Category Archives: Sport and leisure

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>>

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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>>

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Plans to transform a little-used green space in Halifax are now a step closer, after Calderdale Council finalised a community asset transfer for Hanson Lane playing field.  The Hanson Lane site is currently a green open space that has been derelict and unused for many years. In 2014, the Council agreed that the land should… read more … about Transforming green space in Halifax>>

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There are now even more options to get active in Calderdale, as the Council’s sports service has two new tennis wheelchairs.  Two specialist Pro 2 tennis wheelchairs are now available following a successful grant application to the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust.  The Trust specialises in creating opportunities and supporting disabled people and organisations who want… read more … about Boost for disability sports in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council is inviting residents to comment on a new strategy designed to help people become more physically active across the borough.  Physical activity has many health benefits.  It can significantly reduce the chances of people developing dementia, depression, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.    However almost 30% of adults in Calderdale are… read more … about Help us become the most active borough>>

Thomas Voeckler will be back to defend his Tour de Yorkshire title after being unveiled as the first star rider of 2017.   Welcome to Yorkshire announced Voeckler today, who emerged triumphant last year when he broke away with Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) on the final climb of the third stage.  He then outsmarted his rival… read more … about Voeckler back to defend his title at the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire!>>

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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>>