Category Archives: Community

Calderdale Council is celebrating the completion of highway improvements between Salterhebble Hill and Shaw Hill – the first project being delivered as part of the £120m A629 improvement programme, funded by the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. Final milestones have been reached with the seeding of the innovative ‘living wall’ alongside Salterhebble Hill, the reopening of… read more … about A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project complete!>>

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Pupils at All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax have been getting creative by building a model of Yorkshire landmark, the Humber Bridge, entirely out of recycled materials. The school is taking part in the Big Build competition, run by construction industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite. Big Build aims to get children thinking creatively about… read more … about All Saints’ Big Build challenge>>

A knitted Dalek, a colourful collection of beaded Quality Street sweets and giant textile hangings featuring Halifax’s iconic people and places have moved into the town’s Central Library and Archives. The textile pieces, along with many more, have been lovingly created by local people and are on permanent display near the library’s entrance. They are… read more … about New textile display tells the story of Halifax>>

Green-fingered Calderdale residents can now apply to use Council land for growing schemes which encourage people to plant and pick their own fruit and vegetables. The Council’s community growing scheme has been running in the upper valley of Calderdale for over four years after an initial successful pilot in Todmorden. The scheme has now been… read more … about Community scheme grows across borough>>

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Community groups in Calderdale are being reminded that funding of up to £500 is still available as part of the Council’s ward forum grants schemes. Applications for funding are welcomed from groups looking for financial support with a specific project or those looking to improve facilities in their ward. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities… read more … about Funding still available for community groups>>

As part of its ongoing battle against littering, Calderdale Council is backing the Chewing Gum Action Group’s ‘Bin it your way’ campaign. Complementing the Council’s own ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-littering campaign, ‘Bin it your way’ encourages people to dispose of their chewing gum responsibly and avoid a fine of up to £80. Posters and banners… read more … about Tackling chewing gum litter in Calderdale>>

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Almost three years since the flooding in Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015, Calderdale Council and its partners are reminding people of the importance of being prepared as well as highlighting the work already done to improve flood resilience in the borough. As winter approaches, individuals and communities are being urged to prepare for the wetter… read more … about Could you be one of Calderdale’s #FloodHeroes?>>

Calderdale Council is looking at how it can continue to deliver good quality library services for local people whilst also managing reducing budgets. The way that people use libraries is changing. A full review of the current library service provision began in November 2017 and has included a full public consultation as well as discussions… read more … about Making sure our libraries are fit for the future>>