Category Archives: Economy

Plans are on track to improve Halifax Rail Station and the surrounding area, with feedback from a recent consultation being used to shape the project. Calderdale Council, in partnership with Network Rail, is developing plans to transform the station building and improve access and its facilities. The £30million-plus project, which is being funded by the… read more … about Station plans on the right track>>

Halifax station proposed exterior

Halifax was chosen as the venue for a major national conference on Friday 27 May 2022, highlighting Calderdale’s key part in the national debate on the role of towns in our economic recovery, levelling up and thought leadership. The Piece Hall Trust, Square Chapel Arts Centre and Calderdale Council worked together to host the final… read more … about Major conference puts Calderdale in national spotlight>>

Restitch

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

“If you have a dream or you love making things, come along and try trading at a market. We love the banter with the other traders and, of course, with the customers.” During the pandemic, Catherine Cook from Calderdale turned a hobby into a business as a market trader. Now, Catherine regularly trades as Truly… read more … about Turn your dream into a career at Calderdale Markets>>

Vinod Kamble from The Dosa Street Food (Hebden Bridge Market)

Calderdale Council is encouraging people to support our local towns during this year’s English Tourism Week (Friday 18 to Sunday 27 March) and to plan their trip using the revamped Visit Calderdale website. The theme of the national awareness week, led by VisitEngland, is “You’re Welcome”, sending the message that the tourism industry is ready… read more … about Love your local town this English Tourism Week>>

Calderdale view

The planned transformation of a key heritage building into a thriving community hub in Sowerby Bridge town centre has taken a leap forward. Building work has started on the former fire station, swimming pool and Council offices on Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, to give them a new lease of life and create a range… read more … about Full steam ahead for Fire & Water community hub>>

Sowerby Bridge Fire and Water

Residents in the Beech Hill area of Halifax will soon benefit from significant home improvement works, as funding for the scheme has been officially agreed and contractors appointed.  A range of essential improvement work is being carried out on the mixed tenure housing estate, as part of the second phase of an extensive programme of… read more … about Major improvement works progressing at Beech Hill>>

Cllr Patient

A brand new, top-class leisure centre and swimming pool for Halifax could move a step closer to construction, as Cabinet Members discuss the next stages of the ambitious project to bring major benefits to the whole community. At Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 17 January, Members will consider whether to recommend to Full Council… read more … about A vision for sport and leisure in Halifax>>