Monthly Archives: October 2023

Plans for a new, revitalised market at the heart of Brighouse have moved forward as part of the £19.1 million investment in the town centre. Following the three-week engagement process in the summer by Calderdale Council and the Brighouse Town Deal Board, the design of the distinctive new market building has been finalised, a planning… read more … about Milestone for Brighouse Town Deal as plans progress for new market>>

Artist's impression of the new Brighouse market

Calderdale residents can help shape a new policy about how the Council charges for the care and support it provides to adults. The Council is asking for local people’s feedback on its Charges Policy for Care and Support Services. This explains how the Council works out what people pay towards the cost of their Council-funded… read more … about Have your say on adult social care charges policy>>

Cllr Josh Fenton Glynn outside Halifax Town Hall

Work is progressing on an extensive programme of improvements at Shroggs Park in north Halifax, making the park more attractive and welcoming for all. Shroggs Park is a large green space and woodland area just outside Halifax town centre. The Grade II listed park is steeped in history, opening in 1881 and remaining at the… read more … about Moving forward with park improvements>>

Monument in Shroggs Park after cleaning

Calderdale Council has congratulated a local school for achieving the highest possible rating from Ofsted. Parkinson Lane Community Primary School in Halifax was rated outstanding in all areas in its latest inspection. That means top marks for overall effectiveness, the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision…. read more … about ‘Life-changing’ school rated outstanding>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council said: “I am deeply saddened by the horrific scenes of violence we have seen in Israel and Gaza. Terrorism is never the answer and must be condemned. “My thoughts are with all those who are suffering, and with connected communities around the world. “In Calderdale we are proud… read more … about Statement from Calderdale Council on the violence in Israel and Gaza>>

Cllr Jane Scullion outside Halifax Town Hall

Think you know Halifax? An event at the Borough Market will showcase how the town is being transformed thanks to unprecedented investment. It’s a chance for local people to see how their experience of Halifax will be changing for the better, and to get involved in the conversation about its vibrant and sustainable future. At… read more … about Event invites people to share ambitions for Halifax town centre>>

Think you know Halifax? branding and central market clock

This Black History Month(external link), Calderdale Council is celebrating the valuable contributions of Black people to society. This year’s national theme is ‘saluting our sisters’, recognising the exceptional achievements of Black women in shaping history, inspiring change and building communities. Calderdale libraries have created special displays of books by Black writers, which visitors to the… read more … about Celebrating diversity this Black History Month>>

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

Smokers across Calderdale are being urged to kick the habit during Stoptober – the national mass quit attempt for the month of October. Since it first launched 12 years ago, Stoptober has helped over 2.5 million people make a quit attempt. This year, the campaign’s theme is ‘When you stop smoking, good things start to… read more … about Take the Stoptober challenge and feel the benefits>>

Calderdale Council staff who go above and beyond for our communities were recognised at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony on Thursday 28 September.  A record number of nominations highlighted the massive range of services that the Council provides – from care, community protection and tackling the cost of living crisis, to housing, libraries, finance… read more … about Council stars awarded for outstanding work>>