Category Archives: Distinctiveness

Work to transform Elland town centre, making it more attractive and improving amenities for people who live, work or visit the town, is moving forward, with planning applications for some of the improvements due to be submitted this autumn. Over £6million of funding from the Future High Streets Fund is set to transform the centre… read more … about Moving forward with exciting plans for Elland>>

Artist's impression of improvements to Southgate in Elland

Todmorden Town Deal Board is delighted to announce that three out of the eight Full Business Cases for projects in Todmorden’s £17.5M Town Investment Plan have now been submitted to Government for final approval for funding. The projects include improvements to the much loved Todmorden Town Hall, investment into a range of sports, heritage, arts… read more … about Todmorden Town Hall, Centre Vale Park and Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub complete milestone submissions of Full Business Cases to Government>>

Todmorden Town Hall

The final public consultation on Calderdale’s Local Plan covering changes known as ‘main modifications’ will begin on Friday 12 August 2022. Residents and businesses will have the chance to have their say about the changes during an eight-week consultation, which will close at 5pm on Friday 7 October 2022. In March 2022, the Council received… read more … about Last steps for the Local Plan>>

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After an extensive consultation over the past three years, the Brighouse Deal plans that will write a new chapter in the story of the town have been submitted to the Government. The business cases for the £19.1m proposals have been approved by Calderdale Council and the Brighouse Town Deal Board, made up of representatives from… read more … about Key moment for Brighouse Deal as £19.1million plans submitted>>

Brighouse view

The inspiring landscape of the Calderdale area is being captured in a new and creative way as part of Smith Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. The Brighouse gallery is hosting a new exhibition called the Calderdale Grid Project, in partnership with the Halifax Photographic Society and featuring works from over forty writers and photographers, each of… read more … about Brighouse exhibition takes a fresh look at the borough>>

Mayor of Calderdale at Calderdale Grid exhibition, Smith Art Gallery

Joint press release with West Yorkshire Combined Authority Wednesday 13 July: Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre: 11am until 2pm  A new business support programme offering free and tailored advice for new businesses or budding entrepreneurs is launching this week in Calderdale. Start-Up West Yorkshire(external link), Calderdale, is a new initiative, led by the Mayor of West… read more … about Launch of Start-Up West Yorkshire, Calderdale>>

Alixe from FedUP - a local animation business.

A new brand showcasing Calderdale’s unique culture has been unveiled, to continue the development of the borough’s growing profile as a vibrant cultural destination. Local businesses and attractions are encouraged to use the new ‘CultureDale’ brand, which Calderdale Council launched at its flagship ‘We are Calderdale’ event. The brand is funded by the European Regional… read more … about Welcome to CultureDale>>

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A month-long festival celebrating the culture and diversity of Calderdale is coming to the west Halifax area this June. Flavourfest brings together events and activities within the Park and Warley areas of Calderdale, which are some of the most culturally vibrant and distinctive places in the borough. The festival is supported by Calderdale Council, with… read more … about Celebrating Flavourfest in west Halifax>>

Children enjoying Healthy Holidays

Work to transform the Northgate development in Halifax town centre has now finished, revealing modern new office and retail spaces and an improved public courtyard area. The Northgate development has seen the transformation of the former central library and Council offices. The library section opened as Trinity Sixth Form Academy in September 2020 and the… read more … about Work on major Northgate development now complete>>

Northgate House, Halifax