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Calderdale Council’s ongoing commitment to equality, diversity, fairness and inclusion is highlighted in a report to be discussed by Cabinet Members. The Council values the rich diversity of our communities, and has a priority to reduce inequalities for its employees and local people. Its equality objectives 2021-2025 help to achieve this, and progress is reported… read more … about Everyone different, everyone matters>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

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Calderdale Council is proposing updates to its policy on free travel between home and school for eligible children and young people. The Council offers free home to school transport as part of its legal duty and its priority to reduce inequalities, supporting families who need it most. Some children and young people need extra help… read more … about Help with home to school transport>>

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The way that Calderdale’s library books, digital resources and other stock is acquired, managed and made available is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. The Libraries and Information Service is one of the Council’s most popular and best-used services. It is delivered from 12 libraries across the borough, and also includes an extensive online offer… read more … about Managing library resources in Calderdale>>

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Options to increase capacity for specialist education provision in Calderdale are being discussed at the meeting of Calderdale’s Cabinet on Monday 11 March 2024. The shortage of specialist school placements is a national issue and one which is reflected locally. The number of children in Calderdale requiring an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) has… read more … about Increasing support for children with special education>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Plans to upgrade and revitalise public spaces in Todmorden town centre have moved a step forward, with Calderdale Council appointing the designers for a project to rejuvenate Bramsche Square and the surrounding areas. The Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden project is part of the Todmorden Town Deal, a £17.5m regeneration programme funded by… read more … about Moving forward with plans for improved public spaces in the heart of Todmorden>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council is joining the nation in remembering everyone who died during the COVID-19 pandemic, on Marie Curie’s annual Day of Reflection(external link) on Sunday 3 March 2024. The Council is encouraging local people to come together to remember and reflect by taking part in Sunday’s national minute’s silence at midday.  It is lighting up… read more … about Calderdale comes together to mark national Day of Reflection>>

Day of Reflection

Historic features of buildings in Sowerby Bridge are being revealed and restored, as work takes place to improve and preserve the fronts of businesses along the town’s high street. Sowerby Bridge’s high street is home to a number of buildings of unique heritage, recognised by Historic England through the Government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone… read more … about Uncovering the hidden heritage of Sowerby Bridge>>

Olive Branch restaurant in Sowerby Bridge with heritage sign revealed

Elland Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC, or tip) is temporarily closing for up to two weeks from Monday 4 March 2024 to allow essential drainage works at the adjacent Ainleys Depot to take place safely.   The works are scheduled to be complete by Saturday 16 March 2024, depending on weather and ground conditions. The Brighouse,… read more … about Temporary closure of Elland tip to enable essential works>>

At Budget Council on Monday 26 February Calderdale Council’s Cabinet budget was approved. The budget prioritises protecting the most vulnerable and delivering good quality statutory services. The Council is legally required to set a balanced budget each year and has already found savings which now amount to over £125m per year since 2010.  Although the Council’s… read more … about Tough decisions in challenging times>>

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