Category Archives: Council and democracy

Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering. The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 – for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change. Both the… read more … about Council work shortlisted for national awards>>

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The new Chief Executive of Calderdale Council has been selected subject to approval by Annual Council on 17 May 2017. Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council’s current Director of Communities and Service Support has been recommended for the post by the Council’s Employment Committee. The Council’s current Chief Executive, Merran McRae is leaving Calderdale in June to… read more … about Tuddenham to take top job at Calderdale>>

Yesterday’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting welcomed an upturn in the construction of new housing across the City Region. Combined Authority members heard that the Leeds City Region’s districts have delivered over 10,000 additional new homes in 2015/16 and that the number of planning permissions for housing has increased significantly from 7,600 in 2012/13 to… read more … about Upturn in Leeds City Region house building welcomed by Combined Authority alongside moves to adopt a comprehensive low emission strategy across the region>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Council Leaders from across Yorkshire are meeting in York on Thursday to discuss how they can work together to achieve the best possible devolution and Brexit outcomes for the region and its people. A range of devolution options are being discussed including an option described as the ‘ambitious approach’ a devolution deal for the whole… read more … about Yorkshire Council Leaders committed to exploring White Rose devolution and further collaboration>>


Calderdale Council has set a budget for the next three financial years which will continue to support the most vulnerable adults and children in the borough. The Council will spend nearly two thirds of its total budget on Adults and Children’s Services next year to make sure support is given to those who need it… read more … about Balancing the books in challenging times>>


Calderdale Council has published its annual equality progress report, which highlights the many steps it has taken over the past year to ensure it meets the needs of all our diverse communities. The Council sets equality objectives to make sure it does everything it can to improve the life chances of all residents, and reports… read more … about Improving opportunities for all>>

The Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (The Joint Committee) met on 23 February to consider progress on the proposed future arrangements for hospital and community health services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield and the work that had taken place to address the Joint Committee’s concerns to aspects of the proposals. During the meeting… read more … about Statement from Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee>>

Calderdale residents can now see how the Council rates against other northern boroughs, with the launch of the new performance dashboard website.  Calderdale Council’s mission is to ‘be the best borough in the north’. To achieve this, the Council is focusing on three priorities – grow the economy, reduce inequalities, and build a sustainable future…. read more … about How does Calderdale compare?>>

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Two free tours of Halifax Town Hall have been organised as part of the public consultation on this year’s budget proposals.  The Town Hall is a magnificent Grade ll* listed building which was designed by Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament.  The tour will be a chance to see behind the… read more … about Tea, tour and talk about the budget>>

Halifax Town Hall