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Calderdale Council is pleased to be able to welcome visitors back to Shibden Hall from Monday 3 August 2020. The historic hall has been closed since Friday 20 March due to COVID-19 restrictions. The museum and shop will now reopen with tickets only available to book in advance online at from Monday 27 July…. read more … about Shibden Hall to reopen from August>>


Following the reopening of non- essential shops and market stalls in Calderdale, the Council has been monitoring footfall and the effectiveness of the additional safety measures introduced in towns across the borough. From Monday 15 June, non-essential retailers were allowed to reopen, provided they could meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines. Calderdale Council has supported this safe… read more … about Supporting the safe reopening of Calderdale shops>>


The delivery of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, which will provide local control of more than £1.8 billion in funding for the region, has taken a significant step forward this week after the five West Yorkshire authorities, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have  agreed to go ahead with a public consultation. Meetings of the… read more … about Important step forward for West Yorkshire devolution deal as councils agree go-ahead for public consultation>>

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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss the borough’s continued response to the challenges faced by COVID-19, and the progress made so far to deliver against the objectives of its 10-point response plan. On Monday 16 March, the Leader of Calderdale Council made a statement setting out a 10-point plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on… read more … about Delivering our 10-point COVID-19 response plan>>

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Calderdale Council is advising local schools not to open more widely until they can be confident that children and teaching staff are able to return to classrooms safely. All schools and Calderdale College are currently closed except to vulnerable children and the children of key workers. The Government has now asked schools to plan for… read more … about Keeping schools safe during COVID-19>>

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Mourners in Calderdale will soon be able to enter the chapel at Park Wood Crematorium once more to attend the funeral service of a loved one. Strict restrictions have been in place at funeral services throughout the lockdown to ensure social distancing is maintained to protect mourners, Bereavement Service colleagues and funeral directors as much… read more … about Changes to funeral services>>


After weeks of fine and dry weather, the Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as very high and residents are reminded of the potential dangers of starting any sort of fire. Large and preventable moorland fires, as seen over the weekend close to Widdop Reservoir near Hebden Bridge, cause a significant strain on… read more … about Warning of the dangers of fires in Calderdale>>


Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss the financial implications of COVID-19 at its meeting on Monday 27 April 2020. Capturing the financial and organisational impact of coronavirus is part of the Council’s 10 point plan to respond to the risks related to COVID-19. Initial forecasts suggest the potential cost of COVID-19 to the Council could be… read more … about Severe financial impact of COVID-19 on Council set out>>

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