Category Archives: Conservation

Christmas is in full swing at Halifax Borough Market, marking the end of a year of great progress towards the Victorian building’s transformation. Calderdale Council has launched a Christmas campaign to encourage people to shop locally and visit the market for a unique festive experience. There are independent stalls selling a variety of gifts and… read more … about Merry and bright at Halifax Borough Market>>

Historic clock inside Halifax Borough Market

An extensive programme of improvement work is taking place at Shroggs Park in north Halifax making the park more attractive and welcoming for all. Shroggs Park is a large green space and woodland area just outside Halifax town centre. It’s a popular facility and welcomes visitors all year round, including over 100 runners every weekend… read more … about Park improvements to benefit local communities>>

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

An exciting new venture will bring an unused historic building in Sowerby Bridge back to life, as work gets underway on its transformation. The stunning, Grade II listed ‘old Town Hall’ building on Town Hall Street will be revitalised, after standing empty for several years following the closure of the bank that was previously located… read more … about New lease of life for historic building>>

Joint press release with the National Trust Calderdale Council and the National Trust are jointly hosting an online meeting to give people a chance to find out more about local woodlands and ask questions about how these are managed. On Thursday 23 September from 6.30pm, knowledgeable representatives from the National Trust and Calderdale Council, as well… read more … about Online community meeting planned to help people in Calderdale learn more about the area’s woodlands>>

Hardcastle Crags tree planting

Emergency building demolition works are due to take place at Deal Street warehouse in Halifax. Inspections have confirmed that a section of the 19th Century former wool warehouse is structurally unsafe and immediate action must be taken to remove the danger of collapse. The Grade II listed building has been vacant for some time and… read more … about Urgent work necessary at town centre warehouse>>

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Schools in Calderdale are invited to apply for a new accreditation which demonstrates their commitment to tackling climate change. Calderdale Youth Council has conceived and launched the ACE (Advocates for the Climate and Environment) Awards scheme – an accreditation encouraging schools to get involved with initiatives that support efforts to tackle climate change. There are… read more … about Young people lead an ACE climate response>>

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Sowerby Bridge is set to receive almost £2million to help enhance the town’s historic features and support the economic recovery from COVID. Calderdale Council has secured £1,997,810 from the Government-funded High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme, delivered by Historic England, which will be used to improve Sowerby Bridge town centre. The Council will work… read more … about Enhancing the historic features of Sowerby Bridge>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council is reminding visitors to the borough’s outdoor spaces or countryside sites to act responsibly and respect the local environment, people and animals. As more people spend time outdoors enjoying the Calderdale countryside, walking, running or cycling, it’s important to remember The Countryside Code(external link) to help to look after the environment. The code… read more … about Safely sharing space in our countryside>>

Walshaw moor