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 West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) ran its first ‘Bike Bus’ from Illingworth fire station to Whitehill Community Academy on 24 May, in partnership Calderdale Council. The launch of the new ‘Bike Bus’ comes following the huge success of the Bike Libraries scheme which launched on 18 April 2017. The cycling bus will see… read more … about First ‘Bike Bus’ to run from Illingworth fire station>>

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Joint media statement issued on behalf of Calderdale Interfaith Council and Calderdale Council of Mosques in response to the incident in Manchester: “Calderdale Interfaith Council and the Calderdale Council of Mosques express their sorrow to the people of Manchester following last night’s incident at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those… read more … about Joint media statement issued on behalf of Calderdale Interfaith Council and Calderdale Council of Mosques in response to the incident in Manchester:>>

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The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ferman Ali said: “Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrendous incident in Manchester yesterday evening. We pray that those who are injured make a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and thanks are also with the Police and Emergency Services who continue to work tirelessly and do… read more … about Calderdale Council statement in response to the Manchester incident>>

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Police in Calderdale are appealing for any information following several thefts from parking meters in Halifax.  Ticket machines in car parks on Prescott Street, Union Street and North Bridge in Halifax town centre are among those that have been targeted, as well as machines in Akroyd Place, Delph Street and Cripplegate.  The offences are believed… read more … about Appeal: Thefts From Parking Meters, Halifax>>


Calderdale Council has appointed a natural flood management specialist as part of its work to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley. Rob Twiggs previously worked for Moors for the Future Partnership in the Peak District National Park before joining Calderdale Council in February 2017. He has 12 years’ experience working in the… read more … about Twiggs to reduce flood risk in Calderdale>>

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Press release with ROKT Climbing Centre A terrifying tower has been created as the UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall prepares to open.  Higher than both the Tower of London and the Angel of the North, the towering ROKTFACE wall at ROKT climbing centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, will now see people climb routes up… read more … about Terrifying tower becomes UK’s highest climbing wall>>


The Piece Hall in Halifax will re-open its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million pound transformation programme, which includes support of £7million from The National Lottery.  At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day… read more … about The Piece Hall to re-open on Yorkshire Day>>

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The Leeds office of global professional services and engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Calderdale Council to take forward plans to deliver the ‘Halifax Station Gateway’. The company will set out a strategic programme to deliver the existing station masterplan and improve connectivity for the town centre which is currently undergoing… read more … about Rail vision for Halifax signals new era for market town as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff commissioned to develop station masterplan>>

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