Category Archives: Active Calderdale

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>>

Over 100 pupils in Calderdale got on their bikes and took part in the Schools Yorkshire Tour, an initiative encouraging young people to cycle more. As part of the cycling challenge, a baton is travelling 400 miles across Yorkshire, passed on by children on bikes from 160 schools. It started in York on Monday 10… read more … about Cycling event gets children active and clears the air>>

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Over 500 Calderdale households have taken part in an Active Lives survey, as part of a movement to improve people’s health and wellbeing through physical activity – and the Council is asking more people to join them.  Calderdale Council has sent out surveys to 5000 randomly selected households, to get an accurate picture of the… read more … about Survey to help boost physical activity>>

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards, thanks to its innovative work in Public Health, Children and Young People’s Services and Health and Safety. The Council is a finalist in three categories of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2019 – Public Health Improvement, Innovation in Children’s Services, and Rising Star. The… read more … about Triple success in national awards shortlist>>

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Wheels are in motion for a £2.1m scheme to improve cycling and walking access on a 6km section of the Rochdale Canal towpath between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. This is part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike or on foot. At a meeting… read more … about Plans to boost cycling and walking access on canal towpath>>

New opening hours will soon be in place at Todmorden Sports Centre.  The programme at the centre will be changing from Monday 7 January 2019, to better reflect the usage of the site.  A recent review of activity usage at all Calderdale sports facilities showed that footfall at the centre was relatively low early in… read more … about Changes to timetable at Todmorden Sports Centre>>

Following substantial damage to North Bridge Leisure Centre on Friday due to a burst water main, staff are working hard to reopen parts of the centre tomorrow (Tuesday 11 December). The entire ground floor of the centre suffered extensive water damage, with all carpets, equipment and electricals ruined. Over the weekend, staff from across the… read more … about Update on North Bridge Leisure Centre>>

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