Monthly Archives: May 2022

A month-long festival celebrating the culture and diversity of Calderdale is coming to the west Halifax area this June. Flavourfest brings together events and activities within the Park and Warley areas of Calderdale, which are some of the most culturally vibrant and distinctive places in the borough. The festival is supported by Calderdale Council, with… read more … about Celebrating Flavourfest in west Halifax>>

Children enjoying Healthy Holidays

Wainhouse Tower will light up purple on Monday 6 June, to demonstrate Calderdale’s gratitude for the work of the borough’s many dedicated volunteers. The lighting of this iconic landmark is part of events taking place for national Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June). Calderdale Council is joining forces with the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

Shibden Hall volunteers

A report providing an overview of the ways in which Calderdale Council monitors and reviews air quality in the borough is being presented to the Council’s Cabinet, to help to inform any decisions to declare further Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). There are currently eight AQMAs in Calderdale. These have been declared in locations when… read more … about Reviewing air quality in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council

More schools around Calderdale are being given the opportunity to join the borough’s Active Schools programme, inspiring students and staff to live more active lives.  The Calderdale Active Schools programme launched in May 2021 and has been developed as part of the Active Calderdale movement, funded by Sport England. The programme supports schools to provide… read more … about Welcoming additional Active Schools>>

Active assembly at New Road Primary

Calderdale Council has announced plans to light a beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday 2 June 2022. The beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. The beacon will be… read more … about Halifax beacon lighting will join thousands across the world>>

Beacon Hill Halifax

Over £7million is set to be invested in Calderdale’s highways network over the next 12 months, with the proposed work plan being considered by the Council’s Cabinet. Calderdale Council is responsible for more than 1000km of adopted highway, 365 highways bridges, 122 culverts and 730km of wall.  These assets are regularly inspected, and a programme… read more … about Investing in our highways network>>

Resurfacing at Forest Avenue

Tackling climate change is a joint effort and we can all play our part. That’s why Calderdale Council is proposing to create a new Climate Action Partnership to help reduce carbon emissions as a multi-agency group, with members from the Council, Calderdale Youth Council, local businesses, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS and local… read more … about Beating climate change together>>

Zero carbon Calderdale

Press release in partnership with the BIPC Leeds City Region  Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners across the region are encouraged to visit their local library to access free support to start, run or grow their own business in West Yorkshire.  The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Leeds City Region is open for business at… read more … about West Yorkshire business owners and entrepreneurs encouraged to get free support through the Business & IP Centre Leeds City Region>>

Central Library

Calderdale residents of State Pension age or over are encouraged to check if they’re entitled to extra support in the form of Pension Credit. Pension Credit is extra money to help with the cost of living. People may be eligible even if they have other income, savings or assets. It’s estimated that around a third… read more … about Residents urged to check eligibility for extra support>>

Cllr Tim Swift