Monthly Archives: January 2023

Calderdale Council is taking action to clamp down on poor energy efficiency standards in rented properties in the borough, to help lower rates of fuel poverty and improve living conditions. Around 16,000 households in Calderdale are privately rented. It’s important that these homes meet Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations, which state that privately rented… read more … about Taking action on cold homes in Calderdale>>

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Ian Day has been appointed as Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Services, and will lead on delivering first-class services that place customer care at the heart of everything the Council does. Ian will take up his new post on 30 January 2023, following the retirement of the previous Director, Zohrah Zancudi at the end of… read more … about Ian to take the lead on Public Services>>

Ian Day, Calderdale Council's new Director of Public Services

Young people in Calderdale have been enjoying exciting activities, all including a free, nutritious hot meal, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, Calderdale Council works with local providers to put together a programme of events for school children aged between 5 and… read more … about Supporting a Healthy Holiday season>>

Child watching the pantomime at the Victoria Theatre

For the first time, residents in Calderdale and across the country will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European… read more … about Calderdale residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May>>

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Business owners on Sowerby Bridge’s historic high street can take advantage of a new funding scheme to support improvements to the look of their property. Sowerby Bridge’s high street is home to a number of buildings of unique heritage, recognised by Historic England through the Government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme. The town… read more … about Enhancing and preserving the heritage features of Sowerby Bridge>>

The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. The Council worked with Neil Davidson from the Community CPR Fund to identify where they were needed most, and gifted 10 defibrillators to… read more … about New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale>>

Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more foster carers in the borough, with a live Q&A session planned to help people find out more about fostering for the Council. In Calderdale, like the rest of the country, there is a shortage of local authority foster carers to care for children and young… read more … about Fostering new beginnings with Calderdale Council>>

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Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot. Local voluntary, community and faith organisations can seek up to £3000 from the latest round of Calderdale Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme. Grants will be awarded to projects… read more … about Grants to boost community projects>>