Category Archives: Council and democracy

Protecting vulnerable people and balancing the books are the priorities for the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2019/20. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 14 January 2019, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Cabinet is required to make further savings of £900,000 to achieve a balanced budget in… read more … about Balancing the budget and protecting services>>


Calderdale Council has published a budget forecast which provides a snapshot of the local authority’s finances for the next three years.  The forecast is part of a report which will be considered by the Cabinet during the development of its budget proposals for 2019/20 and beyond.   The Council’s revenue budget position takes account of… read more … about Budgeting to balance the books>>

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Ofsted has rated Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ features following an inspection in November 2018. A report of the findings has now been published following an intensive and rigorous three week examination into the quality and effectiveness of the service. Ofsted judged our services as ‘Good’ overall, and… read more … about Children’s Services is ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features>>

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>>

Victoria Gibbs

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>>