Author Archives: Calderdale Council

A new Reading Friends scheme is launching in Calderdale to inspire conversations with residents through a shared love of reading. The national Reading Friends scheme originally launched in 2017 with the aim of connecting people and combatting loneliness by starting conversations about reading. Calderdale Council’s libraries service has received funding from the Reading Agency to… read more … about New scheme to share the joy of reading with Calderdale residents>>


Calderdale Council is reminding residents to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the continued risk of flooding during summer months. Sudden and heavy downpours, which are more likely during the summer months, can put extra stress on all drainage systems, increasing the risk of flash flooding. As flash floods can affect all… read more … about Ways to reduce the risk of flash flooding this summer>>


Emergency building demolition works are due to take place at Deal Street warehouse in Halifax. Inspections have confirmed that a section of the 19th Century former wool warehouse is structurally unsafe and immediate action must be taken to remove the danger of collapse. The Grade II listed building has been vacant for some time and… read more … about Urgent work necessary at town centre warehouse>>

Pupils at Wood Bank Special School in Luddenden have been enjoying the benefits of three additional, state-of-the-art, classrooms following the opening of a new extension facility. Calderdale Council has invested £1million as part of its capital programme, to refurbish and remodel the former Luddenden Youth Centre – creating additional special educational needs and disability (SEND)… read more … about New, state-of-the-art learning facilities at Wood Bank Special School>>

Wood Bank Special School

Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, Calderdale Council is reminding residents and landowners of the risk of wildfires on local moorlands and how they can be prevented. Large and preventable moorland fires cause a significant strain on resources. Calderdale Council continues to work with partners at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Yorkshire… read more … about Staying safe and protecting our distinctive moorland>>


Calderdale Council is paying tribute to all the workers across the borough and the world who have tragically died in the last year, by lighting up Wainhouse Tower purple on Workers’ Memorial Day (Wednesday 28 April). This internationally recognised day honours everyone around the world who has tragically lost their life, been injured or become… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to turn purple for Workers’ Memorial Day>>

Wainhouse Tower lit up purple

Camera technology is being installed along watercourses in the Calder Valley to help monitor drainage and assess flood risk. Five new cameras will be installed to monitor drainage infrastructure at Nutclough, Hebden Bridge; Stoney Royd Lane, Todmorden; Jumps Road, Todmorden; Redwater Clough, near Cornholme; and in the Copley Valley. These are in addition to existing… read more … about New technology to help monitor flood risk>>

Monitoring at Hebble Brook

Weekday, daytime closures are scheduled on the A6033 from Hebden Bridge to Oxenhope, during May, to allow for resurfacing works – the last part of extensive safety improvements. The A6033 has previously been identified as being in the top 50 of ‘A’ roads in England where the risk of road traffic incidents resulting in death… read more … about Final resurfacing works to improve safety of A6033>>

Road closed

Calderdale Council has published an update to the Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan, to support the next phase of actions required to tackle the COVID pandemic. Partners in Calderdale have been working to prevent and manage COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic began. The Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan was originally published in June… read more … about Updating our plan to tackle COVID-19>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health