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Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board has appointed a national expert in child welfare as its new Chair. Professor of Social Work at Leeds Beckett University, Nick Frost will take up the role in September 2017.  A qualified and registered social worker, Professor Frost gained 15 years’ experience in local authorities before moving into an academic career.  … read more … about Frost helps safeguard Calderdale children>>

Professor Nick Frost

Membership at Calderdale Council’s women-only gym is at a record high, and numbers are set to grow now that the gym has had a makeover. The Better Living Gym is based at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre in Halifax. It gives local women the chance to improve their fitness and lose weight using a variety of… read more … about Healthy living movement takes step forward>>

Better Living Gym

Calderdale Council wants to hear from residents and businesses about plans for housing, employment, infrastructure and open spaces in the borough for the next 15 years.  The eight week consultation on the Draft Local Plan runs from now until Friday 29 September 2017.  This will  give local residents, businesses and landowners the opportunity to comment… read more … about Have your say on the Local Plan>>

Have your say

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

Work to widen the A629 at Salterhebble starts on site from Monday 21 August, as part of a series of works to reduce travel times on the route between Halifax and Huddersfield.  Funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’sWest Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund programme, this major projectwill reduce travel times, especially in the southbound direction during… read more … about Tackling congestion on the A629>>

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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

Local people are invited to hear about Calderdale Council’s key priorities and challenges at the Strategy and Performance Scrutiny Board meeting on Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 6pm at Halifax Town Hall. The Council’s overall mission is for Calderdale to be the best borough in the North. To achieve this, it is focusing on three… read more … about What the Council’s priorities mean for Calderdale>>

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The car park at Hebden Bridge railway station is set to be extended to encourage more commuters to take the train. A report outlining the plans has been approved by the Investment Committee of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).  The proposals would create 46 new spaces, at ground level, to the east of the… read more … about Station car park on track to expand>>

Cllr Barry Collins