Author Archives: Calderdale Council

This Changing Places Awareness day(external link) (Tuesday 19 July), Calderdale Council is announcing plans for three new Changing Places toilets to be installed in the borough, improving facilities for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)… read more … about Changing Places making Calderdale more accessible>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

The latest Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) prospectus, packed full of exciting, affordable courses to inspire and help people towards the jobs and lives they want, is on its way to every household across Calderdale to ensure everyone can easily find out about the many opportunities offered at CAL. CAL is a friendly, welcoming facility with… read more … about Learn, upskill and retrain with Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Cllr Dacre

Farmers and landowners in Calderdale can now take advantage of a grant scheme to support them to create natural flood management (NFM) works upon their land. Calderdale Council, with support from the Environment Agency and the Woodland Trust, is offering up to £500,000 worth of grants to landowners in Calderdale, with the aim of helping… read more … about Grants available to support natural flood management>>

Attenuation basin near Hebden Bridge

The final and key milestone was reached in the regeneration of the former Abbey Park estate in Halifax on Friday 24 June as the development was officially completed.     Visiting the £11.6 million Valley Heights development in Illingworth, Halifax politicians along with representatives from Together Housing Group, Calderdale Council and Lovell Partnerships, saw first-hand how affordable… read more … about Calderdale leaders visit the completed Valley Heights Development in Illingworth>>

Calderdale residents are reminded to be prepared for the risk of flash flooding this summer. Sudden and heavy downpours are more likely in the summer months. Intense periods of rain falling on dry ground can rapidly overwhelm or block drainage systems, increasing the risk of flash flooding.  Calderdale Council is encouraging residents and businesses to… read more … about Preparing for flash flooding and thanking flood wardens this summer>>

Flooding image

Bankfield Museum, near Halifax, is celebrating South Asian Heritage Month with a special display of some of the highlights of its collection of South Asian art and cultural objects. From Saturday 16 July, Bankfield will host the special exhibition which features as part of the Calderdale South Asian Heritage Festival. This month-long programme of events… read more … about Celebrating the South Asian Heritage Festival at Calderdale Museums>>

Painted dowry box from India as part of Bankfield's exhibition

Visitors to Brighouse will be encouraged to spend longer and spend more by creating a more welcoming, attractive and healthy town centre as part of the planned £19 million investment through The Brighouse Deal. Alongside the Market Revitalisation project, outlined at an Open Day in May, the business cases being developed include proposals to: improve… read more … about Encouraging visitors to spend longer and spend more in Brighouse>>

Commercial Street, Brighouse

As West Yorkshire continues to experience a period of hot and dry weather, Calderdale Council is reminding residents of the associated risks, urging people to show kindness to each other and to the environment. The Met Office’s Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as high or very high over the next few days… read more … about Showing kindness and consideration during the hot weather>>

Walshaw moor