Category Archives: COVID-19

The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local partner organisations was celebrated at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony on Thursday 11 August.  The event, at the Shay Stadium in Halifax, was last held in 2019, offering an opportunity to celebrate staff achievements, talent, resilience and kindness for the first time… read more … about Celebrating Our Stars>>

Our Stars Awards

Calderdale businesses which have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to apply for a new business rates relief scheme. At the end of last year, the Government announced the introduction of the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) scheme, supporting businesses affected by the pandemic but ineligible for previous support linked to business… read more … about Further support for businesses affected by the pandemic>>

Cllr Dacre

Local food businesses, market traders or those looking to start their own business are invited to register their interest in an exciting new food and culture festival planned for Calderdale this June. The Flavourfest local market is due to take place outside Calderdale College, as part of a month-long festival of events and activities in… read more … about Giving enterprising communities a taste of an exciting new food festival>>

Calderdale businesses which have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, or by the Omicron variant, may now be able to apply for grant support. The latest round of Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding is open to businesses which: have been severely impacted by COVID restrictions, or by issues relating to the Omicron variant, AND have also… read more … about Further support for COVID-affected businesses>>

Cllr Dacre

Local taxi drivers are being encouraged to take advantage of Calderdale Council’s Taxi Support Scheme, before the deadline of 15th March 2022. Since April 2021, the Council has offered Calderdale taxi and private hire drivers the opportunity for free licence renewals for three years, in recognition of the severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has… read more … about Time is running out to apply for Taxi Support Scheme>>

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Calderdale residents are being asked to share their thoughts about what it’s like to live in the borough to help inform ambitions for the future. The Vision perception survey gathers the views of local residents each year to help shape the Vision for Calderdale, as the borough approaches its 50th birthday in the year 2024…. read more … about Have your say and help shape Calderdale’s future>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A range of Calderdale businesses can now apply for grants to soften the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Calderdale Council has received around £2.1 million from the Government’s £1 billion Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant. The money will be used to support severely affected hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses with one-off grants of up… read more … about A helping hand for COVID-affected businesses>>

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Calderdale Council continues to support the borough’s visitor economy, with a new team working to create and promote trade and tourism and safely welcome people back to Calderdale. As part of work to support the borough’s ongoing recovery from the continued impacts of COVID-19, a new place development team has been set up to provide… read more … about New team supports a safe and vibrant visitor experience>>

Cllr Jane Scullion