Category Archives: Conservation

The next stage of roof refurbishment work at Halifax Borough Market has now started, with scaffolding going up this week before repairs and improvements are made to the section of the building above Market Street.  Over £500,000 is being invested in this phase of roof works, which will cover the entire Market Street façade. The… read more … about Roof repairs continue at Halifax Borough Market>>

Halifax Borough Market

People are being asked to have their say about plans for the future of Norland Moor.  Norland Moor is a well-used upland heath area above Sowerby Bridge and Greetland. It covers 93 acres and is the largest outdoor resource owned by Calderdale Council. It’s also a designated Local Nature Reserve and Local Wildlife Site.  Calderdale… read more … about Have your say on plans for Norland Moor>>

The Mytholmroyd birthplace of Ted Hughes, one of the country’s greatest writers, could be set to raise its profile on the national map, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet considers the future management of the building. The world-renowned former poet and children’s author was born at 1 Aspinall Street in Mytholmroyd on 17 August 1930 and was… read more … about Keeping the spirit of Ted Hughes alive in Calderdale>>

Calderdale parks have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as some of the best in the world. Seven parks in Calderdale have received the prestigious Green Flag Award, which is the mark of a quality park or green space. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Flying the flag for a great park>>

The awards just keep on coming! The latest wins for the Piece Hall transformation and Central Library and Archives project are for architectural excellence at the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Yorkshire 2018 Awards. The incredible Piece Hall and library in Halifax were on a shortlist of 13 buildings, and they scooped not one… read more … about More awards for The Piece Hall and Central Library and Archives>>

Another week, another accolade for Halifax, as The Piece Hall and The Central Library and Archives scooped both the Regeneration and Yorkshire Project of the Year awards at the regional RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(external link) Awards 2018. The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and… read more … about RICS recognition for The Piece Hall and Library>>

RICS awards

Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell A History of England in 100 Places Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, judges the Industry, Trade & Commerce category from hundreds of public nominations in Historic England’s campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance The… read more … about Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell a History of England in 100 Places>>

Spring is now hopefully truly underway and many people will be out and about enjoying the countryside and the extensive network of public rights of way in Calderdale. Farmers have also endured a long winter and their livestock including cattle and calves will also soon be appearing in the fields. Calderdale Council would like to… read more … about Staying safe in Calderdale’s countryside>>

Calderdale view