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A range of Calderdale organisations joined the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Marcus Thompson, at Halifax Town Hall this afternoon to launch a joint statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday. A minute’s silence will be held before tonight’s Cabinet meeting at 6pm. The joint statement builds on a shared commitment to… read more … about Joint statement in response to the tragic events in Christchurch>>

Calderdale Council is thanking communities for their amazing kindness and support after a long period of rainfall caused flooding issues in Calderdale on Saturday 16 March. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings throughout the borough on Saturday for the River Calder. The flood sirens were sounded in the Upper Valley and residents urged to take… read more … about Calderdale kindness shines through weekend rainfall>>

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrendous terrorist attack against Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand today. “I know our communities will be thinking of those who have lost their lives and that they will pray for those… read more … about Calderdale Council media statement in response to the terrorist attack in New Zealand>>

Press release from the Environment Agency People living and working in and around Mytholmroyd are being invited to take part in an open day (Wednesday 27 March) to find out about progress being made with the construction of the flood defences to reduce the flood risk to the village. The construction information event will be… read more … about Drop in to find out more about the Mytholmroyd flood defences>>

Hundreds of young people will be supported to access jobs and training, thanks to the new Calderdale Employment Hub. Calderdale Council and Leeds Beckett University are working together to give young people the skills they need to reach their potential and contribute to economic growth in Calderdale. The new Employment Hub has launched as part… read more … about Helping young people into work>>

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This year’s ‘We are Calderdale’ event was a chance to celebrate the progress which has been made towards achieving Vision 2024, recognise the challenges we still face as a place and provided an opportunity to hear our shared ambitions for the next 12 months.  Vision 2024 represents our collective long term aspirations for Calderdale across… read more … about We are Calderdale!>>

A Calderdale business has more than doubled the size of its premises thanks to a Council scheme which supports business start-ups and growth. Calderdale Council’s Business Rates Discount Scheme enables businesses and developers to invest in the construction of new employment space. The scheme gives a one-year, 100% discount on new business rates resulting from… read more … about Council scheme boosts business growth>>

Work begins this week to install fencing on North Bridge in Halifax, as part of Calderdale Council’s wider suicide prevention plan. At the end of last year, new CCTV cameras were installed, which have already been used to alert the Council and partners to vulnerable people on the bridge. Additional works are now taking place… read more … about Preventing suicide in Calderdale>>

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Councillors and Calderdale students have been viewing progress at the Northgate site in Halifax, as work begins on the next phase of this exciting development. As part of the wider transformation of Halifax, Calderdale Council is planning to renovate its vacant former office building, Northgate House, to provide more than 40,000 square foot of high… read more … about Progress update on Northgate site>>