Category Archives: Community

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>>

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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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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet last night unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Vision2024 gives us a five year framework of what we want Calderdale to be like by the borough’s 50th birthday.  We have a range of priority areas which will… read more … about Ambitious plans for first 100 days>>

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Local people are invited to have their say on exciting plans for proposed improvements in Elland town centre. Elland is one of the oldest settlements in Calderdale and it has a number of positives as a town, with high-quality historic buildings and a variety of independent retailers. However, there are also a number of areas… read more … about Have your say on exciting plans for Elland>>

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Roberta Crossley, a familiar face in Calderdale libraries, has received a prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to the Todmorden community. Roberta has worked for Calderdale Council’s libraries service for more than 40 years. Her talent and kindness were recently recognised at Todmorden Town Council’s Citizenship Awards 2019. Following a nomination from her colleagues at… read more … about Top honour for library worker>>

This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

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