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Over 520 people were prosecuted by police for the ‘fatal four offences’ in Calderdale in just over a year. As part of Operation Hawmill, 527 people were issued fixed penalty notices for speeding, drink or drug driving, driving without a seatbelt or driving whilst using a mobile phone from March 2018 to April this year…. read more … about Road safety operation which saw over 500 people prosecuted in a year relaunches in Calderdale>>

Members of our building control and emergency planning teams remain on site following the mill fire at the former Walkley Clogs factory on Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge. The Council is working with partner organisations to investigate and support the building owner to ensure that the building is safe. Burnley Road remains fully closed to vehicles,… read more … about Response to building fire in Hebden Bridge>>

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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals for a state-of-the-art leisure centre in Halifax. As part of Calderdale’s Next Chapter, plans are in place for a new combined swimming pool and leisure facility on the site of the existing North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax. As well as a modern gym, pool and sports hall/dance studio… read more … about Step forward for new leisure centre>>

1 August 2019 (Yorkshire Day) marks two years of incredible impacts following the reopening of the transformed Piece Hall. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Our ambition for this magnificent, Grade I listed building to become a world-class heritage destination is already being achieved. The Piece Hall has enhanced local pride and raised the… read more … about Happy anniversary to The Piece Hall!>>

Access improvements are taking place at Rastrick Library to ensure the facility is available for everyone to use. Rastrick Library was built in 1912. It was designed by a well-known local architect, R F Rogerson, and is now Grade II listed. Although the attractive building retains many grand original features, the steep stepped access makes… read more … about Improving access at Rastrick Library>>

Rastrick Library

Calderdale’s kindness and community spirit shone through once again, after persistent heavy rain caused flooding issues on Sunday 28 July. Local residents, flood wardens, Calderdale Council teams and organisations including the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Water were amongst those braving the bad weather on Sunday and… read more … about Calderdale communities pull together during weekend flooding>>

Action to reduce the risk of moorland fires continues in Calderdale, with new signs going up on moors across the borough to warn people that using barbecues and lighting fires is banned. Last month Calderdale Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in areas of the countryside, to prohibit the lighting of fires, barbecues,… read more … about New signs warn of barbecue ban on Calderdale moorland>>

The Orange Box young people’s facility is reopening on Friday 9 August after extensive refurbishment works. The newly refurbished building in Halifax town centre will be the new home of Calderdale Council’s Youth Works and Youth Justice Team and will provide a variety of different activities for young people. Facilities available at the Orange Box… read more … about Bright future for Orange Box>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale Council is set to stop using glyphosate within its parks and on verges. At a meeting on 29 July the Cabinet will be asked to consider a report on the use by the Council of herbicides such as glyphosate, known as Roundup, across Calderdale’s towns and villages. The recommendations within the report are for the Council… read more … about Cutting back on glyphosate use>>

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