Category Archives: Sport and leisure

Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are delighted that Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will return to racing after injury at the 2018 edition of the race. Cavendish suffered a dramatic crash at the Milan – San Remo race in Italy on Saturday 17 March, fracturing a rib and damaging his ankle after colliding… read more … about Cavendish back in action at Tour de Yorkshire!>>

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With just over six weeks to go until the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have announced a record 40 teams will compete. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity shared the news at Y18 – the UK’s largest tourism event – in Bradford on Wednesday and revealed… read more … about Record number of teams unveiled for 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire women’s race>>

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Plans for exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax are taking another step forward, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet discuss proposals for a new combined leisure centre and swimming pool. Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to… read more … about New leisure centre moves a step closer>>

Calderdale Council is working with The Swimming Trust to offer 14 Calderdale residents the opportunity to train to become a fully qualified swimming teacher. Successful candidates will be able to attend Swim England Level 1 (Swimming Assistant Teaching) and Level 2 (Swimming Teacher) courses for £100 – the combined cost of which is normally over… read more … about Have you ever wanted to become a swimming teacher?>>

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Calderdale is paving the way to creating a more active and healthy workforce, as the first West Yorkshire District to have both the council and it’s largest training provider, Calderdale College, accredited as Walk Friendly Workplaces.  The CityConnect Walk Friendly Workplace scheme, delivered by Living Streets the UK charity for everyday walking, supports workplaces to… read more … about Calderdale steps up>>

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Calderdale Council’s sports service is reducing the amount of plastic it uses by getting rid of the plastic overshoes provided to customers when entering the changing rooms. Following customer feedback about the use of disposable plastic, all Council swimming pools will stop the use of plastic overshoes and instead ask customers to remove their shoes… read more … about Sports take steps to reduce plastic waste>>

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December can be an easy time of year to overindulge, but to get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions (and work off those festive treats), why not take advantage of Calderdale Council’s December Membership offer? This December, all Calderdale sports centres are offering discounts on adult annual memberships. If you pay for a… read more … about Get moving with our festive fitness offer>>

Wainstalls village is soon to benefit from a new play area for children and young people, after a successful application to the Suez Communities Trust.  Calderdale Council will receive £43,000 from the Trust (formerly SITA Trust) to allow for a new play area to be installed near Wainstalls Junior and Infant School in the village. … read more … about New play area for Wainstalls village>>

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Membership at Calderdale Council’s women-only gym is at a record high, and numbers are set to grow now that the gym has had a makeover. The Better Living Gym is based at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax. It gives local women the chance to improve their fitness and lose weight using a variety of… read more … about Healthy living movement takes step forward>>