Monthly Archives: June 2020

Passionate business and community representatives in Brighouse and Todmorden are invited to apply for roles on the newly created Town Deal Boards, to help shape improvements in each town. In November 2019, the Government announced that both Brighouse and Todmorden would be invited to bid for funding as part of its brand new multi-million pound ‘Town… read more … about Help shape the future of Brighouse and Todmorden>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

As COVID-19 lockdown measures continue to ease nationally, Calderdale Council is updating local people on its plans for the safe, phased reopening of its Registration Service. This includes arrangements for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and registering births and deaths. The Council’s priority to keep people safe remains the focus of its reopening plans, as… read more … about The safe reopening of Calderdale Register Office>>

Registration Service staff

Plans for a new rail station in Halifax are moving forward, following further approvals at the meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. At the meeting of the Combined Authority on Thursday 25 June, members approved funding to allow the project to progress to the full business case stage. This means detailed plans can be… read more … about Station plans are on the right track>>

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Plans are being put in place to enable public toilets in Calderdale to reopen in each of the borough’s towns from Tuesday 7 July. To help support the reopening of local businesses and enable those with certain medical conditions to get out and about, Calderdale Council is reopening one toilet block in each of the… read more … about Reopening of toilet facilities in Calderdale>>


Calderdale’s brand new, state-of-the-art sixth form centre at the heart of Halifax is now complete and ready to welcome its first students in September 2020. The completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million-pound construction project marks the start of an exciting new era for learning in Calderdale, and a major milestone in the borough’s wider regeneration. The… read more … about New sixth form centre heralds new era for learning and regeneration>>

Trinity Sixth Form Academy exterior

Calderdale Council has published its annual performance review report, which measures its progress towards being the ‘best borough in the North’ and achieving the aspirations of the Vision2024 for Calderdale. The report, which will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 July 2020, covers the period from April 2019 up until the end… read more … about Measuring the Council’s performance in uncertain times>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council is facing a potential financial shortfall of nearly £16 million in this year’s budget due to the coronavirus outbreak, and a further gap of at least £12 million next year. Throughout the pandemic, the Council has been doing everything it can to protect the most vulnerable people and support residents, businesses and voluntary… read more … about Counting the cost of COVID-19>>


A plan which outlines how local outbreaks of COVID-19 will be managed will be published by Calderdale Council on 30 June 2020. Each local authority in England is required to publish a Local Outbreak Prevention and Control plan which states how local infections will be controlled within the borough. Deborah Harkins, Calderdale Council’s Director of… read more … about Controlling local COVID-19 outbreaks>>


As England reaches its 100th day of lockdown, Calderdale Council reflects on the enormous joint effort and kindness that have defined the response to COVID-19 across the borough. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift, has written a letter to all staff, thanking them for their relentless hard work over the past three months…. read more … about 100 days of lockdown; countless stories of kindness>>

SUEZ recycling staff