Monthly Archives: August 2023

Calderdale Council has formally submitted its response to the Northern Rail public consultation, expressing its serious concerns and objecting to the proposals to close rail ticket offices around the region. As part of proposals to change customer support at rail stations, Northern plan to close 131 ticket offices across their network, with office hours changes… read more … about Calderdale Council responds to public consultation on proposed ticket office closures>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

People in Calderdale are invited to have their say on documents to support the delivery of two new garden communities in Calderdale. Woodhouse Garden Community in Rastrick and Thornhills Garden Community in Brighouse are a major part of delivering the Local Plan that was adopted in March 2023. Together, they have capacity to provide around… read more … about Help shape the delivery of garden communities>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

A major planting scheme will soon get underway in Halifax as part of the A629 Calder and Hebble phase 1b project. Over 100 semi-mature trees will be planted on site and an additional 250 trees will be planted nearby, together with a new wildflower meadow.  A native scrub and willow habitat will be created between… read more … about New home for nature on the A629>>

HR-One decorative banner

On GCSE results day 2023, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, said: “Congratulations to all the young people getting their GCSE results today! “Reaching this milestone in their learning is a great achievement, especially because the pandemic affected much of the early part of their secondary school experience…. read more … about Congratulations to GCSE students!>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. The annual canvass ensures that Calderdale Council can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. They… read more … about Don’t lose your vote – residents in Calderdale urged to check voter registration details>>

Robin Tuddenham

The transformation of the historic Halifax Borough Market has moved a step closer, after the multi-million-pound revitalisation project reached significant milestones. Calderdale Council is investing nearly £4.5 million into a thriving future for the market hall as a focal point for shopping, business and leisure in Halifax, after it successfully secured £11.7 million from the… read more … about Securing a thriving future for historic Halifax Borough Market>>

Historic clock inside Halifax Borough Market

On A-level results day 2023, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, said: “Congratulations to all students receiving their A-level results today. I know an awful lot of hard work has taken place to get to this point and everyone should be very proud of their achievements. “Those taking… read more … about Congratulations to A-level students>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Voluntary, community and faith organisations in Calderdale are invited to apply for grants of up to £3000, as part of the latest round of the Council’s Small Grants Scheme. Calderdale Council is offering local groups the opportunity to apply for a one-off grant, from a total fund of £65,000, for activities, projects or events which… read more … about Small grants for groups with big ideas>>

Curious Motion activity group

Calderdale community groups are encouraged to join in with a month of events to celebrate the valuable contributions of older people. As part of Calderdale’s commitment to remain an Age Friendly borough, the Council is inviting voluntary and community organisations that support people aged 50+ to mark the International Day of Older Persons 2023. This… read more … about Gearing up for International Day of Older Persons>>

Annapurna Indian Dance