Author Archives: Calderdale Council

A Mytholmroyd resident has described how a flood grant from the Council has helped to put his mind at rest after he was flooded in 2012 and again on Boxing Day 2015.  Using the funding, which entitled homeowners to a flood survey and flood resilience work worth up to £5,000, Roger Barr had his home… read more … about Resilience grant gives flooded homeowner peace of mind>>

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Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority For the tenth year, special Boxing Day bus services will be running on 26 December.  West Yorkshire Combined Authority is once again funding half-hourly services that will run on over 70 routes into main city and town centres, retail locations and hospitals, between 9am and 6pm. Destinations include… read more … about West Yorkshire’s special Boxing Day buses running for tenth year>>


Mixenden residents are set to benefit from new healthcare, library and retail facilities all under one roof, after planning permission was given for a vibrant new district centre. Calderdale Council, Caritas and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to create a transformational new hub for Mixenden, to provide a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, library and… read more … about Milestone for Mixenden district centre plans>>

Calderdale Council has responded to concerns from local people about its gritting routes, after further assessment of 190 roads during the last week. With immediate effect the Council is reinstating gritting on the 70 roads in the table below. Other routes will be added after extra gritters have been brought in and when issues with… read more … about Council adds extra roads to gritting routes>>

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Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden is a friendly and welcoming school where pupils are happy, safe and enjoy their learning, according to a recent Ofsted inspection. Ofsted visited the school in autumn this year and rated the school as ‘good’. Inspectors visited all classes in the school and looked at pupils’ workbooks across the… read more … about Good result for Moorside>>


Liz Thorpe, a social worker from Calderdale Council, received a silver award in the recent Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017, in the Team Leader of the Year – Adult Services category. This is fantastic national recognition of Liz’s outstanding work with Calderdale adults in her role as the Council’s community social work practice… read more … about National award for Calderdale social worker>>

In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “Hosting the Tour de Yorkshire is a great opportunity for Calderdale and I’m delighted to learn that the Piece Hall in Halifax will be the start of Stage 4 of… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire 2018>>

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The full route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire has been unveiled at the Piece Hall in Halifax. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity led a packed press conference on Tuesday morning with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme. Mark Cavendish – winner of 30 Tour de France stages,… read more … about Full route for 2018 Tour de Yorkshire announced>>

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Calderdale’s ambition to be the most active borough in the north by 2021 has received a major boost, as the borough has been awarded a share of £100 million of National Lottery funding to tackle inactivity in communities. Calderdale has been chosen by Sport England, following an intense competition involving over 120 local authorities, as… read more … about Calderdale successfully secures big Sport England funding boost: let’s get active!>>