Category Archives: Community

Calderdale residents have responded to the Council’s call for volunteers with their usual kindness and compassion for others, with over 600 people signing up to offer their help or support to local communities. Calderdale Council established a virtual volunteer hub to help coordinate community support, as part of the Council’s 10-point plan to respond to… read more … about Incredible response to call for volunteers>>

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Joint press release from Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service: Calderdale’s kindness and outstanding partnership work continue to shine through this challenging time. Calderdale Council, its partner organisations, volunteers, Councillors and communities all around the borough are pulling together to help people through this national emergency. One example this week, is the… read more … about Supporting the most vulnerable together>>

Fire Service delivering food parcels

Vulnerable people in Calderdale are being supported to get the food they need during the COVID-19 outbreak, through food parcels, food banks and free school meals. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Calderdale residents who are vulnerable and worried about getting food and other essential household items can be reassured that support is available…. read more … about Vulnerable people supported to get the food they need>>

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Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19).  This includes people with serious underlying health conditions such as specific cancers… read more … about Support for the extremely vulnerable>>


Exciting plans to revitalise Todmorden town centre could move a step forward if they get the go ahead at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 16 March 2020. For the last few years, the Council has been looking into options to breathe new life into the Rose Street area. The site currently houses the vacant… read more … about Next steps for £9m investment scheme for Todmorden>>

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The Trustees of the Centre at Threeways have worked hard over several years to manage and deliver services to the community from the Threeways site in Ovenden, Halifax. Unfortunately the site’s various buildings are ageing and deteriorating and Calderdale Council has had no option but to bring the lease with the Centre at Threeways to… read more … about Centre at Threeways update>>

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The Government has now confirmed Calderdale Council will receive funding to help support residents and businesses affected by Storm Ciara. Around 1200 residential and business properties across Calderdale were flooded on Sunday 9 February 2020. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “I’m delighted by this announcement as it’s something we’ve been pushing for… read more … about Flood relief at last>>

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Storm Ciara brought devastating flooding across Calderdale on Sunday 9 February. Heavy and persistent rain led to widespread flooding, causing several road and building closures and flooding to homes and businesses. Local residents, flood wardens and teams from Calderdale Council and other organisations showed their amazing community spirit, braving the bad weather and working around… read more … about Calderdale’s response to flooding>>