Monthly Archives: April 2020

Calderdale residents have responded to the Council’s call for volunteers with their usual kindness and compassion for others, with over 600 people signing up to offer their help or support to local communities. Calderdale Council established a virtual volunteer hub to help coordinate community support, as part of the Council’s 10-point plan to respond to… read more … about Incredible response to call for volunteers>>

Cllr Patient

Businesses in Calderdale are starting to receive grant funding to help support them during the coronavirus outbreak. Funding has been made available from government for Calderdale Council to issue grants to help businesses minimise the impact of COVID-19.  This includes small business grant funding of £10,000 and a grant of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and… read more … about Grant funding being issued to help support local businesses>>

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

Leaders and the LEP welcome the relaxing of bank loan conditions for businesses The Combined Authority and the LEP provide a stream of new resources for anxious business owners Government bus funding welcomed as the Combined Authority works closely with the operators to ensure passengers who need vital travel are protected Today, the West Yorkshire… read more … about Covid-19 Update from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority>>

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Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police are working together to help keep local people safe during the COVID-19 ‘stay at home’ period. The Government’s guidance on staying at home and away from others (social distancing)(external link) is in place across the country to protect the NHS and save lives. To reduce the spread of the… read more … about Keeping our communities safe during lockdown>>

Partnership patrol in Halifax

Calderdale Council is committed to promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the borough and is raising awareness of the support available to minimise the mental health impacts of COVID-19. The impacts of COVID-19 on physical health are well documented and residents should all follow national guidance on social distancing(external link) (limiting social contact to… read more … about Looking after your mental health>>

Calderdale Council

Following further, stricter guidance from Government, Calderdale Council has taken the difficult decision to make additional changes to funeral services. Currently, burials and cremations are going ahead with a maximum of ten people attending the cremation services and with up to 20 people allowed at burials, provided that social distancing is being observed for everyone’s… read more … about COVID-19 – Changes to funeral services in Calderdale>>


Joint press release from Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service: Calderdale’s kindness and outstanding partnership work continue to shine through this challenging time. Calderdale Council, its partner organisations, volunteers, Councillors and communities all around the borough are pulling together to help people through this national emergency. One example this week, is the… read more … about Supporting the most vulnerable together>>

Fire Service delivering food parcels

Every night, Wainhouse Tower in Halifax is lighting up blue, to honour the kindness and relentless efforts of the NHS and all the key workers helping others in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). The lights at the top of the iconic landmark will remain blue until further notice, as a sign of Calderdale’s continued support,… read more … about Wainhouse Tower turns blue to thank coronavirus heroes>>

Wainhouse Tower lit up blue