Category Archives: Council and democracy

A new strategy to help tackle poverty in Calderdale is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 December. An anti-poverty action plan has been developed by the Council and its partners to ensure that services are targeted where they are needed most. Particular focus is given to reducing child, fuel and food poverty,… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

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The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations was celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November. The Council held its annual Our Stars awards event at The Venue in Barkisland, to recognise the amazing efforts of Calderdale staff and partners over the last year. The winners were picked… read more … about Celebrating Our Stars>>

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Keeping children safe and working with families who need extra support are the key responsibilities for a new Assistant Director appointed by Calderdale Council. Victoria Gibbs will be joining the senior leadership team in Children and Young People’s Services directorate as the Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in January 2019. She replaces Julie… read more … about Victoria boosts Children’s Social Care team>>

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Yorkshire council leaders have asked the Government to work with them to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal which could deliver a £30bn-a-year boost to the region and the UK. The findings of a new independent study confirm there is a coherent Yorkshire economy and that a devolution deal for the region could unlock benefits… read more … about Compelling economic case for Yorkshire devolution presented to Government>>

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Calderdale Council’s Audit Committee will shortly consider a report outlining the potential impact on Calderdale when the UK leaves the EU. The referendum which took place in 2016 resulted in the majority of voters voting in favour of leaving the European Union.  The Prime Minister notified the European Union of the UK’s decision, as agreed… read more … about Managing the impact of leaving the EU>>

Calderdale Council has recognised the hard work of its long-serving staff at its annual Long Service Award ceremony. Six employees who recently reached the milestone of working for the Council for 25 years received their Long Service Awards at the event. The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Marcus Thompson, hosted the celebration at Halifax Town Hall… read more … about Rewarding long service at Calderdale Council>>

Calderdale’s relationship with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. The Council’s Strategy and Performance Scrutiny Board has recently reviewed the Council’s partnership with the Combined Authority and members of Cabinet will discuss their findings and recommendations. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has become a major source of investment and… read more … about Working effectively with the Combined Authority>>

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Continuing reductions in central Government funding at a time of rising costs and growing demand for local care services have left Calderdale Council facing a current-year budget deficit of £2.2 million, according to the latest figures.   Now the plans to tackle this deficit will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at 6pm on Monday… read more … about Taking action to balance the books>>

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Saturday 22 September is the last in a series of drop-in events for people to find out more about Calderdale Council’s planned improvements to the local road network. The event also offers a chance to see initial ideas for a Sowerby Bridge ‘masterplan’. The event at Sowerby Bridge Market runs from 10am – 2pm and… read more … about Designs on display for Sowerby Bridge masterplan>>

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