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Local people are invited to hear about Calderdale Council’s key priorities and challenges at the Strategy and Performance Scrutiny Board meeting on Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 6pm at Halifax Town Hall. The Council’s overall mission is for Calderdale to be the best borough in the North. To achieve this, it is focusing on three… read more … about What the Council’s priorities mean for Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council

Construction of a £2.8 million state-of-the-art sixth form centre for Ravenscliffe High School and local people has started. Calderdale Council has invested £1.6 million into creating an exciting new facility that will benefit both the school – which is the borough’s only secondary special needs school – and the wider community. The Council has also… read more … about Building starts at new Ravenscliffe sixth form centre>>

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On the announcement of Barrie Rutter’s decision to step down from his artistic leadership of Northern Broadsides, the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, wishes to thank Barrie Rutter OBE for his magnificent contribution to the cultural life of Calderdale.  Cllr Swift says: “Since establishing the company and becoming a resident at Dean Clough,… read more … about Statement from Cllr Tim Swift re Barrie Rutter’s decision to leave Northern Broadsides>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Halifax Visitor Centre will be open for more days per week when it moves into its beautiful new home at the newly built Central Library and Archive. At the moment the Calderdale Council-run centre is based in the current Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, which opens five days a week. When the new Central… read more … about Halifax Visitor Centre on the move>>

Visitor Centre team 2

In the week that marks a year since the opening of its 14km segregated Cycle Superhighway, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee is being asked to approve six new schemes. Members at Friday’s meeting will be asked to give the go-ahead to cycling schemes in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees Leeds and Wakefield. In Bradford, the Canal… read more … about Six new West Yorks cycling schemes up for approval as Bradford-Leeds Superhighway celebrates first anniversary>>


Local veterans met in Halifax on Friday 30 June to see a new plaque being unveiled in their honour.   Deputy Lieutenant Virginia Lloydpresented a commemorative plaque to the Halifax Veterans’ Breakfast Club at Harveys of Halifax department store, to thank them for their service in the Armed Forces.  The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ferman Ali… read more … about Plaque unveiled to honour Calderdale veterans>>

Veterans' Breakfast Club

Calderdale Council will hold a joint review of fire safety following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London last week.  The review will include representatives from partner organisations, including the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Together Housing.  It will be tasked with responding to any emerging issues or lessons which can be… read more … about Council calls review of fire safety>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority West Yorkshire’s MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London’s Oyster card. Over 16.3 million MCard journeys made in 2016 – a 20% rise on previous year. Cards and top-ups available online, at bus and rail stations & 700 Payzone stores. Transferrable card can provide… read more … about Huge growth in impact of MCard travel smartcard in West Yorkshire & Leeds City Region>>