Category Archives: Community

A window display has been created at Ripponden Parish Council to advise residents along the Ryburn Valley on how to make themselves more resilient to flooding. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency are providing the information to residents following the flooding on Saturday 16 March, when the River Ryburn at Ripponden peaked just below its… read more … about Supporting flood resilience in the Ryburn Valley>>

The redevelopment of the Beech Hill estate in Halifax has entered its next stage this week with the start of the demolition of three tower blocks which have stood empty for over 10 years. The work is part of the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council which aims to… read more … about Demolition of tower blocks begins at Beech Hill>>

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in. The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar,… read more … about Gear up to welcome the world’s best cyclists!>>

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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