Monthly Archives: September 2020

In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:  “We know that local people will be disappointed that the additional restrictions on household gatherings are still in place in the Halifax constituency. With the recent steady reduction in Calderdale’s COVID-19 rates, we had hoped… read more … about Local household restrictions still apply in Halifax>>


10 councils have become the first in England to add their support to the call for a Community Wealth Fund, a new independent endowment to invest in the most ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods in the country. The 10 councils are: Calderdale Council Durham County Council Birmingham City Council Peterborough County Council Cambridgeshire County Council Preston City… read more … about Councils join call for a Community Wealth Fund>>

Community Wealth Fund Alliance member logo

Blue badge holders with expired or soon to expire badges are encouraged to renew as soon as possible. The blue badge scheme is a national parking permit scheme allowing people with severe mobility issues to park closer to their destination. Blue badges normally last for three years. However in response to COVID-19, the Department for… read more … about Time is running out for 2020 blue badge renewals>>


Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax is lighting up green to mark World Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 September 2020. ‘Light Up for Mito’ is a global campaign illuminating buildings green across the world to raise awareness of Mitochondrial Disease (often shortened to Mito). It is the most common genetic illness but… read more … about Wainhouse Tower goes green for Mito Awareness Week>>

Wainhouse Tower

Calderdale Council has reached the amazing milestone of distributing over two million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local social care providers since March 2020, as part of its intense, ongoing response to COVID-19. Infection rates have been steadily decreasing in Calderdale, but it is still vital to keep each other safe and continue to… read more … about PPE delivery for social care reaches two million mark!>>

Cllr Metcalfe

In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “We are disappointed that the local restrictions on indoor household gatherings remain in place in Halifax. We know how hard this continues to be for local people. Calderdale has been making sustained progress over recent weeks. Thanks… read more … about Local household restrictions continue in Halifax>>


Calderdale Council has been named as one of the top 10 councils in the country for the provision of services for children with high needs. Public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as a top performer in its annual analysis report measuring performance within high needs funding. This focuses on pupils with special educational… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for supporting children with high needs>>

Cllr Wilkinson