Ambitious plans for first 100 days

Cllr Swift

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet last night unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:

“Vision2024 gives us a five year framework of what we want Calderdale to be like by the borough’s 50th birthday.  We have a range of priority areas which will help us become the ‘best borough in the North’ and we’re working hard to achieve that.

“The 100 days programme is our initial action plan for those things which we want to achieve quickly for local people, which will make a real difference.

“These are radical but realistic actions which we are confident we can and will achieve over the next few months.”

Using the themes of Vision2024, the plan for the first 100 days outlines what will be achieved by the end of September: 


  • Implement our Public Space Protection Order to prevent moorland wildfires
  • Launch our air quality campaign ‘Let’s Clear the Air’ on Clean Air Day this Thursday
  • Launch our Cabinet Climate Change Working Party
  • Pilot our first liveable street at Field Lane Primary School
  • Clamp down on idling engines near schools
  • Identify land and commence new tree planting

Kindness and resilience 

  • Start developing plans for in-house provision for children in care
  • Secure a new residential facility to support care leavers close to home
  • Re-open Orange Box to enable high quality early intervention for children and young people
  • Open two new supported living accommodation schemes
  • Complete next phase of 34 social housing units in partnership with Together Housing, including 7 units for adults with learning disabilities
  • North Bridge works will be completed on time and on budget
  • Launch 50 things to do before you are 5 on August 7th to give best start in life for children
  • Launch our improvement programme for Adult Social Care providers
  • Launch our new Health & Wellbeing strategy for Calderdale
  • Deliver Safeguarding Week from 24-30 June 2019 to remind people that safeguarding is everyone’s business

Enterprising and Talented

  • Complete Beech Hill Tower Block demolition in partnership with Together Housing
  • Formally commence our Inclusive Economy project backed by Leeds City Region funding
  • Prepare an Enforcement Action Week in early September
  • Recruit our next cohort of apprentices
  • Launch our Town Centre local sustainable food initiative
  • Launch our Calderdale Future Leaders programme
  • Launch our plan to harness the impact of Gentleman Jack on tourism and Calderdale’s visitor economy
  • And begin our consultation exercise on the future role of the Council in partnership with the Democratic Society through the ‘Public Square’ initiative

Vision2024 is based on the key themes of kindness, distinctiveness, resilience, talent and enterprise – qualities that make the borough special.

The Vision is for Calderdale to be a place where people can reach their potential, where talent and enterprise can thrive, where people care for each other and are able to bounce back, and a place that stands out as a great destination to visit and where people can live a larger life.

Where do we want to be by 2024? How will the Calderdale of 2024 be different from the place it is now? What ambitions do we share? Join the conversation by following #VisionCdale2024 on social media and visit