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The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations was celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November. The Council held its annual Our Stars awards event at The Venue in Barkisland, to recognise the amazing efforts of Calderdale staff and partners over the last year. The winners were picked… read more … about Celebrating Our Stars>>

Our Stars

Calderdale’s contribution to commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War was recognised with a prestigious invite to the National Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 11 November 2018. Staff from Calderdale Council’s Museums Service attended the ceremony, which marked the Centenary of the Armistice. This was thanks to… read more … about Last chance to visit Calderdale’s First World War exhibition>>

Calderdale Council’s Chief Executive and Director of Public Health have taken a HIV test, to help reduce stigma and encourage others to do the same. Robin Tuddenham (Chief Executive) and Paul Butcher (Director of Public Health) took the quick and simple finger-prick test as part of national HIV Testing Week, which starts on Saturday 17… read more … about Council leaders take HIV test to reduce stigma>>

Shibden Hall is opening its doors for the annual Winter Craft Fair on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. The historic hall has been closed to the public since September while filming for the upcoming BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, has been taking place. Shibden won’t fully reopen to visitors until March 2019, but… read more … about A winter wonderland at Shibden Hall>>

Keeping children safe and working with families who need extra support are the key responsibilities for a new Assistant Director appointed by Calderdale Council. Victoria Gibbs will be joining the senior leadership team in Children and Young People’s Services directorate as the Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in January 2019. She replaces Julie… read more … about Victoria boosts Children’s Social Care team>>

Victoria Gibbs

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are establishing a new Board to strengthen joint working arrangements between all organisations involved and most importantly to further improve health and care for the 2.6 million people living across the area. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council and Chair of Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Board… read more … about West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Board to Bring NHS, Councils and Communities Closer Together>>

Cllr Swift

Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:  “Whilst we welcome the announcement of additional funding in this year’s budget speech for services which protect the most vulnerable in our society, this is a short term fix with little certainty of continued and sustainable support in the years to come.    “The £650m which has… read more … about Council Leader’s response to the budget>>

Cllr Swift

Community groups in Calderdale are being reminded that funding of up to £500 is still available as part of the Council’s ward forum grants schemes. Applications for funding are welcomed from groups looking for financial support with a specific project or those looking to improve facilities in their ward. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities… read more … about Funding still available for community groups>>