Monthly Archives: May 2020

A new grant of up to £10,000 will soon be available to help small businesses which haven’t yet been eligible for financial support through the Government’s previous coronavirus business grant schemes. Calderdale Council is encouraging local small and micro businesses to apply for the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund when the application form is launched… read more … about Further support for small businesses during the pandemic>>

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

During national Volunteers’ Week(external link) (1 – 7 June), Calderdale Council is paying tribute to over 1000 people who have volunteered to support vulnerable residents across the borough during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution that millions of people make throughout the UK by volunteering. Although Calderdale’s volunteers make… read more … about Thank you to our incredible volunteers!>>

Gulbaz Khan volunteering

An innovative project that supports young people in Calderdale has been awarded funding to allow its work to continue and develop.   Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices programme has been awarded £270,000 from the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme – it’s one of just 14 projects around the country to be selected at… read more … about Supporting young people to make Positive Choices>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people with diabetes to access the support available to them, to help stay safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as NHS England introduces extra ways to help people living with diabetes, because new research shows they are at greater risk of… read more … about Extra support for people with diabetes during coronavirus pandemic>>


Calderdale Council is planning the safe, phased reopening of its markets across the borough, following Government guidance that outdoor markets can reopen from Monday 1 June, and indoor markets (along with other non-essential retailers) from Monday 15 June, as long as they protect staff and customers from COVID-19. The Council runs two indoor market halls,… read more … about Safe reopening of Calderdale markets>>


Following the completion of thorough survey work, repairs will soon take place to a Brighouse bridge which was badly damaged by Storm Ciara. Rastrick Bridge in Brighouse has been closed to traffic since late April, after diving surveys identified some scour holes under one of the central pillars and some hairline cracking to one of… read more … about Repair work scheduled at Rastrick Bridge>>

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

Cyclists and pedestrians will be actively supported across Calderdale as the Council introduces new measures to encourage social distancing and sustainable travel. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment, Cllr Scott Patient said: “During the lockdown our roads have been quieter and the air cleaner. Many more people have been enjoying walking… read more … about Supporting sustainable travel>>

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Nearly 150 of Calderdale’s amazing volunteers have taken part in training to help them support vulnerable people as much as possible during the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to their incredible kindness, volunteers are providing valuable help to residents across the borough in a variety of ways, from delivering shopping to providing a listening ear. Calderdale Council… read more … about Volunteers learn to spot signs of safeguarding issues>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The delivery of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, which will provide local control of more than £1.8 billion in funding for the region, has taken a significant step forward this week after the five West Yorkshire authorities, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have  agreed to go ahead with a public consultation. Meetings of the… read more … about Important step forward for West Yorkshire devolution deal as councils agree go-ahead for public consultation>>

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