Monthly Archives: April 2023

Residents in Calderdale are being urged to remember their ID when they go to vote on Thursday 4 May. Voters will need to show accepted photo ID at polling stations before they can receive their ballot paper. This is a new requirement introduced by the UK Government that comes into effect for the first time… read more … about Remember to bring your photo ID on election day>>


A record number of pupils will be attending their first choice of primary school this September, as over 97% of Calderdale children have been offered their top preference. This year’s allocations on National Offer Day for Primary School places showed that 2091 families (97.9% of applicants) in Calderdale have secured a place at the school… read more … about Celebrations for Calderdale families on National Offer Day>>

Julie Jenkins

Visitors to Bankfield Museum, Halifax, can take a trip back to the Swinging Sixties with the first of a series of special live events exploring fashions throughout history. Bankfield Museum is currently hosting the ‘Opening the Wardrobe’ exhibition on the top floor of the museum, showcasing the unique collection of dress historian and author Lucy… read more … about Event celebrates the iconic fashions of the 1960s>>

Blue chiffon 1960s dress

Residents disposing of items such as sofas, upholstered chairs and beanbags are urged to be aware of new guidelines which limit where these items can be taken in Calderdale. New legislation for the storage and disposal of upholstered seating requires these items to be disposed of in a separate container at Household Waste Recycling Centres… read more … about Residents urged to be aware of new rules around disposing of upholstered items>>

Household waste recycling site

The fascinating life of world-famous Anne Lister biographer, Helena Whitbread, is being showcased as part of a new, exclusive film. As part of celebrations for the anniversary of Anne Lister’s birth, on 3 April, Calderdale Council premiered the new documentary about Helena, which delves into the fascinating work of the renowned historian, who decoded Anne… read more … about New film showcases the inspirational life of Anne Lister historian, Helena Whitbread>>

Helena Whitbread being interviewed at Shibden Hall

There are less than two weeks until the voter registration deadline for upcoming local elections, and anyone wanting to vote must make sure they are election ready. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 17 April. Voters can apply online at link). It takes just five minutes. Voters have a range of… read more … about Voters urged to check they’re election ready as deadline approaches>>

Calderdale residents are encouraged to get together and make the Coronation Weekend a community celebration to remember. The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will be marked over the bank holiday weekend of Saturday 6 to Monday 8 May 2023. From Coronation Big Lunches and street parties, to taking… read more … about Community and kindness central to Calderdale’s Coronation celebrations>>

Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall - Piece Hall 2018