Category Archives: Community

Calderdale GPs and their patients are gearing up to take part in the borough’s first ever GP practice parkrun. Several practices across Calderdale have already signed up to run, jog, walk or volunteer at their local parkrun – Halifax, Brighouse or Todmorden – on Saturday 28 September. Calderdale Council has been working with practices to… read more … about Calderdale GPs get set for special parkrun>>

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will light up green for Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week – Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 September 2019. ‘Light Up for Mito’ is a global campaign lighting buildings green across the world during the awareness week. Calderdale Council is showing its support by lighting up the iconic monument with green bulbs… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up green for Mito Awareness Week>>

Almost £2m of investment in our libraries will be announced alongside plans to change service delivery in partnership with local communities at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 September. Elland Library is set to be refurbished and transformed at a cost of £1.5m into a community hub providing a range of services. Essential roof… read more … about Planning for the future of Calderdale libraries>>

Calderdale’s kindness and community spirit shone through once again, after persistent heavy rain caused flooding issues on Sunday 28 July. Local residents, flood wardens, Calderdale Council teams and organisations including the Environment Agency, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Water were amongst those braving the bad weather on Sunday and… read more … about Calderdale communities pull together during weekend flooding>>

This summer there are two new faces out and about patrolling Calderdale’s countryside, helping to keep visitors safe and protecting the natural landscape. Working over weekends and busy periods, two new summer rangers, Glenn Elliot and William Rowley have been appointed to work across moorlands, woodlands and reservoirs during the peak tourist season. Funded by… read more … about Looking after our distinctive countryside>>

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This year Calderdale Council will mark Yorkshire Day by making all of its public toilets free of charge, initially for a trial period.  So from Thursday 1 August there’ll be no cost if you need to spend a penny.  The decision is one of the actions which the Cabinet committed to deliver within its ambitious… read more … about Spend a penny FREE on Yorkshire Day>>

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A new community garden has been created at Wadsworth Common just off Queens Road in Halifax.   Calderdale Council has been carrying out improvement work on the previously under-used patch of land, to boost the amount of green space in the Park ward area, using external funding from the Government’s Migration Fund.  The many benefits… read more … about New community garden for Park ward>>

Wadsworth common

Organisations in Calderdale are being given a helping hand to support families during the school holidays.  The long summer school holidays can be a difficult time, when the cost of feeding and entertaining children can place additional financial pressures on families.  In 2016, Calderdale Council launched the Holiday Kitchen pilot scheme, helping to prepare meals… read more … about New toolkit to help support Holiday Kitchens>>

Calderdale residents requiring specialist equipment for health needs will now experience a more efficient ordering service. A new community equipment ordering system is now in place, to provide a more efficient and timely service to Calderdale residents and to staff placing the orders. The system is used for ordering any pieces of equipment – from… read more … about Equipment store helps people live independently>>

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