Author Archives: Calderdale Council

The award-winning International Market will be returning to Halifax again from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October.  Traders from around the globe will set up stalls along Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street and Woolshops with international cuisine, crafts and gifts   Just some of the tasty flavours which will be drawing visitors in to the… read more … about Tastes of the world at the Halifax International Market>>

International market

A social worker from Calderdale Council has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of her outstanding work with vulnerable adults. Liz Thorpe is the team manager of community social work practice in the Council’s adults’ services. She has been nominated for the Team Leader… read more … about Liz nominated for Social Worker of the Year award>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Eight flood warning sirens will be sounded later this week (Friday 20 October) across the Upper Calder Valley as part of the live training exercise Operation Calderdale 2017. They will be put to the test in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd to help make sure communities are as prepared as possible… read more … about Flood sirens put to the test for Operation Calderdale>>

Flooding waves

Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Police in Halifax are supporting the re-launch of the district’s Safe Place Scheme. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to help vulnerable people be supported when they experience any incident that takes place whilst they are out and about in Calderdale. Businesses and premises that are a… read more … about Safe Places Calderdale>>

During Libraries Week (9 – 14 October 2017) Calderdale Council is reminding people that its fantastic new Central Library and Archives in Halifax are accessible for all. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Making sure our brilliant new facilities can be enjoyed by everyone is really important to us. We work… read more … about A welcoming library for everyone>>

Calderdale Council has welcomed government proposals which would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour for roadworks which cause significant disruption. If the plans are approved it would encourage companies to plan their work, avoiding busy routes and peak travel times. The utility companies could avoid charges by planning their works during… read more … about Council backs plans to keep traffic moving>>

Cllr Barry Collins

A celebration to mark the relaunch of Todmorden Market Hall following a £500,000 transformation will bring local people and traders together on Saturday 21 October. The free family fun day starts at 11am in Todmorden’s new-look indoor market, where Calderdale Council has invested in a range of repairs and improvements. The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr… read more … about Celebrating a new era for Todmorden Market>>

Local people will now have more opportunities to volunteer and will see more cultural events after proposals were approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 2 October. The Council recognises the big difference that voluntary and community groups make to people’s lives across the borough. It helps the groups through grants and support services to… read more … about New grants to support Calderdale’s voluntary groups>>

Cash