Category Archives: Community

Calderdale residents looking to progress their learning, gain a new skill, train or retrain for employment, or simply meet new friends, are invited to Calderdale Adult Learning’s (CAL) annual fun, friendly and free open day at Heath campus, just outside Halifax town centre. On Saturday 18 June from 10am – 1pm, everyone is welcome to… read more … about Find out how you can learn, upskill and retrain, at CAL’s welcoming open day>>

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It’s time to get ready for summer, according to the Met Office, as they launch their WeatherReady preparedness campaign to help people make the most of summer weather, come rain or shine.  Partners from across the country, including Calderdale Council, have joined forces to bring together the best advice to help people to get prepared… read more … about Get ready for summer>>

Halifax was chosen as the venue for a major national conference on Friday 27 May 2022, highlighting Calderdale’s key part in the national debate on the role of towns in our economic recovery, levelling up and thought leadership. The Piece Hall Trust, Square Chapel Arts Centre and Calderdale Council worked together to host the final… read more … about Major conference puts Calderdale in national spotlight>>

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A month-long festival celebrating the culture and diversity of Calderdale is coming to the west Halifax area this June. Flavourfest brings together events and activities within the Park and Warley areas of Calderdale, which are some of the most culturally vibrant and distinctive places in the borough. The festival is supported by Calderdale Council, with… read more … about Celebrating Flavourfest in west Halifax>>

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Wainhouse Tower will light up purple on Monday 6 June, to demonstrate Calderdale’s gratitude for the work of the borough’s many dedicated volunteers. The lighting of this iconic landmark is part of events taking place for national Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June). Calderdale Council is joining forces with the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

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Calderdale Council has announced plans to light a beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday 2 June 2022. The beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. The beacon will be… read more … about Halifax beacon lighting will join thousands across the world>>

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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>>

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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>>