Category Archives: Towns

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

The Anne Lister Birthday Festival is returning for 2024, with organisations across Calderdale hosting events to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Shibden Hall’s most famous resident. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate what would have been Anne’s… read more … about Festival returns to celebrate the remarkable life of Anne Lister>>

Anne Lister portrait

Calderdale Council and the LTA agree partnership to breathe new life into local park tennis courts across the borough  The project will see £230,948 of investment across Calderdale’s public parks  Investment comes from the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation’s Park Tennis Project, being delivered by the LTA and Calderdale Council Work is underway to transform five… read more … about Local park tennis courts in Calderdale set for renovation>>

The new, improved Elland market reopens on Friday 9 February in its original position of the Market Square, as part of a £6 million transformation of Elland town centre. Funding from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund is transforming the centre of Elland supporting improvements to public spaces, the main shopping areas around Southgate and… read more … about A bright new future for historic market>>

Visualisation showing Market Square in Elland

Ambitious, multi-million-pound investment to support development in south east Calderdale is being discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 February 2024. Members will consider proposals for significant investment to enable new sustainable growth opportunities in and around Brighouse, which will support the delivery of the Local Plan for Calderdale. New garden… read more … about Supporting a thriving future in south east Calderdale>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Local groups in Calderdale, including voluntary, community and faith organisations, are invited to apply for grants of up to £3000, as part of the latest round of the Council’s Small Grants Scheme. Applications are now being accepted from local groups for a one-off grant for activities, projects or events which support local towns, people and… read more … about Cash boost for Calderdale groups>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

The Brighouse Town Deal Board and Calderdale Council are inviting community groups, charities and organisations to express an interest in giving two of the town centre’s temporary parklets a new home when they are removed as part of the £19.1m Town Deal investment work. Four pedestrian areas with benches, plants and trees, two on Commercial… read more … about Community groups invited to give Brighouse’s parklets a new home>>

People sat on parklets at Bethel Street, Brighouse

The new Mixenden Community Hub is taking shape, with completed work at the hub building including the construction of external walls, cladding panels, roof and drainage, the fitting of windows and doors and the installation of some utility services. The Hub will become the heart of the area, a place where residents can go to… read more … about Hub at heart of the community takes shape>>

Construction work at the Mixenden Hub building

After 18 months of planning, high-tech manufacturing through Industry 4.0 will come to the heart of Brighouse in 2024 with the launch of the i4.0 Hub, where small and medium sized businesses can explore how digital technology can improve their productivity and increase innovation. The project is part of the £19.1 million Brighouse Town Deal,… read more … about High-tech manufacturing to be a focus for 2024 as Town Deal delivers for Brighouse>>

Young people using VR at i40 Hub