Category Archives: Community

People in Calderdale are invited to share their thoughts to inform the creation of a Development Plan Document. This will outline how the Council can support the accommodation needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities. There is a national requirement for the Council to prepare a ‘Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Development Plan… read more … about Supporting the needs of Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities>>

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The school summer holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. Calderdale Council, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, has been working with local providers… read more … about Experience a Healthy Holiday this summer>>

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A new partnership strategy, setting out a shared commitment to the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector is being reviewed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Calderdale Council has a proud record of supporting and working in partnership with a thriving and resilient VCSE sector. In recent years, the importance of the sector has been particularly… read more … about Supporting Calderdale’s thriving voluntary sector>>

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A special event will highlight the valuable work of the Armed Forces community, its importance to Calderdale’s heritage and culture, and the support available to past and present members. Families can take part in Armed Forces Day(external link) on Saturday 29 June at a free fun day on Southgate in Halifax town centre. From 9am… read more … about Celebrate Armed Forces Day in Calderdale>>

Residents at the newly completed Beech Hill community in Halifax, came together to celebrate the annual Great Get Together. Over 100 residents who recently moved into their new homes joined social housing landlord, Together Housing and local partners to mark the Great Get Together, celebrating diversity whilst coming together for the first time as a… read more … about Beech Hill residents join Together Housing and partners to celebrate The Great Get Together>>

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A free new event is taking place on the last Friday of every month at Todmorden Markets. The Meet Market is a regular special evening event, held from 6-8pm in the heart of Todmorden at the outdoor market. Each of the themed, monthly events will feature live music, comedy, street food, drinks and gift stalls…. read more … about A chance to meet, eat and enjoy entertainment in Todmorden>>

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Events are taking place across Calderdale this national Refugee Week(external link) (17-23 June 2024), with organisations coming together as part of the Year of Culture, to celebrate kindness and inclusion. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This… read more … about Celebrating kindness and inclusion this Refugee Week>>

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People in Calderdale are being asked to share their thoughts about how they feel connected to their local neighbourhood and the wider Calderdale area, to help inform work to build stronger communities. Calderdale Council is developing a new approach to social cohesion through the Building Stronger Communities Framework – a document which supports the borough… read more … about Have your say and help to build stronger communities in Calderdale>>

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With diversity and inclusion at its heart, the Calderdale Year of Culture programme features an unforgettable event to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month this June. People will be able to immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions that shape the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities at Halifax Borough Market on Friday 7 and Saturday… read more … about Celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history and culture>>

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