Category Archives: Distinctiveness

On Saturday 7 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Craft Fair event. The fair will be held from 10am-4pm and the museum will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for Christmas. Visitors can also enjoy the fantastic exhibitions currently on display at Bankfield,… read more … about Christmas crafts at Bankfield Museum>>

Bankfield

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 7 November. The Council held its Our Stars awards event at The Venue in Barkisland, to recognise the amazing efforts of talented Calderdale staff and partners over the last year…. read more … about Celebrating Our Stars>>

Our Stars

A six week public consultation on changes to Calderdale’s draft Local Plan will take place in the New Year. Following observations from the Government appointed Local Plan Inspector, Calderdale’s Cabinet has adjusted its housing plans and now aims to deliver 997 new homes annually. To assist in delivering this number, the Council is putting an… read more … about Have your say on the Local Plan in 2020>>

A magical Winter Craft Fair at the internationally famous Shibden Hall, Halifax, will mark the last few weeks of the museum’s most successful season yet. Visitor numbers have trebled since Shibden featured in Sally Wainwright’s BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, which told the story of Anne Lister – lesbian, scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner… read more … about The Gentleman Jack effect>>

Anne Lister, played by Suranne Jones, and Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle

Work is taking place at Todmorden Town Hall to improve the acoustics in the ballroom, as part of Calderdale Council’s £121,000 refurbishment programme.  The improvement works at the historic building will include the installation of new acoustic panels to reduce the amount of echo in the ballroom. The room will also be redecorated with a… read more … about Acoustic improvements hit the right note>>

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

Sowerby Bridge’s historic high street is set to be transformed thanks to a recent funding boost. Following a successful bid to the government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone fund, Sowerby Bridge is to receive a share of £95million to help improve and retain its heritage features. Work is taking place with Heritage England to finalise… read more … about Enhancing the distinctive heritage of Sowerby Bridge>>

A new project aimed at giving children the best start in life has launched in Calderdale. ’50 things to do before you’re five’ suggests 50 activities parents and carers can do with children before they turn five, all chosen by childcare specialists to help boost development. The campaign launched in Calderdale at Eureka! the National… read more … about Sharing experiences with ‘50 things to do before you’re five’>>

Vision

This summer there are two new faces out and about patrolling Calderdale’s countryside, helping to keep visitors safe and protecting the natural landscape. Working over weekends and busy periods, two new summer rangers, Glenn Elliot and William Rowley have been appointed to work across moorlands, woodlands and reservoirs during the peak tourist season. Funded by… read more … about Looking after our distinctive countryside>>

Summer rangers