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Calderdale Council is continuing to support those most at risk of becoming seriously ill if they catch COVID-19, as the national shielding programme is extended. The government has announced that an additional 1.7million people across the UK will be added the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable list, after research identified a wider combination of risk factors that… read more … about Support available to over 3000 additional residents now being asked to shield>>


Calderdale Council’s Director for Public Health, Deborah Harkins, said: “The discovery and rapid increase of the new strain of COVID-19 is extremely concerning and although we know the rate is particularly high in Tier 4 locations, unfortunately the strain is almost certainly already in our area. “Studies are ongoing into the properties of the new… read more … about Statement from Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins on the new strain of COVID-19 and advice for celebrating Christmas safely.>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

In response to today’s Government announcement that Calderdale will move into Tier 3 restrictions(external link) from Wednesday 2 December 2020, Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “It has now been confirmed by Government that following the end of national lockdown, we will return to Tier 3 restrictions in Calderdale.   “We know that… read more … about Calderdale to move into Tier 3>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council, like others, is facing the biggest challenges in its history due to COVID-19, and the impact will be felt for years to come. In response, the Council is reviewing the way many services are delivered to address financial challenges and meet changing needs. The Council has been required to find savings of more… read more … about Transforming services for the Future Council>>

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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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