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Delivered by the team at Halifax BID in conjunction with Calderdale Markets, the tenth annual Halifax Food & Drink Festival will take place Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July 2017. Saturday 1 July offers a live demonstration kitchen with chefs and local producers taking to the stage, around 60 exhibiting stall holders selling homemade food and… read more … about Halifax Food & Drink Festival Announced>>

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Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives Week is an annual UK-wide campaign to recognise and promote the innovative and growing ‘Shared Lives’ approach to care. Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to… read more … about Sharing the benefits of Shared Lives>>

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The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: We share with the rest of the country our sadness at this terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with all of those who have been affected. The Union Flag will fly at half mast today at Halifax Town Hall as a mark of respect and support…. read more … about Calderdale Council statement in response to the Grenfell Tower fire>>

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Roger Marsh OBE has been appointed to the role of Chair of The Piece Hall Trust, leading the independent charity tasked with operating the transformed Grade I Listed building into a dynamic new chapter. The Piece Hall will reopen on Yorkshire Day (1st August 2017), following an extensive multi-million pound renovation. Roger Marsh will help… read more … about New Chair announced for The Piece Hall Trust as transformation nears completion>>

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The future is looking bright for Orangebox as Calderdale Council discusses plans to transfer the lease of the building to Calderdale College. The Orangebox young people’s facility is situated in Halifax town centre, and includes facilities such as rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, a café and much more.  The building is currently leased, managed and… read more … about Exciting plans for Orangebox>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Calderdale Council Leader, Cllr Tim Swift says that the Council’s final accounts demonstrate a continued commitment to good financial management and financial control. A report about the Council’s 2016/17 final accounts, which will be discussed by Cabinet on Monday 19 June 2017, shows that the Council has balanced its budget and maintained a level of… read more … about Council balances the books>>


CityConnect has extended its Bike Friendly Business scheme to all businesses across West Yorkshire Bike Friendly Business will mean a huge boost in support to West Yorkshire businesses wanting to encourage more of their employees to cycle to work. Any business operating in West Yorkshire is now eligible to benefit from the improvements offered by… read more … about CityConnect extends funding scheme to help West Yorkshire businesses be more bike friendly>>