Monthly Archives: July 2020

New restrictions to tackle coronavirus in Calderdale During lockdown, I was inspired by the way that Calderdale’s communities stepped up and supported each other. We all made sacrifices, we stuck to the social distancing guidelines and together we kept the number of cases low in the borough. Unfortunately, since restrictions were eased in June, we… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, our Director of Public Health>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

Leader of the Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: I know that last night’s announcement from the government will be really tough for some people, particularly at such short notice, but I would urge everyone to follow the guidance that we have at the moment so that we keep ourselves and everyone in our communities safe. … read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Plans to transform the road network around Brighouse are moving forward, with work taking place to develop the A641 improvement scheme.  The A641 is a key route through Brighouse and connects Huddersfield and Bradford; on an average day it carries around 38,000 vehicles.  A number of transport related issues are currently experienced on the road,… read more … about Next steps for A641 project>>

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Calderdale Council wants to hear from anyone whose property was affected by the flooding in February 2020. Earlier this year, Storm Ciara caused severe flooding at several locations throughout Calderdale, causing major damage to homes, businesses, major infrastructure and several schools Councils have a statutory duty to undertake an investigation whenever there is a large… read more … about Tell us about your flooding experience>>


Calderdale Council and Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have launched the “School Holiday Food Support Grant” programme to help local organisations who are providing healthy meals and food parcels during the school holidays. Grants will be awarded to support vulnerable people in the immediate emergency caused by Coronavirus (COVID 19); to reduce hunger over the… read more … about New grant launched for holiday food support>>

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards’ work to tackle cheap and illicit tobacco in partnership with the five West Yorkshire councils, including Calderdale Council, has been shortlisted in the Public Health Improvement category of the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2020. The Tackling Illicit Tobacco for Better Health Programme, funded by the five Public Health departments, is… read more … about National recognition for illegal tobacco crackdown>>

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Calderdale Council is reminding residents about the importance of face coverings and encouraging as many people as possible in the borough to wear one. Face coverings are an important measure in keeping us all safe. It’s now mandatory to wear one when using public transport (and in bus and train stations), in shops, supermarkets and… read more … about Helping to protect our communities>>


Calderdale Council continues to work with licensed premises to help them operate safely and protect customers, staff and the community from the ongoing risk of COVID-19. On Saturday 4 July, many Calderdale pubs, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses started to reopen in line with national guidance. As the virus is still in our communities… read more … about Council takes action against 14 licensed premises>>