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Calderdale’s mission to tackle the climate emergency continues, with the Victoria Theatre taking further steps to become more environmentally friendly and reduce single-use plastic in the venue. The Calderdale Council-run theatre in Halifax stopped selling plastic flashing toys at its annual pantomime several years ago. And now, hard-wearing, reusable cups will replace all single-use plastic… read more … about Theatre plays its part in tackling climate change>>


Calderdale is gearing up to make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee an occasion to remember for years to come. Communities across the borough will come together to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty’s service during the Jubilee Weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022. Plans for events and activities throughout Calderdale are well underway,… read more … about Celebrating a joyous Jubilee in Calderdale>>

A new, improved website to support those at risk of flooding in Calderdale, has now launched. The Eye on Calderdale website ( link)) was originally created in early 2015. It provides comprehensive information about flooding, including real-time detail and access to flood warnings and alerts, as well as river level data. The website has been… read more … about Keep an Eye on Calderdale with launch of new flood website>>

Calderdale’s Local Plan has reached a major milestone after the Council received a letter from the Planning Inspector outlining her interim findings.  It follows the completion of the stage four Examination in Public hearing sessions in January 2022 and a review by the independent Planning Inspector, Ms Katie Child, of the Council’s completed post hearing… read more … about Local Plan reaches key milestone>>

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Calderdale Council has completed work on a carbon neutral road resurfacing project – the first local authority to deliver a scheme of this kind in the North. The Council’s highways service has been working with contractor Miles Macadam to reduce and offset the carbon emissions created during road resurfacing work. This recognises the vital need… read more … about Innovative process supports carbon neutral highways maintenance>>

Resurfacing at Forest Avenue

Calderdale Council’s Leader, Cllr Tim Swift, has shared a message of support this afternoon for Ukrainians around the world: “There are many residents in Calderdale who have family and friends in Ukraine, who will be concerned and fearful about what the future holds. They and their families have my support and my solidarity, and that… read more … about Statement from Council Leader, Cllr Tim Swift>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

An inspiring new recruitment campaign is inviting people to “make a difference – make it Calderdale Council.” The Council has launched the campaign to let more people know about its job vacancies and the many benefits of working for an organisation that helps to change lives across our communities. This is in response to the… read more … about Make a difference – make it Calderdale Council>>

Tom Kearns, Apprentice Environmental Health Officer

A key road between Elland and Brighouse will reopen early this month, following major repair work. Park Road has been closed since February 2020 when it was seriously damaged by a landslip after significant flooding caused by Storm Ciara. Vertical movement of 300mm caused cracking over a 60-metre length of the road, as well as… read more … about Reopening date for flood damaged Park Road>>

Park Road

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney