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Calderdale Council has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards for its work following the Boxing Day floods and for its innovative approach to volunteering. The Council has been nominated in three different categories at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2017 – for Senior Leadership Team, Delivering Better Outcomes and Behaviour Change. Both the… read more … about Council work shortlisted for national awards>>

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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!>>

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Calderdale Council is getting involved with the Great British Spring Clean – a national campaign aiming to get half a million people out about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017.  The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in 2017, with a view to it becoming an… read more … about Get involved with the Great British Spring Clean>>

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Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to discover how mills shaped the iconic building, as the new season of free guided tours gets underway.   On Sunday 5 February at 2pm, Calderdale Council kicks off 2017’s packed programme of monthly taster tours of the Town Hall with a focus on the mills of Todmorden.  … read more … about Discover the mills of Todmorden>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Calderdale community organisations could soon be making an even bigger difference to local people, thanks to proposals from Calderdale Council to step up its work to nurture them and help them grow by adopting a new ‘community anchor policy’, to be discussed by Cabinet on Monday 10 October 2016. Community organisations have a huge role… read more … about An anchor in our communities>>

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Registering a death in Calderdale on a weekend or bank holiday is now easier after the introduction of a Community Registrars service.  Previously an out of hours on call service was operated by the registration service between 10am and 12noon on Sundays and bank holidays, for people who needed a quick registration to enable a… read more … about Broadening our registration service>>

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Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall can now see a key feature of the heritage of the building and town, which was previously hidden from view.  Pictures of every single Mayor of Todmorden since 1896 – that’s 101 in total – have a new home within the Town Hall, to make it easier for people to… read more … about Picturing the past in Todmorden>>

Todmorden Town Hall mayoral pictures

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – over 1,600 across the UK, and seven in Calderdale alone.  Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park, Clay House Park in West Vale, Wellholme Park in Brighouse, plus Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Shibden Estate and Ogden Water Country Park all… read more … about Calderdale parks named as some of the best in Britain>>

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