Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster said: This is very sad news and my thoughts are with Lord Shutt’s family.   Lord Shutt was a well-known figure within the borough, having represented the Greetland and Stainland ward as a Councillor for many years.   As an elected member he was a keen advocate for… read more … about Statement in response to the death of The Rt Hon. the Lord Shutt of Greetland OBE>>

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During Black History Month, members of the Calderdale BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) Network have been writing their own personal reflections to celebrate how our diverse stories contribute to the richness of our work. I was born and bred in Leeds and am a proud Yorkshire lass. I started working for Calderdale Council in… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Pam Bhupal>>

Pam Bhupal

The incredible joint efforts of Calderdale’s communities to tackle poverty will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 9 November. Calderdale Council, community organisations and volunteers have a longstanding commitment to work together to support our most vulnerable residents. This was highlighted in the recent launch of the Never Hungry Again campaign by the… read more … about Calderdale unites to tackle poverty>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Calderdale Council, like others, is facing the biggest challenges in its history due to COVID-19, and the impact will be felt for years to come. In response, the Council is reviewing the way many services are delivered to address financial challenges and meet changing needs. The Council has been required to find savings of more… read more … about Transforming services for the Future Council>>

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Calderdale Council has won the Children’s Services category in the prestigious national LGC Awards 2020. The annual awards, run by the Local Government Chronicle, were held virtually today (Wednesday 28 October) and recognise the best in local government innovation and service delivery. The Council’s win in the ‘Children’s Services’ category was thanks to sustained improvement… read more … about National award celebration for Calderdale>>

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On Sunday 8 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, remembering the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. In such a challenging year, Remembrance in 2020 will be a chance for everyone to reflect and remember. Although communities are not able to come together physically, there… read more … about Remembrance in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale’s kind communities are uniting in their shared ambition to end child hunger in the borough for good. In response to national calls to extend free school meals beyond term times, organisations and individuals across Calderdale and the country are rallying to help, donating food and money to support the most disadvantaged children. Calderdale Council,… read more … about Never Hungry Again>>

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Throughout Black History Month, Calderdale Council staff have been celebrating how their own diverse stories contribute to the richness of their work, plus personal accounts of their families’ journeys and contributions to the UK. My story begins on 4th May, 1949 when my Nana and Grandad were married here in Calderdale at the Calderdale Register… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Kiki Hatzer>>

Article by Edwin Baker and Kiki Hatzer Throughout Black History Month, Calderdale Council staff have been celebrating how their own diverse stories contribute to the richness of their work, plus personal accounts of their families’ journeys and contributions to the UK. One of these is a first-hand, real life story of current black history that… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Root Jackson>>