Monthly Archives: January 2024

This National Apprentice Week (5-11 February) Joanna Greenwood, Apprentice Social Worker at Calderdale Council, has shared her experience of being an apprentice:Embarking on my role as a Social Work Apprentice has been quite a journey. Studying for a social work degree is something I had considered for a couple of years. I started off in… read more … about National Apprentice Week – My apprentice journey>>

Quote from apprentice at Calderdale Council

People are being asked to share their memories and experiences of the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, as the venue celebrates 60 years of being in council ownership.  The Victoria Theatre building opened in 1901, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the local authority, then called the Halifax Corporation which later became part of Calderdale Council,… read more … about Share your Victoria Theatre memories as venue celebrates ‘60 years of stories’>>

Victoria Theatre crowd

Calderdale Council is marking five years since it declared a climate emergency by reflecting on the progress made since that time, working with partners to increase resilience and deal with the impacts of the climate crisis. On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action… read more … about Five years of climate action progress>>

Cllr Patient in role as flood warden

Local cost of living support, climate action, flooding preparation, culture and volunteering are just some of the things people can comment on in the annual Calderdale Residents Survey. Every year, Calderdale Council invites local people to complete the survey to share their views on what life is like in the borough. Since the Vision 2024… read more … about Tell us about Calderdale in its 50th year>>

A major event in Halifax brought together over 150 people to mark the countdown to the show-stopping Calderdale Year of Culture 2024, which is set to bring joy and inspiration to the whole borough and beyond from April. The CultureDale(external link) ‘soft launch’ event at Dean Clough on Thursday 18 January 2024 built excitement for… read more … about Calderdale Year of Culture – the countdown is on!>>

Year of Culture soft launch group photo

Improved road layouts and safer, more accessible pedestrian facilities will help transform Elland town centre, with people invited to view and share feedback as Calderdale Council deliver the Future High Streets project. Over £6million of funding from the Future High Streets Fund is being invested in the centre of Elland, supporting improvements to public spaces,… read more … about Have your say as plans for Elland take shape>>

Artist's impression of Southgate, Elland

Local groups in Calderdale, including voluntary, community and faith organisations, are invited to apply for grants of up to £3000, as part of the latest round of the Council’s Small Grants Scheme. Applications are now being accepted from local groups for a one-off grant for activities, projects or events which support local towns, people and… read more … about Cash boost for Calderdale groups>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council made “clear and impressive progress” throughout 2023, according to a team of local government experts. The Local Government Association Corporate Peer Challenge team returned to the Council in November 2023, to look at action taken since its first visit in February 2023. The team reviewed progress with the recommendations it had made to… read more … about National experts praise Council’s progress>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy

People in Calderdale and members of the borough’s libraries are being asked to share their feedback on updated proposals for how library stock is managed. Calderdale library service is updating its Stock Management Policy which states how books, electronic and other resources should be acquired, managed and made available. It has been ten years since… read more … about Ensuring our library resources are fit for the future>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities