Monthly Archives: June 2023

Plans to improve the facilities and visitor experience at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax are moving forward, with planning approval granted and a contractor for the works due to be appointed this autumn. The Victoria Theatre is an impressive Grade II listed building in Halifax town centre, and one of the top events venues in… read more … about Stage is set for theatre improvements>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Calderdale Council has received a glowing report from Ofsted for its work to keep children safe and supported. Ofsted inspectors visited the Council in May 2023 to look at its arrangements for children in need and child protection planning. They found that children needing additional support are receiving an effective service and having their needs… read more … about Ofsted praises support for children>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council is progressing its longstanding ambition to transform a large site in Clifton into a thriving business park, to create 1,300 jobs and major benefits for Calderdale and West Yorkshire. In line with the Council’s priority for thriving towns and places, the proposed Clifton Business Park would support economic growth, bring opportunities for local… read more … about Clifton Business Park ambitions take a step forward>>

Calderdale Council is lighting up Wainhouse Tower green and yellow to mark Windrush Day(external link) and share a message of solidarity. Windrush Day on Thursday 22 June is the 75th anniversary of HMT Empire Windrush arriving in Britain in 1948, bringing more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean after the UK government invited people from… read more … about Calderdale to mark Windrush Day on its 75th anniversary>>

Calderdale Council staff and Councillors have been supporting national Refugee Week (19 – 25 June), taking part in events to show solidarity with refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This year’s national… read more … about Refugee Week events celebrate kindness and inclusion>>

Refugee Week launch event at Central Library

As part of Calderdale celebrations for national Armed Forces Day, Bankfield Museum in Halifax is hosting a free family fun day on Saturday 24 June. Armed Forces Day(external link) is an annual national event that gives communities the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces including currently serving troops,… read more … about Calderdale shows its support for Armed Forces Day>>

Armed Forces

“One child said that he was happy to visit the home, with a big smile and excitement on his face.” This is one of many glowing comments in the latest Ofsted report for Calderdale Council’s Linden Brook short breaks service for children with disabilities and complex needs, which has been rated outstanding for the fifth… read more … about Top Ofsted rating for “warm and welcoming” short breaks service>>

Linden Brook team

Events are taking place across Calderdale as part of a Breastfeeding Awareness Week, aimed at supporting anyone who is pregnant, as well as partners and other interested family members or friends. Calderdale Council’s Public Health Team, Locala Community Partnerships’ Health Visitors, Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) Maternity Infant Feeding Team and volunteer Breastfeeding Peer… read more … about Support for local families as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week>>

Mother and baby

A week-long programme of events will highlight that safeguarding vulnerable children and adults is everyone’s business. Practitioners and managers across Calderdale and West Yorkshire will be able to get involved in Safeguarding Week (Monday 19 to Friday 23 June), an annual campaign to explore important safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best… read more … about Safeguarding Week events to help protect vulnerable children and adults>>

Calderdale Safeguarding Week logo