Category Archives: Council and democracy

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet last night unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Vision2024 gives us a five year framework of what we want Calderdale to be like by the borough’s 50th birthday.  We have a range of priority areas which will… read more … about Ambitious plans for first 100 days>>

Cllr Swift

Unemployed and inactive people may be offered tailored support to help them into employment if a funding bid to the European Social and Investment Fund is successful. Wakefield Council, in partnership with Calderdale Council, has applied for the funding, and a decision is expected soon on whether the application has been successful. A full application… read more … about Extra help to get back into work>>

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet for 2019/20 has set out its priorities and introduced two new members. The new faces – Cllr Adam Wilkinson and Cllr Scott Patient – join Council Leader Cllr Tim Swift and existing Cabinet Members Cllr Bob Metcalfe, Cllr Susan Press, Cllr Jane Scullion and Cllr Faisal Shoukat. Cllr Adam Wilkinson has taken… read more … about Introducing Calderdale Council’s Cabinet>>

The new Mayor of Calderdale is Cllr Dot Foster and the new Deputy Mayor is Cllr Angie Gallagher. Cllr Foster has been a Calderdale councillor since 2014 and takes on the role of Mayor from Mr Marcus Thompson. Having grown up in Steventon near Winchester, Cllr Foster moved to Calderdale with her husband after they… read more … about The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Calderdale>>

The Mayor 2019

Calderdale Council continues to reduce its gender pay gap, with latest figures showing that the Council has the narrowest pay gap of all local authorities in West Yorkshire. All local authorities must report their gender pay gap by 30 March 2019 as part of the Public Sector Equality Duty. Calderdale Council has reported an average… read more … about Council is best of the West>>

Calderdale Council has set a budget for 2019/20 against a backdrop of great financial uncertainty around the future funding of local authorities. This uncertainty means that this year’s budget covers only the spending and savings decisions required in 2019/20 for which funding levels are known. Whilst the Council approved additional investment in some key priority… read more … about Balancing the books in uncertain times>>

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