Monthly Archives: July 2023

Time is running out to enter Calderdale Council’s Open Art competition, the regional showcase for professional and amateur artists. People from Calderdale and beyond are invited to submit their artwork by midnight onTuesday 15 August 2023, the best of which will be selected for display in a six-month exhibition at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse. In… read more … about Put your heart into Open Art competition>>

Calderdale Open Art logo

Volunteers will build a thriving future for the historic Heptonstall Museum, after Calderdale Council officially handed over the running of the museum to the Friends of Heptonstall Museum (FOHM) charity. The completion of the community asset transfer on Tuesday 4 July 2023 saw the Council grant a 125-year lease to FOHM. This was a key… read more … about Heptonstall Museum starts a bright new chapter>>

Inside Heptonstall Museum

People aged 35 and over and living in Calderdale, or registered with a Calderdale GP practice, are being asked for their thoughts about the NHS Health Check service. The NHS Health Check is a five yearly check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It can help spot increased risk of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease,… read more … about Share your thoughts on the NHS Health Check service>>

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Calderdale residents are reminded to be prepared for the risk of flash flooding this summer. Recently there have been localised rainfall showers across parts of Yorkshire, acting as a reminder that sudden and heavy downpours are more likely in the summer months. Intense periods of rain falling on dry ground can rapidly overwhelm or block… read more … about Be prepared for flash flooding this summer>>

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Three Calderdale parks have been recognised as some of the best in England and Wales, after receiving the prestigious Green Flag Award. Centre Vale Park in Todmorden, Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience in Halifax, and Shibden Park, also in Halifax, have all been awarded Green Flag status, the international quality mark for parks and… read more … about Green Flag success for Calderdale parks>>

Manor Heath Park walled garden

A Calderdale school has received the borough’s highest level of recognition for the health and wellbeing support it offers its young people. Calder Primary School, part of the Calder Learning Trust, is the first school in the borough to receive the Gold achievement award in the Calderdale Healthy Schools award programme, which recognises and celebrates… read more … about Achieving the gold standard in health and wellbeing support>>

Calder Primary School pupils with the Healthy Schools Gold Award

Calderdale Council and the Brighouse Town Deal Board are thanking the thousands of people who saw the latest plans for the future of Brighouse, and the hundreds who had their say, during a three-week engagement process on the £19.1 million Town Deal. The government-funded projects, which aim to transform Brighouse by encouraging more people to… read more … about Brighouse residents and businesses thanked for having their say on £19.1 million Town Deal plans>>

People at events sharing plans for Brighouse

The Community Protection Team is at the heart of Calderdale Council’s commitment to protecting local people and the environment, and recently moved a step closer to boosting its enforcement and education work. At their meeting on Monday 10 July 2023, Cabinet Members recommended to Full Council to introduce a new way of dealing with poor-quality… read more … about The Council team with community protection at its heart>>

People in Calderdale are being asked for their views to help develop designs for the new Family Hubs programme. Calderdale Council is creating a new network of Family Hubs, which will provide support for families in Calderdale with children aged 0-19 years (or up to age 25 for young people with special educational needs or… read more … about Help shape designs for our Family Hubs>>

Father reading to baby