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The Leader of Calderdale Council has written to Northern Rail to express his grave concerns about the Calder Valley service following the introduction of the new timetable on 20 May 2018. In an open letter to Managing Director David Brown, Cllr Tim Swift argues that the level of delays and cancellations on the Calder Valley… read more … about Council Leader holds Northern Rail to account>>

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Free, short-term parking could be trialled in one of Elland town centre’s main car parks to bring in more shoppers and help boost business. On Monday 11 June, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider whether to introduce temporary, limited-stay free parking in Coronation Street car park, which would be reviewed after six months. This comes after… read more … about Proposed free parking to help boost Elland businesses>>

Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell A History of England in 100 Places Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, judges the Industry, Trade & Commerce category from hundreds of public nominations in Historic England’s campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance The… read more … about Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell a History of England in 100 Places>>

People in West Yorkshire are now using the MCard travel smartcard to make around £30 million worth of bus and train journeys each year. As many as 400,000 journeys having been made in just one week. First introduced in 2014, West Yorkshire’s MCard is now the leading smart card travel in the North and one… read more … about West Yorkshire’s MCard smartcards being used for £30 million bus & train journeys per year>>

509 Arts has been shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for Calderland, its ambitious 2017 community opera telling the story of Calderdale and its relationship to water. Calderland was a Calder valley-wide creative response to the devastating Calderdale floods of Boxing Day 2015 and the extraordinary community responses that followed. The epic music production, created… read more … about Community opera telling the story of Calderdale and the 2015 floods shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award>>

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Young people in Luddenden will soon be able to enjoy an improved play area in the village, thanks to Suez Communities Trust funding.  Calderdale Council will receive over £30,000 from the Trust, which will be used to make improvements to the play area in Luddenden village.  The Council worked closely with the local Luddenden Mayor’s… read more … about Funding boost for Luddenden village play area>>

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Ten thousand downloads, orders worth over £710,000 and 16,000-plus young people’s tickets purchased every month.  Almost 10,000 people in West Yorkshire have downloaded the MCard app that enables them to buy and load travel tickets anytime, anywhere straight from any Android smartphone. The MCard app is being downloaded by 45 new customers every day from… read more … about Ten thousand downloads of app that is revolutionising West Yorkshire bus & train travel>>