Category Archives: Community

People are being asked to show their love for the outstanding Piece Hall transformation, by voting for the project in the prestigious National Lottery Awards 2018. There’s just over a week of public voting to go in the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall transformation is the only West… read more … about Vote for the Piece Hall transformation!>>

Three major schemes for Calderdale will reach the next stage of preparation when they are discussed at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee on 4 July 2018. Two Corridor Improvement Programmes will be considered which would encourage active travel by improving highway facilities for all users, especially walkers and cyclists; reduce accidents and improve air… read more … about Next steps for the Next Chapter>>

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Halifax project, The Piece Hall Transformation, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall Transformation is competing in the Best Heritage Project category.  The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the… read more … about Halifax in the running for prestigious National Lottery award>>

Calderdale Council is helping the NHS celebrate its 70th birthday by lighting up Wainhouse Tower in blue. Halifax’s prominent landmark will join other iconic buildings across the country to mark the big day on Thursday 5 July 2018. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Happy birthday to the NHS! We’re really proud to be… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up blue as the NHS turns 70>>

Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team were joined by council wardens, taxi licensing, environmental health and partner agencies in West Halifax as part of a week of action. Over two days of proactive operational activity, eleven vehicles were seized for a variety of defects, 59 vehicles… read more … about Week of action in West Halifax>>

Over 100 local residents gathered in Todmorden Town Hall on Thursday 31 May to share an Iftar dinner together. Iftar is a sunset meal enjoyed by Muslims when breaking their fasts, which they observe for 30 days during the holy month of Ramadan. The event was funded by Calderdale Council and organised by Integrate Todmorden,… read more … about Communities come together for Iftar dinner at Todmorden Town Hall>>

This week is national Volunteers’ Week (which runs until Thursday 7 June) and Calderdale Council is hoping to inspire more local people to give volunteering a try. Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, said: “Over the last year, 1,500 volunteers have completed projects in 200 local places. We want… read more … about Get involved in Volunteers’ Week>>

Free, short-term parking could be trialled in one of Elland town centre’s main car parks to bring in more shoppers and help boost business. On Monday 11 June, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider whether to introduce temporary, limited-stay free parking in Coronation Street car park, which would be reviewed after six months. This comes after… read more … about Proposed free parking to help boost Elland businesses>>

A new memorial honouring people who have lost their lives or been seriously injured at work will be unveiled in Halifax on international Workers’ Memorial Day (Saturday 28 April 2018). Calderdale Council and Calderdale UNISON have joined forces to install a permanent memorial stone outside the new Central Library and Archives, to provide a lasting… read more … about Remembering workers who lost their lives>>