Author Archives: Calderdale Council

Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials. The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about… read more … about All Saints’ Big Build challenge>>

Delays and cancellations on the Calder Valley line are having a severe impact on businesses and commuters according to the Leader of Calderdale Council. The latest performance figures published by Northern Rail, which owns the franchise across much of the North of England, including the Calder Valley line, show that only 39.7% of the company’s… read more … about Change overdue on Calder Valley line>>

Cllr Swift

Sixteen new family homes could be built on three disused sites if proposals are agreed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.  The Cabinet will consider the proposals which, if agreed, would make the sites available for development to provide much needed new homes in the borough.  Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, Cllr Daniel… read more … about Affordable new homes proposed for surplus sites>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

A knitted Dalek, a colourful collection of beaded Quality Street sweets and giant textile hangings featuring Halifax’s iconic people and places have moved into the town’s Central Library and Archives. The textile pieces, along with many more, have been lovingly created by local people and are on permanent display near the library’s entrance. They are… read more … about New textile display tells the story of Halifax>>

Businesses in Calderdale are getting ready to celebrate Small Business Saturday, on Saturday 1 December. Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign, which last year saw an estimated £748m spent with small businesses across the country. Keep it local this weekend by doing all or most… read more … about Supporting Small Business Saturday>>

A new strategy to help tackle poverty in Calderdale is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 December. An anti-poverty action plan has been developed by the Council and its partners to ensure that services are targeted where they are needed most. Particular focus is given to reducing child, fuel and food poverty,… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

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A programme of work to help inform major transport schemes in Calderdale is being considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Councillors will look at options for the development of a ‘multi-modal transport model’. This is a complex transportation project which would look at the current use and performance of the transport network in the borough, assessing… read more … about Supporting the delivery of major transport projects>>

Cllr Barry Collins