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: “The local restrictions(external link) which were introduced in Calderdale on 31 July are still in place.   “We note the requirement from the Government for us to work at a local level to address the impact… read more … about Local restrictions remain in Calderdale>>


Cashless, contact-free parking options have now been introduced across Calderdale, making it easier and more convenient for people to pay for parking. The option to pay for parking without cash has been in place in Halifax town centre since November 2019, through the smart parking system, AppyParking. Cashless payment options have now also been introduced… read more … about Cashless parking option for Calderdale>>


Easing of wider lockdown rules tomorrow do not apply to Calderdale  In response to today’s Government announcement that current restrictions in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester will remain in place(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Local restrictions will remain in place in Calderdale as a vital measure… read more … about Local restrictions continue for Calderdale>>


The first of August was four months to the day since I started working in Calderdale. I began my work here at the beginning of April, a couple of weeks into the national lockdown. I marked my four-month anniversary with the introduction of local restrictions, brought in because the borough has one of the highest… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Seven of Yorkshire’s largest councils are seeking further detailed discussion with Government over the best balance of national and local measures as they bear down on COVID cases in their areas. They are proposing arrangements for working with communities to prevent community and household transmission, and to support care homes and low income households. The… read more … about Yorkshire councils join forces in bid for extra funds to step up fight against COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

More small businesses in Calderdale are now able to benefit from funding of up to £10,000 from the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund Calderdale Council is now in a position to open up the third and final stage of the Government fund aimed at supporting businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In previous rounds of… read more … about Funding for small businesses in Calderdale>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council is pleased to be able to offer access to selected services at Halifax Central Library and Archives from Tuesday 11 August 2020. All Calderdale libraries closed in March 2020 in accordance with Government requirements to help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Since then, the Council has been working hard… read more … about Safely reopening Central Library>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “It has been confirmed by the Government today that the new local restrictions(external link) which started in Calderdale on 31 July remain in place.   “We understand how challenging this is for local people. We are all missing our families, friends and social lives. But we still… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

COVID-19 health messages are on the move in Calderdale, with mobile billboards going right into the heart of our communities to share important advice. Teams will be pedalling their way across the borough on ‘ad bikes’ displaying messages about how to stay safe and play our part to reduce the spread of the virus. From… read more … about Calderdale gets cycling to tackle COVID-19>>

Above Halifax