Category Archives: Kindness

The impact of work to tackle poverty across Calderdale over the last 12 months will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 November. The Council is committed to working with other organisations to prevent people from falling into poverty, to support residents living in poverty through intervention, and to help people be more… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

Fatima and Jo

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

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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 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 Religious Education syllabus has been launched for schools across Calderdale and most of West Yorkshire, to help boost young people’s understanding of diversity, empathy and cohesion. In the UK, all schools, academies and free schools must teach RE to students from age 5 to 18, covering world faiths. There is no national curriculum… read more … about Believing and Belonging>>

Roberta Crossley, a familiar face in Calderdale libraries, has received a prestigious award for her outstanding contributions to the Todmorden community. Roberta has worked for Calderdale Council’s libraries service for more than 40 years. Her talent and kindness were recently recognised at Todmorden Town Council’s Citizenship Awards 2019. Following a nomination from her colleagues at… read more … about Top honour for library worker>>

This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

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Calderdale Council is thanking communities for their amazing kindness and support after a long period of rainfall caused flooding issues in Calderdale on Saturday 16 March. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings throughout the borough on Saturday for the River Calder. The flood sirens were sounded in the Upper Valley and residents urged to take… read more … about Calderdale kindness shines through weekend rainfall>>