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Businesses across Calderdale are being encouraged to sign up to the West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter. The West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter is an ambitious new initiative aimed at encouraging businesses in the West Yorkshire region to adopt fair work practices. Fair work means good pay, fair and flexible working conditions, as well as greater… read more … about Recognising and celebrating the positive impacts of fair work>>

Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024 will get off to a spectacular start on Saturday 13 April, with 26 free events, activities and performances providing hours of entertainment in Halifax. From 10am right through to 8pm, there will be a non-stop showcase of culture, creativity and talent at venues across the town – from music and… read more … about Calderdale’s creativity to shine at Year of Culture launch event>>

Calderdale families will soon have access to more services close to home to help give babies, children and young people the best start in life. Calderdale Council is continuing the rollout of Family Hubs across the borough. The Central Halifax Family Hub network launched at Jubilee in September 2023. The remaining networks will launch throughout… read more … about Supporting families at the heart of the community>>

Work at the new Mixenden Community Hub is entering the final stages. Calderdale Council is delivering the new hub building in Mixenden, which will become the heart of the local community – a place where residents can go to access a range of services and opportunities. Work has been progressing well, with the building exterior… read more … about Community hub for Mixenden nearing completion>>

Cllrs, Council staff and contractor outside the Mixenden Hub buidling

Pedestrians can now walk to the centre of Mytholmroyd more easily, thanks to the opening of a modern new footbridge that crosses the River Calder. The bridge opened to the public on Wednesday 20 March 2024, after local businessperson, Jo Ward from Jo’s Kitchen next to the bridge, cut a ribbon to mark this significant… read more … about Best foot forward as new bridge opens in Mytholmroyd>>

Improved road layouts, better facilities for walking and cycling and enhanced public transport connectivity will help transform Halifax town centre, with local people invited to have their say on the latest designs. Calderdale Council is delivering the A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre scheme, an ambitious regeneration project which is fully funded through the West… read more … about Shaping future travel in and around Halifax>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Work to enhance the Victoria Theatre in Halifax has reached a key milestone, with structural work now complete to link the foyer to the former box office and vacant shop unit, to create a new café and bar. The Victoria Theatre is an impressive Grade II listed building in Halifax town centre, and one of… read more … about Works shine a spotlight on Halifax’s heritage buildings>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Press release from Delta Academies Trust We are delighted that Delta Academies Trust, in partnership with Calderdale Council, has received Department for Education approval to open a new Alternative Provision free school for children aged 8-16. This will increase the number of high-quality alternative provision places in the Calderdale area, to inspire and support young people… read more … about New Alternative Provision free school for children aged 8-16>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

Public health leaders in Calderdale are joining colleagues across the Yorkshire and the Humber region in their support of the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which has the potential to eradicate smoking within a generation. The bill, being unveiled in Parliament today (20 March), aims to dramatically reduce smoking rates by prohibiting the… read more … about Calderdale health leaders support bill to end smoking in a generation>>

Cllr Tim Swift