Category Archives: Community

Ambitious plans to secure up to £25 million in funding for Todmorden have moved a step forward following the first meeting of the Todmorden Town Deal Board. Business and community representatives with a passion for seeing Todmorden flourish have been appointed to the Board, which will oversee a bid for funding from the Government’s multi-million-pound… read more … about Developing ambitious plans for Todmorden>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet tonight (Monday 3 August), Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of the Council, presented the joint statement below on behalf of Calderdale’s Place Leaders: Calderdale’s kindness and resilience will overcome this virus by working together to keep safe. Sadly, the COVID-19 crisis is far from over. We have seen this… read more … about COVID-19: Joint Statement from Calderdale Place Leaders>>


New restrictions to tackle coronavirus in Calderdale During lockdown, I was inspired by the way that Calderdale’s communities stepped up and supported each other. We all made sacrifices, we stuck to the social distancing guidelines and together we kept the number of cases low in the borough. Unfortunately, since restrictions were eased in June, we… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, our Director of Public Health>>

Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: I know that last night’s announcement from the government will be really tough for some people, particularly at such short notice, but I would urge everyone to follow the guidance that we have at the moment so that we keep ourselves and everyone in our communities safe. … read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council and Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have launched the “School Holiday Food Support Grant” programme to help local organisations who are providing healthy meals and food parcels during the school holidays. Grants will be awarded to support vulnerable people in the immediate emergency caused by Coronavirus (COVID 19); to reduce hunger over the… read more … about New grant launched for holiday food support>>

Cllr Press

Calderdale Council teams continue to adapt to new ways of working, to provide the best possible protection and support to each other and the entire community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Council staff are playing a vital role in helping local people, including the most vulnerable, alongside the amazing work of other organisations and volunteers. Thanks… read more … about Playing our part to protect Calderdale from COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the latest plans for the proposed new rail station and accompanying access improvements in Elland. Comments can now be submitted online about the planned new rail station in Elland, funded through the Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. The planned station would support existing… read more … about Are Elland station plans just the ticket?>>

Next Chapter

Passionate business and community representatives in Brighouse and Todmorden are invited to apply for roles on the newly created Town Deal Boards, to help shape improvements in each town. In November 2019, the Government announced that both Brighouse and Todmorden would be invited to bid for funding as part of its brand new multi-million pound ‘Town… read more … about Help shape the future of Brighouse and Todmorden>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Schools and care homes in Calderdale have joined together to enable pupils and residents to share their experiences of life in lockdown, as part of an innovative pen pal programme. Pupils at Todmorden C of E School have been writing to residents at the nearby Pennine Lodge care home sharing news about their hobbies, things… read more … about Sharing stories and building friendships>>

Sylvia at Pennine Lodge