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Calderdale’s brand new, state-of-the-art sixth form centre at the heart of Halifax is now complete and ready to welcome its first students in September 2020. The completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million-pound construction project marks the start of an exciting new era for learning in Calderdale, and a major milestone in the borough’s wider regeneration. The… read more … about New sixth form centre heralds new era for learning and regeneration>>

Trinity Sixth Form Academy exterior

Calderdale Council has published its annual performance review report, which measures its progress towards being the ‘best borough in the North’ and achieving the aspirations of the Vision2024 for Calderdale. The report, which will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 July 2020, covers the period from April 2019 up until the end… read more … about Measuring the Council’s performance in uncertain times>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council is facing a potential financial shortfall of nearly £16 million in this year’s budget due to the coronavirus outbreak, and a further gap of at least £12 million next year. Throughout the pandemic, the Council has been doing everything it can to protect the most vulnerable people and support residents, businesses and voluntary… read more … about Counting the cost of COVID-19>>


A plan which outlines how local outbreaks of COVID-19 will be managed will be published by Calderdale Council on 30 June 2020. Each local authority in England is required to publish a Local Outbreak Prevention and Control plan which states how local infections will be controlled within the borough. Deborah Harkins, Calderdale Council’s Director of… read more … about Controlling local COVID-19 outbreaks>>


As England reaches its 100th day of lockdown, Calderdale Council reflects on the enormous joint effort and kindness that have defined the response to COVID-19 across the borough. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift, has written a letter to all staff, thanking them for their relentless hard work over the past three months…. read more … about 100 days of lockdown; countless stories of kindness>>

SUEZ recycling staff

Residents and businesses in and around Brighouse are invited to share their thoughts on exciting improvement plans for the town. A draft masterplan has been created for Brighouse town centre in partnership with the Brighouse Town Development Board, which is made up of Council representatives as well as local businesses and residents of Brighouse.  The plan… read more … about Have your say on plans for Brighouse>>

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During Calderdale’s sixth annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 22 – Friday 26 June 2020), a range of virtual events and resources will raise awareness of safeguarding issues and how to support the borough’s most vulnerable children and adults. Safeguarding is just as important, if not more, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdown and social distancing may make… read more … about Show your support for Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding Week 2020

Calderdale Council is reminding visitors to the borough’s outdoor spaces or countryside sites to act responsibly and respect the local environment, people and animals. As more people spend time outdoors enjoying the Calderdale countryside, walking, running or cycling, it’s important to remember The Countryside Code(external link) to help to look after the environment. The code… read more … about Safely sharing space in our countryside>>


Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee has given the go ahead for ambitious plans to transform Halifax town centre.  At the meeting on Tuesday 16 June, members approved the latest designs for the A629 Phase 2, Halifax town centre project, which sets out plans for improving the town’s layout for both pedestrians and vehicles and delivering environmental… read more … about Major town centre project gets the green light at planning>>

Town centre