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In response to the news that Halifax businesses voted in favour of renewing their status as a Business Improvement District (BID), securing £2.2 million to be spent on supporting businesses and working with the Council to develop Halifax even further, Council Leader Cllr Tim Swift said: “This is great news for Halifax. I am delighted… read more … about Statement from Council Leader in response to Halifax BID ‘yes’ vote>>

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The Calderdale Council Cabinet’s ambitious, post-election plan to help the borough bounce back and thrive, has made significant progress over the last six months. After the local election in May 2021, the new administration set out its actions for supporting residents, businesses and the environment during its first six months. From schools and housing, to… read more … about Building hope and making progress>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on inequalities faced by Calderdale communities is being recognised in the Council’s Anti-Poverty Action Plan and Annual Report. Calderdale Council has a longstanding commitment to work in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector partners to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents. People living in poverty have been some… read more … about Working together to tackle poverty in Calderdale>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Mark Broadbent from Calderdale Council has been named the country’s Rising Star at a prestigious national awards ceremony. A local lad who is passionate about Calderdale, Mark has transformed the way the Council uses digital communications to get important and engaging messages to residents. His high-quality videos, social media posts and live virtual events have… read more … about Mark shines brightly as UK’s Rising Star>>

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A £41 million scheme to better protect 400 homes and businesses from flooding in Mytholmroyd is being officially opened. Construction of key flood defences is complete, following three years of main scheme construction, making Mytholmroyd better protected against future flood risk Joint working between the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council means Mytholmroyd is also more… read more … about Mytholmroyd’s new flood defences officially opened>>

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Steps to become an Age Friendly Calderdale, where people can live full, healthy and happy later lives, will be discussed at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 4 October. This comes after the International Day of Older Persons on Friday 1 October, which the Council is proud to support. The worldwide awareness day is celebrated… read more … about Steps towards an Age Friendly Calderdale>>

Cllr Fenton-Glynn

A cutting-edge exhibition showcasing the influence of the West Riding of Yorkshire on contemporary fashion is coming to Bankfield Museum in Halifax. Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place opens on Saturday 18 September during London Fashion Week, and runs until 5 March 2022, as part of an exciting collaboration between Calderdale Council and Leeds Arts… read more … about Major exhibition combines fashion and a sense of place>>

Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place