Category Archives: Council and democracy

Stuart Smith, Calderdale Council’s Director of Adult and Children’s Services has announced his retirement and will leave the local authority in September 2018. Having spent his career working with children and young people, Stuart received an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to children. Stuart joined Calderdale Council as the Director of… read more … about Council announces Director’s retirement>>

Stuart Smith

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Calderdale Council has appointed to key senior roles to support the local authority’s ambition to be the best borough in the North.  Zohrah Zancudi has been appointed as the new Director for Public Services.  She will lead the newly formed Public Services directorate, which was created last year as part of the Council’s drive to… read more … about Council announces trio of appointments>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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