Category Archives: Public Health

Following the announcement that England will return to national lockdown restrictions with immediate effect, Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services. Everyone must stay at home, except for essential reasons such as food shopping, exercise within the local area and medical appointments. As such, further Council service updates have been issued in… read more … about Update on Council services>>

COVID

Joint press release with Calderdale CCG Calderdale residents have today started to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the borough, as the rollout of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Resham Bi, aged 83 from Halifax,  became the first person in Calderdale to receive the PfizerBioNTech vaccine at… read more … about COVID-19 vaccination programme begins in Calderdale>>

First vaccine

The Council’s response to the pandemic will be considered during a special Adults Health and Social Care Scrutiny Board meeting on 29 October 2020. The Scrutiny Board will review how organisations in the health and care sector, including the Council, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board will hear evidence from a range of… read more … about Council considers COVID-19 response>>

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Wainhouse Tower will light up purple from tonight (Friday 23 October) until Monday 2 November 2020, for World Polio Day on Saturday 24 October. World Polio Day aims to educate on the need to end polio for good, and Calderdale Council is marking this to help raise awareness. The request to light up Wainhouse Tower,… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up purple for World Polio Day>>

Wainhouse Tower

In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:  “We know that local people will be disappointed that the additional restrictions on household gatherings are still in place in the Halifax constituency. With the recent steady reduction in Calderdale’s COVID-19 rates, we had hoped… read more … about Local household restrictions still apply in Halifax>>

COVID

Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

The first of August was four months to the day since I started working in Calderdale. I began my work here at the beginning of April, a couple of weeks into the national lockdown. I marked my four-month anniversary with the introduction of local restrictions, brought in because the borough has one of the highest… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health>>

Calderdale Council is pleased to be able to offer access to selected services at Halifax Central Library and Archives from Tuesday 11 August 2020. All Calderdale libraries closed in March 2020 in accordance with Government requirements to help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Since then, the Council has been working hard… read more … about Safely reopening Central Library>>