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A £41 million scheme to better protect 400 homes and businesses from flooding in Mytholmroyd is being officially opened. Construction of key flood defences is complete, following three years of main scheme construction, making Mytholmroyd better protected against future flood risk Joint working between the Environment Agency and Calderdale Council means Mytholmroyd is also more… read more … about Mytholmroyd’s new flood defences officially opened>>

Flooding image

Steps to become an Age Friendly Calderdale, where people can live full, healthy and happy later lives, will be discussed at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 4 October. This comes after the International Day of Older Persons on Friday 1 October, which the Council is proud to support. The worldwide awareness day is celebrated… read more … about Steps towards an Age Friendly Calderdale>>

Cllr Fenton-Glynn

A cutting-edge exhibition showcasing the influence of the West Riding of Yorkshire on contemporary fashion is coming to Bankfield Museum in Halifax. Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place opens on Saturday 18 September during London Fashion Week, and runs until 5 March 2022, as part of an exciting collaboration between Calderdale Council and Leeds Arts… read more … about Major exhibition combines fashion and a sense of place>>

Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place

Calderdale Council is backing World Suicide Prevention Day(external link) (Friday 10 September 2021) to help share the message that suicide can be prevented. One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide, which has a deep and long-lasting impact on individuals, families and communities. In England in 2020, there were 4,912 registered deaths… read more … about Creating hope through action this World Suicide Prevention Day>>

World Suicide Prevention Day

Calderdale Council is supporting the BBC’s Kit out the Nation(external link) campaign, to provide sports equipment to children and young people to help them become more active. Complementing our own Active Calderdale campaign, the BBC initiative aims to help young people be more active and is asking for donations of unwanted sports equipment which could… read more … about Donate unwanted sports equipment as part of BBC campaign>>

In response to the devastating situation in Afghanistan, Calderdale has pledged to support families fleeing persecution and conflict.   Calderdale has a long tradition of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers from around the world, and is proud of its kindness, diversity and togetherness.   Calderdale Council, in partnership with Migration Yorkshire, the Home Office and… read more … about Calderdale welcomes Afghan refugees>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

On GCSE results day 2021, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations and well done to everyone getting their GCSE results today.   “After a really difficult year, these results recognise the hard work and determination of young people to carry on and achieve.   “The GCSE… read more … about Well done GCSE students!>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Work to create new pedestrian areas with benches, plants and trees around Brighouse town centre is now complete and local people are invited to share their feedback. New decking and seating areas are now in place on Commercial Street and by the canal side near Brighouse market. These new ‘parklet’ areas have transformed parts of… read more … about Have your say on new seating areas in Brighouse town centre>>

Brighouse parklet scheme