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Press release in partnership with the BIPC Leeds City Region  Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners across the region are encouraged to visit their local library to access free support to start, run or grow their own business in West Yorkshire.  The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Leeds City Region is open for business at… read more … about West Yorkshire business owners and entrepreneurs encouraged to get free support through the Business & IP Centre Leeds City Region>>

Central Library

Calderdale residents of State Pension age or over are encouraged to check if they’re entitled to extra support in the form of Pension Credit. Pension Credit is extra money to help with the cost of living. People may be eligible even if they have other income, savings or assets. It’s estimated that around a third… read more … about Residents urged to check eligibility for extra support>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale’s mission to tackle the climate emergency continues, with the Victoria Theatre taking further steps to become more environmentally friendly and reduce single-use plastic in the venue. The Calderdale Council-run theatre in Halifax stopped selling plastic flashing toys at its annual pantomime several years ago. And now, hard-wearing, reusable cups will replace all single-use plastic… read more … about Theatre plays its part in tackling climate change>>

Stack-Cups

A world-exclusive exhibition of costumes from Gentleman Jack will ensure the series lives on long after the BBC One finale on Sunday 29 May. The exhibition will open at the Calderdale Council-run Bankfield Museum just two days after the end of the second series of Sally Wainwright’s hugely popular BBC / HBO drama about Anne… read more … about Gentleman Jack costumes take centre stage in Anne Lister’s hometown>>

Gentleman Jack © Lookout Point HBO. Photography Jay Brooks

Planning is underway for safer and healthier streets around three schools in Calderdale, and local people are invited to share their thoughts. Calderdale Council is planning to reduce traffic and build a safe, healthy and attractive environment for people of all ages to walk, cycle, rest and play in the streets around Ash Green Community… read more … about Have your say on safer, greener and healthier streets>>

Ash Green School proposals

Work to transform the Northgate development in Halifax town centre has now finished, revealing modern new office and retail spaces and an improved public courtyard area. The Northgate development has seen the transformation of the former central library and Council offices. The library section opened as Trinity Sixth Form Academy in September 2020 and the… read more … about Work on major Northgate development now complete>>

Northgate House, Halifax

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the legal restrictions in place to protect Calderdale’s distinctive moorlands and to keep public spaces safe and clean. Calderdale Council is reviewing its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which can prohibit certain behaviour or activity as well as require action to be… read more … about Protecting Calderdale’s countryside and communities>>

Walshaw

Local residents can help make Calderdale a place where everyone moves more in their daily lives, by sharing their views on how they like to get active or what is stopping them from moving as much as they’d like. All Calderdale residents aged 16+ are being invited to complete Active Calderdale’s annual ‘Your Views Matter’… read more … about Getting active in Calderdale – your views matter>>

Your Views Matter survey artwork

A major operation to clear serious fly tipping in Calderdale has taken place on Cold Edge Road, near Warley Moor Reservoir in North Halifax. The clean-up effort involved 14 people, ten vans and additional traffic management operatives and vehicles. It took the group around five hours to clear a large amount of tyres and other… read more … about Council operation clears tonnes of dumped waste>>

Tyres cleared fly tipping