Category Archives: Community

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

Membership at Calderdale Council’s women-only gym is at a record high, and numbers are set to grow now that the gym has had a makeover. The Better Living Gym is based at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax. It gives local women the chance to improve their fitness and lose weight using a variety of… read more … about Healthy living movement takes step forward>>

Better Living Gym

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

Construction of a £2.8 million state-of-the-art sixth form centre for Ravenscliffe High School and local people has started. Calderdale Council has invested £1.6 million into creating an exciting new facility that will benefit both the school – which is the borough’s only secondary special needs school – and the wider community. The Council has also… read more … about Building starts at new Ravenscliffe sixth form centre>>

Group photo on site

The new Copley Bridge will be named Wilson Bridge, after Mr Graham Wilson who lived at the adjacent toll house for many years until his recent death. The name was chosen by children from Copley Primary School and the local community. Calderdale Council is rebuilding the 185-year-old bridge after it was destroyed by the 2015… read more … about A new name for Copley Bridge>>

Copley School visit

A new approach to keeping Calderdale clean and attractive, including an increase in street sweeping and bin emptying to seven days a week, will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 10 July 2017. The Council is proposing new ways to run its Safer, Cleaner, Greener service to make the required £400,000 savings in… read more … about Keeping Calderdale clean and beautiful>>

Clearing litter

Elland is counting down to an array of exciting community events to celebrate its 700th birthday – and Calderdale Council is inviting local people to join the party. This year it’s the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town. The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward… read more … about Happy birthday Elland!>>

News site photo

The public are being invited to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley at a number of drop-ins this month. People will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and Slow… read more … about Chance for public to find out about Calderdale flood risk work>>

Flooding waves