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Press release with ROKT Climbing Centre A terrifying tower has been created as the UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall prepares to open.  Higher than both the Tower of London and the Angel of the North, the towering ROKTFACE wall at ROKT climbing centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, will now see people climb routes up… read more … about Terrifying tower becomes UK’s highest climbing wall>>


Shaw Wood Road in Todmorden will reopen to vehicles under temporary traffic lights on Friday 12 May followingsignificant repair works. The road suffered damage when a landslip occurred as a result of the Boxing Day floods and work commenced in March following extensive design work. However whilst on site, further land slip damage was identified… read more … about Flood-hit road to reopen>>

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The new Chief Executive of Calderdale Council has been selected subject to approval by Annual Council on 17 May 2017. Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council’s current Director of Communities and Service Support has been recommended for the post by the Council’s Employment Committee. The Council’s current Chief Executive, Merran McRae is leaving Calderdale in June to… read more … about Tuddenham to take top job at Calderdale>>

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Two people have been fined for misusing disabled blue badge permits.  Calderdale Council prosecuted two people in April for separate offences of illegally displaying a blue badge permit.  The first case involved a woman from Batley, who was prosecuted for using her father’s blue badge to park on Trinity Road in Halifax. After pleading guilty… read more … about Two prosecuted for blue badge display>>

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The important work of voluntary and community organisations in Calderdale is being recognised by Calderdale Council.   The voluntary and community sector (VCS) is facing huge challenges but the Council is committed to working in partnership with these important local organisations that provide services and support to some of Calderdale’s most vulnerable residents.  The sector has… read more … about Supporting the voluntary sector in Calderdale>>

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Sowerby Bridge’s new community-funded flood warning siren will be tested for the first time next week.  The siren will be operated solely by church wardens based on information from the Environment Agency, which monitors river levels around the clock.  It has been funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and led by Sowerby Bridge Flood… read more … about Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test>>

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A new strategy to improve the safety of Calderdale roads will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The Council has already made a firm commitment to improving local road safety.  Since 2014 it has been implementing a roll out of 20mph areas in streets and villages across Calderdale. Early findings… read more … about Making Calderdale’s roads safer>>


A new way of providing adult social care is launching in Calderdale to boost the health and wellbeing of local residents. Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax. The shop, which will be run by social workers, will open its doors to the… read more … about Pop in to No. 42 for a better life>>

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