Category Archives: Vision2024

RSA, the multinational insurance group, has signed a 20 year lease on office space in Northgate House, providing a welcome boost to town centre businesses. RSA will lease all of the available office space, around 47,000 ft², within the newly refurbished building. The insurer, which is currently based in Dean Clough, is planning to complete… read more … about New tenant for Northgate>>

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Young people in Calderdale have been finding out more about the opportunities available within the construction industry at a special training day at Northgate House in Halifax. Calderdale Council is working with the construction management company Blacc to transform the former library and Council offices at Northgate House to create a new sixth form centre,… read more … about Students build their future plans>>

Northgate House work

Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country. Public service consultancy, IMPOWER named Calderdale Council in 4th place in its annual ‘Which councils are best?’ report, published today, which is an outstanding jump of nine places since last year. IMPOWER ranks 149 local authorities by measuring performance in… read more … about Calderdale is in the top 10>>


It’s official – Calderdale is well and truly on the international map! A new report about the economic impact of tourism on Calderdale in 2018 has revealed that visits from overseas are at an all-time high, and tourism is worth more than ever before to the local economy. In 2018, more than 64,000 international visitors… read more … about A record year for tourism in Calderdale>>

The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local partner organisations was celebrated at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony on Thursday 7 November. The Council held its Our Stars awards event at The Venue in Barkisland, to recognise the amazing efforts of talented Calderdale staff and partners over the last year…. read more … about Celebrating Our Stars>>

Our Stars

A six week public consultation on changes to Calderdale’s draft Local Plan will take place in the New Year. Following observations from the Government appointed Local Plan Inspector, Calderdale’s Cabinet has adjusted its housing plans and now aims to deliver 997 new homes annually. To assist in delivering this number, the Council is putting an… read more … about Have your say on the Local Plan in 2020>>

Calderdale people are moving more than ever before. That’s according to Sport England’s latest national Active Lives survey(external link), which revealed the highest ever level of physical activity and the lowest ever level of inactivity in Calderdale. The borough is now below the England average for levels of inactivity, and is one of the best… read more … about Calderdale gets active!>>

A magical Winter Craft Fair at the internationally famous Shibden Hall, Halifax, will mark the last few weeks of the museum’s most successful season yet. Visitor numbers have trebled since Shibden featured in Sally Wainwright’s BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, which told the story of Anne Lister – lesbian, scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner… read more … about The Gentleman Jack effect>>

Anne Lister, played by Suranne Jones, and Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle

The impact of work to tackle poverty across Calderdale over the last 12 months will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 November. The Council is committed to working with other organisations to prevent people from falling into poverty, to support residents living in poverty through intervention, and to help people be more… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

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