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Important cycling and walking link is officially re-opened following improvement works as part of a £2.9m package of canal towpath upgrades across West Yorkshire A stretch of towpath along the Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge was officially re-opened today (Saturday 14 September), following improvement works as part of a £2.9m package to boost cycling and… read more … about Cycling and walking boost for Rochdale Canal towpath at Hebden Bridge>>

Brighouse and Todmorden are two of the 100 UK towns which will receive support from a multi-billion pound programme to develop innovative regeneration plans, announced today by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Find out more on GOV.UK(external link). In response to the announcement, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:   “We… read more … about Brighouse and Todmorden to benefit from Towns Fund>>

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Newly refurbished state-of-the-art sports pitches at Illingworth Sports Club near Halifax were officially opened by Holly Lynch, MP for Halifax and Cllr Angie Gallagher, the Deputy Mayor of Calderdale recently (Saturday 17 August 2019). The renovated sports pitches were made possible thanks to investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, as… read more … about Renovated sports pitches open in Halifax to boost grassroots opportunities>>

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Calderdale Council continues to make good progress towards being the ‘best borough in the North’ and achieving the aspirations of the Vision2024 for Calderdale. That’s according to the Council’s Performance Annual Review report, which will be presented to Cabinet on Tuesday 18 June 2019. During the last 12 months, the Council has been measuring its… read more … about Measuring the Council’s performance>>

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Thirteen major new Leeds City Region transport improvement schemes with an investment value of over £200 million are scheduled to get underway this financial year. Financed by the Combined Authority through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, projects include improvements to the Harrogate Road and New Line junction in Bradford and the next stage of work… read more … about Work to start this year on over £200 million of Combined Authority-backed, Leeds City Region transport schemes>>

Roberta Crossley, a familiar face in Calderdale libraries, has received a prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to the Todmorden community. Roberta has worked for Calderdale Council’s libraries service for more than 40 years. Her talent and kindness were recently recognised at Todmorden Town Council’s Citizenship Awards 2019. Following a nomination from her colleagues at… read more … about Top honour for library worker>>

Last week, public and military personnel gathered to witness the highly anticipated unveiling of the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial, in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. Following a service and concert in Halifax Minster, the impressive 18 feet memorial, created by master sculptor Andrew Sinclair, was unveiled at… read more … about County unites for the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling>>

This year will see an extra Father’s Day present for men in Calderdale – a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping them be the best parents / carers they can be. To help inspire dads, grandads, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be to take up the challenges they face in bringing up and supporting… read more … about Extra Father’s Day present this June to help men as parents in Calderdale>>