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Calderdale Council is looking at the devastating impacts of modern slavery and how it can prevent the crime as well as protecting victims and their families.  Modern slavery is a complex crime and recent figures from the Home Office show it’s a growing problem within the UK.  Although reported incidences are low in Calderdale, the… read more … about Tackling modern slavery in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council

Art lovers in Calderdale are invited to Bankfield Museum in Halifax, for the eighth annual Calderdale Open art exhibition.  The exhibition, which opens on Saturday 10 November, will feature a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles.  Work has already been submitted by professional and amateur artists from across the north of England and… read more … about Calderdale Open art exhibition at Bankfield Museum>>

Calderdale Council’s Audit Committee will shortly consider a report outlining the potential impact on Calderdale when the UK leaves the EU. The referendum which took place in 2016 resulted in the majority of voters voting in favour of leaving the European Union.  The Prime Minister notified the European Union of the UK’s decision, as agreed… read more … about Managing the impact of leaving the EU>>

A new community scheme in Mytholmroyd will see local businesses making their toilet facilities available for visitors to the town. The public toilet block in Mytholmroyd has been demolished as part of flood alleviation works with the Environment Agency. While options for alternative toilet provision elsewhere in the town are being investigated, Calderdale Council has… read more … about Community toilet scheme launches in Mytholmroyd>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Progress with work to protect local people and businesses from flooding will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Flooding Scrutiny Panel tomorrow (Wednesday 10 October). Cllr Geraldine Carter, Chair of the Panel, said: “Protecting Calderdale communities from the terrible impacts of flooding is such a vital part of what the Council and partner organisations do, so we… read more … about Progress with flood protection work>>

Plans to press home the campaign for vital improvements to the Calder Valley train line, including electrification, will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 September 2018. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Reliable and good-quality rail services are absolutely essential for residents and businesses. The underinvestment in the Calder Valley line… read more … about Time for change on the Calder Valley line>>

Cllr Swift

Thousands of people from all over Calderdale got involved in a themed social media week all about what makes Calderdale distinctive, to build awareness of the joint Vision for the borough. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “In 2024 Calderdale will celebrate its 50th birthday. It’s the perfect time to look back at all… read more … about What makes Calderdale distinctive?>>

Almost £8m will be invested in Calderdale’s highways over the next 12 months, according to a report which will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The highways network is the Council’s largest and most valuable asset. The Highways Capital and Revenue Programmes report, which will be considered by Cabinet, sets out the planned highways projects… read more … about Ambitious plans to improve Calderdale’s road network>>