Category Archives: Community

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the legal restrictions in place to protect Calderdale’s distinctive moorlands and to keep public spaces safe and clean. Calderdale Council is reviewing its Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), which can prohibit certain behaviour or activity as well as require action to be… read more … about Protecting Calderdale’s countryside and communities>>

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A live Q&A, Parkruns and coffee mornings are just some of the ways Calderdale Council will be raising awareness of fostering during Foster Care Fortnight. Foster Care Fortnight (Monday 9 to Sunday 22 May 2022) is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how it can transform lives. This… read more … about Fostering – we care, because you do>>

Parkrun

Local food businesses, market traders or those looking to start their own business are invited to register their interest in an exciting new food and culture festival planned for Calderdale this June. The Flavourfest local market is due to take place outside Calderdale College, as part of a month-long festival of events and activities in… read more … about Giving enterprising communities a taste of an exciting new food festival>>

Calderdale is gearing up to make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee an occasion to remember for years to come. Communities across the borough will come together to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty’s service during the Jubilee Weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022. Plans for events and activities throughout Calderdale are well underway,… read more … about Celebrating a joyous Jubilee in Calderdale>>

The Ukrainian flag will fly at Halifax Town Hall this month, as a mark of Calderdale’s ongoing solidarity with Ukrainian communities. Every weekend in April, from Saturday 9 April 2022 and including Good Friday and Easter Monday, Calderdale Council will fly Ukraine’s blue and yellow flag from the Town Hall’s flagpole. The Council is also… read more … about Standing together with Ukrainian communities>>

One Bag – Big Difference: Calderdale Council supports residents pledging to pick one bag of litter for charity’s Great British Spring Clean campaign. Calderdale Council is encouraging people to pledge to do their bit to clear up the litter that blights the borough during the Great British Spring Clean 2022. This year’s mass campaign, from… read more … about Council backs Keep Britain Tidy’s #BigBagChallenge to help ‘spring clean’ Britain>>

Great British Spring Clean

Local people are invited to have their say on proposals for a Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan, which would set out planning policies for future development in the area. Park Ward is a vibrant, multi-cultural area to the west of Halifax town centre and is home to around 16,000 people and approximately 250 businesses of all… read more … about Have your say on the future of development in Park ward>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

Businesses and venues across Calderdale are offering a warm welcome to breastfeeding mothers as part of a new scheme being launched in the area. Open to all local venues, Welcome to Breastfeed Calderdale sets out a series of simple standards that businesses and venues should adopt so that mothers have a comfortable welcoming space in… read more … about Calderdale offers warm welcome for those who are breastfeeding>>

A £900,000 fund is now open for Calderdale organisations to hold activity sessions to help children eat healthily and be more active during school holidays. Local groups can apply for a share of the ‘Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme’ grant from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale, to help reduce inequalities by tackling child… read more … about Helping children to have Healthy Holidays>>

Children enjoying Healthy Holidays