Monthly Archives: May 2023

The amazing difference that Calderdale volunteers make to people and places across the borough will be celebrated during national Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2023). Calderdale has a long and proud history of volunteering and kindness. There are more than 800 charities and non-profit organisations running everything from community theatre that supports people’s entertainment and wellbeing,… read more … about Thanking Calderdale volunteers for their kindness>>

Volunteers logo with image of group outdoors

Calderdale Council has received a glowing report from local government experts who undertook a four day corporate peer challenge at the local authority in February 2023. The Local Government Association team of experienced officers and Councillors interviewed Elected Members, senior officers, partners and residents between 21 and 24 February 2023.  The Peer Challenge team focussed… read more … about Peers praise Calderdale’s Vision>>

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A programme of surface dressing work is taking place on roads throughout Calderdale, as part of a West Yorkshire wide programme. Roads across the borough, which have been identified as being in need of surface improvements, will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work… read more … about Surface improvements planned across borough>>

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Over 300 people gathered to celebrate Calderdale’s distinctive vision, culture and stories, and to share ideas and ambitions at the annual ‘We are Calderdale’ event in Halifax. One of the Council’s biggest events of the year took place at Calderdale College on Thursday 25 May. In 2018, the Council and communities came together to launch… read more … about Flagship ‘We are Calderdale’ event showcases vision and culture>>

Lionesses of the Valley

Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, Calderdale Council is reminding residents and landowners of the risk of wildfires on local moorlands and how they can be prevented. Large and preventable moorland fires cause a significant strain on resources. Calderdale Council continues to work with partners at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Yorkshire… read more … about Protecting our distinctive countryside>>

PSPO sign on Calderdale moorland

A new pilot scheme to introduce restrictions around the use of advertising boards on public footways is being introduced on a trial basis in Hebden Bridge. The use of free-standing advertising ‘A-boards’ on pavements in Calderdale town centres can pose a potential danger for highway users, particularly for wheelchair and pushchair users, as well as… read more … about Safely sharing space in Hebden Bridge>>

Hebden Bridge

Press release from Local Government Boundary Commission A new pattern of wards is being developed for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in Calderdale should be 54. This is a change from the current council which has 51 councillors.The Commission wants to hear what residents… read more … about Have your say on a new political map for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council>>

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Work to transform Elland town centre is progressing, with local feedback being used to develop revised plans for the Southgate area of the town and the Coronation Street car park. Over £6million of funding from the Future High Streets Fund is set to transform the centre of Elland, through improvements to public spaces and the… read more … about Council reveals new plans for Elland town centre following local feedback>>

Visual showing preferred option for Southgate, Elland