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Calderdale’s brand new, state-of-the-art sixth form centre at the heart of Halifax is now complete and ready to welcome its first students in September 2020. The completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million-pound construction project marks the start of an exciting new era for learning in Calderdale, and a major milestone in the borough’s wider regeneration. The… read more … about New sixth form centre heralds new era for learning and regeneration>>

Trinity Sixth Form Academy exterior

The online application process for the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund for businesses is now open. This new grant of up to £10,000 is open to small and micro businesses which have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but which aren’t eligible for the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and… read more … about Council invites applications for new business grant>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

As we move into the next phase of responding to this crisis, I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks to the vast majority of local residents who have done so much to stay home, stay safe, and help protect our NHS and social care services.   Now we need to be as clear… read more … about Statement on behalf of Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

As the country moves towards the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calderdale Council, in partnership with public, private and community sector organisations, is planning the local recovery and reset of how we will work to ensure a safe future for everyone and to rebuild our place and our economy. The Government is due to… read more … about Building a safe and strong future for Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

People travelling in Calderdale are set to benefit from a £7.8 million boost to local roads, which will help improve their journeys. Calderdale Council has secured nearly £4 million from the Department for Transport (DfT), and will contribute a further £1 million, to boost road safety along the A629 Calderdale Way. A further £2 million… read more … about Funding boost for road improvements>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

The Government has now confirmed Calderdale Council will receive funding to help support residents and businesses affected by Storm Ciara. Around 1200 residential and business properties across Calderdale were flooded on Sunday 9 February 2020. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “I’m delighted by this announcement as it’s something we’ve been pushing for… read more … about Flood relief at last>>

Cllr Swift

Around 600 businesses in Calderdale flooded by Storm Ciara  Grants available for eligible SMEs  The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has created a £2 million recovery fund for businesses in Calderdale that were devastated by flooding following Storm Ciara.  The LEP, working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council, has set up the Calderdale Business Flood Recovery Fund to… read more … about LEP creates £2 million recovery fund for flood hit businesses in Calderdale>>


RSA, the multinational insurance group, has signed a 20 year lease on office space in Northgate House, providing a welcome boost to town centre businesses. RSA will lease all of the available office space, around 47,000 ft², within the newly refurbished building. The insurer, which is currently based in Dean Clough, is planning to complete… read more … about New tenant for Northgate>>

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It’s official – Calderdale is well and truly on the international map! A new report about the economic impact of tourism on Calderdale in 2018 has revealed that visits from overseas are at an all-time high, and tourism is worth more than ever before to the local economy. In 2018, more than 64,000 international visitors… read more … about A record year for tourism in Calderdale>>