Author Archives: Calderdale Council

Press release with AD:VENTURE programme An animation studio with associates around the world and its headquarters in Hebden Bridge is certainly not ‘fed up’ with its success. FedUP Studio Lab was set up by two creatives ‘fed up’ with the London studio scene, who quit to establish their own ethical and sustainable business instead. The… read more … about International animation company makes Hebden Bridge home>>

FedUP animation team

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Calderdale residents are being asked for their views on pharmacy services in the borough. Calderdale Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board is undertaking what’s known as a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – a legal requirement assessing local people’s current and future needs for community pharmacy services. The results are used to inform decisions by local authorities, NHS… read more … about Have your say on Calderdale pharmacy services>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A new facility to safely store the salt used to keep Calderdale moving during periods of bad weather, is now ready to use.  Construction work has now finished on the new salt barn at the Ainleys depot site in Elland. The new facility has the capacity to store 12,000 tonnes of salt, protecting it from… read more … about Warm welcome for winter salt store>>

Salt barn

Local taxi drivers are being encouraged to take advantage of Calderdale Council’s Taxi Support Scheme, before the deadline of 15th March 2022. Since April 2021, the Council has offered Calderdale taxi and private hire drivers the opportunity for free licence renewals for three years, in recognition of the severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has… read more … about Time is running out to apply for Taxi Support Scheme>>

Taxi

Protecting communities and supporting businesses through the pandemic, building a strong recovery, and ensuring the Council maintains financial stability are the priorities for the Cabinet’s budget proposals for the next financial year. The budget proposals were presented by the Leader of the Council at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 17 January 2022, marking the start… read more … about A robust and balanced budget>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council’s sports service has launched its new membership campaign for 2022, with flexible joining options to suit everybody. As well as annual one-off payment options, membership options launched for the new year include a ‘no tie-in’ monthly membership. This rolling Direct Debit option can be cancelled at any time with 30 days’ notice. Both… read more … about New flexible sports membership to help make 2022 your year>>

Calderdale residents are being asked to share their thoughts about what it’s like to live in the borough to help inform ambitions for the future. The Vision perception survey gathers the views of local residents each year to help shape the Vision for Calderdale, as the borough approaches its 50th birthday in the year 2024…. read more … about Have your say and help shape Calderdale’s future>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A range of Calderdale businesses can now apply for grants to soften the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Calderdale Council has received around £2.1 million from the Government’s £1 billion Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant. The money will be used to support severely affected hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses with one-off grants of up… read more … about A helping hand for COVID-affected businesses>>

Cash