Category Archives: Economy

Calderdale’s final phase of the A629 highway project has moved a step closer, with agreement from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for further investment in connectivity improvements between Halifax and Huddersfield.  The £570,000 funding enables feasibility work to begin on Phase 4 of the scheme, which looks to address congestion around Ainley Top and improve… read more … about Moving forward with infrastructure improvements>>

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Claire Slattery – The Piece Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire wins two Historic England Angel Awards including the overall UK winner. Last night the iconic Piece Hall and Claire Slattery, Calderdale Council’s Arts and Heritage Manager were awarded Best Rescue of a Historic Building and overall UK winner at the Historic England Angel Awards. Please see… read more … about Claire and The Piece Hall named Historic England Angel Award winners>>

Two schemes which could deliver millions of pounds worth of investment in south east Calderdale have moved a step closer, following a meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee (9 November). Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to transform a large site… read more … about Investment boost planned for Brighouse>>

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Calderdale Council, as an accredited Living Wage employer, welcomes the increase in UK and London rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week (5 – 11 November 2017). In its second year as part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt in to paying the real Living… read more … about Council pledges continued support for Living Wage>>

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Calderdale Council has welcomed government proposals which would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour for roadworks which cause significant disruption. If the plans are approved it would encourage companies to plan their work, avoiding busy routes and peak travel times. The utility companies could avoid charges by planning their works during… read more … about Council backs plans to keep traffic moving>>

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A celebration to mark the relaunch of Todmorden Market Hall following a £500,000 transformation will bring local people and traders together on Saturday 21 October. The free family fun day starts at 11am in Todmorden’s new-look indoor market, where Calderdale Council has invested in a range of repairs and improvements. The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr… read more … about Celebrating a new era for Todmorden Market>>

A £40 million scheme for the once-in-a-lifetime transformation of Halifax town centre is about to move a step forward. Calderdale Council has prepared more detailed designs showing the proposed improvements across the town centre. The designs were shaped by feedback from local people and businesses and will be discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Monday… read more … about Next step for Halifax transformation>>

John Walker, the manager of Calderdale Council’s markets, has been named the country’s Market Manager of the Year at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards.  The prestigious award was announced at NABMA’s annual conference on Monday 18 September 2017, which nearly 200 people from the markets industry attended. John has worked for… read more … about National award for Calderdale markets>>