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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>>

A memorial bench dedicated to Hilda Baruch, a committed advocate of women’s rights, has been moved to Halifax Town Hall.  The bench was previously located at Manor Heath Park, but has now been moved to the Town Hall. On Friday 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Marcus Thompson rededicated the bench… read more … about Memorial bench rededicated on International Women’s Day>>

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Calderdale Council’s approach to working with children and families has been recognised as an example of success in a major national article about children’s social care. This comes after Calderdale was recently ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Yvette Stanley, National Director of Social Care, has… read more … about National recognition for Children’s Services>>