Monthly Archives: December 2023

This festive period, Calderdale health and care professionals are offering advice and sharing support for those who may be struggling with their mental health. Winter can be a complicated time for many people: some look forward to festive joy and the prospect of spending time with family and friends, while for others, it can be… read more … about Mental health support: maintaining your mood and wellbeing this winter>>

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Feedback from local people and organisations is being used to help shape plans to improve walking and cycling provision in north and west Halifax. Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is working on two projects which focus on a number of changes to roads and facilities around the areas of north… read more … about Feedback shapes improvements in north and west Halifax>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council has responded to the local government finance policy statement published on 5 December 2023, warning that its budgets are under unprecedented pressure meaning further difficult decisions will need to be made. The local government finance policy statement 2024 to 2025 sets out the government’s intentions for the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024… read more … about More challenges ahead for Council budgets>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale’s kind community volunteers have been thanked for their partnership work to ensure a safe and peaceful bonfire weekend in November 2023. On Thursday 30 November, Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service held a special event at Halifax Town Hall, to recognise those who went the extra mile to… read more … about Volunteers thanked for keeping Calderdale safe>>

Community thank you event

Progress is being made in the development of two documents which will help guide future planning decisions. A number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) are currently in development, providing more detailed advice and guidance on policies in the Council’s adopted Local Plan. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 11 December, members will… read more … about Supporting the creation of successful and resilient places>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council’s commitment to health and safety is being recognised as part of the 2023 annual report, which is being presented to the Council’s Cabinet. Health and safety is at the heart of the wide range of services provided by the Council, and the safety of local people, employees, clients and contractors is taken very… read more … about Taking action on health and safety>>

Cllr Silvia Dacre outside Halifax Town Hall

Three more Calderdale Council buildings could become more energy efficient, as part of ongoing work to cut carbon emissions across the borough. The Council is proposing to replace the heating systems at the Victoria Theatre and Borough Market in Halifax and at Beechwood Road Library, Illingworth, with low-carbon alternatives. These buildings are some of the… read more … about Plans for greener Council buildings>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council’s response to a major consultation on how buses are run in West Yorkshire will be discussed at its Cabinet meeting on Monday 11 December. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is asking people and organisations across the region to have their say on the proposed reform of bus services. The consultation is open until… read more … about Council has its say on bus services>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

A major new plan is about to launch in Calderdale, setting out the actions we can all take to tackle climate change. Calderdale’s Climate Action Plan for 2023 – 2026 is due to be published on 6 December, whilst COP28 – the United Nations global climate change conference – is underway in the UAE from… read more … about Working together for a brighter, zero-carbon future>>

Climate Action Plan graphic