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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

A brand new, top-class leisure centre and swimming pool for Halifax could move a step closer to construction, as Cabinet Members discuss the next stages of the ambitious project to bring major benefits to the whole community. At Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 17 January, Members will consider whether to recommend to Full Council… read more … about A vision for sport and leisure in Halifax>>

There’s still time to have your say on plans to improve options for walking and cycling journeys in north and west Halifax. Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, have been asking for people’s feedback on proposals to create safe, healthy and more inclusive places where people choose to walk, cycle and… read more … about Deadline extended to share feedback on plans for north and west Halifax>>

Cross Hills near Dean Clough

Work is now underway to transform the Calder and Hebble junction corridor of the A629 near Halifax – the largest individual civil engineering project ever undertaken to date by Calderdale Council. Following final funding approvals from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, work can progress on Phase 1b of the A629 improvement scheme, which focuses on… read more … about Major £28million project to transform travel along the A629>>

A629 phase 1b

In response to the news that Halifax businesses voted in favour of renewing their status as a Business Improvement District (BID), securing £2.2 million to be spent on supporting businesses and working with the Council to develop Halifax even further, Council Leader Cllr Tim Swift said: “This is great news for Halifax. I am delighted… read more … about Statement from Council Leader in response to Halifax BID ‘yes’ vote>>

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The Calderdale Council Cabinet’s ambitious, post-election plan to help the borough bounce back and thrive, has made significant progress over the last six months. After the local election in May 2021, the new administration set out its actions for supporting residents, businesses and the environment during its first six months. From schools and housing, to… read more … about Building hope and making progress>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on inequalities faced by Calderdale communities is being recognised in the Council’s Anti-Poverty Action Plan and Annual Report. Calderdale Council has a longstanding commitment to work in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector partners to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents. People living in poverty have been some… read more … about Working together to tackle poverty in Calderdale>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Mark Broadbent from Calderdale Council has been named the country’s Rising Star at a prestigious national awards ceremony. A local lad who is passionate about Calderdale, Mark has transformed the way the Council uses digital communications to get important and engaging messages to residents. His high-quality videos, social media posts and live virtual events have… read more … about Mark shines brightly as UK’s Rising Star>>

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