Monthly Archives: February 2020

Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 15 councils in the country for adult social care. In a major independent survey, public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide for the second year running. The IMPOWER index measures which councils are spending their… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for adult social care>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Exciting improvement works at Elland Library are taking a major step forward as work begins on the main part of the £1.75m refurbishment programme.  As part of Calderdale Council’s continued investment in its library service, Elland Library is being fully refurbished and transformed into a community hub providing a range of services.  Over the last… read more … about Next chapter in Elland Library improvements>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale is open for business, with villages and towns returning back to normal after the recent flooding in the borough. Although local communities are still recovering from the devastating impact of flooding, visitor centres, markets, many businesses and tourist attractions in Calderdale have now reopened or are operating from different or altered premises. Right across… read more … about Calderdale is open for business>>

Yorkshire Dama Cheese

Elland Road in Brighouse will remain closed while assessments continue following damage caused by ground movement. A large crack has appeared in the road around the junction with Park Road, by Ash Grove Pipeworks, requiring the road to be completely closed. Calderdale Council attended the site as soon as the slip became apparent, along with… read more … about Update on Elland Road closure>>

Elland Road

Calderdale residents and businesses whose properties were flooded by Storm Ciara are encouraged to apply for grants to help them recover and become more resilient. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Devastating flooding has hit 1,187 homes and businesses across Calderdale. Sadly, the latest figures suggest that over a third of the homes and… read more … about Funding for flood-hit communities>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Residents and business owners in Calderdale are invited to the upcoming meeting of the Flooding Scrutiny Panel, to contribute to discussions around the response and recovery following recent storms. Around 1200 houses and business properties across Calderdale were flooded on Sunday 9 February 2020 and the borough was impacted further by Storm Dennis and subsequent… read more … about Reflecting on recent flood events>>

Cllr Fenton-Glynn

The Council’s application for an injunction has been granted in the High Court against the operatives of an illegal waste site at the former Calder Brickworks in Elland. Planning enforcement officers from Calderdale Council have visited the site on several occasions and have found evidence to suggest an alleged breach of planning control and continued… read more … about Council takes serious enforcement action at former brickworks>>

Calderdale Council

Consolidating the Council’s financial position and managing the uncertainty of future funding are the priorities for the budget for 2020/21, which was agreed at Budget Council last night (Monday 24 February 2020). The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond 2020. This means that next year’s budget only covers… read more … about Budget to protect vital services>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Government has now confirmed Calderdale Council will receive funding to help support residents and businesses affected by Storm Ciara. Around 1200 residential and business properties across Calderdale were flooded on Sunday 9 February 2020. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “I’m delighted by this announcement as it’s something we’ve been pushing for… read more … about Flood relief at last>>

Cllr Swift