Category Archives: Kindness

In response to the devastating flooding in Pakistan, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “The devastating scenes we’re seeing in Pakistan are truly shocking, with catastrophic flooding in the country already claiming the lives of over a thousand people, and an additional 6 million in desperate need. Hearing that an area the size… read more … about Calderdale Council media statement – Deputy Leader responds to Pakistan flooding>>

As West Yorkshire continues to experience a period of hot and dry weather, Calderdale Council is reminding residents of the associated risks, urging people to show kindness to each other and to the environment. The Met Office’s Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as high or very high over the next few days… read more … about Showing kindness and consideration during the hot weather>>

Walshaw moor

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the… read more … about Supporting families to have Healthy Holidays>>

Healthy Holidays summer artwork

The Ukrainian flag will fly at Halifax Town Hall this month, as a mark of Calderdale’s ongoing solidarity with Ukrainian communities. Every weekend in April, from Saturday 9 April 2022 and including Good Friday and Easter Monday, Calderdale Council will fly Ukraine’s blue and yellow flag from the Town Hall’s flagpole. The Council is also… read more … about Standing together with Ukrainian communities>>

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Calderdale residents are being asked to share their thoughts about what it’s like to live in the borough to help inform ambitions for the future. The Vision perception survey gathers the views of local residents each year to help shape the Vision for Calderdale, as the borough approaches its 50th birthday in the year 2024…. read more … about Have your say and help shape Calderdale’s future>>

Cllr Tim Swift

I want to take the opportunity to update you on what we know about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, what it means for Calderdale and the action being taken to delay the variant spreading. The variant was first identified in Southern Africa and has been identified as a Variant of Concern by the World Health… read more … about Message from Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Calderdale landmarks, including Wainhouse Tower will light up this weekend to show support for Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July, acknowledging the efforts of every person who has made a difference and helped others throughout the pandemic. The idea behind the country’s first ever Thank You Day came from a grassroots campaign in local… read more … about Saying Thank You to Calderdale’s kind and resilient communities>>

Halifax Community Fridge

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will light up orange from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 June to mark Calderdale’s support for national Refugee Week. Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers across the country, and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. This year’s theme is ‘We Cannot Walk… read more … about Shining a light on the Valley of Sanctuary this Refugee Week>>

Wainhouse Tower