Category Archives: Community

A £1.8 million fund is set to support people in Calderdale who are struggling with money. As part of the ongoing cost of living help available across the borough, Calderdale Council is distributing its £1.8 million share of the Government’s Household Support Fund. The Fund provides crisis support to a wide range of low-income households… read more … about More cost of living support to help people out of hardship>>

A canal boat with a difference is setting sail to celebrate Calderdale’s Year of Culture this late-May bank holiday. ‘Opal’s Comet’, by outdoor arts organisation Mr Wilson’s, is a special CultureDale(external link) event taking place along the Rochdale Canal and Calder and Hebble Navigation from Wednesday 22 to Monday 27 May 2024. The vivid, animated… read more … about All aboard for a unique CultureDale canal experience>>

Calderdale residents are asked to take part in a survey to help shape future plans and support healthy ageing. Calderdale Council is looking to support the aims of the Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2027, to make Calderdale a place where everyone can realise their potential and live a larger life. Part of this is… read more … about Have your say and support healthy ageing in Calderdale>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Work at the new Mixenden Community Hub is entering the final stages. Calderdale Council is delivering the new hub building in Mixenden, which will become the heart of the local community – a place where residents can go to access a range of services and opportunities. Work has been progressing well, with the building exterior… read more … about Community hub for Mixenden nearing completion>>

Cllrs, Council staff and contractor outside the Mixenden Hub buidling

The way that Calderdale’s library books, digital resources and other stock is acquired, managed and made available is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. The Libraries and Information Service is one of the Council’s most popular and best-used services. It is delivered from 12 libraries across the borough, and also includes an extensive online offer… read more … about Managing library resources in Calderdale>>

Central Library

Plans to transform travel and public spaces in and around Halifax town centre are moving forward, with Calderdale Council appointing the construction contractor to carry out the works.  The A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre scheme is an ambitious regeneration project which is fully funded through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund…. read more … about Contractor appointed for major Halifax town centre improvements>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

The Anne Lister Birthday Festival is returning for 2024, with organisations across Calderdale hosting events to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Shibden Hall’s most famous resident. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate what would have been Anne’s… read more … about Festival returns to celebrate the remarkable life of Anne Lister>>

Anne Lister portrait

A new Changing Places toilet is now open at Ogden Water Country Park, improving facilities and accessibility at the Calderdale beauty spot, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility at Ogden Water>>

Ogden Water

Local groups in Calderdale, including voluntary, community and faith organisations, are invited to apply for grants of up to £3000, as part of the latest round of the Council’s Small Grants Scheme. Applications are now being accepted from local groups for a one-off grant for activities, projects or events which support local towns, people and… read more … about Cash boost for Calderdale groups>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall