Category Archives: Technology

The online planning application system on Calderdale Council’s website will be unavailable for short periods of time in April and July.  To carry out essential upgrades and ensure the system meets the requirements for upcoming changes in data protection law, it’s necessary for the online planning application system to be offline on Saturday 28 and… read more … about Planning ahead for website maintenance>>

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Work to upgrade Calderdale’s street lights with more efficient and better quality LED lighting is due to commence at the start of April 2018. Existing lights across the borough are set to be replaced with LED luminaires, which reduce the level of light pollution and provide better colour rendering which contributes to a safer feel… read more … about A bright future for Calderdale’s street lights>>

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Residents and businesses can now access over 200 sets of local information for free through Calderdale Council’s dedicated website, which could help make a difference to their lives and support business opportunities. Calderdale DataWorks provides ‘open data’ – free information published in an accessible format with a licence that allows anyone to access, use and… read more … about Calderdale data opens up new opportunities>>

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A new strategy outlining improvements to digital services and IT technology is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.  The Digital and IT Strategy covers the next three years and addresses the need to have secure IT infrastructure, better digital services and improved digital skills.   Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Business Change and Customer Service,… read more … about Calderdale’s digital future>>

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Calderdale Council has been made aware of fake emails being sent from addresses using the calderdale.gov.uk domain.  The emails being sent come from addresses ending ‘@calderdale.gov.uk’, and state that a PayPal transaction has been processed. These emails are part of a phishing scam and have nothing to do with the Council.  The Council will never… read more … about Fake email alert>>

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QR Codes and NFC Chips at West Yorkshire bus stops being used 10,000 times per week. Scans provide direct link to real time departure information for each stop. Over 400,000 scans in 2016. Leeds city centre stop West Yorkshire’s most scanned.  West Yorkshire bus passengers are now using QR Codes and NFC Chips at bus… read more … about West Yorkshire passengers now scanning 10,000 times a week for real-time bus updates>>

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Open-source and technical communities consultancy AB Open has opened a call for businesses in the Calderdale area to participate in a free long-range wireless communications network testbed built with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications in mind, as part of the IoTUK Boost project launched by the Digital and Future Cities Catapults…. read more … about AB Open invites Calderdale businesses to participate in LPWAN technology programme>>

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Calderdale Council has received national recognition for its work leading the way in using digital technology, as the Council’s Live Chat service has been awarded the Oracle Customer Excellence Award. Calderdale Council’s launched its Live Chat instant messaging software in 2014 and recently expanded the service to allow residents to contact the Council’s customer care… read more … about National recognition for Council’s Live Chat>>

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Calderdale Council is supporting the technology festival, Wuthering Bytes, as it returns to Hebden Bridge from September 2 – 11. Wuthering Bytes is an annual festival that features a great line up of talks and workshops exploring the latest innovation in digital technology. The Council is sponsoring the ten-day event, after successfully hosting three days… read more … about Wuthering Bytes is back>>

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