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All play areas and outdoor gyms in Calderdale are due to reopen by Friday 10 July – but the Council has issued important guidance to ensure everyone can enjoy the facilities safely, as COVID-19 is still within our communities. The Government advised that playgrounds and outdoor gyms across England could reopen from Saturday 4 July… read more … about Playgrounds and outdoor gyms to reopen across Calderdale>>


People living in Calderdale are being urged to do their bit and help clear any invasive species Himalayan balsam from their backyard and local neighbourhood this month (July). A virtual campaign to tackle the problem of this invasive species is being led by many organisations working in the Calder Valley including the Environment Agency, Calder Future,… read more … about Can you help clear any Himalayan Balsam in your back yard?>>


Rastrick Bridge has reopened to traffic today (Thursday 2 July), ahead of schedule. The bridge in Brighouse was badly affected by Storm Ciara in February. It has been closed to vehicles since late April, after diving surveys found holes under one of the central pillars and cracks in one of the bridge arches. Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Rastrick Bridge has now reopened>>

Work taking place on Rastrick Bridge

As many Calderdale pubs, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses prepare to reopen from Saturday 4 July, the Council is supporting them to welcome people back safely after the national lockdown closures. To protect customers, staff and the community from the risk of COVID-19, Calderdale Council is working with local licensed premises to help them… read more … about Supporting hospitality businesses to reopen safely>>

Cllr Press

Passionate business and community representatives in Brighouse and Todmorden are invited to apply for roles on the newly created Town Deal Boards, to help shape improvements in each town. In November 2019, the Government announced that both Brighouse and Todmorden would be invited to bid for funding as part of its brand new multi-million pound ‘Town… read more … about Help shape the future of Brighouse and Todmorden>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

As COVID-19 lockdown measures continue to ease nationally, Calderdale Council is updating local people on its plans for the safe, phased reopening of its Registration Service. This includes arrangements for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and registering births and deaths. The Council’s priority to keep people safe remains the focus of its reopening plans, as… read more … about The safe reopening of Calderdale Register Office>>

Registration Service staff

Plans for a new rail station in Halifax are moving forward, following further approvals at the meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. At the meeting of the Combined Authority on Thursday 25 June, members approved funding to allow the project to progress to the full business case stage. This means detailed plans can be… read more … about Station plans are on the right track>>

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Plans are being put in place to enable public toilets in Calderdale to reopen in each of the borough’s towns from Tuesday 7 July. To help support the reopening of local businesses and enable those with certain medical conditions to get out and about, Calderdale Council is reopening one toilet block in each of the… read more … about Reopening of toilet facilities in Calderdale>>