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Calderdale’s first ever Year of Culture is officially underway, after hundreds of local performers showcased their talent and creativity in an opening celebration to remember. Visitors to Halifax town centre on Saturday 13 April 2024 were treated to over 25 free events, activities and performances from 10am to 8pm. Crowds gathered in The Piece Hall… read more … about Year-long cultural celebration kicks off in Calderdale>>

Parkinson Lane Community Primary School dancers at the Piece Hall - credit Ant Robling

Calderdale residents are asked to take part in a survey to help shape future plans and support healthy ageing. Calderdale Council is looking to support the aims of the Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2027, to make Calderdale a place where everyone can realise their potential and live a larger life. Part of this is… read more … about Have your say and support healthy ageing in Calderdale>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Visitors to Calderdale are encouraged to ‘pick up a passport’, as a new initiative is inviting people to explore some of the borough’s prettiest parks, inspiring museums and fascinating heritage sites. Visitors can pick up the new Calderdale passport at locations across the borough and start collecting stamps, to gain entry to a prize draw… read more … about Grab your ‘passport’ and visit Calderdale>>

Image of the Calderdale passport booklet in the Piece Hall

Calderdale Council’s response to the climate emergency and its innovative work with local communities has received national recognition, with the Council shortlisted for the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards. The prestigious awards are held annually and recognise success in local government and outstanding work and commitment to local communities. The Council is a finalist in… read more … about Local climate action shortlisted for national award>>

Zero carbon Calderdale

The Anne Lister Birthday Festival is taking place in Calderdale from 1-8 April and Calderdale Museums are ready to welcome visitors from around the world. Anne Lister’s birthday has been celebrated at her former home of Shibden Hall for many years. In 2014, the hall hosted the first Anne Lister Conference; ten years on, the… read more … about Anne Lister’s April at Calderdale Museums>>

Anne Lister portrait

Delivery of the new Halifax Leisure Centre has moved a step forward, as the latest designs have been submitted for planning approval. Calderdale Council has refined the designs to ensure the project is financially sustainable whilst delivering fantastic new leisure facilities in a central location, which are accessible and affordable, support people’s health and wellbeing,… read more … about New Halifax Leisure Centre moves a step closer>>