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Calderdale Council is leading the way in its efforts to tackle the climate emergency, with the development of a major new tool to help inform work to reach ambitious net zero targets. The Council will be one of the first local authorities in the country, and the first in the region, to develop a Local… read more … about New energy plan leads the way on climate action in Calderdale>>

Insulation being installed in a home in Calderdale

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Plant-based, locally sourced food will be on the menu at future events hosted by the Council if a new catering policy is approved. The proposed policy is specifically for catering which is paid for by the Council.  Food provided at Council hosted meetings or events will be 100% plant based, with a preference for seasonal… read more … about Council plants new catering policy>>

Cllr Scott Patient at Brearley Fields

Work to progress the development of two documents which will help guide future planning decisions is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. At the Cabinet meeting on Monday 3 June 2024, Councillors will consider two reports relating to the development of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). These documents provide more detailed advice and guidance on policies… read more … about Strengthening climate action in new developments>>

Cllr Patient in role as flood warden

Calderdale Council is looking at ways to support the accommodation needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities, in line with Government planning policy and legislation. There is a national requirement for the Council to prepare a ‘Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Development Plan Document (DPD)’ to go alongside its Local Plan. No sites… read more … about Supporting Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

A refreshed plan to support and develop Calderdale’s tourism offer, while preserving the qualities that make the borough special, is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 June 2024. Calderdale is a place that stands out for its breathtaking natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The borough’s bustling towns and picturesque rural villages… read more … about Supporting thriving towns and tourism>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

The iconic ‘wet shirt’ worn by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be on public display in Halifax, West Yorkshire, from Saturday 25 May 2024. During Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024 (CultureDale(external link)), fans of the famous lake scene will be able to get up close to the… read more … about Iconic Mr Darcy shirt comes to Calderdale>>

Surface dressing work is taking place on over 40 roads across Calderdale this summer.  Calderdale Council has identified roads across the borough which require surface dressing. Each road will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work seals the road making it more waterproof, improves… read more … about Surface maintenance planned across borough>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

A £1.8 million fund is set to support people in Calderdale who are struggling with money. As part of the ongoing cost of living help available across the borough, Calderdale Council is distributing its £1.8 million share of the Government’s Household Support Fund. The Fund provides crisis support to a wide range of low-income households… read more … about More cost of living support to help people out of hardship>>

A canal boat with a difference is setting sail to celebrate Calderdale’s Year of Culture this late-May bank holiday. ‘Opal’s Comet’, by outdoor arts organisation Mr Wilson’s, is a special CultureDale(external link) event taking place along the Rochdale Canal and Calder and Hebble Navigation from Wednesday 22 to Monday 27 May 2024. The vivid, animated… read more … about All aboard for a unique CultureDale canal experience>>