Category Archives: Sport and leisure

On Friday 20 January 2017 there are 100 days to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Calderdale, and the Council is encouraging local community groups to apply for grants of up to £5000 to help them put on events and festivals to celebrate. Calderdale’s vibrant towns and spectacular events will be in the… read more … about Boost for Calderdale events and festivals>>

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Residents and businesses in Calderdale are invited to a series of roadshow events to hear more about the plans for the Tour de Yorkshire, before it travels through the borough later this year. On January 18 it will be 100 days until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, one of the biggest bike races… read more … about Find out more about plans for the Tour de Yorkshire>>

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In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “It’s wonderful news that the Tour de Yorkshire is returning to Calderdale next year, coming to new parts of the borough that can experience the excitement of the event. Hosting… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2017>>

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Crowds of local people gathered last night to give a warm welcome to Calderdale’s Rio 2016 heroes. Calderdale Council played host to a free homecoming event to celebrate the amazing achievements of our local athletes, at the MBi Shay Stadium in Halifax yesterday (Tuesday 11 October). The Paralympic heroes were greeted by loud cheers, as… read more … about Rio heroes given warm Calderdale welcome at homecoming event>>


Calderdale’s Rio heroes are being celebrated at a free homecoming event at the Shay Stadium in Halifax, on Tuesday 11 October at 6.30pm. Come along and share the pride in their amazing achievements at the 2016 Paralympic Games.  Halifax’s own Hannah Cockcroft, and Mytholmroyd based Steve Bate will be attending, along with Steve’s tandem cycling… read more … about Celebrating our Paralympic heroes>>

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Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall can now see a key feature of the heritage of the building and town, which was previously hidden from view.  Pictures of every single Mayor of Todmorden since 1896 – that’s 101 in total – have a new home within the Town Hall, to make it easier for people to… read more … about Picturing the past in Todmorden>>

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Pull on your trainers for a new Parkrun in Calderdale! The new weekly leisure run (or walk) for all ages, abilities and experience will be held at Wellholme Park in Brighouse from Saturday 3 September 2016. Calderdale Council has worked with local volunteers to launch this free event to build on the success of Halifax… read more … about On your marks, get set, go!>>

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