Category Archives: Families

An innovative project that supports young people in Calderdale has been awarded funding to allow its work to continue and develop.   Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices programme has been awarded £270,000 from the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme – it’s one of just 14 projects around the country to be selected at… read more … about Supporting young people to make Positive Choices>>

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On Saturday 7 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Craft Fair event. The fair will be held from 10am-4pm and the museum will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for Christmas. Visitors can also enjoy the fantastic exhibitions currently on display at Bankfield,… read more … about Christmas crafts at Bankfield Museum>>

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Roads in Calderdale could temporarily close to traffic to allow them to become community play spaces. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider introducing a play streets scheme in the borough. This would allow residents to close a street for a few hours at a time, so children can play without the danger and inconvenience of traffic… read more … about Playtime for Calderdale streets>>

A new initiative to help parents and carers come up with ways for 2 to 4-year-olds to get a healthy amount of physical activity has been launched in Calderdale. Parents and children at two Calderdale Children’s Centres were amongst the first in Yorkshire and the Humber to try out Active Imaginations – an online resource… read more … about Helping young children to stay active>>

Active Imaginations

A new project aimed at giving children the best start in life has launched in Calderdale. ’50 things to do before you’re five’ suggests 50 activities parents and carers can do with children before they turn five, all chosen by childcare specialists to help boost development. The campaign launched in Calderdale at Eureka! the National… read more … about Sharing experiences with ‘50 things to do before you’re five’>>

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This summer there are two new faces out and about patrolling Calderdale’s countryside, helping to keep visitors safe and protecting the natural landscape. Working over weekends and busy periods, two new summer rangers, Glenn Elliot and William Rowley have been appointed to work across moorlands, woodlands and reservoirs during the peak tourist season. Funded by… read more … about Looking after our distinctive countryside>>

Summer rangers

This year Calderdale Council will mark Yorkshire Day by making all of its public toilets free of charge, initially for a trial period.  So from Thursday 1 August there’ll be no cost if you need to spend a penny.  The decision is one of the actions which the Cabinet committed to deliver within its ambitious… read more … about Spend a penny FREE on Yorkshire Day>>

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A new community garden has been created at Wadsworth Common just off Queens Road in Halifax.   Calderdale Council has been carrying out improvement work on the previously under-used patch of land, to boost the amount of green space in the Park ward area, using external funding from the Government’s Migration Fund.  The many benefits… read more … about New community garden for Park ward>>

Wadsworth common

Organisations in Calderdale are being given a helping hand to support families during the school holidays.  The long summer school holidays can be a difficult time, when the cost of feeding and entertaining children can place additional financial pressures on families.  In 2016, Calderdale Council launched the Holiday Kitchen pilot scheme, helping to prepare meals… read more … about New toolkit to help support Holiday Kitchens>>