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Over £1 million of Arts Council England funding is coming into Calderdale each year between 2023 and 2026, to make the borough’s distinctive culture shine even brighter. Five of Calderdale’s cultural organisations will benefit from three years of funding from Arts Council England, after it announced details of its new national portfolio of funded organisations… read more … about Culture at the heart of Calderdale>>

Support for Calderdale residents, businesses and voluntary organisations, to help them through the cost of living crisis, will be discussed at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 14 November. This will follow national Talk Money Week(external link) (7 – 11 November), which the Council is backing to encourage people to open up about their finances… read more … about Supporting our communities through the cost of living crisis>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire met students from Calderdale College at the new Halifax Bus Station construction site yesterday (Wednesday 2 November), as 20 new green skilled jobs were also pledged. The bus station has been partially closed to the public since September 2021 for construction of a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility… read more … about New green jobs pledged as Mayor joins construction students at Halifax Bus Station>>

Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale College students and Wilmott Dixon representatives with spades at Halifax bus station

Calderdale Council faces severe financial pressures which will have an impact on delivery of proposed development projects across the borough. The challenges of rapid inflation, loss of income, uncertainly about funding local authorities will receive from Government and increased demand for services have made it necessary for the Council to review financial requirements for delivering… read more … about Impact of national financial crisis on Calderdale projects>>

Cllr Jane Scullion outside Halifax Town Hall

On Sunday 13 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and events are taking place across Calderdale to mark this important occasion. To coincide with the launch of the national Royal British Legion’s 2022 Poppy Appeal, Calderdale Council has announced plans for this year’s Remembrance, with the Council hosting a full Remembrance Sunday… read more … about Remembrance in Calderdale>>


Ambitious projects in Sowerby Bridge are progressing well as part of the £2 million programme to revitalise the high street. The Old Town Hall and the Fire & Water complex are two of the key schemes benefiting from £2 million from the Government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme. The national programme is a £95… read more … about Significant progress made to transform historic Sowerby Bridge high street>>

Raj Panesar (MD of 22 The Square) inside the Old Town Hall in Sowerby Bridge

Shibden Hall’s Winter Craft Fair is returning for 2022, with the venue welcoming traders from across the region for a weekend of shopping and festive fun. Shibden Hall is currently closed for its annual winter break but will be open especially for the Winter Craft Fair on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, from 10am-4pm…. read more … about Get Christmas all wrapped up at Shibden Hall>>

Christmas tree at the bottom of the stairs at Shibden Hall

Shoppers in Halifax can visit a fantastic selection of global traders this week, as the award-winning International Market heads to the town centre from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 October 2022. Hosted by Market Place and Calderdale Council, the return of the popular outdoor market will bring tasty treats and unique crafts and gifts to… read more … about Flavours of the world at Halifax International Market>>

Halifax International Market

Todmorden Town Deal Board is pleased to confirm that Full Business Cases for all eight Town Deal projects have now been submitted to Government for final approval for funding from the £17.5M allocated to Todmorden’s Town Investment Plan. The business cases submitted to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, show how each project… read more … about All eight Full Business Cases submitted to Government for final approval for funding from Todmorden Town Deal’s £17.5M allocation>>