Category Archives: Tourism

Claire Slattery, Calderdale Council’s Arts and Heritage Manager, who played a major role in the transformation of The Piece Hall, is celebrating being named one of three finalists in the Best Rescue of a Historic Building category of this year’s prestigious Historic England Angel Awards. Claire was the ideal person to take on the complex… read more … about Claire shortlisted for Historic England Angel Award>>

A £40 million scheme for the once-in-a-lifetime transformation of Halifax town centre is about to move a step forward. Calderdale Council has prepared more detailed designs showing the proposed improvements across the town centre. The designs were shaped by feedback from local people and businesses and will be discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Monday… read more … about Next step for Halifax transformation>>

John Walker, the manager of Calderdale Council’s markets, has been named the country’s Market Manager of the Year at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards.  The prestigious award was announced at NABMA’s annual conference on Monday 18 September 2017, which nearly 200 people from the markets industry attended. John has worked for… read more … about National award for Calderdale markets>>

30th September – 1st October 2017 The Piece Hall, Halifax Calderdale’s talented creative community set to take over The Piece Hall as The People’s Fair storms into Halifax Parades and processions, street theatre, market stalls, exhibitions, food and the entirely unexpected will flow into Halifax’s newly-restored Piece Hall for an epic finale to ‘Landlines and… read more … about The People’s Fair>>

Flooding waves

This year’s Halifax Heritage Festival will look to the future as well as the past, with a series of high profile openings during the weekend.  Around 20 heritage sites in Halifax will be opening their doors to visitors with planned events and activities from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September.  The weekend coincides with the… read more … about Explore the past and celebrate the future at Halifax Heritage Festival>>

Halifax Town Hall

Exciting plans to invest over £1 million to make Todmorden Town Hall a thriving heritage destination for public events, concerts, exhibitions and celebrations will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 September. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “Keeping Calderdale’s heritage alive is really important to local… read more … about Investing in Calderdale’s heritage>>

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>>

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>>