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At today’s meeting of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield welcomed the progress that is being made through measures to improve local air quality. In addition to approving almost £4m of investment in transport schemes across West Yorkshire, today’s meeting heard confirmation that the Combined Authority’s successful bid to the Government… read more … about Transport investment contributing to improved air quality and bus reliability in West Yorkshire>>


Local people are being invited to find out more about exciting plans for once-in-a-lifetime travel improvements and regeneration in Halifax town centre. Calderdale Council is holding a public information session at Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday 18 July from 4pm to 7pm, on a drop-in basis. Attendees can talk to staff working on the project,… read more … about Have your say on major plans for Halifax town centre>>

Proposed improvements to Halifax Train Station Plaza

When The Piece Hall reopens on 1st August, the fascinating history of the monumental Grade I Listed structure will be brought vividly to life with an imaginative range of activities. The Piece Hall Trust is searching for a local community champion to play an important part in the Yorkshire Day celebrations, to ring the bell… read more … about Roll up, roll up, local community champion sought to mark a new era for The Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall courtyard

Ten years after smoking was banned from public places there has been a significant drop in the number of smokers in Calderdale.  On 1 July 2007 it became illegal to smoke in restaurants, bars, clubs and other public places, protecting staff and guests from breathing second hand smoke.  New figures from Public Health England show… read more … about Healthier Calderdale after 10 year smoking ban>>

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More than £500,000 to be spent on target homes across Calderdale  More than 100 households across Calderdale will save money on their energy bills thanks to an investment into energy efficiency measures for expensive to insulate homes.  Funding is being made available by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority that will mean 115 properties will have… read more … about More than 100 homes to benefit from better insulation thanks to new funding>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Children across Calderdale have been working on campaigns to promote safer and more active travel around their schools and communities.  Over the last three months, officers from Calderdale Council have led a project with 14 schools, helping them develop their own campaigns, promoting the benefits of walking and cycling, healthy living and sustainable travel.  On… read more … about Calderdale schools compete for the SAFE Travel Cup>>

Whitehill Community Academy

In the week that marks a year since the opening of its 14km segregated Cycle Superhighway, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee is being asked to approve six new schemes. Members at Friday’s meeting will be asked to give the go-ahead to cycling schemes in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees Leeds and Wakefield. In Bradford, the Canal… read more … about Six new West Yorks cycling schemes up for approval as Bradford-Leeds Superhighway celebrates first anniversary>>


Local veterans met in Halifax on Friday 30 June to see a new plaque being unveiled in their honour.   Deputy Lieutenant Virginia Lloydpresented a commemorative plaque to the Halifax Veterans’ Breakfast Club at Harveys of Halifax department store, to thank them for their service in the Armed Forces.  The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Ferman Ali… read more … about Plaque unveiled to honour Calderdale veterans>>

Veterans' Breakfast Club

The removal van has been booked and library staff are gearing up for the big move now that the official opening date for the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax has been announced. Over 107,000 items, including books, maps, photographs, DVDs and CDs will be carefully packed up ready to be moved, in a… read more … about Central Library books time for the big move>>

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