Category Archives: Families

The award-winning International Market is returning to Halifax town centre this week, with a scarily good range of treats just in time for Halloween. From Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 October, Market Place Europe, in partnership with Calderdale Council’s Markets Service, is bringing a selection of global traders to the streets of Halifax. Visitors can… read more … about Spooktacular International Market returns to Halifax>>

International Market in Halifax

A pop-up allotment event is coming to Halifax Borough Market this half-term, with entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and prizes. ‘Let’s Grow’ is a free two-day event for families on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021, it’s produced and brought to the market by the co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, Ben… read more … about ‘Let’s Grow’ comes to Halifax>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event

The popular Get Organised event is back for 2021, for young people in Calderdale to find out more about the options available after GCSEs. On Tuesday 12 October, Calderdale Council, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, is hosting a special virtual event, primarily aimed at students in Year 11 and their families. The event is… read more … about Virtual event helps young people to Get Organised>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

A new multi-million pound state-of-the-art swimming pool and leisure centre for Halifax has moved a step closer to reality after the Council submitted the planning application for the new building. The brand-new complex on the site of the existing North Bridge Leisure Centre, will help to improve the health and wellbeing of Calderdale’s residents by… read more … about Planning for our new leisure centre>>

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>>

Calderdale Council is supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean campaign and is working with community volunteers to support local clean up events. In the past 12 months, people have relied on the places close to home, like local parks, as somewhere to enjoy the outdoors, exercise and to play. Calderdale Council staff,… read more … about Supporting the Great British Spring Clean>>

Shaw Park clean up

Pupils at Wood Bank Special School in Luddenden have been enjoying the benefits of three additional, state-of-the-art, classrooms following the opening of a new extension facility. Calderdale Council has invested £1million as part of its capital programme, to refurbish and remodel the former Luddenden Youth Centre – creating additional special educational needs and disability (SEND)… read more … about New, state-of-the-art learning facilities at Wood Bank Special School>>

Wood Bank Special School

The provision of additional residential care options for children who are looked after in Calderdale is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Following recommendations from the Children and Young People Scrutiny Board, the Cabinet will consider current provision and the potential purchase of properties to provide additional in-house residential children’s homes. Calderdale Council is responsible… read more … about Enhancing residential provision for our young people>>

Cllr Wilkinson

Calderdale’s Never Hungry Again campaign has reached two major milestones, boosting the united mission to end child hunger in the borough for good. The married TV stars and comedians, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, who live in Mytholmroyd, have pledged their support for Calderdale’s anti-poverty work and are championing the campaign, not just to tackle… read more … about Celebrities back the new £100,000 Never Hungry Again fund>>

Meet the Richardsons