Category Archives: Economy

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>>

Market Manager of the Year

Exciting plans to invest over £1 million to make Todmorden Town Hall a thriving heritage destination for public events, concerts, exhibitions and celebrations will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 September. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “Keeping Calderdale’s heritage alive is really important to local… read more … about Investing in Calderdale’s heritage>>

Tod Town Hall

On 1 August, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – will re-open its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation. This heralds a new era for the monumental Georgian structure – which was once the centre of the global woollen trade – as a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural… read more … about Reopening of landmark building The Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young

The car park at Hebden Bridge railway station is set to be extended to encourage more commuters to take the train. A report outlining the plans has been approved by the Investment Committee of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).  The proposals would create 46 new spaces, at ground level, to the east of the… read more … about Station car park on track to expand>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Local people are being invited to find out more about exciting plans for once-in-a-lifetime travel improvements and regeneration in Halifax town centre. Calderdale Council is holding a public information session at Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday 18 July from 4pm to 7pm, on a drop-in basis. Attendees can talk to staff working on the project,… read more … about Have your say on major plans for Halifax town centre>>

Proposed improvements to Halifax Train Station Plaza

With the Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction works complete and the Salterhebble Hill project due to start in Halifax this month, Calderdale Council is starting to develop the next phase of A629 improvements – tackling congestion at the Calder and Hebble junction. On Monday 10 July the Council’s Cabinet will discuss the scheme,… read more … about Tackling congestion to boost the economy>>

Cllr Barry Collins

There were renewed calls for a devolution deal for Yorkshire and Leeds City Region at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s annual meeting today. The discussions arose in response to a proposal to change the name of the organisation to Leeds City Region Combined Authority. Members agreed that the proposal reinforced the need for a meaningful… read more … about Renewed call for devolution at West Yorkshire Combined Authority annual meeting>>

WYCA

Over £180m of investment in West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund schemes in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield is set to be approved at tomorrow’s meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. All of these schemes, which have been designed to support economic growth and the generation of new jobs, progress roads, rail facilities and… read more … about Combined Authority backs over £180m of investment for West Yorks Transport Fund schemes>>

WYCA