Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Victoria Theatre Halifax has been awarded £301,330 from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, to help face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure it has a sustainable future. The Victoria Theatre is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving this urgently needed support. £257 million of… read more … about Lifeline grant for The Victoria Theatre Halifax>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Time is running out for residents to have their say on how to make their streets greener, healthier and more attractive. In September 2020, Calderdale Council launched a survey to gather people’s views on a £1 million ‘Streets for People’ project focusing on Park ward, with Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden, Lee Mount and Pellon set to… read more … about Help to make our streets greener and healthier>>

Calderdale has been identified as a Tier 2 High Alert level area in the new national tiered approach to COVID-19 restrictions, announced by the government today (Monday 12 October 2020). There are three tiers in the new system: Tier 1 Medium Alert level – the minimum level of restrictions applicable to all of England Tier… read more … about Tier 2 restrictions to help reduce COVID-19 in Calderdale>>


Brighouse and Todmorden are set to receive a significant funding boost to kickstart local regeneration projects and drive economic growth. Through their own Town Deal Boards, both towns are developing investment plans for up to £25 million each to fund projects that will benefit local people, after they were chosen to receive a share of… read more … about £1.25 million boost for Brighouse and Todmorden>>

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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Calderdale Royal Hospital is extremely busy at the moment due to the increasing pressure of covid-19. Please don’t come to A&E unless absolutely necessary: in serious or life-threatening situations. If a person feels unwell and requires medical advice they should call 111, their… read more … about Support the NHS: Make the right choice>>


Calderdale Council is lighting up Wainhouse Tower blue and pink to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020 (Friday 9 to Thursday 15 October). This annual national week is an opportunity to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss in the UK, and for bereaved parents and their loved ones to unite with others to commemorate… read more … about Wainhouse Tower turns blue and pink for Baby Loss Awareness Week>>

Wainhouse Tower

Businesses in Calderdale have received a share of £61.87 million in grants to help minimise the impact of COVID-19. Calderdale Council has processed grant support to over 5,500 local businesses using government funding. This includes support for small businesses and those in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. These government support grants have now officially… read more … about £62 million of business support>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale businesses are invited to sign up to a new recovery programme launching this month, to help them bounce back and thrive during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Calderdale B2B Business Recovery Programme starts on Monday 19 October and is run by Calderdale Council and Leeds Beckett University. The free programme will give eligible businesses… read more … about New recovery programme to help businesses bounce back>>

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Calderdale has reached a key milestone in the fight against climate change, with the completion of 10 new electric vehicle chargepoints across the borough. This comes as Calderdale marks national Clean Air Day on Thursday 8 October. As the climate emergency continues, and the Council and the borough aim to be carbon neutral by 2038,… read more … about New electric vehicle chargepoints help tackle climate emergency>>

Electric vehicle chargepoint in Calderdale