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Local tourism businesses and people looking for a new career in the industry are invited to a major event to harness Calderdale’s growing tourism economy. Visit Calderdale is hosting the Calderdale Tourism Conference on Tuesday 5 July at The Shay Stadium in Halifax, from 9.30am to 1pm. The free event is open to retail, food… read more … about Conference to showcase value of tourism in Calderdale>>

Homeowners and landlords in Calderdale could be eligible for new FREE energy upgrades to their homes. Residents in the area have already had free attic room insulation installed in their homes and now, thanks to further funding, locals could also benefit from one or more of the following, completely free of charge: Floor insulation Loft… read more … about Residents urged to act now to cut energy bills>>

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Some parts of the Centre at Threeways building in Ovenden, Halifax, have been closed with immediate effect to protect people’s safety after serious structural issues were found. During a routine survey and inspection of the premises today (Friday 24 June), Calderdale Council’s Building Control team found the first-floor walls above the entrance to be unsupported… read more … about Parts of Centre at Threeways closed due to safety concerns>>

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A programme of surface dressing work is taking place on roads throughout Calderdale, as part of a West Yorkshire wide programme. Roads across the borough, which have been identified as being in need of surface improvements, will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work… read more … about Surface improvements planned across borough>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Brighouse Deal will put high-tech manufacturing at the heart of the town’s future by creating an Industry 4.0 Hub where small and medium sized businesses can explore how digital technology can improve their productivity and increase innovation. Calderdale College is leading the delivery of the project alongside the University of Huddersfield, Textile Centre of… read more … about Putting high-tech manufacturing at the heart of the future of Brighouse>>

Engineering at Calderdale College

A special week of events is taking place in Calderdale, to raise awareness about the support available to protect vulnerable children and adults across the borough and highlight how people can recognise and report any concerns. The eighth annual Calderdale Safeguarding Week will take place between Monday 20 and Friday 24 June, with a varied… read more … about Week of events highlights that safeguarding is everyone’s business>>

Plans are on track to improve Halifax Rail Station and the surrounding area, with feedback from a recent consultation being used to shape the project. Calderdale Council, in partnership with Network Rail, is developing plans to transform the station building and improve access and its facilities. The £30million-plus project, which is being funded by the… read more … about Station plans on the right track>>

Halifax station proposed exterior

£2.1 million scheme is part of a package of canal towpath upgrades across West Yorkshire The community came together at Todmorden on Saturday (11 June) to celebrate the latest improvements on the Rochdale Canal towpath delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Canal & River Trust and Calderdale Council. People were invited… read more … about Community comes together to celebrate Rochdale Canal towpath improvements at Todmorden>>

Rochdale Canal ribbon cutting

Calderdale Council’s countryside volunteers have been supporting moorland restoration and carbon capture, by studying various methods of growing sphagnum moss as part of the Growing Resilience project. Sphagnum moss, which used to carpet the ground on local moors, is an important plant in natural flood management and carbon capture. It restores degraded moorland, soaks up… read more … about Growing moss for peat’s sake>>

Calderdale's countryside volunteers study sphagnum moss