Category Archives: Council and democracy

Calderdale residents can support the work to tackle climate change by opting to receive their council tax bills electronically. Calderdale Council is pledging to plant trees across the borough for every 1000 residents that switch to ebilling before the end of March 2021. Currently only 15% of Calderdale residents receive ebilling for their Council Tax…. read more … about Sign up for ebilling to support tree planting pledge>>


Preparing for a strong and sustainable recovery was the Council’s priority when setting the budget for 2021/22, agreed at Budget Council on Monday 22 February 2021. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “In this year unlike any other, we have faced the twin challenges of flooding and COVID-19.  My thanks go to our communities,… read more … about A budget for the recovery>>

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Following the announcement that England will return to national lockdown restrictions with immediate effect, Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services. Everyone must stay at home, except for essential reasons such as food shopping, exercise within the local area and medical appointments. As such, further Council service updates have been issued in… read more … about Update on Council services>>


In response to the Government’s Spending Review, the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “The financial pressures already facing Calderdale after ten years of austerity have only been made worse by the significant challenges we have faced throughout the pandemic as we have worked to keep our communities safe whilst continuing to deliver… read more … about Statement in response to the Government’s Spending Review>>

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West Yorkshire’s £1.8 billion devolution deal is set to move a step closer, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet discuss the next stage of the parliamentary process to put it into law. The West Yorkshire devolution deal aims to enable more decisions to be made locally, more investment for the things that matter to local people, and… read more … about Next steps for West Yorkshire devolution deal>>

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The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster said: This is very sad news and my thoughts are with Lord Shutt’s family.   Lord Shutt was a well-known figure within the borough, having represented the Greetland and Stainland ward as a Councillor for many years.   As an elected member he was a keen advocate for… read more … about Statement in response to the death of The Rt Hon. the Lord Shutt of Greetland OBE>>

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Calderdale Council, like others, is facing the biggest challenges in its history due to COVID-19, and the impact will be felt for years to come. In response, the Council is reviewing the way many services are delivered to address financial challenges and meet changing needs. The Council has been required to find savings of more… read more … about Transforming services for the Future Council>>

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The Council’s response to the pandemic will be considered during a special Adults Health and Social Care Scrutiny Board meeting on 29 October 2020. The Scrutiny Board will review how organisations in the health and care sector, including the Council, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board will hear evidence from a range of… read more … about Council considers COVID-19 response>>

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Calderdale Council has sent out annual canvass forms to all households in the borough. Residents must check their details on the form and ensure they are correct so they can vote and have their say on decisions that affect them. The Council does an annual canvass to keep the electoral register up to date, and… read more … about Calderdale residents urged to take action to ensure they can vote>>