Category Archives: Distinctiveness

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>>

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Residents and businesses around the Brighouse area, as well as those living, working or travelling along the A641 from Bradford to Kirklees, are being asked to share feedback on a shortlist of plans to improve infrastructure and connections on the route. Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and in collaboration with… read more … about Help shape final plans for A641 improvements>>

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Calderdale organisations, including community groups, charities and schools can now apply for funding from the £1million Climate Emergency Fund, to support projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the borough Calderdale Council is working in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to launch the £1million fund to enable local communities to lead work to… read more … about Launch of £1million Climate Emergency Fund>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Shibden Hall is 600 years old and as part of work planned to celebrate, Calderdale Council is asking visitors to share their memories, stories or photographs of the Hall, or any creative work influenced by Shibden’s present or past. The first reference to Shibden Hall was in 1420/21, meaning the iconic Calderdale building is celebrating… read more … about Share your memories of Shibden for 600th anniversary celebrations>>

Shibden

Calderdale Council continues to identify opportunities to take action to respond to the global and local climate emergency. At the meeting of Cabinet on Monday 5 July, members will consider two unique reports aimed at tackling climate change and contributing towards achieving net zero carbon targets. As one of the first councils in the country to… read more … about Taking action to respond to climate emergency>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

An ambitious six-month plan to help Calderdale’s residents, businesses and environment to bounce back and thrive will be discussed at the first Cabinet meeting since the local election, on Monday 7 June. The Council’s newly elected administration has set out its priorities for the next six months, following the major challenges of flooding in February… read more … about A strong future for Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, Calderdale Council is reminding residents and landowners of the risk of wildfires on local moorlands and how they can be prevented. Large and preventable moorland fires cause a significant strain on resources. Calderdale Council continues to work with partners at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Yorkshire… read more … about Staying safe and protecting our distinctive moorland>>

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Communities in Calderdale will soon benefit from increased opportunities to enjoy arts, culture and other activities to improve health and wellbeing, through the power of social prescribing – especially in areas hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19. Following a successful bid to the national Thriving Communities Fund, delivered by the National Academy for Social… read more … about Supporting Thriving Communities>>

Above Halifax

A major cultural events programme during a ‘Year of Culture’ in Calderdale in 2024 could play a key part in the economy recovery from COVID-19. The cultural, creative, heritage and visitor sectors are some of the worst hit by the pandemic. They play a crucial role in Calderdale’s story, make our borough distinctive, attract visitors,… read more … about Calderdale’s iconic culture to help economic recovery>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn