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The Shibden Estate is getting in the festive spirit early, by hosting the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November. Held in the magnificent setting of the Grade II* listed Shibden Hall, the Christmas Craft Fair will provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to make a start on the Christmas shopping…. read more … about Christmas crafts at Shibden Hall>>

Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on Calderdale’s community website which helps people before, during and after a flood. Eye on Calderdale (www.eyeoncalderdale.com(external link)) gives the latest information on flooding, weather warnings and traffic disruption in Calderdale, as well as advice on being prepared and updates on flood recovery and resilience… read more … about Have your say on flooding website>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council, as an accredited Living Wage employer, welcomes the increase in UK and London rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week (5 – 11 November 2017). In its second year as part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt in to paying the real Living… read more … about Council pledges continued support for Living Wage>>


A new approach to keeping Calderdale clean and attractive, which would see street sweeping and litter bin emptying taking place seven days a week, is being considered by Calderdale Council. The Safer, Cleaner, Greener service manages and maintains Calderdale’s many parks, open spaces, children’s play areas, woodlands and nature reserves. It also sweeps roads and… read more … about Keeping Calderdale safe, clean and green>>

Overnight closures are scheduled for Wakefield Road, Brighouse to allow for essential maintenance. Calderdale Council is to carry out work on the A644 between the M62 Junction 25 roundabout and the entrance to the Huddersfield North Premier Inn. The work is due to start on Tuesday 14 November and involves the planing and resurfacing of… read more … about Repairs to Wakefield Road, Brighouse>>


November will see the number of times people have scanned QR Codes and NFC Tags at West Yorkshire bus stops surpass 1,000,000. West Yorkshire Combined Authority fitted unique QR (Quick Response) codes and NFC (Near Field Communication) tags on the bottom left of timetable displays at all of the county’s 14,500 bus stops. When scanned… read more … about Real-time scans at West Yorkshire’s bus stops passes the one million mark>>


Following a major water main burst on the A629, Huddersfield Road, it will be necessary to close a part of the road to traffic from 8pm tomorrow evening (Saturday 4 November) until approximately 1pm on Sunday 5 November. Traffic travelling from Halifax towards Huddersfield beyond Salterhebble will be unable to turn right onto the mini-roundabout… read more … about Emergency road closure – A629, Huddersfield Road>>


Construction work has started on site to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden. Calderdale Council has invested £8.6 million to bring new, state-of-the-art facilities for pupils and staff at both schools. ‘Turf cutting’ ceremonies took place on both of the sites on Friday 27 October 2017 to mark the official… read more … about Building starts at local primary schools>>