Category Archives: Community

Calderdale Council is investing £8.6 million to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden, to provide an even better learning experience for local young people. Both schools are old and in such a poor condition that rebuilding them is a better solution than continuing to carry out costly maintenance and repairs…. read more … about New facilities for local schoolchildren>>

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Local people are being given the chance to lead on key projects to make Halifax an even better place to visit, live and work in. Calderdale Council is encouraging people to apply to be members of its newly formed Halifax Development Board. The Board will see councillors, businesspeople and community representatives working together to drive… read more … about Make a difference in Halifax>>

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Plans to transform a little-used green space in Halifax are now a step closer, after Calderdale Council finalised a community asset transfer for Hanson Lane playing field.  The Hanson Lane site is currently a green open space that has been derelict and unused for many years. In 2014, the Council agreed that the land should… read more … about Transforming green space in Halifax>>

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Improvements have been made at Todmorden Town Hall to boost its role as a community flood hub in the event of any future flooding, and to help local people feel more prepared. A hub was formed at the Town Hall during the Boxing Day 2015 floods as part of the amazing joint recovery efforts of… read more … about Improving flood preparedness in Todmorden>>

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Calderdale Council is getting involved with the Great British Spring Clean – a national campaign aiming to get half a million people out about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.  The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in 2017, with a view to it becoming an… read more … about Get involved with the Great British Spring Clean>>

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Calderdale Council has published its annual equality progress report, which highlights the many steps it has taken over the past year to ensure it meets the needs of all our diverse communities. The Council sets equality objectives to make sure it does everything it can to improve the life chances of all residents, and reports… read more … about Improving opportunities for all>>

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Calderdale’s flood wardens, who volunteer to be the ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground during flooding incidents, now have a new piece of equipment to help them with their role. Calderdale Council and the Environment Agency have funded some new radios, which flood wardens will use to give and receive messages quickly and easily in… read more … about New radios to boost flood warden communications>>

New radio handed over to flood warden

On Friday 20 January 2017 there are 100 days to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Calderdale, and the Council is encouraging local community groups to apply for grants of up to £5000 to help them put on events and festivals to celebrate. Calderdale’s vibrant towns and spectacular events will be in the… read more … about Boost for Calderdale events and festivals>>

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