Category Archives: Vision2024

Work to transform a playground in Mixenden will start this month, creating a new inclusive and accessible play area for everyone to enjoy. Calderdale Council is delivering improvements in the area around Ash Green Community Primary School, including works to the playground on Sunnybank Road. The playground improvement works are funded by the Council, UKSPF… read more … about Mixenden playground works swing into action>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

An epic new walking challenge is encouraging people to get active whilst enjoying Calderdale’s distinctive landscapes and culture.  As part of the Calderdale Year of Culture 2024 (CultureDale(external link)) programme, the Council is inviting long-distance walking enthusiasts to celebrate Calderdale’s 50th birthday year by walking the Calderdale Way – a 50-mile walking route that encircles… read more … about The Calderdale Way: 50 miles for 50 years>>

The opening of the innovative Industry 4.0 facility in Brighouse is set to transform the engineering and manufacturing sector across West Yorkshire, one of the Brighouse Town Deal projects. At a launch event on Friday 14 June, representatives from 19 businesses from the region visited the brand-new i4.0 Hub based at Calderdale College’s Engineering Centre… read more … about Transforming the future of manufacturing with Calderdale’s first Industry 4.0 hub>>

Industry 4.0 launch

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

A Calderdale planning officer has received regional recognition, being named in the shortlist for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Yorkshire Awards for Planning Excellence. Richard Riggs, Principal Planning Officer at Calderdale Council has been recognised in the Young Planner of the Year category at the prestigious awards, which recognise and highlight the positive contributions… read more … about Regional recognition for Richard>>

Richard Riggs, Planning Officer at the Council

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

Calderdale Council has successfully defended the adoption of its Local Plan from a legal challenge at the High Court. A three hour hearing took place on 26 April 2024 before the Honourable Mr Justice Fordham at the High Court in Leeds. The 11 page judgement, which was handed down on 17 May 2024, confirms that… read more … about Council welcomes High Court judgement>>

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Children and young people who are supported by Calderdale Council feel safe and genuinely cared for, and have opportunities to thrive, become independent and achieve their ambitions. This is just some of the praise Ofsted gave the Council in its inspection of Children and Young People’s Services in February 2024. Inspectors rated the Council ‘good’… read more … about Children in Calderdale are safe and cared for, says Ofsted report>>

Members of the Council's children and young people's service with Cabinet Member Cllr Adam Wilkinson and the Chief Executive, Robin Tuddenham

The latest plans for improved public spaces and active travel routes in Todmorden town centre will be available at an event at Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub on Saturday 18 May. The Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden project is part of the Todmorden Town Deal, a £17.5m regeneration programme funded by the… read more … about Event offers opportunity to see the latest plans for public spaces and active travel in Todmorden>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall