Monthly Archives: December 2020

Calderdale Council’s Director for Public Health, Deborah Harkins, said: “The discovery and rapid increase of the new strain of COVID-19 is extremely concerning and although we know the rate is particularly high in Tier 4 locations, unfortunately the strain is almost certainly already in our area. “Studies are ongoing into the properties of the new… read more … about Statement from Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins on the new strain of COVID-19 and advice for celebrating Christmas safely.>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

Local Authorities and organisations within West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, have joined forces with West Yorkshire Combined Authority and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) to appeal to the public to be safe, think about others and continue following the guidance over the festive period. With an increase… read more … about West Yorkshire agencies come together to encourage everyone to be safe and protect each other this Christmas>>

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In response to the Government’s Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2021/22, the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “The financial pressures already facing local government after ten years of austerity have been magnified by the significant challenges of the COVID pandemic. The impact of the virus will be felt not just in the… read more … about Response to Local Government Finance Settlement 2020/21>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

Joint press release with the Environment Agency £41 million investment will protect 400 homes and businesses from flooding this winter Construction of key flood defences is complete, with final touches to be made in the New Year Joint Environment Agency and Calderdale Council project will make Mytholmroyd resilient to climate change Construction of Mytholmroyd’s new… read more … about Mytholmroyd’s new flood defences are winter-ready>>


Joint press release from Yorkshire Water and Calderdale Council: Reservoir levels above Hebden Bridge are to be lowered once again this winter, as one part of a range of measures put in place to help protect the town from flooding. Since 2015 Yorkshire Water has been working with partners on a number of projects to… read more … about Hebden Bridge reservoirs to be lowered in fight against floods>>


Parkwood Crematorium in Elland has hosted the annual Calderdale Christmas Remembrance Service, for Calderdale families to remember loved ones in this particularly challenging year.  The service, which was broadcast via webcast for the first time, was held in the Chapel at Parkwood and led by the Reverend Canon Hilary Barber of Halifax Minster. The sermon… read more … about Parkwood hosts special virtual remembrance service>>

Tree and candles

Joint press release with Calderdale CCG Calderdale residents have today started to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the borough, as the rollout of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Resham Bi, aged 83 from Halifax,  became the first person in Calderdale to receive the PfizerBioNTech vaccine at… read more … about COVID-19 vaccination programme begins in Calderdale>>

First vaccine

Calderdale’s Never Hungry Again campaign has reached two major milestones, boosting the united mission to end child hunger in the borough for good. The married TV stars and comedians, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, who live in Mytholmroyd, have pledged their support for Calderdale’s anti-poverty work and are championing the campaign, not just to tackle… read more … about Celebrities back the new £100,000 Never Hungry Again fund>>

Meet the Richardsons