Category Archives: Digital

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and Calderdale libraries are once again hosting the annual Summer Reading Challenge.  The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at 4-11 year olds and the theme for this year is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings.  To take part in the free… read more … about New library app launches in time for the annual Summer Reading Challenge>>

Space Chase

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet last night unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Vision2024 gives us a five year framework of what we want Calderdale to be like by the borough’s 50th birthday.  We have a range of priority areas which will… read more … about Ambitious plans for first 100 days>>

Cllr Swift

The Calderdale Next Chapter website, which provides the latest information on the many regeneration and investment projects taking place in the borough, has been redesigned to make it more user friendly. The www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk(external link) site includes information about all the current and planned work in Calderdale as part of the Next Chapter for the borough, with… read more … about New look for Next Chapter>>

Next Chapter

Calderdale Council has secured £1.5 million from the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool, to help boost the local economy by improving access to skills and jobs for the most disadvantaged residents, and increasing the number of visitors to Calderdale from across the UK and overseas. By pooling their business rates together, councils in the… read more … about £1.5 million boost for Calderdale culture and employment projects>>

Piece Hall

Halifax is the fifth best place in Europe for connectivity, according to the international data organisation, fDi Intelligence. The town ranked highly because of the percentage of people using the internet and the good upload and download speeds, plus non-digital connectivity including the quality of roads and the distance to international airports. Calderdale Council’s 24/7… read more … about Thousands benefit from going online>>

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Residents and businesses can now access over 200 sets of local information for free through Calderdale Council’s dedicated website, which could help make a difference to their lives and support business opportunities. Calderdale DataWorks provides ‘open data’ – free information published in an accessible format with a licence that allows anyone to access, use and… read more … about Calderdale data opens up new opportunities>>

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Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on Calderdale’s community website which helps people before, during and after a flood. Eye on Calderdale (www.eyeoncalderdale.com(external link)) gives the latest information on flooding, weather warnings and traffic disruption in Calderdale, as well as advice on being prepared and updates on flood recovery and resilience… read more … about Have your say on flooding website>>

Flooding waves

£8.5 million programme for SMEs to invest in digital technology and skills Up to £5,000 available per business to invest in new technologies Masterclasses and workshops to launch later in the year to offer mentoring for business owners and managers The North’s digital economy is creating jobs 10 times faster than other sectors and this… read more … about New digital support and funding for SMEs in Leeds City Region>>