Category Archives: Community

A range of Calderdale organisations joined the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Marcus Thompson, at Halifax Town Hall this afternoon to launch a joint statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday. A minute’s silence will be held before tonight’s Cabinet meeting at 6pm. The joint statement builds on a shared commitment to… read more … about Joint statement in response to the tragic events in Christchurch>>

The much anticipated plans to transform a derelict site in Mixenden into a community hub have taken a step forward.   The creation of a new district centre for Mixenden has been a long-standing ambition for Calderdale Council.  Full Council has now approved the development of the scheme, which means the project can progress to… read more … about Milestone for Mixenden community>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Work is now complete on highway improvements at Salterhebble Hill, outside Halifax, and the benefits of the project have been felt beyond those just travelling on the route. The ambitious A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project has included widening Salterhebble Hill to four lanes; installing new traffic light technology and improving facilities for pedestrians and… read more … about Sharing the benefits of Salterhebble scheme>>

Calderdale Council is looking at a new approach to dealing with anti-social behaviour and other offences like fly-tipping, planning breaches and dangerous housing conditions.  A full review of enforcement across the Council has been carried out and a new, more efficient, ‘firm but fair’ approach is being proposed, which makes the most of Council resources. … read more … about A new approach to enforcement>>

The kindness of Calderdale’s extraordinary people was showcased in the Council’s latest Vision2024 social media ‘takeover’ week. Over 2,500 residents, organisations, community groups, volunteers, businesses and Council employees got involved in #Kindness Week from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 January 2019. More than 100 social media posts told incredible stories of people who go the… read more … about Kindness is all around in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council is looking for people to help distribute thousands of pounds to community and voluntary groups in Calderdale. The Council’s Small Grants scheme awards funding of up to £2,500 to groups all over Calderdale. In total, £70,000 is awarded each year to a range of community initiatives and voluntary sector projects. These grants are… read more … about Make a big difference to our Small Grants Panel>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Vital funds to protect homes and businesses three years on from the Boxing Day floods, when more than 3,000 properties were flooded in the Calder Valley, costing an estimated £150 million of damage  The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and West Yorkshire Combined Authority have agreed for £1.3 million funds to help protect over… read more … about Communities and businesses in the Colne and Calder Valleys to be protected from flooding with £1.3 million LEP funding>>

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>>