Monthly Archives: February 2023

Balancing the books to protect vital public services is the priority for the next financial year after the budget for 2023/4 was agreed at Budget Council on Monday 27 February 2023. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council said: “Yet again we are setting a budget in challenging circumstances.  We continue to experience the impact… read more … about A strong and robust budget for the future>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A major project contributing to the regeneration of North Halifax has reached a key milestone, with the construction contractor being announced for the Mixenden Community Hub scheme. Following a thorough tender process, Calderdale Council has appointed Code Building Solutions to build the Hub.   This project is part of the wider Strategic Plan for North Halifax,… read more … about Mixenden Hub takes further step forward>>

Mixenden Community Hub site

This national Empty Homes Week, (Monday 27 February – Sunday 5 March) Calderdale Council is highlighting the support available and the work that takes place to help bring empty properties back into use, as well as the positive impacts that can be achieved. Long-term empty homes can cause nuisance to neighbours, potentially attracting anti-social behaviour… read more … about Reducing the number of empty homes in Calderdale>>

Empty homes week

It’s four years since Calderdale Council declared a climate emergency and work continues to meet ambitious net zero targets. At the meeting of the Calderdale Climate Change Partnership on Thursday 16 February 2023, members discussed the feedback collected from local residents, businesses, community groups and other organisations, on the draft Calderdale Climate Action Plan. Calderdale… read more … about Feedback helps to shape climate action>>

Family at train station

People are invited to have their say on proposed changes in ways to travel around Halifax town centre, as part of a consultation on a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to improve roads and public spaces in the centre of Halifax. Plans have been in… read more … about Have your say as plans develop for Halifax town centre scheme>>

Next Chapter

Organisations across Calderdale and the wider West Yorkshire region are coming together to celebrate the life, loves and legacy of Shibden Hall’s most famous resident, Anne Lister. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate the anniversary of her birth, Calderdale Council… read more … about Celebrations for Anne Lister’s Birthday Festival>>

Artwork for the Anne Lister Birthday Festival with silhouette of Anne and Rainbow Flag

Calderdale Council is celebrating the talent of its staff and communities in a special social media ‘takeover’ week. The Vision 2024 talented takeover runs from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February. Throughout the week, the Council is sharing content on its social media channels about talent – one of the five themes of the Vision… read more … about Celebrating talent and nurturing apprentices>>

Lee Broadbent, Calderdale Council