Monthly Archives: May 2024

With diversity and inclusion at its heart, the Calderdale Year of Culture programme features an unforgettable event to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month this June. People will be able to immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions that shape the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities at Halifax Borough Market on Friday 7 and Saturday… read more … about Celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history and culture>>

CultureDale logo

During Volunteers’ Week(external link), the Council is encouraging people to spread some Calderdale kindness and take up a volunteering role, including the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the Year of Culture 2024(external link). Volunteers’ Week (Monday 3 – Saturday 8 June) is a national celebration of the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities, and… read more … about A landmark year to volunteer in Calderdale>>

Local playgrounds are an important part of family life for many people – from having a family trip out or spending time with friends, to exercising or watching wildlife. Now Calderdale Council is giving people the chance to shape improvements to play areas across the borough. People who visit Calderdale’s play areas – whether that’s… read more … about Have your say to shape local play>>

Work has started in an area of Mixenden to make it safer and more enjoyable to walk, cycle, rest and play outside. Calderdale Council is transforming the streets around Ash Green Community Primary School to reduce traffic, increase the number of green spaces and help improve air quality for people’s health and climate action. This… read more … about Mixenden project to create safer, healthier and greener streets>>

How the streets could look around Ash Green

Calderdale Council is leading the way in its efforts to tackle the climate emergency, with the development of a major new tool to help inform work to reach ambitious net zero targets. The Council will be one of the first local authorities in the country, and the first in the region, to develop a Local… read more … about New energy plan leads the way on climate action in Calderdale>>

Insulation being installed in a home in Calderdale

Plant-based, locally sourced food will be on the menu at future events hosted by the Council if a new catering policy is approved. The proposed policy is specifically for catering which is paid for by the Council.  Food provided at Council hosted meetings or events will be 100% plant based, with a preference for seasonal… read more … about Council plants new catering policy>>

Cllr Scott Patient at Brearley Fields

Work to progress the development of two documents which will help guide future planning decisions is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. At the Cabinet meeting on Monday 3 June 2024, Councillors will consider two reports relating to the development of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). These documents provide more detailed advice and guidance on policies… read more … about Strengthening climate action in new developments>>

Cllr Patient in role as flood warden

Calderdale Council is looking at ways to support the accommodation needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities, in line with Government planning policy and legislation. There is a national requirement for the Council to prepare a ‘Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Development Plan Document (DPD)’ to go alongside its Local Plan. No sites… read more … about Supporting Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

A refreshed plan to support and develop Calderdale’s tourism offer, while preserving the qualities that make the borough special, is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 June 2024. Calderdale is a place that stands out for its breathtaking natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The borough’s bustling towns and picturesque rural villages… read more … about Supporting thriving towns and tourism>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall