Category Archives: Community

Press release from the Environment Agency Eight flood warning sirens will be sounded later this week (Friday 20 October) across the Upper Calder Valley as part of the live training exercise Operation Calderdale 2017. They will be put to the test in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd to help make sure communities are as prepared as possible… read more … about Flood sirens put to the test for Operation Calderdale>>

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Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Police in Halifax are supporting the re-launch of the district’s Safe Place Scheme. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to help vulnerable people be supported when they experience any incident that takes place whilst they are out and about in Calderdale. Businesses and premises that are a… read more … about Safe Places Calderdale>>

During Libraries Week (9 – 14 October 2017) Calderdale Council is reminding people that its fantastic new Central Library and Archives in Halifax are accessible for all. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Making sure our brilliant new facilities can be enjoyed by everyone is really important to us. We work… read more … about A welcoming library for everyone>>

A celebration to mark the relaunch of Todmorden Market Hall following a £500,000 transformation will bring local people and traders together on Saturday 21 October. The free family fun day starts at 11am in Todmorden’s new-look indoor market, where Calderdale Council has invested in a range of repairs and improvements. The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr… read more … about Celebrating a new era for Todmorden Market>>

Local people will now have more opportunities to volunteer and will see more cultural events after proposals were approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 2 October. The Council recognises the big difference that voluntary and community groups make to people’s lives across the borough. It helps the groups through grants and support services to… read more … about New grants to support Calderdale’s voluntary groups>>

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Local people will once again be able to use the bridge in Copley from Thursday 12 October, when it is officially reopened and named Wilson Bridge during a special ceremony. Calderdale Council is holding the free community event to celebrate the completion of its work to replace the 185-year-old bridge, after it was destroyed by… read more … about New era for Copley’s bridge>>

Calderdale Council will hold its second major training exercise, ‘Operation Calderdale17’ on Friday 20 October to rehearse the action that would be taken during and after a flood. This follows last year’s successful exercise which took place across Calderdale, and will build on the lessons learned. It will test the emergency response of the Council,… read more … about Calderdale’s flood response to be tested in second major exercise>>

Flooding waves

Tackling mental health, raising awareness of domestic abuse and providing awareness on doorstep crime and scammers targeting the vulnerable are all topics covered as part of West Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Week. Starting on Monday 9 October, all the local safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships across the region have joined forces with West Yorkshire’s Police and… read more … about Safeguarding is top of the agenda across West Yorkshire>>

Cllr Swift

Fifteen new community safety wardens who will soon be patrolling the streets to help keep Calderdale safe, clean and green have started their training today (Monday 2 October). Calderdale Council has increased the number of its wardens to provide a more visible presence in local areas, to help people feel safer and keep the borough… read more … about Keeping Calderdale’s communities safe, clean and green>>