Author Archives: Calderdale Council

Calder Valley Skip Hire has submitted a new application to Calderdale Council for an Environmental Permit, to run a small waste incinerator plant at Belmont Industrial Estate in Sowerby Bridge. Local people can have their say on this application during a 35-day public consultation period, which ends at 5pm on Monday 1 April 2024. Cllr… read more … about Have your say on incinerator application>>

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Calderdale Council’s innovative work to tackle the climate emergency has received national recognition as one of only 10 councils shortlisted in the Net Zero category of the prestigious LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. The Net Zero… read more … about National recognition for net zero progress>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Plans to transform travel and public spaces in and around Halifax town centre are moving forward, with Calderdale Council appointing the construction contractor to carry out the works.  The A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre scheme is an ambitious regeneration project which is fully funded through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund…. read more … about Contractor appointed for major Halifax town centre improvements>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

The Anne Lister Birthday Festival is returning for 2024, with organisations across Calderdale hosting events to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Shibden Hall’s most famous resident. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate what would have been Anne’s… read more … about Festival returns to celebrate the remarkable life of Anne Lister>>

Anne Lister portrait

A new Changing Places toilet is now open at Ogden Water Country Park, improving facilities and accessibility at the Calderdale beauty spot, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility at Ogden Water>>

Ogden Water

Local people are invited to have their say on proposals for a Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan, which would set out planning policies for future development in the area. Todmorden is a market town in Calderdale with a rich history, a vibrant town centre and a grand Town Hall. It’s home to around 15,000 people and the… read more … about Have your say on the future of development in Todmorden>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Calderdale’s pioneering work on climate action and regeneration was showcased in a visit to the borough by the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin. Calderdale Council invited the Mayor to see ground-breaking Natural Flood Management and housing projects underway on Tuesday 13 February 2024. The first visit of the day was to Ogden Water in… read more … about Ground-breaking Calderdale projects in the spotlight on Mayoral visit>>

Calderdale Council is looking for people to get involved in a unique volunteering opportunity – to be part of the team at what’s said to be the world’s tallest folly. At 77 metres tall, Wainhouse Tower has dominated the Halifax skyline for almost 150 years and offers stunning panoramic views of the local landscape. The… read more … about Bring Calderdale’s history to life with new volunteering opportunity>>

Wainhouse Tower