Monthly Archives: March 2020

Calderdale businesses are encouraged to register their details with the Council in order to receive the relevant COVID-19 support grants. Recent government announcements have confirmed a package of measures to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. This includes small business grant funding of £10,000 and a grant of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure… read more … about Supporting Calderdale businesses to help minimise the impact of COVID-19>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

Vulnerable people in Calderdale are being supported to get the food they need during the COVID-19 outbreak, through food parcels, food banks and free school meals. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Calderdale residents who are vulnerable and worried about getting food and other essential household items can be reassured that support is available…. read more … about Vulnerable people supported to get the food they need>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Press release from the Environment Agency Work is continuing on the Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme to better protect 400 properties in the village from the effects of flooding, the Environment Agency has said. In light of the Coronavirus situation and Government advice, the organisation has postponed the remaining flood drop–in sessions which were being held… read more … about Environment Agency continuing its flood defence work in Mytholmroyd>>


Bus operators in West Yorkshire will introduce new timetables from Monday to bring additional stability to the network and certainty for key workers who need to travel during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Through the West Yorkshire Bus Alliance, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has worked with operators to agree changes to ensure reliable services are… read more … about Resilient bus timetable to support key worker travel>>

WYCA logo

As Calderdale Council strongly urges local people to stay at home and away from others to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), it has made further changes to its services. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “In this incredibly trying situation, thank you to everyone who is staying at home, keeping their distance from… read more … about Council announces latest service updates>>


Council-run car parks and on-street parking bays in Calderdale are now free to use, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Council has suspended its parking charges across the borough until further notice, with priority given to key workers(external link) such as people working in health and social care…. read more … about Parking charges suspended until further notice>>


Calderdale Council has issued a request to all early years child care providers, including childminders, to help support key workers during this national emergency. Although the safest place for all children is at home, for some key workers this isn’t possible. Schools, and all child care providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide… read more … about Supporting child care providers throughout COVID-19>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19).  This includes people with serious underlying health conditions such as specific cancers… read more … about Support for the extremely vulnerable>>


Press release from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is strongly urging people to consider whether their journey is essential and to follow the Government’s guidelines to stay at home. Bus and rail operators are running emergency timetables during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Those who need to use public transport for… read more … about People urged not to use public transport unless their journey is essential>>