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Little Amal, the internationally acclaimed 12 foot puppet of a ten-year old refugee girl, will visit Yorkshire this September as part of the Yorkshire Integration Festival celebrations. Little Amal’s Yorkshire journey will take place over the weekend of 21 and 22 September. It will begin a series of events raising awareness of the experiences of… read more … about Little Amal will bring a message of hope to Yorkshire>>

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Work to transform a playground in Mixenden will start this month, creating a new inclusive and accessible play area for everyone to enjoy. Calderdale Council is delivering improvements in the area around Ash Green Community Primary School, including works to the playground on Sunnybank Road. The playground improvement works are funded by the Council, UKSPF… read more … about Mixenden playground works swing into action>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Adult learning services provided by Calderdale Council have received a glowing report from Ofsted, showing that they continue to make a difference for local people. In an inspection in June 2024, Ofsted found that Calderdale Adult Learning has maintained a ‘good’ rating. Publication of the inspection report comes as Calderdale Adult Learning’s new prospectus for… read more … about Glowing report for Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Jade, Calderdale Adult Learning Student Ambassador

Public health in Calderdale is in safe hands, and is at the heart of the Council to make the biggest difference to local people’s health and wellbeing. Calderdale Council’s Public Health team, and the whole organisation’s approach to public health priorities, got a big thumbs up in a recent independent review. A team of experts… read more … about Healthy review report for vital Council service>>

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People in Calderdale are invited to share their thoughts to inform the creation of a Development Plan Document. This will outline how the Council can support the accommodation needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities. There is a national requirement for the Council to prepare a ‘Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Development Plan… read more … about Supporting the needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities>>

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An epic new walking challenge is encouraging people to get active whilst enjoying Calderdale’s distinctive landscapes and culture.  As part of the Calderdale Year of Culture 2024 (CultureDale(external link)) programme, the Council is inviting long-distance walking enthusiasts to celebrate Calderdale’s 50th birthday year by walking the Calderdale Way – a 50-mile walking route that encircles… read more … about The Calderdale Way: 50 miles for 50 years>>

Work to rebuild a fire-damaged Calderdale school is now complete, with a new and improved building ready to welcome pupils. On 1 February 2022, an arson attack at Ash Green Community Primary in Mixenden, near Halifax caused a huge fire, destroying four classrooms and other areas in the upper site of the school. The damage… read more … about Fantastic new learning facility rises from the ashes>>

Staff and pupils celebrate the opening of Ash Green School's new building

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. Calderdale Council, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, has been working with local providers… read more … about Experience a Healthy Holiday this summer>>

Young person enjoying a painting activity as part of the Healthy Holidays programme

The new Halifax Bus Station will make it easier for people to travel by bus in Calderdale and beyond when it opens in full later this month. All 19 of the station’s bus stands will be ready from Sunday 21 July, with services which ran from stops in the town centre moving to the new… read more … about Halifax Bus Station to open in full later this month>>

Halifax bus station