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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>>

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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>>

The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday 16 November. The Council held its annual ‘Our Stars Awards’ to recognise the amazing joint efforts of the whole community to support Calderdale during 2017. Over 150 people attended. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s stars>>

Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on Calderdale’s community website which helps people before, during and after a flood. Eye on Calderdale (www.eyeoncalderdale.com(external link)) gives the latest information on flooding, weather warnings and traffic disruption in Calderdale, as well as advice on being prepared and updates on flood recovery and resilience… read more … about Have your say on flooding website>>

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Calderdale Council is looking at how it can continue to provide a modern, relevant and financially sustainable library service for local residents. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 November, members will look at a process for reviewing the community library network, ensuring it provides a high quality service and meets the… read more … about Making the most of our libraries>>

Calderdale Council is thanking communities across the borough for their fantastic efforts during and after the surface flooding on Saturday 21 October. Once again, Calderdale’s incredible community spirit shone through, with dozens of people working tirelessly to help keep others safe and clean up affected areas. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “We’d like… read more … about Thank you to our amazing local people>>

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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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