Monthly Archives: November 2021

In response to the news that Halifax businesses voted in favour of renewing their status as a Business Improvement District (BID), securing £2.2 million to be spent on supporting businesses and working with the Council to develop Halifax even further, Council Leader Cllr Tim Swift said: “This is great news for Halifax. I am delighted… read more … about Statement from Council Leader in response to Halifax BID ‘yes’ vote>>

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Local businesses from throughout Calderdale are invited to attend an upcoming digital session offering guidance and advice on the topic of recruitment. The ‘Recruit, Retain, Recover – Post Pandemic’ webinar is free to attend and takes place on Wednesday 15 December at 10.00am. The session will feature discussions on the broad topic of recruitment, including… read more … about New support for local businesses to tackle modern recruitment challenges>>

Calderdale Council’s short breaks service for children with special needs has achieved the top accolade from Ofsted in its latest inspection.   Linden Brook respite service has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all aspects of the way it cares for children aged four to 17 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and complex health needs.   The… read more … about Highest Ofsted honour for Linden Brook>>

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The Calderdale Council Cabinet’s ambitious, post-election plan to help the borough bounce back and thrive, has made significant progress over the last six months. After the local election in May 2021, the new administration set out its actions for supporting residents, businesses and the environment during its first six months. From schools and housing, to… read more … about Building hope and making progress>>

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Parents and carers in Calderdale now have an extra resource to help give their children the best possible start in life. The Calderdale Family Journey is a new web resource for parents and carers to support their journey to parenthood and explain the key steps and the ways they can ensure their child is ready… read more … about Supporting children to get the best start>>

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Plans to transform Halifax rail station are moving forward and Calderdale Council is asking for people’s feedback on the £30 million-plus West Yorkshire Combined Authority funded scheme. Halifax rail station is one of the busiest in the region, but currently has few facilities and poor accessibility. To ensure the station is fit for modern travel… read more … about Have your say on exciting plans to transform Halifax rail station>>

Calderdale Council’s sports service is launching its first ever Black Friday offer, with the opportunity to sign up for 23 days of fitness membership for just £20. The offer gives full access to all Calderdale sports centres from 1- 23 December, and includes: 100+ fitness classes a week Access to three swimming pools at Brighouse,… read more … about Bag a Black Friday bargain with Calderdale sports centres>>

An innovative plan to reduce the impact of flooding and climate change in West Yorkshire over the next six years is being launched during national Flood Action Week. Spearheaded by five local Lead Flood Authorities across the region, the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) has just been achieved a successful bid for £160k local… read more … about Innovative action plan gets funding to reduce the impact of flooding across West Yorkshire>>

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