheme aims to deliver a modern, fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage, public realm and urban fabric of Halifax town… read more … about People invited to have their say on plans for new £15.4 million bus station in Halifax>>

Next Chapter

A six week public consultation on changes to Calderdale’s draft Local Plan will begin on Friday 10 January 2020. After the first stage of examination the Government appointed Local Plan Inspector provided observations which led the Council to adjust its housing plans.  These now aim to deliver an average of 997 new homes annually until… read more … about Tell us your views on the Local Plan>>

Cllr Scullion

An innovative new basketball-style bin in Calderdale will encourage people to ‘slam dunk their junk’ to help in the fight against litter. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale came up with this winning idea to inspire people to bin their rubbish and reduce litter on the streets in a fun and engaging way…. read more … about Don’t drop it, dunk it!>>