Category Archives: Families

Over 250 people gathered at the annual ‘We are Calderdale’ event in Halifax to celebrate 50 years of the borough of Calderdale, the realisation of Vision 2024, the ambitions for 2024 and beyond, and Calderdale’s Year of Culture. On Thursday 13 June, the Council held one of its biggest events of the year at Dean… read more … about Special event celebrates 50 years of Calderdale>>

Annapurna dance performing at We Are Calderdale

Events are taking place across Calderdale this national Refugee Week(external link) (17-23 June 2024), with organisations coming together as part of the Year of Culture, to celebrate kindness and inclusion. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This… read more … about Celebrating kindness and inclusion this Refugee Week>>

Central Library

People in Calderdale are being asked to share their thoughts about how they feel connected to their local neighbourhood and the wider Calderdale area, to help inform work to build stronger communities. Calderdale Council is developing a new approach to social cohesion through the Building Stronger Communities Framework – a document which supports the borough… read more … about Have your say and help to build stronger communities in Calderdale>>

Two people holding hands

As a range of cost of living support continues across Calderdale, local families can now book on to the latest Healthy Holidays activities for May half-term. Healthy Holidays Calderdale – a partnership between Calderdale Council, the Community Foundation for Calderdale and local organisations – has been providing free activities and nutritious meals to children and… read more … about Spring into a new Healthy Holidays season>>

Calderdale residents are asked to take part in a survey to help shape future plans and support healthy ageing. Calderdale Council is looking to support the aims of the Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2027, to make Calderdale a place where everyone can realise their potential and live a larger life. Part of this is… read more … about Have your say and support healthy ageing in Calderdale>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

A new Changing Places toilet is now open at Ogden Water Country Park, improving facilities and accessibility at the Calderdale beauty spot, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility at Ogden Water>>

Ogden Water

Cases of measles are increasing in the country and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has declared a national incident. Measles spreads very easily among people who haven’t had the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab, especially in nurseries and schools. It can be a very unpleasant illness, and can sometimes be very serious and… read more … about Working together to keep Calderdale safe from measles>>

Measles: Are you protected?

The continued impact of the cost of living crisis on Calderdale residents is being recognised in the Council’s Anti-Poverty Annual Report and Action Plan. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 11 December, members will consider the Anti-Poverty Annual Report and Action Plan, which outlines the work taking place across the borough by… read more … about Working together to tackle poverty>>

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

Plans have been revealed for new, improved playground facilities near the lower site of Ash Green Community Primary School in Mixenden, Halifax, and local people are being asked to share their thoughts. The existing play area on Sunnybank Road in Mixenden is due to be upgraded with proposals for new equipment including swings, slides, climbing… read more … about Funding of over £100,000 set to transform play facilities in Mixenden>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall