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Surface dressing work is taking place on over 40 roads across Calderdale this summer.  Calderdale Council has identified roads across the borough which require surface dressing. Each road will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work seals the road making it more waterproof, improves… read more … about Surface maintenance planned across borough>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

A new project is set to help wildlife thrive, cut carbon, boost flood resilience and reduce wildfire risk in Calderdale and Kirklees. Working with partner organisations, Calderdale and Kirklees Councils have secured grant funding to prepare for a large-scale project to restore moorlands, plant trees and create wildlife-rich habitats that better connect valley towns with… read more … about Restoring landscapes from towns to tops>>

Calderdale view

This Foster Care Fortnight (13-26 May), Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more foster carers, highlighting the benefits of fostering with the Council and celebrating the great work of its existing carers. Foster Care Fortnight is the Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care… read more … about Sharing fostering moments this Foster Care Fortnight>>

Foster carers Kelly and Andrew Riley

Young entrepreneurs from Calderdale and beyond are showcasing their creativity and business ideas at a special event being held at Halifax Borough Market. On Saturday 11 May from 10am until 4pm, Halifax Borough Market will host the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) Young Traders Market, allowing young people aged 16-30 the chance to try out… read more … about New market event showcases young talent>>

Eunice from Urban Botany at her stall

Calderdale Council is letting nature flourish this May by taking part in the annual conservation campaign to reduce the amount of grass cutting that takes place during the month. No Mow May is coordinated by the conservation charity Plantlife and encourages garden owners and those managing green spaces not to mow grass during May. Plantlife’s research… read more … about Calderdale Council embraces No Mow May to boost nature across the borough>>

Wildflowers at Burdock Way

A Calderdale Council solicitor has earned a prestigious national role for her outstanding work, putting Calderdale on the map for leading the way in local government law. Aneeka Muneer, the Council’s Principal Litigation Solicitor, was appointed President of Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) on Wednesday 17 April 2024. LLG is the national voice of lawyers… read more … about Council employee puts Calderdale on the map>>

Calderdale Council made “clear and impressive progress” throughout 2023, according to a team of local government experts. The Local Government Association Corporate Peer Challenge team returned to the Council in November 2023, to look at action taken since its first visit in February 2023. The team reviewed progress with the recommendations it had made to… read more … about National experts praise Council’s progress>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy