Category Archives: Council and democracy

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will join buildings across the UK and light up purple in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter is a global campaign challenging systematic and structural racism. People have come together across the world following the death of George Floyd in the… read more … about Wainhouse Tower lights up purple in solidarity with Black Lives Matter>>

Calderdale Council

The delivery of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, which will provide local control of more than £1.8 billion in funding for the region, has taken a significant step forward this week after the five West Yorkshire authorities, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have  agreed to go ahead with a public consultation. Meetings of the… read more … about Important step forward for West Yorkshire devolution deal as councils agree go-ahead for public consultation>>

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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss the financial implications of COVID-19 at its meeting on Monday 27 April 2020. Capturing the financial and organisational impact of coronavirus is part of the Council’s 10 point plan to respond to the risks related to COVID-19. Initial forecasts suggest the potential cost of COVID-19 to the Council could be… read more … about Severe financial impact of COVID-19 on Council set out>>

Calderdale Council

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Just over a week ago, I said that we are facing the greatest challenge since the Second World War. Today I repeat that statement. “The Prime Minister’s announcement last night means that every single resident of Calderdale, before they leave their door, must consider if this… read more … about Stay at home unless essential>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Five weeks ago today, Cabinet met just a day after the devastating flooding caused by Storm Ciara. We have seen an incredible response across Calderdale to that event, but we meet tonight in the shadow of Covid-19, which will test all of us in new and unprecedented ways. I want to say at the outset… read more … about Statement made by Councillor Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council on COVID-19 at tonight’s Cabinet meeting>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, responds to the West Yorkshire devolution deal(external link) announced today as part of the Chancellor’s Budget “This is a good deal for Calderdale and for West Yorkshire, devolving significant powers and investment from a national to a regional level. “Our focus will be on supporting local priorities:… read more … about Response to West Yorkshire devolution deal announcement>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council’s Place Scrutiny Board is undertaking a detailed review into rail services in and around Calderdale. At a meeting of Place Scrutiny Board on Wednesday 18 March, a panel of Councillors will be discussing the key issues and challenges that are currently facing rail in Calderdale. They will also look to identify and assess… read more … about Scrutiny to discuss whether rail services are on the right track>>

Cllr George Robinson

Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

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