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Press release from the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Association and Calderdale Council: On Friday 17 May, a unique and significant memorial commemorating The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’s loyal 304 years of service to the Crown, will be unveiled in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. The ceremony will take… read more … about The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling in Halifax>>

The redevelopment of the Beech Hill estate in Halifax has entered its next stage this week with the start of the demolition of three tower blocks which have stood empty for over 10 years. The work is part of the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council which aims to… read more … about Demolition of tower blocks begins at Beech Hill>>

Calderdale Council is working proactively with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to prevent moorland fires, but all agencies also depend on the vigilance and care of those who are out and about in our wonderful countryside to play an active part in protecting it. Whilst Calderdale was thankfully unaffected by… read more … about Working together to prevent moorland fires – everyone has a part to play>>

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards, thanks to its innovative work in Public Health, Children and Young People’s Services and Health and Safety. The Council is a finalist in three categories of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2019 – Public Health Improvement, Innovation in Children’s Services, and Rising Star. The… read more … about Triple success in national awards shortlist>>

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Accessibility at Todmorden train station is set to improve, as funding has been secured for a major upgrade, from the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme. Calderdale Council, Todmorden Town Council, Todmorden Development Board, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Network Rail worked together to bid for the grant. Their success was confirmed on Thursday… read more … about Todmorden rail access improvements will be just the ticket>>

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A range of Calderdale organisations joined the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Marcus Thompson, at Halifax Town Hall this afternoon to launch a joint statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday. A minute’s silence will be held before tonight’s Cabinet meeting at 6pm. The joint statement builds on a shared commitment to… read more … about Joint statement in response to the tragic events in Christchurch>>

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrendous terrorist attack against Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand today. “I know our communities will be thinking of those who have lost their lives and that they will pray for those… read more … about Calderdale Council media statement in response to the terrorist attack in New Zealand>>