Author Archives: Calderdale Council

The award-winning International Market is returning to Halifax town centre this week, with a scarily good range of treats just in time for Halloween. From Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 October, Market Place Europe, in partnership with Calderdale Council’s Markets Service, is bringing a selection of global traders to the streets of Halifax. Visitors can… read more … about Spooktacular International Market returns to Halifax>>

International Market in Halifax

A pop-up allotment event is coming to Halifax Borough Market this half-term, with entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and prizes. ‘Let’s Grow’ is a free two-day event for families on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021, it’s produced and brought to the market by the co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, Ben… read more … about ‘Let’s Grow’ comes to Halifax>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event

Major work to create premium office and retail space in Halifax town centre, attracting investment and increasing footfall, is nearing completion. The Northgate development has seen the transformation of the former central library and Council offices. The library section opened as Trinity Sixth Form Academy in September 2020 and the remaining space has been developed… read more … about Flagship development of existing Northgate site to transform future of Halifax>>

Northgate House

More children and young people are set to enjoy a huge range of activities and healthy meals during the Christmas holidays in Calderdale, after more than 6000 took part in the successful Healthy Holidays summer programme. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale teamed up with organisations across the borough to provide 15,000 free… read more … about Healthy Holidays for thousands of Calderdale youngsters>>

Healthy Holidays session at ROKT

An expert panel will answer Calderdale residents’ questions about protection against COVID-19 in a live online Q&A session this week. On Thursday 21 October from 7pm, Calderdale Council is hosting the latest in its popular series of Q&A events on its Facebook page. Deborah Harkins, the Council’s Director of Public Health, will be joined on… read more … about Ask about protection against COVID-19>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Preparations for this year’s Remembrance events are well underway, with Calderdale Council working hard to plan for a full Remembrance Sunday event in Halifax and support other events in the borough. Last year, Remembrance events were held virtually or as an individual moment of reflection, but 2021 events will once again feature the full parade… read more … about Preparing for Remembrance events>>

Poppies

The newly refurbished ballroom at Todmorden Town Hall is ready to welcome guests, with a special opening event being held on Sunday 24 October. The ballroom will be officially reopened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Chris Pillai and the Mayor of Todmorden, Cllr Patricia Taylor. Everyone is invited to visit the Town Hall between… read more … about Open invitation for ballroom event>>

Todmorden Town Hall ballroom

Work is beginning this week to allow for the installation of energy efficiency heating measures at six Council-owned buildings.  Funding of £2.8million from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, is being used to install new technology to replace existing gas fuel systems with electric heat pumps (ground source and… read more … about An energy efficient future for our historic buildings>>

Cllr Patient in electric van