Monthly Archives: November 2021

Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays in selected car parks across the borough in the run up to Christmas. On Saturdays throughout December, parking will be free in the following car parks: Halifax – High Street and Mulcture Hall Road Brighouse – Parsonage Lane Elland – Timber Street Sowerby… read more … about Free festive parking in Calderdale>>


The Victoria Theatre in Halifax is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.  The Calderdale Council-owned theatre has been awarded £160,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This award will help The Victoria Theatre to safeguard the critical festive season and… read more … about Funding boost for The Victoria Theatre>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Think you know Halifax? Think again. That’s the message from Calderdale Council’s new campaign to showcase over £200 million of investment in Halifax. It’s an ambitious and inspiring time, with unprecedented investment into buildings, landmarks, travel and infrastructure across the whole town over the next decade. The Council wants people to get excited about the… read more … about Think you know Halifax?>>

A629 Phase 2 - Halifax town centre

Councillors visited Halifax Bus Station earlier today (Friday 12 November) to look at the progress being made on the construction of a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council. The bus station has been partially closed to the public since early September to enable construction… read more … about Councillors visit Halifax Bus Station as work progresses on new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility>>

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As discussions at COP26 this week focus on driving the global transition to zero emission transport, Calderdale Council is reflecting on its own progress to reduce transport emissions and meet ambitious net zero targets. Road transport accounts for 10% of global emissions, and its emissions are rising faster than those of any other sector. COP26… read more … about Supporting a gear change to reduce transport emissions>>

Zero carbon Calderdale

Exciting new projects which cut carbon emissions and raise awareness of the climate emergency can now get off the ground, after eight Calderdale community groups were awarded funding during COP26. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have announced the first round of grants, totalling £112,000, from their £1 million Climate Emergency Fund…. read more … about Grant boost for local climate action>>

Energy efficient measures at Hope Baptist Church

As the focus of discussions at COP26 over the weekend turned to nature and sustainable land use, Calderdale Council is highlighting the importance of Natural Flood Management (NFM) to tackle flood risk in the borough. One of the key themes at COP26, the UN’s annual Climate Change Conference underway in Glasgow, is the importance of… read more … about The importance of nature in tackling the effects of climate change>>


“Our foster child is becoming a smashing little boy. We’ve been able to help him become a young man with a fantastic character who is developing crucial life skills.” Tyrone and Adam from Calderdale became foster carers in January 2021 and are encouraging others to come forward as part of the Council’s autumn fostering campaign…. read more … about Foster for Calderdale and make a difference>>

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Calderdale’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency will be showcased on the international stage this week, when people leading the Council’s climate work head to COP26. Cllr Scott Patient, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Resilience, along with Sam Saxby and Emily Farman from the Council’s Environmental Projects team, are taking part in the COP26… read more … about Calderdale climate leaders take to global stage>>

Cllr Scott Patient on a cargo bike