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The important work of voluntary and community organisations in Calderdale is being recognised by Calderdale Council.   The voluntary and community sector (VCS) is facing huge challenges but the Council is committed to working in partnership with these important local organisations that provide services and support to some of Calderdale’s most vulnerable residents.  The sector has… read more … about Supporting the voluntary sector in Calderdale>>

Cllr Susan Press web

Sowerby Bridge’s new community-funded flood warning siren will be tested for the first time next week.  The siren will be operated solely by church wardens based on information from the Environment Agency, which monitors river levels around the clock.  It has been funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and led by Sowerby Bridge Flood… read more … about Don’t be alarmed at flood siren test>>

Cllr Swift

A new strategy to improve the safety of Calderdale roads will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The Council has already made a firm commitment to improving local road safety.  Since 2014 it has been implementing a roll out of 20mph areas in streets and villages across Calderdale. Early findings… read more … about Making Calderdale’s roads safer>>


A new way of providing adult social care is launching in Calderdale to boost the health and wellbeing of local residents. Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax. The shop, which will be run by social workers, will open its doors to the… read more … about Pop in to No. 42 for a better life>>

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“The Calder Valley is a place shaped by water…water that fills the reservoirs that once made steam for the mills, work for the people and fabric for the world.” Local people from the Calder Valley with personal stories from the devastating floods in December 2015 are being encouraged to tell their tales to the creative… read more … about Local people encouraged to jump on board the Calder Valley’s epic ‘Landlines and Watermarks’>>

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The Piece Hall in Halifax will re-open its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million pound transformation programme, which includes support of £7million from The National Lottery.  At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day… read more … about The Piece Hall to re-open on Yorkshire Day>>

Piece Hall

Press release from West Yorkshire Combined Authority West Yorkshire Combined Authority is reminding passengers that planned industrial action by RMT Union members will affect Northern Rail services on Friday 28 April. The 24-hour strike, by RMT members, is planned from 00:01 to 23:59 on Friday 28 April and will only affect Northern services. People are… read more … about Reminder of planned industrial action affecting Northern Rail services on Friday 28 April>>

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The Leeds office of global professional services and engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Calderdale Council to take forward plans to deliver the ‘Halifax Station Gateway’. The company will set out a strategic programme to deliver the existing station masterplan and improve connectivity for the town centre which is currently undergoing… read more … about Rail vision for Halifax signals new era for market town as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff commissioned to develop station masterplan>>

Cllr Barry Collins