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On GCSE results day 2017, Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the young people in Calderdale who have worked really hard for their GCSE results. Every student should be proud of their achievements – well done! I wish you all a successful future.  … read more … about GCSE results – congratulations!>>

Cllr Megan Swift

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, has backed a statement issued yesterday by Northern city leaders calling for substantial new investment by the government in the transport infrastructure linking the cities of the North. The statement was issued at the conclusion of the Transport Summit held yesterday in Leeds and was signed by… read more … about Leader backs call for voice for the North>>

Cllr Swift

Halifax Visitor Information Centre will open its doors to the public for the first time within the new Central Library and Archives on Tuesday 5 September. The centre, which is currently based in the old Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, will close there for the final time at 5.30pm on Tuesday 29 August. This… read more … about Visit the Information Centre in the new Central Library>>

New Central Library Banner

A review of fire safety in buildings across Calderdale is underway, and local people are being asked to contribute by sharing their views. Calderdale Council called for the local review after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London. It is being carried out between July and September 2017 and an initial progress report is… read more … about Have your say on fire safety review>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “I would like to congratulate students across Calderdale for their hard work and commitment. A big thank you too to all of the school staff and families who have given such brilliant support and encouragement.   “I’d like to wish everyone… read more … about Congratulations to young people receiving their A Level results>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Update as at 12pm Statement from Calderdale Council Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Members of our building control and emergency planning teams are on site and working with partner organisations to investigate and support the building owner to ensure that the building is safe.   “Southgate is… read more … about Update: Fire in central Halifax overnight>>


On 1 August, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – will re-open its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation. This heralds a new era for the monumental Georgian structure – which was once the centre of the global woollen trade – as a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural… read more … about Reopening of landmark building The Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young