Monthly Archives: May 2021

Swimming lessons have resumed at Calderdale pools for the first time in 14 months, supporting young people to learn this important life skill. From Monday 17 May, it’s been possible to introduce additional facilities at Calderdale’s sports centre sites. This includes the reopening of facilities at North Bridge Leisure Centre as well as further options… read more … about Young people get back in the swim of things>>

child in swimming pool

Calderdale Council is asking residents across the borough to keep up the good work to reduce the spread of COVID-19, particularly as restrictions ease.  Although cases of COVID-19 in Calderdale have remained relatively stable in recent weeks, the rates remain some of the highest in the country, and it looks like they will rise in… read more … about Help reduce the spread of COVID as restrictions ease>>

5 big things

Calderdale residents are being asked to share their views on being active and the opportunities available to take part in physical activity in their local area. Active Calderdale has launched the first in what will be an annual survey of behaviour and perceptions in relation to physical activity in Calderdale. Residents from across the borough… read more … about Share your views to support an Active Calderdale>>

A variety of exciting activities and healthy meals will be available to Calderdale’s most disadvantaged children and young people during the school summer holidays, thanks to a funding boost. Calderdale Council has been awarded over £926,000 from the Department for Education to deliver the Healthy Holidays programme. The aim is to provide healthy food and… read more … about Healthy holidays for local schoolchildren>>

People on their bikes to help reduce climate change

Photo by Darren Fleming Photography; copyright Historic England.   COMING SOON: a summer of culture on the high street Calderdale Council and its community partner, Sowerby Bridge Fire & Water, are delighted to reveal they have been awarded a £90,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Sowerby Bridge High Streets Heritage Action Zone… read more … about Sowerby Bridge high street awarded £90,000 for cultural programme>>

Creative artist Bryan Tweddle in his workshop

Local community and voluntary sector groups are invited to share ideas to support Calderdale’s journey towards a carbon neutral future. As a borough, Calderdale aims to be carbon neutral by 2038 at the latest, with significant progress by 2030. It’s hoped this will be achieved even sooner with in-house emissions and significant progress has already… read more … about Survey to support a carbon neutral Calderdale>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Calderdale needs more foster carers, to provide loving family homes for local children and young people and to make new memories that will last a lifetime. Since autumn 2020, Calderdale Council has seen a significant reduction in the number of people asking about becoming a foster carer. This Foster Care Fortnight (10 to 23 May),… read more … about Make new memories – be a foster carer>>

Foster carers Joanne and Craig Dye

Time is running out for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme to work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK. Calderdale Council is reminding any EU, EEA or Swiss citizens living in Calderdale to ensure they apply for settled status before the deadline of 30 June 2021…. read more … about Deadline approaching to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn