Category Archives: Sport and leisure

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>>

Areas of Todmorden Sports Centre will be closed for essential repairs from Tuesday 30 May to Monday 5 June 2017. The swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and ground floor fitness studio will all be closed for essential maintenance. This will involve replacing the main control panels that control water quality in the swimming pool. There… read more … about Temporary closure at Todmorden Sports Centre>>

Calderdale Council has received an impressive regional accolade for its disability sports programme.  At the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards, the Council received the Outstanding Local Authority Award, recognising the exceptional and inclusive service development and support for disabled young people and adults.  Calderdale Council has been working to promote disability sports and ensure that… read more … about Top award for disability sports>>

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It’s now just over a month until the Tour de Yorkshire cycles in to Calderdale, and Calderdale Council’s handy new guide will help you plan your day.  On Sunday 30 April, the Tour de Yorkshire peloton will travel through Calderdale as part of Stage 3 of the race. Dubbed the ‘Yorkshire Terrier’ because of the… read more … about The little guide that’s a big help>>


Speaking at the national Living Streets conference in London on Saturday, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Managing Director Ben Still will say that active travel is inherently a local form of transport, so it is down to local authorities and their partners to deliver it. Already all booked up, Living Streets’ Walking Summit aims to bring… read more … about Walking is fundamental part of everyday travel Combined Authority boss will tell national conference>>


Lizzie Deignan is the latest star rider to confirm her attendance as the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is now just 50 days away.  Deignan (née Armitstead) will return to her home county for the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 29 April, which will see the world’s best riders tackling a tough 122.5km route… read more … about Deignan confirmed to celebrate 50 days to go until the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire>>

Lizzie Deignan