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This Valentine’s Day, Calderdale Museums is offering the chance for visitors to get up close with characters like Mr Darcy and Poldark…or their costumes at least! Bankfield Museum is launching a new exhibition featuring the costumes worn in some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas, including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many… read more … about New exhibition brings iconic costumes to Halifax>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

Calderdale Council’s Support in Mind care service, which helps people living with dementia to remain in their own homes, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC described Support in Mind staff as “exceptionally kind and caring” in its inspection in November 2019. The team provides short-term support to people in… read more … about Council care team rated outstanding>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Road closures are scheduled for the A681, Bacup Road in Todmorden, to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on Bacup Road from the junction with Rochdale Road to Gorpley Wood/Halshaw Clough (just above number 238 Bacup Road).   The work is due to start on Monday 3 February and involves… read more … about Road closures for essential maintenance>>


As Valentine’s Day approaches, visitors to Todmorden Town Hall are able to discover the romantic history of the building at the next free taster tour. On Sunday 2 February at 2pm, the latest in a series of tours will take place at Todmorden Town Hall, this time focusing on the romance of the building. The… read more … about Make a date with Todmorden Town Hall>>

A development in Sowerby that has been named in memory of long-serving councillor Leslie Godfrey has now been completed. Godfrey Place on Rooley Lane, a partnership between Together Housing Group and Calderdale Council, was named after the late Leslie Godfrey, who died in 2018 at the age of 95. Nicknamed Mr Sowerby Bridge for his… read more … about Affordable housing scheme named in memory of Mr Sowerby Bridge>>

The official opening of Godfrey Place

Joint press release from the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council Great progress is being made constructing the new bridge – a vital part of the Mytholmroyd flood alleviation scheme – and it is set to be open by spring 2020. The demolition of the existing Caldene Bridge will begin as soon as the new bridge… read more … about New bridge to help reduce flood risk in Mytholmroyd set to open in Spring>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Storm and flood damage increase chance of experiencing mental health issues by 50% Low-income renters amongst those most at risk Environment Agency calls on people to ‘Prepare, Act, Survive’ this Flood Action Week People who experience damage caused by extreme weather such as storms or flooding can be 50… read more … about Environment Agency urges people to prepare for flooding to reduce impacts on mental health>>

In response to today’s announcement(external link) from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2020 Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “We’re excited that Calderdale will once again host this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, with today’s route announcement revealing that the borough will play its biggest role yet in race… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire 2020 – routes announced>>

Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

Cllr Swift