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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>>

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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>>

Detectives led by Detective Sergeant Michael Richmond from Calderdale CID joined the Halifax and Calder Valley Neighbourhood Policing Teams and representatives from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and the charity, Hope for Justice to visit a number of commercial premises across the District in a four day long operation. It started on Monday 2… read more … about Calderdale Police have rescued two children who are thought to have been trafficked into the UK>>

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In the wake of the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, residents are being reminded to take care when out and about in moorlands around Calderdale and West Yorkshire. Due to the recent spell of warm, dry weather there is currently a higher risk of wildfire spreading across the UK countryside, and on moorland in particular. Calderdale… read more … about Residents advised to be safe on West Yorkshire moorlands>>

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Calderdale Council is helping the NHS celebrate its 70th birthday by lighting up Wainhouse Tower in blue. Halifax’s prominent landmark will join other iconic buildings across the country to mark the big day on Thursday 5 July 2018. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Happy birthday to the NHS! We’re really proud to be… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up blue as the NHS turns 70>>

Work to widen the A629 at Salterhebble Hill is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2019, despite a number of major challenges. The Calderdale Council scheme, which includes widening Salterhebble Hill to four lanes, installing new traffic light technology and improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, is part of one of the biggest… read more … about Progress update on Salterhebble works>>

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Two prominent members of Calderdale Council have been recognised by the Queen in this year’s birthday honours list. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, will become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his contribution to local government and the regeneration of Halifax.  Stuart Smith, Calderdale’s Director… read more … about Double honours celebration for Calderdale>>