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The risk of flooding in Brighouse and the lower valley is being considered as part of the development of a Brighouse flood alleviation scheme. The flooding on Boxing Day 2015 was the most extensive Brighouse has ever experienced. Both the River Calder and Clifton Beck flooded and surface water issues were also experienced in a… read more … about Reducing the flood risk in Brighouse>>

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The review of fire safety in buildings across Calderdale is now complete and the recommendations will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 November. Calderdale Council called for the local review after the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Organisations supporting the review include the Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service… read more … about Fire safety review findings to be discussed>>

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A new strategy outlining improvements to digital services and IT technology is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.  The Digital and IT Strategy covers the next three years and addresses the need to have secure IT infrastructure, better digital services and improved digital skills.   Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Business Change and Customer Service,… read more … about Calderdale’s digital future>>

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The future of a grant scheme which provides financial support to local vulnerable people will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 November 2017.  Current funding for the Council’s Local Welfare Assistance Grant Scheme, which is given to people at the greatest risk of severe financial hardship will run out in March 2018.   … read more … about Supporting the most vulnerable>>

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Calderdale Council is looking at how it can continue to provide a modern, relevant and financially sustainable library service for local residents. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 November, members will look at a process for reviewing the community library network, ensuring it provides a high quality service and meets the… read more … about Making the most of our libraries>>

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We welcome and support Yorkshire Water’s announcement today of the pilot proposal to manage reservoirs in Calderdale to reduce flood risk across the borough. The Council has been lobbying consistently on this issue since Boxing Day 2015 to ensure all partners work together to reduce risks to… read more … about Managing Calderdale reservoirs – statement from Calderdale Council’s Leader>>

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Press release from Yorkshire Water An ambitious and innovative pilot to reduce flooding in Calderdale has been launched today with the help of local MPs Craig Whittaker and Holly Lynch. The first of up to 200,000 trees have been planted as one of a series of measures planned that will help slow the flow of… read more … about Pioneering plans for reducing flood risk in the Calder Valley are launched>>

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The Boundary Commission for England has now launched its third and final consultation on changes to Parliamentary constituencies in England, intended to come into effect for the next scheduled general election in 2022. This is the last chance to have your say on decisions that could affect Calderdale. The most recent proposals are a result… read more … about Last chance to have your say on Parliamentary constituency boundaries>>

The future is bright for New Road Primary School in Sowerby Bridge. The school, which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, is seeing a number of improvements to boost pupils’ learning experience. For example, reception children are enjoying a new purpose-built unit, which the school funded due to an increased intake of pupils. The new classroom… read more … about Investing in the future of our young people>>

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