Category Archives: COVID-19

Thank you! That’s Calderdale Council’s message to everyone involved in the massive team effort to fight COVID-19 across the borough. An army of organisations and individuals continue to do all they can to tackle the virus and keep each other safe. This includes the local key workers and businesses which have selflessly carried on working… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s COVID stars>>

Ghulam Mustafa

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>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The amazing kindness and togetherness shown by people in Calderdale during the pandemic is being showcased in a major new national report. Faced with frequent flooding and COVID-19, Calderdale people have stayed resilient, come together and supported each other. Their community spirit, and the local investment to help people from different backgrounds to connect and… read more … about Calderdale’s kindness in national spotlight>>

Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services following the announcement from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising how lockdown will be eased across the country. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “Whilst the plan of action to enable a relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown restrictions is of course welcome news,… read more … about Statement from Calderdale Council in response to Prime Minister’s announcement>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale will be back. That’s the message from Calderdale Council, as the latest tourism figures show that 2019 was the best year ever for the borough’s visitor economy. The record value of tourism to Calderdale just before COVID-19 brings real hope for the sector’s recovery from the pandemic. In 2019, tourism was worth just under… read more … about Future is bright for Calderdale’s tourism economy>>


Families who are struggling financially with the extra pressures of COVID-19, staying at home and home-schooling will be supported by Calderdale Council’s new lockdown support fund. The Council is boosting its ongoing help for families facing financial hardship, by offering a £15 direct payment for each child who receives free school meals, and to families… read more … about New lockdown fund to help Calderdale families>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Plans for a new business park in Clifton have moved to the next stage of the planning process, with the submission of a reserved matters application.  The Clifton Business Park scheme is a major regeneration project which looks to transform a site on Wakefield Road at Clifton, near Brighouse, into a regionally significant employment site…. read more … about Planning ahead for proposed business park>>

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Every elderly care home in Calderdale has now had their first life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to those that were willing and able to receive it. Working together in groups, GP practices have provided the vaccine to residents and staff as part of the national roll-out, which is prioritising those most at risk from the virus…. read more … about First life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to every elderly care home in Calderdale>>

Care homes