Monthly Archives: October 2023

On the anniversary of the launch of the Calderdale Flood Action Plan, Calderdale residents and businesses are reminded to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the continued risk of flooding during autumn and winter months. Calderdale Council is advising residents to make sure they are prepared for possible flooding and encouraging people… read more … about Taking action to increase flood resilience in Calderdale>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Fourteen Calderdale Council employees have been recognised for a combined total of over 350 years of service at an event at Halifax Town Hall on Thursday 26 October. The Council’s Long Service Award ceremony celebrated staff who have worked at the Council for over 25 years. The ceremony was hosted by the Deputy Mayor of… read more … about Celebrating over 350 years of service at Calderdale Council>>

Long service award employees at Halifax Town Hall

An army of Calderdale Council teams took to the streets of the Upper Calder Valley last week, in three Days of Action to help make the area safer, cleaner and greener and to prepare for winter.  From litter picking to road safety checks, teams focused on the things that matter most and make the biggest… read more … about Days of Action tackle issues that matter most>>

People in Calderdale are invited to have their say on how future planning developments will meet requirements to deliver improvements for the natural environment. Calderdale Council has launched a four-week public consultation on the Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Once in place, it will help us to apply our Local Plan policies to new… read more … about Have your say on plans to help protect Calderdale’s distinctive environment>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale businesses can now benefit from more free advice to help them grow and manage challenges like the cost of living. In 2021, Calderdale Council set up the Place Development Team to help local hospitality businesses recover from the pandemic. Since then, the team has evolved and now provides support and business engagement to a… read more … about New online advice sessions for Calderdale businesses>>

Place Development Team receiving Our Stars award

Local community and voluntary sector groups in Calderdale are invited to apply for two grant schemes, providing significant funding to help them support some of the most vulnerable people in the borough. Calderdale Council recognises the big difference that voluntary and community groups make to people’s lives across the borough, providing a range of benefits,… read more … about Cash boost for Calderdale’s voluntary groups>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Local organisations around Calderdale are benefitting from funding to help support people in the borough who may be struggling with the cost of living. 46 community, voluntary and faith organisations around the borough have been awarded a share of £500,000 from the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund. The fund is made up of contributions from… read more … about Cost of living support to help Calderdale residents>>

Cost of living support logo

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to local groups to fund projects which support climate action in the Park and Warley wards of Calderdale. Calderdale is benefitting from £140,000 from the Community Grants for Climate Action Fund – an initiative from Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin, co-ordinated by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority…. read more … about Grants support local climate action>>

People on their bikes to help reduce climate change

New traffic restrictions will help improve road safety in parts of Mixenden and Todmorden in Calderdale. From Monday 2 October 2023, large vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes or more are banned from using Straight Lane, Jumples and Crag Lane in Mixenden. Calderdale Council has listened to concerns from residents about the number of large vehicles that… read more … about Council takes action to improve road safety>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities