Category Archives: Council and democracy

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>>

Calderdale Council has been named as one of the top 10 councils in the country for the provision of services for children with high needs. Public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as a top performer in its annual analysis report measuring performance within high needs funding. This focuses on pupils with special educational… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for supporting children with high needs>>

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Calderdale Council has published its latest financial strategy which warns that the impact of COVID-19 could lead to a funding gap of around £15m next year. Every autumn the Council publishes its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), which covers the next three financial years, and this will be discussed by the Cabinet at its next… read more … about Council counts the cost of COVID-19>>


The lessons learnt and experiences gathered from dealing with COVID-19 will be discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet; helping to inform how services might be delivered in future. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calderdale Council, along with local authorities across the country, is facing some of the greatest challenges ever experienced…. read more … about A Council fit for the future>>

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Calderdale Council has published its annual performance review report, which measures its progress towards being the ‘best borough in the North’ and achieving the aspirations of the Vision2024 for Calderdale. The report, which will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 July 2020, covers the period from April 2019 up until the end… read more … about Measuring the Council’s performance in uncertain times>>

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Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will join buildings across the UK and light up purple in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter is a global campaign challenging systematic and structural racism. People have come together across the world following the death of George Floyd in the… read more … about Wainhouse Tower lights up purple in solidarity with Black Lives Matter>>

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The delivery of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, which will provide local control of more than £1.8 billion in funding for the region, has taken a significant step forward this week after the five West Yorkshire authorities, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have  agreed to go ahead with a public consultation. Meetings of the… read more … about Important step forward for West Yorkshire devolution deal as councils agree go-ahead for public consultation>>

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Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will discuss the financial implications of COVID-19 at its meeting on Monday 27 April 2020. Capturing the financial and organisational impact of coronavirus is part of the Council’s 10 point plan to respond to the risks related to COVID-19. Initial forecasts suggest the potential cost of COVID-19 to the Council could be… read more … about Severe financial impact of COVID-19 on Council set out>>

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