Category Archives: Community

Roberta Crossley, a familiar face in Calderdale libraries, has received a prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to the Todmorden community. Roberta has worked for Calderdale Council’s libraries service for more than 40 years. Her talent and kindness were recently recognised at Todmorden Town Council’s Citizenship Awards 2019. Following a nomination from her colleagues at… read more … about Top honour for library worker>>

This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

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Last week, public and military personnel gathered to witness the highly anticipated unveiling of the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial, in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. Following a service and concert in Halifax Minster, the impressive 18 feet memorial, created by master sculptor Andrew Sinclair, was unveiled at… read more … about County unites for the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling>>

A window display has been created at Ripponden Parish Council to advise residents along the Ryburn Valley on how to make themselves more resilient to flooding. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency are providing the information to residents following the flooding on Saturday 16 March, when the River Ryburn at Ripponden peaked just below its… read more … about Supporting flood resilience in the Ryburn Valley>>

The redevelopment of the Beech Hill estate in Halifax has entered its next stage this week with the start of the demolition of three tower blocks which have stood empty for over 10 years. The work is part of the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council which aims to… read more … about Demolition of tower blocks begins at Beech Hill>>

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in. The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar,… read more … about Gear up to welcome the world’s best cyclists!>>

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A range of Calderdale organisations joined the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Marcus Thompson, at Halifax Town Hall this afternoon to launch a joint statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday. A minute’s silence will be held before tonight’s Cabinet meeting at 6pm. The joint statement builds on a shared commitment to… read more … about Joint statement in response to the tragic events in Christchurch>>

The much anticipated plans to transform a derelict site in Mixenden into a community hub have taken a step forward.   The creation of a new district centre for Mixenden has been a long-standing ambition for Calderdale Council.  Full Council has now approved the development of the scheme, which means the project can progress to… read more … about Milestone for Mixenden community>>

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Work is now complete on highway improvements at Salterhebble Hill, outside Halifax, and the benefits of the project have been felt beyond those just travelling on the route. The ambitious A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project has included widening Salterhebble Hill to four lanes; installing new traffic light technology and improving facilities for pedestrians and… read more … about Sharing the benefits of Salterhebble scheme>>