Monthly Archives: September 2020

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement on COVID-19 to the House of Commons(external link) today, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said:  “Once again, as a nation we’re seeing a worrying increase in COVID-19 rates. This is reflected in Calderdale, as sadly, infection rates are continuing to rise across the borough. “The announcement… read more … about Response from Calderdale Council to national restrictions announcement>>

Cllr Scullion

Sowerby Bridge is set to receive almost £2million to help enhance the town’s historic features and support the economic recovery from COVID. Calderdale Council has secured £1,997,810 from the Government-funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme, delivered by Historic England, which will be used to improve Sowerby Bridge town centre. The Council will work… read more … about Enhancing the historic features of Sowerby Bridge>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council is supporting local businesses to stay COVID-secure, to protect people from the virus and to prevent and manage outbreaks, as the borough continues to live with the pandemic. Most businesses in Calderdale are working hard to keep their premises, staff and customers safe. The Council’s Environmental Health team has been working around the… read more … about Helping businesses to be COVID-safe>>

Staff member at La Luna wearing a face visor

The Government has announced today (Friday 18 September) that local COVID-19 restrictions remain in the Halifax constituency and will be reintroduced in the Calder Valley constituency from Tuesday 22 September, meaning that the local restrictions will apply throughout Calderdale. In response to this announcement(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “We… read more … about Local restrictions apply throughout Calderdale>>


The safe reopening of Calderdale Council’s leisure facilities is continuing, with North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax due to reopen on Wednesday 14 October 2020. All centres closed in March 2020, in line with Government guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since then, Calderdale Council has been working on plans for the safe, phased… read more … about Safely reopening our sports facilities>>

Young people in Calderdale are invited to find out more about the options available after GCSEs, at the annual Get Organised event. From Monday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a four-day, virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. Calderdale is a great place… read more … about Get Organised event goes virtual>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Road closures are scheduled for the A681, Bacup Road in Todmorden to allow for essential maintenance. Calderdale Council is carrying out work on Bacup Road between Halshaw Clough and the Lancashire boundary. The work is due to start on Monday 21 September and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface. The work is… read more … about Improvements scheduled for A681, Bacup Road>>


People living in an area of Halifax are being asked for their views on how to make their streets greener, healthier and more attractive. The £1 million project, which is being delivered by Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is part of a “Streets for People” programme aimed at creating safe,… read more … about Making our streets greener and healthier>>

Cllr Jane Scullion