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At a crucial time for our economy and place, Calderdale Council is delighted to have appointed a new Director of Regeneration and Strategy, to lead on building a strong and resilient future for our towns and villages. Following an intense and highly competitive recruitment process with several excellent candidates, Shelagh O’Neill will take on the… read more … about Shelagh O’Neill appointed regeneration lead for Calderdale>>

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Brighouse and Todmorden are set to receive a significant funding boost to kickstart local regeneration projects and drive economic growth. Through their own Town Deal Boards, both towns are developing investment plans for up to £25 million each to fund projects that will benefit local people, after they were chosen to receive a share of… read more … about £1.25 million boost for Brighouse and Todmorden>>

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Two major infrastructure projects in Calderdale have received a funding boost from the Government’s Getting Building Fund. Calderdale Council will receive a share of the £52.6million awarded to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to fund projects on the Park Road (A6025) in Elland and at Beech Hill, just outside Halifax Town Centre. Park Road is… read more … about Funding boost for Beech Hill and Park Road>>

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The brand new Trinity Sixth Form Academy in Halifax town centre is ready to welcome its first students this September, as Calderdale Council has handed over the state-of-the-art building to Trinity Multi-Academy Trust. This key milestone follows the completion of the multi-million-pound construction project to transform the former Central Library into a top-class learning facility… read more … about Another major milestone for new sixth form centre>>

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Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the latest plans for the proposed new rail station and accompanying access improvements in Elland. Comments can now be submitted online about the planned new rail station in Elland, funded through the Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. The planned station would support existing… read more … about Are Elland station plans just the ticket?>>

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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>>

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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