Category Archives: Active Calderdale

Calderdale Council’s sports service has launched its new membership campaign for 2022, with flexible joining options to suit everybody. As well as annual one-off payment options, membership options launched for the new year include a ‘no tie-in’ monthly membership. This rolling Direct Debit option can be cancelled at any time with 30 days’ notice. Both… read more … about New flexible sports membership to help make 2022 your year>>

A brand new, top-class leisure centre and swimming pool for Halifax could move a step closer to construction, as Cabinet Members discuss the next stages of the ambitious project to bring major benefits to the whole community. At Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 17 January, Members will consider whether to recommend to Full Council… read more … about A vision for sport and leisure in Halifax>>

As discussions at COP26 this week focus on driving the global transition to zero emission transport, Calderdale Council is reflecting on its own progress to reduce transport emissions and meet ambitious net zero targets. Road transport accounts for 10% of global emissions, and its emissions are rising faster than those of any other sector. COP26… read more … about Supporting a gear change to reduce transport emissions>>

Zero carbon Calderdale

A wide-ranging programme of sporting activities for young people and adults with disabilities has now returned to Calderdale sports centres, with further funding agreed to develop the programme over the next three years. Calderdale Council, working in partnership with local providers, parent-led charities and voluntary sports clubs, offers a variety of disability specific and adapted… read more … about Developing our disability sports offer>>

Session at ROKT in Brighouse

Calderdale’s sporting heroes will be attending Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic homecoming event at the Leeds first direct arena on Sunday 10 October. Olympians and Paralympians will take to the stage to talk about their achievements in an event hosted by 2016 Olympic medallist Nile Wilson and sports broadcaster Tanya Arnold. Athletes attending include Calderdale’s Hannah… read more … about Calderdale athletes attending regional homecoming event>>

Young people around Calderdale are returning to school swimming at Calderdale pools this month, for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in schools around the borough will be taking part in swimming lessons at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden pools, as part of… read more … about Calderdale schools return to the pools>>

child in swimming pool

A new multi-million pound state-of-the-art swimming pool and leisure centre for Halifax has moved a step closer to reality after the Council submitted the planning application for the new building. The brand-new complex on the site of the existing North Bridge Leisure Centre, will help to improve the health and wellbeing of Calderdale’s residents by… read more … about Planning for our new leisure centre>>

Calderdale has reached another milestone in its mission to improve air quality and get people moving more, with an additional school set to join the trial of pedestrian and cycle zones. From Monday 28 June, Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge will join the 12 other schools across Calderdale which have introduced ‘School Streets(external link)’. Albert Road… read more … about Calderdale school joins fight against air pollution>>

People on their bikes to help reduce climate change

Swimming lessons have resumed at Calderdale pools for the first time in 14 months, supporting young people to learn this important life skill. From Monday 17 May, it’s been possible to introduce additional facilities at Calderdale’s sports centre sites. This includes the reopening of facilities at North Bridge Leisure Centre as well as further options… read more … about Young people get back in the swim of things>>

child in swimming pool