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Visitors to The Piece Hall in Halifax will soon be able to get up close to the prestigious Tour de Yorkshire trophies. Ahead of The Piece Hall hosting the start of stage four of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday 6 May, both the men’s and women’s race trophies will arrive in Calderdale on Tuesday… read more … about Tour de Yorkshire trophies come to Calderdale>>

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Young bookworms in Calderdale have given the seal of approval to the new children’s library in Halifax, with book issue figures rocketing by 188% since the new library opened. The new Halifax Central Library and Archives opened to the public on Tuesday 5 September 2017. In the six months since opening, 28,111 children’s books have… read more … about Young readers show their love for new library>>

Press release from Calderdale Council and Together Housing A plan to bring affordable homes, training and jobs to Calderdale over the next five years has moved a step closer, after Calderdale Council and Together Housing Group signed an investment partnership agreement to bring forward development worth over £70 million. The Calderdale Together Housing Investment Partnership… read more … about Green light for new affordable homes>>

Early designs showing how Halifax train station could be transformed into a world-class facility, improve access to the town and boost economic growth will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 19 March. As one of the main gateways into Calderdale, the proposed major upgrade to the station and surrounding area would bring… read more … about Transforming transport in Halifax>>

Tourism in Calderdale is worth an estimated £328 million per year, with visitors spending an estimated £253 million directly with local businesses.  Those are the findings from latest research (based on 2016 data) on the visitor economy in Calderdale, showing a continuing upward trend for tourism in the area. The research is detailed in the… read more … about Tourism on the up in Calderdale>>

On Wednesday 7 March, professionals from over 35 different agencies joined together to celebrate the successes of Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices programme. It’s a year since the launch of Positive Choices, this innovative project was funded by the Department for Education after Calderdale won the funding through a competitive bidding process against 150 organisations in… read more … about A year of Positive Choices>>

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Calderdale Adult Learning is top of the class after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted. After a recent inspection, Calderdale Council’s adult and community learning service was rated good in all areas, including the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; outcomes for learners; personal development, behaviour and welfare; and the effectiveness of leadership and management…. read more … about Job well done for Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Plans to tackle poverty will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 19 March 2018. The Cabinet will be asked to consider the impact of welfare reform and to approve the development of an anti-poverty action plan, which would have a particular focus on reducing child poverty in Calderdale. The… read more … about Taking action to end child poverty>>

Steps to improve cohesion and integration in Calderdale are being set out in the Council’s Cohesive Communities Strategy 2018-2023. One of Calderdale’s strengths is its diversity, with towns and villages across the borough home to sizeable minority ethnic communities as well as the Calder Valley being home to one of the largest lesbian and gay… read more … about Working together on community cohesion>>

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