Category Archives: Community

Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe and welcoming place for a night out. Purple Flag is the gold standard for town centres, like Green Flag for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. The award scheme recognises… read more … about Halifax Retains Purple Flag Status for Seventh Year>>

The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards. Calderdale Council worked with the Canal & River Trust(external link), the charity that looks after the Calder & Hebble Navigation, to rebuild the… read more … about Elland Bridge rebuild shortlisted for engineering award>>

The future of the Todmorden College site is being discussed by Calderdale Council. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will meet on Monday 12 February to look at options for the future of the building and site, discussing the two very different proposals received. The Council has received proposals from both Aldi Stores Limited and Todmorden Learning Centre… read more … about Looking at the future of Todmorden College>>

Calderdale Council

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. The awards celebrate the work of Councils, Councillors and Council Officers who have overcome financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. Calderdale Council has been nominated for Local Authority Arts… read more … about Calderdale Council shortlisted for Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018>>

A proposed new housing scheme to help older people and residents with dementia to live independently has moved a step forward. A planning application has been submitted for 65 purpose-built apartments in Rastrick, offering affordable new homes, activity areas and facilities all under one roof. Calderdale Council and Home Group, a not-for-profit housing provider, are… read more … about Proposed new homes offer older people independence>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Local people are being asked to have their say on proposals to transform the Beech Hill area of Halifax. Calderdale Council, Together Housing and other organisations have listened to residents and recognise that the area would benefit from regeneration. They continue to explore options to make this happen. To keep the community involved in the… read more … about Have your say on Beech Hill regeneration>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

This party season, Calderdale Council’s community safety wardens are out and about around the clock to help keep local communities safe. Last month, an increased number of community safety wardens started to patrol Calderdale’s streets 24/7, to help keep the borough safe and clean throughout the year. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for… read more … about Wardens keep Calderdale safe this festive season and all year round>>

Over the last two years the local community, Calderdale Council and partner organisations have been working hard to recover from the floods that hit Calderdale on Boxing Day 2015 and to prepare for future flooding. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “We are extremely proud of the way that local communities and businesses have… read more … about Two years on from the floods>>

Flooding waves

Mixenden residents are set to benefit from new healthcare, library and retail facilities all under one roof, after planning permission was given for a vibrant new district centre. Calderdale Council, Caritas and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to create a transformational new hub for Mixenden, to provide a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, library and… read more … about Milestone for Mixenden district centre plans>>