Monthly Archives: March 2021

Calderdale Council has been selected to take part in a national pilot, in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, to expand its local contact tracing service. Calderdale is one of only two local authorities nationally to be selected to take part in a new programme allowing local teams to follow up contacts of COVID cases,… read more … about New pilot scheme to expand our local contact tracing>>


Online celebrations for Anne Lister’s 230th birthday will connect thousands of people across the globe to the story of this remarkable woman and her historic home. On Saturday 3 April 2021, Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire (1791-1840) would have been 230 years old. It’s also a landmark year for the Hall, which… read more … about Happy birthday Anne Lister and Shibden Hall!>>

Anne Lister portrait

Communities in Calderdale will soon benefit from increased opportunities to enjoy arts, culture and other activities to improve health and wellbeing, through the power of social prescribing – especially in areas hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19. Following a successful bid to the national Thriving Communities Fund, delivered by the National Academy for Social… read more … about Supporting Thriving Communities>>

Above Halifax

The findings of a detailed Scrutiny review to assess the economic impact of the COVID pandemic in Calderdale are being presented to the Council’s Cabinet later this month. In summer 2020, members of Calderdale Council’s Place Scrutiny Board agreed to review the economic inequalities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic in Calderdale and explore the ways… read more … about Scrutiny review helps support borough’s economic recovery>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Council buildings across Calderdale could benefit from major energy improvement works using grant funding of nearly £3million. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve plans to install energy efficiency heating measures at six Council-owned buildings, using grant funding of £2.8million from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. Bankfield… read more … about Reducing carbon emissions in Council buildings>>

Cllr Patient

A plan setting out a series of actions to support Calderdale’s economic recovery from COVID-19 is being discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 29 March 2021. The COVID pandemic has affected every community in Calderdale, with the loss of many lives. It’s affected people’s physical and mental wellbeing and resulted in… read more … about Calderdale’s plan to build back fairer>>

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

Calderdale Council’s commitment and action to reduce inequalities, celebrate diversity and ensure a fair health and care system will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting on Monday 29 March. In December 2020, the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership signed off a new plan setting out actions that all partners, including Calderdale… read more … about Working together to tackle inequalities>>

Cllr Jane Scullion