Author Archives: Calderdale Council

A new Assistant Director has boosted Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services senior management team, taking on responsibility for delivering strategic improvement in education and inclusion across the borough. Mark Randall joined the local authority in May 2019, taking on the role from Steve Evans, who was seconded from his post as Head Teacher… read more … about Randall is a top class appointment>>

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 2 June at 2pm and will focus on the industrial history of Todmorden. The 1896 Todmorden town crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall and is included in a mosaic set into the floor, includes the motto ‘By Industry We Prosper’. This free… read more … about Tour explores the industrial heritage of Todmorden>>

A special author event took place at a packed Halifax Central Library on Thursday 16 May, exploring the lives of women in Halifax in the 19th and early 20th Century. Local author Helena Fairfax visited the library and spoke to a full room about her recently published book ‘Struggle and Suffrage in Halifax: Women’s Lives… read more … about Packed library enjoys author event>>

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The new Mayor of Calderdale is Cllr Dot Foster and the new Deputy Mayor is Cllr Angie Gallagher. Cllr Foster has been a Calderdale councillor since 2014 and takes on the role of Mayor from Mr Marcus Thompson. Having grown up in Steventon near Winchester, Cllr Foster moved to Calderdale with her husband after they… read more … about The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Calderdale>>

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A window display has been created at Ripponden Parish Council to advise residents along the Ryburn Valley on how to make themselves more resilient to flooding. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency are providing the information to residents following the flooding on Saturday 16 March, when the River Ryburn at Ripponden peaked just below its… read more … about Supporting flood resilience in the Ryburn Valley>>

Love Your Local Market fortnight is just around the corner, and as usual, there’s lots happening at Calderdale markets. From Friday 17 to Friday 31 May, markets across the world will be getting involved with the National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) Love Your Local Market campaign. Now in its eighth year, the campaign… read more … about Special events for Love Your Local Market fortnight>>

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Over 500 Calderdale households have taken part in an Active Lives survey, as part of a movement to improve people’s health and wellbeing through physical activity – and the Council is asking more people to join them.  Calderdale Council has sent out surveys to 5000 randomly selected households, to get an accurate picture of the… read more … about Survey to help boost physical activity>>

Press release from the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Association and Calderdale Council: On Friday 17 May, a unique and significant memorial commemorating The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’s loyal 304 years of service to the Crown, will be unveiled in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. The ceremony will take… read more … about The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling in Halifax>>

Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 13 – Friday 24 May), is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network. In support of this, members of Calderdale Council’s fostering team… read more … about Could you ‘do something incredible’ this Foster Care Fortnight?>>

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