Author Archives: Calderdale Council

The progress of plans to transform Halifax town centre will be discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 7 December. The A629 Phase 2, Halifax town centre project is fully funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and aims to improve pedestrian and cycle access into and within Halifax town centre. It… read more … about Progressing plans for Halifax town centre scheme>>

Town centre

Calderdale Council’s progress towards building strong and resilient towns, reducing inequalities and tackling climate change will be discussed at its Cabinet meeting on Monday 7 December. Twice a year, the Council reports on its performance against its own priorities and compared to 20 other Northern areas. The Council regularly reviews the factors its uses to… read more … about Reviewing progress in a year like no other>>

Cllr Dacre

The deadline for applications for the latest round of business support grants has been extended to Monday 14 December Calderdale Council has received around £10 million from the government to support businesses that have had to close or are facing severe impacts because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are in addition to the 5,500… read more … about Deadline extended for business grant support>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

In response to today’s Government announcement that Calderdale will move into Tier 3 restrictions(external link) from Wednesday 2 December 2020, Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “It has now been confirmed by Government that following the end of national lockdown, we will return to Tier 3 restrictions in Calderdale.   “We know that… read more … about Calderdale to move into Tier 3>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

In response to the Government’s Spending Review, the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “The financial pressures already facing Calderdale after ten years of austerity have only been made worse by the significant challenges we have faced throughout the pandemic as we have worked to keep our communities safe whilst continuing to deliver… read more … about Statement in response to the Government’s Spending Review>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Work is taking place at the Ainleys facility in Elland, to allow for better access and the installation of additional safety measures.  From Monday 30 November work will take place to widen access at the facility, which includes Calderdale Council’s highways depot and Elland Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).   The current main site entrance… read more … about Essential safety works at Elland facility>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Information from the Environment Agency Work will begin this weekend to demolish Shade Chapel following significant damage to the culvert bed, walls and support beams during the flooding events earlier this year. We are currently aiming to carry out the demolition over the weekend of 27th – 30th of November. A section of Rochdale Road… read more … about Information from the Environment Agency – Demolition of Shade Chapel>>

Environment agency

Calderdale’s voluntary groups are invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000, to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, tackle poverty and build strong neighbourhoods. Calderdale Council has launched two new funds for community organisations today (Monday 23 November) as part of its main voluntary sector grants programme. The funding programme was approved… read more … about Cash boost for Calderdale community groups>>

Cllr Patient

Message from the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift and the Council’s Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins: “We’re writing to you because we need your help. We have reached a critical point in the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Firstly we want to thank you for all that you are doing to keep yourself and our… read more … about An important message about COVID-19 in Calderdale>>

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