Category Archives: Community

Exciting new projects which cut carbon emissions and raise awareness of the climate emergency can now get off the ground, after eight Calderdale community groups were awarded funding during COP26. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have announced the first round of grants, totalling £112,000, from their £1 million Climate Emergency Fund…. read more … about Grant boost for local climate action>>

Energy efficient measures at Hope Baptist Church

As the focus of discussions at COP26 over the weekend turned to nature and sustainable land use, Calderdale Council is highlighting the importance of Natural Flood Management (NFM) to tackle flood risk in the borough. One of the key themes at COP26, the UN’s annual Climate Change Conference underway in Glasgow, is the importance of… read more … about The importance of nature in tackling the effects of climate change>>

NFM

The next steps for an ambitious community-led plan to enhance the Sowerby area will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 4 October. Sowerby residents could be invited to vote on the Sowerby Neighbourhood Development Plan if it progresses to the referendum stage. The Sowerby Neighbourhood Forum created the plan to set out… read more … about Next steps for Sowerby Neighbourhood Development Plan>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Funding to support a programme of work to attract visitors and local people back to Calderdale villages and towns is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The Council has successfully bid for funding from the Government’s Welcome Back fund, to help with COVID economic recovery work across the borough. Cabinet will be asked to accept… read more … about Funding to Welcome Back visitors>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

The importance of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. An ambitious and far-reaching draft cultural strategy will be presented to the Cabinet at their meeting on Monday 4 October. It has been developed to harness the power of the borough’s unique culture and heritage… read more … about Putting culture at the heart of the borough’s recovery>>

Shibden

Visitors to Rastrick Library can now enjoy improved access, following the completion of work to install a new ramp, designed in a style to fit in with the rest of the Grade II listed building. Rastrick Library was built in 1912 and was designed by a well-known local architect, R F Rogerson. The impressive stone… read more … about Access improvements complete at Rastrick Library>>

Rastrick Library access improvements

Calderdale Council is taking part in a nationwide campaign this September to draw attention to climate change, whilst also thinking about how we can all take care of the world around us. The national climate action campaign, known as the Great Big Green Week runs from 18-26 September and highlights the need for urgent action… read more … about Taking part in the Great Big Green Week>>

The second phase of an extensive programme of work to regenerate the Beech Hill area of Halifax is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 2 August 2021. Members will discuss proposals and funding arrangements to carry out improvement work on 70 existing properties in the Beech Hill area. This second phase of work… read more … about Transforming the Beech Hill area of Halifax>>

Cllr Patient

School’s out for summer, and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme. With funding from the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale,… read more … about Supporting families to have Healthy Holidays>>