Category Archives: Community

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>>

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People in Calderdale are invited to have their say on exciting proposals to revitalise Elland town centre. Along with Halifax, Elland is one of the towns to progress to the second phase of the government’s multi-million Future High Streets fund, aimed at transforming high streets across the country. Calderdale Council, with support from Bond Bryan… read more … about Have your say on the vision for Elland town centre>>

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

As we move into the next phase of responding to this crisis, I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks to the vast majority of local residents who have done so much to stay home, stay safe, and help protect our NHS and social care services.   Now we need to be as clear… read more … about Statement on behalf of Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Friday 8 May marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe and Calderdale Council is marking the occasion in a very 21st Century fashion. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, many VE Day 75 events have had to be cancelled or postponed. However, the Council will be using its digital channels to… read more … about Celebrating the anniversary of VE Day in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale’s community groups, which provide a vital lifeline for the most vulnerable, are being reminded to apply for grants from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to help them respond to COVID-19. Many groups across the borough have already applied for the Emergency Community Support Fund, which the Council and the CFFC… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing community groups>>

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At the heart of Calderdale’s response to COVID-19 is an army of amazing people doing incredible things to get us through this crisis together. Along with the many organisations and hundreds of volunteers supporting the response to the pandemic, Calderdale Council’s teams are working non-stop to keep essential services going and provide extra support at… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale Council’s coronavirus heroes>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale’s amazing community groups continue to work tirelessly to help the borough’s most vulnerable people through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These groups are now set to receive a financial boost, thanks to a new local grant scheme. To recognise their major contribution to the COVID-19 response and to support them financially, Calderdale Council and the… read more … about Cash boost for community groups to help Calderdale’s most vulnerable>>

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Calderdale Council, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, is coordinating Calderdale Live – a virtual charity concert featuring some of the local area’s best known and most talented entertainers. The lockdown line-up will be broadcast live on Calderdale Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday 16 April 2020, between 6pm and 8pm. It… read more … about Calderdale Live – an evening of entertainment direct into your living room>>

Calderdale Live

Calderdale residents have responded to the Council’s call for volunteers with their usual kindness and compassion for others, with over 600 people signing up to offer their help or support to local communities. Calderdale Council established a virtual volunteer hub to help coordinate community support, as part of the Council’s 10-point plan to respond to… read more … about Incredible response to call for volunteers>>

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