Monthly Archives: May 2024

The iconic ‘wet shirt’ worn by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be on public display in Halifax, West Yorkshire, from Saturday 25 May 2024. During Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024 (CultureDale(external link)), fans of the famous lake scene will be able to get up close to the… read more … about Iconic Mr Darcy shirt comes to Calderdale>>

Surface dressing work is taking place on over 40 roads across Calderdale this summer.  Calderdale Council has identified roads across the borough which require surface dressing. Each road will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work seals the road making it more waterproof, improves… read more … about Surface maintenance planned across borough>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

A £1.8 million fund is set to support people in Calderdale who are struggling with money. As part of the ongoing cost of living help available across the borough, Calderdale Council is distributing its £1.8 million share of the Government’s Household Support Fund. The Fund provides crisis support to a wide range of low-income households… read more … about More cost of living support to help people out of hardship>>

A canal boat with a difference is setting sail to celebrate Calderdale’s Year of Culture this late-May bank holiday. ‘Opal’s Comet’, by outdoor arts organisation Mr Wilson’s, is a special CultureDale(external link) event taking place along the Rochdale Canal and Calder and Hebble Navigation from Wednesday 22 to Monday 27 May 2024. The vivid, animated… read more … about All aboard for a unique CultureDale canal experience>>

Calderdale Council has successfully defended the adoption of its Local Plan from a legal challenge at the High Court. A three hour hearing took place on 26 April 2024 before the Honourable Mr Justice Fordham at the High Court in Leeds. The 11 page judgement, which was handed down on 17 May 2024, confirms that… read more … about Council welcomes High Court judgement>>

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Residents, businesses and road users in Calderdale are being asked to have their say on plans to increase the Council’s enforcement powers, supporting safer roads for all. Moving traffic offences in Calderdale are currently enforced by West Yorkshire Police, but Calderdale Council is planning to apply for new powers from the Department of Transport to… read more … about Have your say on plans for new enforcement powers>>

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Children and young people who are supported by Calderdale Council feel safe and genuinely cared for, and have opportunities to thrive, become independent and achieve their ambitions. This is just some of the praise Ofsted gave the Council in its inspection of Children and Young People’s Services in February 2024. Inspectors rated the Council ‘good’… read more … about Children in Calderdale are safe and cared for, says Ofsted report>>

Members of the Council's children and young people's service with Cabinet Member Cllr Adam Wilkinson and the Chief Executive, Robin Tuddenham

A new project is set to help wildlife thrive, cut carbon, boost flood resilience and reduce wildfire risk in Calderdale and Kirklees. Working with partner organisations, Calderdale and Kirklees Councils have secured grant funding to prepare for a large-scale project to restore moorlands, plant trees and create wildlife-rich habitats that better connect valley towns with… read more … about Restoring landscapes from towns to tops>>

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Voters in Calderdale may be in a different ward at the next local election, following a review of electoral arrangements in the borough by the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC). The LGBC has published its final recommendations for changes to council ward boundaries in Calderdale, to create ‘electoral equality’ where the number of electors per… read more … about Review recommends changes to ward boundaries in Calderdale>>

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