Monthly Archives: August 2020

In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “Last week the Government asked local political leaders to recommend where local restrictions should be applied within Calderdale based on our local coronavirus case data and our knowledge of our communities. “Working cross party with our… read more … about Update on local restrictions in Calderdale>>


Calderdale Council has published its latest financial strategy which warns that the impact of COVID-19 could lead to a funding gap of around £15m next year. Every autumn the Council publishes its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), which covers the next three financial years, and this will be discussed by the Cabinet at its next… read more … about Council counts the cost of COVID-19>>


The lessons learnt and experiences gathered from dealing with COVID-19 will be discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet; helping to inform how services might be delivered in future. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calderdale Council, along with local authorities across the country, is facing some of the greatest challenges ever experienced…. read more … about A Council fit for the future>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council faces an estimated £31.6 million worth of extra costs and lost income this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Council has received £16.7 million from the Government towards these costs, there is funding gap of nearly £15 million in the short-term. Keeping local people safe always comes first, and the Council… read more … about Council faces £15m funding gap due to COVID-19>>


A bar in Halifax has been closed until further notice, after persistently breaking rules to protect staff and customers from the risk of COVID-19. Calderdale Council directed Bar Rouge in Halifax town centre to close to the public from Sunday 23 August. There was a serious risk to health due to social distancing issues and… read more … about Council closes bar for breaking COVID-19 rules>>


Elland and Sowerby Bridge Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) will reopen on Friday 11 September. Following careful consideration about how the sites can safely be operated, it’s been agreed that the HWRC sites at Elland and Sowerby Bridge can now reopen. The two sites join those already open at Halifax, Brighouse and Todmorden meaning that… read more … about Elland and Sowerby Bridge HWRCs to reopen>>

Calderdale Council

West Yorkshire’s £1.8 billion devolution deal will move a step closer to becoming law, when Calderdale Council’s Cabinet discusses the findings of the recent public consultation on the deal. The aim of the deal is to enable more decisions to be made locally, more investment for the things that matter to local people, and more… read more … about Devolution deal to move a step forward>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Time is running out for businesses to claim grant support to help minimise the impact of COVID-19 under the small business grant fund and retail, hospitality and leisure grant schemes. Although the deadline has now passed for the COVID-19 discretionary business grant scheme and no new applications can be considered, funding has been made available… read more … about Deadline approaching for COVID business support>>