Monthly Archives: March 2024

The Anne Lister Birthday Festival is taking place in Calderdale from 1-8 April and Calderdale Museums are ready to welcome visitors from around the world. Anne Lister’s birthday has been celebrated at her former home of Shibden Hall for many years. In 2014, the hall hosted the first Anne Lister Conference; ten years on, the… read more … about Anne Lister’s April at Calderdale Museums>>

Anne Lister portrait

Delivery of the new Halifax Leisure Centre has moved a step forward, as the latest designs have been submitted for planning approval. Calderdale Council has refined the designs to ensure the project is financially sustainable whilst delivering fantastic new leisure facilities in a central location, which are accessible and affordable, support people’s health and wellbeing,… read more … about New Halifax Leisure Centre moves a step closer>>

Businesses across Calderdale are being encouraged to sign up to the West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter. The West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter is an ambitious new initiative aimed at encouraging businesses in the West Yorkshire region to adopt fair work practices. Fair work means good pay, fair and flexible working conditions, as well as greater… read more … about Recognising and celebrating the positive impacts of fair work>>

Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024 will get off to a spectacular start on Saturday 13 April, with 26 free events, activities and performances providing hours of entertainment in Halifax. From 10am right through to 8pm, there will be a non-stop showcase of culture, creativity and talent at venues across the town – from music and… read more … about Calderdale’s creativity to shine at Year of Culture launch event>>

Calderdale families will soon have access to more services close to home to help give babies, children and young people the best start in life. Calderdale Council is continuing the rollout of Family Hubs across the borough. The Central Halifax Family Hub network launched at Jubilee in September 2023. The remaining networks will launch throughout… read more … about Supporting families at the heart of the community>>

Work at the new Mixenden Community Hub is entering the final stages. Calderdale Council is delivering the new hub building in Mixenden, which will become the heart of the local community – a place where residents can go to access a range of services and opportunities. Work has been progressing well, with the building exterior… read more … about Community hub for Mixenden nearing completion>>

Cllrs, Council staff and contractor outside the Mixenden Hub buidling

Pedestrians can now walk to the centre of Mytholmroyd more easily, thanks to the opening of a modern new footbridge that crosses the River Calder. The bridge opened to the public on Wednesday 20 March 2024, after local businessperson, Jo Ward from Jo’s Kitchen next to the bridge, cut a ribbon to mark this significant… read more … about Best foot forward as new bridge opens in Mytholmroyd>>