Category Archives: Council and democracy

What will Calderdale be like in 2024? That’s the question which the Council will ask when it launches its Vision for the borough at the annual State of Calderdale event at Calderdale College, on Friday 23 March 2018. The Council’s Vision 2024 represents the long term aspirations of the borough, which will celebrate its 50th… read more … about Creating a new Vision for Calderdale>>

Cllr Swift

Councillors have welcomed the approach of Calderdale Council and its partners in their work to safeguard vulnerable people from the risks of radicalisation. At the meeting of the cross-party Place Scrutiny Board on Thursday 15 March, members heard about some of the many projects underway in the district as part of the local delivery of… read more … about Scrutiny review of the Prevent Strategy>>

Calderdale Council has today published its gender pay gap report to mark International Women’s Day.  The report reveals that the Council is making major progress towards narrowing salaries earned by men and women.  All local authorities must report their gender pay gap by 30 March 2018 as part of the Public Sector Equality Duty.  … read more … about Council taking strides to close the gender pay gap>>


Calderdale Council will create a £10 million investment fund for regeneration schemes in the borough’s smaller towns and local communities after setting the Council’s budget for the next three financial years. The budget will also support a significant increase in investment in social care, to help meet rising demand, provide the right support for looked… read more … about Protecting services and investing in the future>>


Calderdale’s relationship with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is being discussed by councillors next week. A meeting of the Strategy and Performance Scrutiny Board Appointed Review Group on Monday 5 February will see councillors discussing Calderdale’s position in the Combined Authority and how the Council gets involved with discussions at a regional level. A day… read more … about Taking a closer look at the Combined Authority>>

Cllr Mike Payne

Two schemes to help prevent flooding in the Calder Valley could soon take a step forward at the next meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet will look at two flood schemes to progress, complementing the flood schemes already underway. This includes a major flood alleviation scheme at Mytholmroyd and a programme of wetland and environmental… read more … about Proposals to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley>>

Flooding waves

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>>

Calderdale Council has been selected as a shortlisted finalist in the Children’s Services and Public Health categories in the 2018 LGC Awards. The awards, run by Local Government Chronicle, are the biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony for the local government sector. Nearly 100 organisations have been shortlisted as finalists in the coveted awards, which… read more … about Council shortlisted for national awards>>

Cllr Swift

The Boundary Commission for England has now launched its third and final consultation on changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England, intended to come into effect for the next scheduled general election in 2022. This is the last chance to have your say on decisions that could affect Calderdale. The most recent proposals are a result… read more … about Last chance to have your say on Parliamentary constituency boundaries>>