Category Archives: Tourism

Two new summer rangers have been taken on by Calderdale Council’s Countryside Service to help keep people safe and manage Yorkshire Water’s facilities such as reservoirs and moorland during the peak tourist season. Working over weekends and busy periods, the two new rangers, Jeff Platts and Helen Mariott, will have a wide-reaching remit. They will… read more … about Rangers hired to patrol Calderdale’s countryside>>

Countryside rangers

On 1 August, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – will re-open its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation. This heralds a new era for the monumental Georgian structure – which was once the centre of the global woollen trade – as a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural… read more … about Reopening of landmark building The Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young

Halifax Visitor Centre will be open for more days per week when it moves into its beautiful new home at the newly built Central Library and Archive. At the moment the Calderdale Council-run centre is based in the current Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, which opens five days a week. When the new Central… read more … about Halifax Visitor Centre on the move>>

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Local people are being invited to find out more about exciting plans for once-in-a-lifetime travel improvements and regeneration in Halifax town centre. Calderdale Council is holding a public information session at Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday 18 July from 4pm to 7pm, on a drop-in basis. Attendees can talk to staff working on the project,… read more … about Have your say on major plans for Halifax town centre>>

Proposed improvements to Halifax Train Station Plaza

Elland is counting down to an array of exciting community events to celebrate its 700th birthday – and Calderdale Council is inviting local people to join the party. This year it’s the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town. The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward… read more … about Happy birthday Elland!>>

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The sun shone as hundreds of people came together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge at the family fun day held by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust yesterday (Sunday 2 April 2017). Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “It was a fantastic event with a real community spirit. It… read more … about Hundreds turned out for Elland Bridge fun day>>

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Transport Minister Andrew Jones will officially reopen Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath as part of a free community celebration event on Sunday 2 April 2017. There will be a variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family from 10am to 4pm, with the official reopening due to take place along the Calder and… read more … about Elland Bridge official opening – an event not to be missed>>

Elland Bridge infographic

On Sunday 2 April 2017, Calderdale communities will come together to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge, the canal and towpath. Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who have been working together to rebuild the bridge and reopen the Calder and Hebble Navigation since the 2015 floods, are delighted to announce the… read more … about Family fun at Elland Bridge official opening>>

Elland Bridge infographic

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to celebrate its 142nd birthday and discover its fascinating history at the next tour of the iconic building. On Sunday 2 April from 2pm, volunteers will run a guided ‘taster’ tour of the Town Hall, telling stories of its past to mark its anniversary. Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Happy birthday Todmorden Town Hall!>>

Todmorden Town Hall 142nd birthday - resized