Category Archives: Council and democracy

Over £4million of funding could support work to make homes in Calderdale warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider plans for the use of grant funding of £4.14million following a successful application to the government’s Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 scheme. Subject to approvals, the funding will be used to deliver… read more … about Supporting healthy homes which are cheaper to heat>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Calderdale Council has received a glowing report from local government experts who undertook a four day corporate peer challenge at the local authority in February 2023. The Local Government Association team of experienced officers and Councillors interviewed Elected Members, senior officers, partners and residents between 21 and 24 February 2023.  The Peer Challenge team focussed… read more … about Peers praise Calderdale’s Vision>>

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The results from Calderdale Council’s annual residents survey are in, with 70% of people responding to the survey agreeing that Calderdale is a great place to live. Each year, the Council invites residents to take the Vision 2024 perception survey which helps measure progress towards achieving the Vision for the borough for the year 2024…. read more … about Residents agree that Calderdale is a great place to live>>

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

Residents in Calderdale are being urged to remember their ID when they go to vote on Thursday 4 May. Voters will need to show accepted photo ID at polling stations before they can receive their ballot paper. This is a new requirement introduced by the UK Government that comes into effect for the first time… read more … about Remember to bring your photo ID on election day>>


There are less than two weeks until the voter registration deadline for upcoming local elections, and anyone wanting to vote must make sure they are election ready. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 17 April. Voters can apply online at link). It takes just five minutes. Voters have a range of… read more … about Voters urged to check they’re election ready as deadline approaches>>

Eighteen Calderdale Council employees were recognised for a combined total of nearly 800 years of service at an event at Halifax Town Hall yesterday (Thursday 30 March).  The Council’s Long Service Award Ceremony celebrated staff who have worked at the Council for 40+ years. This came after an event in January 2023 to recognise staff… read more … about Celebrating 800 years of service at Calderdale Council>>

Peter Vardy and the Mayor of Calderdale

‘Getting it right the first time, every time’ is the key customer promise as part of updated standards being presented to Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The Council is committed to enhancing the service it provides for residents and customers, and work has been taking place to review the way services are delivered. An updated Customer Experience… read more … about Customer experience at the heart of new standards>>

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

Balancing the books to protect vital public services is the priority for the next financial year after the budget for 2023/4 was agreed at Budget Council on Monday 27 February 2023. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council said: “Yet again we are setting a budget in challenging circumstances.  We continue to experience the impact… read more … about A strong and robust budget for the future>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Mayor of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will attend the next meeting of the Council at Halifax Town Hall on Wednesday 15 February 2023. Tracy Brabin will provide an update on the delivery of the Combined Authority Mayoral Pledges and then receive questions from Councillors. Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, said: “I am… read more … about Combined Authority Mayor to attend Council>>

Halifax Town Hall inside