Monthly Archives: October 2020

At a crucial time for our economy and place, Calderdale Council is delighted to have appointed a new Director of Regeneration and Strategy, to lead on building a strong and resilient future for our towns and villages. Following an intense and highly competitive recruitment process with several excellent candidates, Shelagh O’Neill will take on the… read more … about Shelagh O’Neill appointed regeneration lead for Calderdale>>

Shelagh O'Neill

Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Council’s response to the pandemic will be considered during a special Adults Health and Social Care Scrutiny Board meeting on 29 October 2020. The Scrutiny Board will review how organisations in the health and care sector, including the Council, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board will hear evidence from a range of… read more … about Council considers COVID-19 response>>

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Wainhouse Tower will light up purple from tonight (Friday 23 October) until Monday 2 November 2020, for World Polio Day on Saturday 24 October. World Polio Day aims to educate on the need to end polio for good, and Calderdale Council is marking this to help raise awareness. The request to light up Wainhouse Tower,… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up purple for World Polio Day>>

Wainhouse Tower

Calderdale parks have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as some of the best in the world. Eight parks in Calderdale have received the prestigious Green Flag Award, which is the mark of a quality park or green space. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy… read more … about Recognition for Calderdale parks in a year like no other>>

Ogden Water

The first of Calderdale Council’s new electric fleet of vans has been introduced to the borough’s roads this week, supporting a reduction in harmful nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions.   The Council has welcomed the first of 35 electric and hybrid vehicles, which will shortly replace old petrol and diesel ones.   The new… read more … about Wheels in motion for a zero carbon future>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Bankfield Museum is opening on Tuesday 27 October with a new exhibition, ‘The Grand Tour’ – taking visitors on a tour of Europe through some incredible paintings and stories.  The Halifax-based museum has been closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions. As nearby Shibden Hall closes for its annual winter break from Monday 19 October,… read more … about Bankfield Museum reopens with a Grand Tour of Europe>>

Grand Tour

Another milestone has been reached in plans to improve the A629 between Halifax and Huddersfield, with the appointment of the design contractors for Phase 4 of the scheme. Following a tender exercise, Mott MacDonald has been appointed to support the development of Phase 4 – a £25.9million project which is fully funded by the West… read more … about Moving forward with A629 improvement plans>>

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