Monthly Archives: March 2024

Improved road layouts, better facilities for walking and cycling and enhanced public transport connectivity will help transform Halifax town centre, with local people invited to have their say on the latest designs. Calderdale Council is delivering the A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre scheme, an ambitious regeneration project which is fully funded through the West… read more … about Shaping future travel in and around Halifax>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Work to enhance the Victoria Theatre in Halifax has reached a key milestone, with structural work now complete to link the foyer to the former box office and vacant shop unit, to create a new café and bar. The Victoria Theatre is an impressive Grade II listed building in Halifax town centre, and one of… read more … about Works shine a spotlight on Halifax’s heritage buildings>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Press release from Delta Academies Trust We are delighted that Delta Academies Trust, in partnership with Calderdale Council, has received Department for Education approval to open a new Alternative Provision free school for children aged 8-16. This will increase the number of high-quality alternative provision places in the Calderdale area, to inspire and support young people… read more … about New Alternative Provision free school for children aged 8-16>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

Public health leaders in Calderdale are joining colleagues across the Yorkshire and the Humber region in their support of the introduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which has the potential to eradicate smoking within a generation. The bill, being unveiled in Parliament today (20 March), aims to dramatically reduce smoking rates by prohibiting the… read more … about Calderdale health leaders support bill to end smoking in a generation>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A performance by playwright Brian Daniels (Pluto Play Productions), relating to the experience of care homes during the pandemic, is coming to Halifax. Having premiered at the Houses of Parliament in the autumn thanks to support from Fabian Hamilton MP and Leeds Care Association who commissioned the play, ‘Unforgettable: Telling the Care Home Story’ now… read more … about ‘Unforgettable’ care home play showcases in Halifax>>

Photo of Cath Gormally

Work to prepare for the new, revitalised market at the heart of Brighouse as part of the £19.1 million Town Deal investment is stepping up with the submission of plans for the new temporary home for the stalls while building work is underway. As part of the UK Government-funded Town Deal, Calderdale Council is working… read more … about Work stepped up to deliver Brighouse’s new market>>

Artist's impression of the new Brighouse market

Feedback from local people and organisations is being used to help shape a series of planned improvements stretching from Halifax town centre to communities in the north of the town. The A629 north project is focused on improvements between Orange Street roundabout in the town centre, to Ogden in north Halifax, including Lee Mount, Ovenden… read more … about Feedback helps shape plans to improve travel in and around north Halifax>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

This English Tourism Week (15- 24 March), Calderdale Council is celebrating the growing tourism offer in the borough. Latest research, based on 2022 figures, show that tourism in Calderdale is worth an estimated £431million, supporting nearly 9000 jobs within the borough. This is an increase of 24% from 2018 figures, showing that despite considerable challenges,… read more … about Tourism on the up in Calderdale>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Local volunteers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in Calderdale’s 50th birthday and its biggest ever celebration of culture. There are just weeks to go until Calderdale turns 50 on 1 April 2024, and excitement is building for the showstopping Year of Culture(external link) (CultureDale) that will mark this milestone. Calderdale Council has launched… read more … about Be a CultureDale volunteer in a role like no other>>

Getting creative at the Light Up the Valley event in Mytholmroyd