Author Archives: Calderdale Council

Following a major gas escape on the A629, Skircoat Road it will be necessary to close a section of the road to traffic from 5am tomorrow morning (Thursday 17 August).  Due to the nature of the problem and the depth of the work needed, a short section of road at the junction with Hunger Hill… read more … about Emergency road closure – A629, Skircoat Road>>

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A section of Skircoat Road in Halifax will be closed overnight from Monday 4 September, to allow for essential repairs.  Calderdale Council is carrying out work on the A629 between Prescott Street and Free School Lane. The work is due to start on Monday 4 September and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway…. read more … about Overnight closures for essential repairs>>

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Akroyd Library, just outside Halifax, will reopen on Tuesday 15 August after refurbishment and improvement work.  Calderdale Council’s Akroyd Library is within the Bankfield Museum site and has been transformed as part of wider development works to the museum. The library’s Grade II listed shelving has been improved and new flooring has been installed. The… read more … about Restoration work at historic Bankfield and Akroyd>>

Akroyd library

Around 1,300 road gullies in Calderdale will be repaired or replaced after Calderdale Council successfully secured nearly £1 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to boost local flood defence work. The money is part of a £2 million ‘Challenge Fund’ grant awarded by the DfT for West Yorkshire. The remaining £1 million is split… read more … about Calderdale set for major drainage improvements>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Looked after children who are waiting for a new family are well supported by Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services team, according to the latest inspection by Ofsted.  Officials from Ofsted visited the Council in June 2017 to inspect the local authority’s arrangements for finding long-term homes for local looked after children and young people.  The Council… read more … about Ofsted approves Council’s adoption process>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Update as at 12pm Statement from Calderdale Council Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Members of our building control and emergency planning teams are on site and working with partner organisations to investigate and support the building owner to ensure that the building is safe.   “Southgate is… read more … about Update: Fire in central Halifax overnight>>

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Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board has appointed a national expert in child welfare as its new Chair. Professor of Social Work at Leeds Beckett University, Nick Frost will take up the role in September 2017.  A qualified and registered social worker, Professor Frost gained 15 years’ experience in local authorities before moving into an academic career.  … read more … about Frost helps safeguard Calderdale children>>

Professor Nick Frost