Category Archives: COVID-19

An expert panel will answer Calderdale residents’ questions about protection against COVID-19 in a live online Q&A session this week. On Thursday 21 October from 7pm, Calderdale Council is hosting the latest in its popular series of Q&A events on its Facebook page. Deborah Harkins, the Council’s Director of Public Health, will be joined on… read more … about Ask about protection against COVID-19>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Schools in Calderdale are being advised to consider additional public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Rates of COVID-19 in Calderdale are higher than they’ve ever been throughout the pandemic and unfortunately this is causing severe pressures on health and social care services. Although the fantastic uptake of the vaccine in Calderdale… read more … about Supporting schools to introduce further public health measures>>

News

Funding to support a programme of work to attract visitors and local people back to Calderdale villages and towns is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The Council has successfully bid for funding from the Government’s Welcome Back fund, to help with COVID economic recovery work across the borough. Cabinet will be asked to accept… read more … about Funding to Welcome Back visitors>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

The importance of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. An ambitious and far-reaching draft cultural strategy will be presented to the Cabinet at their meeting on Monday 4 October. It has been developed to harness the power of the borough’s unique culture and heritage… read more … about Putting culture at the heart of the borough’s recovery>>

Shibden

Young people around Calderdale are returning to school swimming at Calderdale pools this month, for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in schools around the borough will be taking part in swimming lessons at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden pools, as part of… read more … about Calderdale schools return to the pools>>

child in swimming pool

Fresh food deliveries from local shops, straight to people’s doors by electric bike, are set to make life easier for Halifax residents who are isolating or at higher risk from COVID-19. This is thanks to DeliverHX, an innovative new food delivery service which supports independent businesses, is good for the environment and offers a helping… read more … about Wheels in motion for new food delivery service>>

Cargodale bike outside Halifax Borough Market

Calderdale Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency has received national recognition, as one of only 10 councils shortlisted in the Climate Response category of the prestigious LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. A record number of… read more … about Council’s climate response shortlisted for national award>>

LGC awards logo

“Thank you for your tireless efforts over the last 16 months.”  That’s the message from Calderdale Council to every school, early years setting and post-16 provider in the borough, as Calderdale students, teachers and families begin their summer break after one of the most challenging school years in memory.  Throughout the pandemic, Calderdale Council has… read more … about Acknowledging an academic year unlike any other>>

Outside Trinity Sixth Form Academy

School’s out for summer, 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 Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme. With funding from the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale,… read more … about Supporting families to have Healthy Holidays>>