Author Archives: Calderdale Council

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. The awards celebrate the work of Councils, Councillors and Council Officers who have overcome financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. Calderdale Council has been nominated for Local Authority Arts… read more … about Calderdale Council shortlisted for Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018>>

Time is running out to order trees for this year’s planting as part of Calderdale Council’s ‘buy a park a tree’ scheme. The scheme, which started in summer 2017, gives individuals, groups or businesses the chance to sponsor a tree of their choice to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space. Planting season… read more … about Calling last orders on this season’s tree planting>>

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Calderdale Council’s Assistant Director – Strategic Infrastructure, Steven Lee, said: “Calderdale, like other West Yorkshire areas, is currently facing a difficult and complex pattern of weather conditions, with variable snow, heavy rain, low temperatures and strong winds. In response, the Council’s winter service is on full, 24 hour standby, working throughout the borough to keep… read more … about Preparing for bad weather>>

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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet has revealed budget proposals which will support a significant increase in investment in social care, to help meet rising demand over the next three years. The Council has already planned to increase funding for adults’ and children’s social care over the next three years, within its medium term financial strategy. This allocated… read more … about Balancing the budget to protect vulnerable people>>

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A new exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax will showcase the town’s rich textile past through an exploration of patterns.  For the very first time, the museum will display selection of historical pattern books, carpet designs and samples from 19th Century Halifax mills in the new exhibition Perspectives on Pattern – on display from Saturday… read more … about Material matters at Bankfield Museum>>

Two schools in Calderdale are celebrating after receiving good Ofsted ratings. Ling Bob Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Pellon and Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School in Elland, were both inspected by Ofsted at the end of last year. Both schools were rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted and received glowing reports from the inspectors…. read more … about Ofsted success for Calderdale schools>>

A proposed new housing scheme to help older people and residents with dementia to live independently has moved a step forward. A planning application has been submitted for 65 purpose-built apartments in Rastrick, offering affordable new homes, activity areas and facilities all under one roof. Calderdale Council and Home Group, a not-for-profit housing provider, are… read more … about Proposed new homes offer older people independence>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Calderdale’s final phase of the A629 highway project has moved a step closer, with agreement from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for further investment in connectivity improvements between Halifax and Huddersfield.  The £570,000 funding enables feasibility work to begin on Phase 4 of the scheme, which looks to address congestion around Ainley Top and improve… read more … about Moving forward with infrastructure improvements>>

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Local people are being asked to have their say on proposals to transform the Beech Hill area of Halifax. Calderdale Council, Together Housing and other organisations have listened to residents and recognise that the area would benefit from regeneration. They continue to explore options to make this happen. To keep the community involved in the… read more … about Have your say on Beech Hill regeneration>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland