Category Archives: Economy

Plans to transform travel and public spaces in and around Halifax town centre are moving forward, with Calderdale Council appointing the construction contractor to carry out the works.  The A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre scheme is an ambitious regeneration project which is fully funded through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund…. read more … about Contractor appointed for major Halifax town centre improvements>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

More people in Calderdale could have access to new skills, quality jobs, good pay and opportunities for progression. Calderdale Council’s Adult Learning service and other local organisations could provide training through ‘Skills Bootcamps’, as part of a proposed £450,000 funding boost from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Combined Authority currently delivers the Bootcamps to… read more … about Helping Calderdale’s talent to thrive>>

Cllr Silvia Dacre, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources

Calderdale’s proud tradition of innovation was in the spotlight at a major event helping businesses to grow through new ideas and opportunities. Dozens of businesses from across Calderdale and West Yorkshire discovered how to take their products, services and processes to the next level, at the ‘Innovate Local: West Yorkshire’ event at Dean Clough, Halifax,… read more … about Major business event showcases Calderdale’s innovation>>

Tracy Brabin, Dean Cook and Cllr Jane Scullion at the Innovate Local West Yorkshire event in Halifax

All the jobseekers who attended a Council-run ‘reverse jobs fair’ secured work or interviews thanks to this innovative opportunity – the first of its kind in Calderdale. The event at Halifax Town Hall in August brought together 12 people looking for jobs with 15 local employers. Team members from Calderdale Council’s Employment Hub coached the… read more … about Council jobs fair changes lives>>

People are invited to have their say on current local rail services and their future role in boosting West Yorkshire’s economy and tackling the climate emergency. The next Calderdale Transport Forum, a public meeting organised by Calderdale Council, will give local people and organisations the chance to share their views on the recently published West… read more … about Role of rail picks up pace>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Businesses in Calderdale are invited to take part in a series of free workshop events to support good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Calderdale Council is hosting four ‘State of Mind’ workshops across the borough to provide business owners and their staff with mental health advice. The workshops have been developed in response… read more … about Local business events support good mental health and wellbeing>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Community groups and other voluntary and faith organisations can apply for funding to help them support people affected by the current cost of living crisis. Calderdale Council, the Mayor of West Yorkshire’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund, and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have come together to help Calderdale residents this winter. The three organisations… read more … about Major new fund provides cost of living support>>

Cost of living support logo

Local people are invited to have their say on the latest plans to improve a key route through Brighouse which connects Huddersfield and Bradford. Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in collaboration with Bradford and Kirklees Councils, on plans to improve the A641 along the route from Huddersfield to Bradford, via… read more … about Have your say on plans to improve travel on and around the A641>>

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Calderdale Council faces severe financial pressures which will have an impact on delivery of proposed development projects across the borough. The challenges of rapid inflation, loss of income, uncertainly about funding local authorities will receive from Government and increased demand for services have made it necessary for the Council to review financial requirements for delivering… read more … about Impact of national financial crisis on Calderdale projects>>

Cllr Jane Scullion outside Halifax Town Hall