Monthly Archives: May 2020

Children and young people in Calderdale are in urgent need of foster placements and the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more carers to support young people, at this especially difficult time. As the times in which we live and work in are changing, the pressures on some families have increased. In Calderdale,… read more … about Fostering – this is the moment, now more than ever>>

Fostering

Joint press release with the Environment Agency The new bridge, designed to help reduce flood risk in Mytholmroyd, is planned to open to motorists and pedestrians next week on Monday 18 May. This is a major milestone in the £35m Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme which will better protect around 400 properties. The existing Caldene Bridge… read more … about A new bridge opens next week – a major milestone for Mytholmroyd flood defences>>

Caldene Bridge

Mourners in Calderdale will soon be able to enter the chapel at Park Wood Crematorium once more to attend the funeral service of a loved one. Strict restrictions have been in place at funeral services throughout the lockdown to ensure social distancing is maintained to protect mourners, Bereavement Service colleagues and funeral directors as much… read more … about Changes to funeral services>>

COVID

Cultural organisations and creative businesses in Calderdale are being asked to take part in a survey that will assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and identify any additional support required. As part of a combined piece of work from the partner authorities in the Leeds City Region, Calderdale Council is urging arts organisations,… read more … about Supporting the arts and culture sector>>

Cllr Press

Schools and care homes in Calderdale have joined together to enable pupils and residents to share their experiences of life in lockdown, as part of an innovative pen pal programme. Pupils at Todmorden C of E School have been writing to residents at the nearby Pennine Lodge care home sharing news about their hobbies, things… read more … about Sharing stories and building friendships>>

Sylvia at Pennine Lodge

People in Calderdale are invited to have their say on exciting proposals to revitalise Elland town centre. Along with Halifax, Elland is one of the towns to progress to the second phase of the government’s multi-million Future High Streets fund, aimed at transforming high streets across the country. Calderdale Council, with support from Bond Bryan… read more … about Have your say on the vision for Elland town centre>>

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

As we move into the next phase of responding to this crisis, I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks to the vast majority of local residents who have done so much to stay home, stay safe, and help protect our NHS and social care services.   Now we need to be as clear… read more … about Statement on behalf of Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift