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Calderdale Council has won the Children’s Services category in the prestigious national LGC Awards 2020. The annual awards, run by the Local Government Chronicle, were held virtually today (Wednesday 28 October) and recognise the best in local government innovation and service delivery. The Council’s win in the ‘Children’s Services’ category was thanks to sustained improvement… read more … about National award celebration for Calderdale>>

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Calderdale’s kind communities are uniting in their shared ambition to end child hunger in the borough for good. In response to national calls to extend free school meals beyond term times, organisations and individuals across Calderdale and the country are rallying to help, donating food and money to support the most disadvantaged children. Calderdale Council,… read more … about Never Hungry Again>>

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Wainhouse Tower will light up purple from tonight (Friday 23 October) until Monday 2 November 2020, for World Polio Day on Saturday 24 October. World Polio Day aims to educate on the need to end polio for good, and Calderdale Council is marking this to help raise awareness. The request to light up Wainhouse Tower,… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up purple for World Polio Day>>

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The Government has announced today (Friday 18 September) that local COVID-19 restrictions remain in the Halifax constituency and will be reintroduced in the Calder Valley constituency from Tuesday 22 September, meaning that the local restrictions will apply throughout Calderdale. In response to this announcement(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “We… read more … about Local restrictions apply throughout Calderdale>>


Wainhouse Tower in Halifax is lighting up green to mark World Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 September 2020. ‘Light Up for Mito’ is a global campaign illuminating buildings green across the world to raise awareness of Mitochondrial Disease (often shortened to Mito). It is the most common genetic illness but… read more … about Wainhouse Tower goes green for Mito Awareness Week>>

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Easing of wider lockdown rules tomorrow do not apply to Calderdale  In response to today’s Government announcement that current restrictions in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester will remain in place(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Local restrictions will remain in place in Calderdale as a vital measure… read more … about Local restrictions continue for Calderdale>>


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>>