Monthly Archives: November 2020

West Yorkshire’s £1.8 billion devolution deal is set to move a step closer, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet discuss the next stage of the parliamentary process to put it into law. The West Yorkshire devolution deal aims to enable more decisions to be made locally, more investment for the things that matter to local people, and… read more … about Next steps for West Yorkshire devolution deal>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Homes and businesses in Calderdale could benefit from faster and more reliable broadband connections, following national investment to deliver ultrafast, full fibre infrastructure. Digital infrastructure company, CityFibre Ltd has announced a multi-million pound investment to roll out full fibre infrastructure in and around Halifax, Sowerby Bridge and Elland, providing coverage to around 45,000 properties. Full… read more … about Multi-million investment brings broadband boost for borough>>

Cllr Dacre

Schools around Calderdale have welcomed some bright new additions this term. Ten schools in the borough have had colourful new cycle and/or scooter storage installed to support and encourage active travel and complement the School Streets(external link) initiative. Calderdale Council is working with schools to encourage more active ways for children and young people to… read more … about New opportunities to scoot or cycle to school>>

Withinfields School storage

Applications are now open for new grants to support businesses that have had to close or are facing severe impacts because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Calderdale Council has received around £10 million from the government for a new round of business support grants. These grants are in addition to the 5,500 coronavirus-related payments which the… read more … about New business grants now open for applications>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is asking the Government to deliver on its commitment to hold a summit on flooding for the whole of Yorkshire.    The Authority is calling for a single joined-up discussion with all partners involved in flood resilience at a Yorkshire level including representatives of Government, MPs, council leaders, the Environment… read more … about Combined Authority presses case for Yorkshire flooding summit as anniversary looms>>

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Shade Chapel is being demolished this month so that work can be carried out to open up the culvert beneath it to help reduce the flood risk for residents and businesses in Todmorden. The building is being taken down following significant damage to the culvert bed, walls and support beams during floods earlier this year…. read more … about Plans to open up a culvert to help protect Todmorden from flooding>>


Calderdale Council is sharing dozens of creative ideas with local families to support their children to be active, happy and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Council has launched its first Vision2024 Families e-newsletter, which will go out in autumn, winter, spring and summer to families who have signed up across the borough. The… read more … about 50 activities for children under five to thrive>>

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Schools in Calderdale are invited to apply for a new accreditation which demonstrates their commitment to tackling climate change. Calderdale Youth Council has conceived and launched the ACE (Advocates for the Climate and Environment) Awards scheme – an accreditation encouraging schools to get involved with initiatives that support efforts to tackle climate change. There are… read more … about Young people lead an ACE climate response>>

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Calderdale Council has been recognised, in a major national report, for the support it provides to young people who have been in care to enable them to be successful parents. Since 2016, the Council’s Positive Choices project has helped young people in Calderdale to make informed choices about parenthood. It was one of 50 projects selected to… read more … about National recognition for innovative young people’s scheme>>

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