Author Archives: Calderdale Council

Tackling domestic abuse, mental health, forced marriage and providing awareness on protecting children and victims of human trafficking are all topics covered as part of West Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Week. Starting Monday (June 25), until July 1, all the local safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships across the region have joined forces with West Yorkshire’s Police… read more … about Safeguarding remains everybody’s business as partners join together for Safeguarding Week 2018>>

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The centre of Mytholmroyd will be rejuvenated as part of a wider scheme of improvement works developed with the community, beginning early next month.  The project was initially inspired by a study published by the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance, which identified the location of the public conveniences in the village centre as a key issue. … read more … about Mytholmroyd village centre improvements get underway>>

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Wood Bank Special School in Luddendenfoot has been awarded a gold standard Artsmark Award by Arts Council England for the school’s commitment to arts and cultural activities. Artsmark aims to inspire young people to create, experience and participate in arts and culture. There are three levels of Artsmark awards – silver, gold and platinum. Wood… read more … about Art of gold at Wood Bank School>>

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Work to widen the A629 at Salterhebble Hill is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2019, despite a number of major challenges. The Calderdale Council scheme, which includes widening Salterhebble Hill to four lanes, installing new traffic light technology and improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, is part of one of the biggest… read more … about Progress update on Salterhebble works>>

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Stuart Smith, Calderdale Council’s Director of Adult and Children’s Services has announced his retirement and will leave the local authority in September 2018. Having spent his career working with children and young people, Stuart received an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to children. Stuart joined Calderdale Council as the Director of… read more … about Council announces Director’s retirement>>

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Halifax Visitor Centre is celebrating after being nominated for a second time for the Welcome to Yorkshire, White Rose Awards. The awards, which recognise the very best of the tourism industry throughout Yorkshire, will be held at the Harrogate Convention Centre on Monday 12 November. The Visitor Centre has been nominated in the Visitor Information… read more … about White Rose recognition for Visitor Centre>>

With national Clean Air Day approaching on Thursday (21 June), West Yorkshire Combined Authority is reminding people across the Leeds City region planning to take part, how they can plan their travel. Detail of bus and rail travel across West Yorkshire and the city region can all be found in one place on the Combined… read more … about Visit West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s to plan travel for National Clean Air Day>>