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Local people are being given the chance to lead on key projects to make Halifax an even better place to visit, live and work in.

Calderdale Council is encouraging people to apply to be members of its newly formed Halifax Development Board.

The Board will see councillors, businesspeople and community representatives working together to drive forward initiatives to benefit the whole town. 

Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council and Chair of Halifax Development Board, said:

“The Council is committed to driving forward development in Halifax to grow our economy and make a difference for those who visit, live and work there. This is a really exciting time for the town, and we want to work with those who know it best to make it an ever better place. If you want to play a major role in the future of Halifax, why not apply to be on the Board?”

The Council is setting up Town Development Boards in Calderdale’s main town centres to take forward co-ordinated economic regeneration, working with local communities. Boards already exist in Todmorden, Elland and Sowerby Bridge.

Halifax is Calderdale’s largest town, with stunning Victorian architecture and a strong industrial heritage. It is home to the unique Piece Hall, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and Halifax Minster. You will also find markets, independent and high street shops, theatres and many great places to eat and drink.

Working together, members of Halifax Development Board will build on recent successes to create an economically and socially vibrant Calderdale. It is proposed that the Board will meet every two months, with meetings held in Halifax.

The Council is looking for five representatives from the local community who:

  • Represent a business or community organisation based in Halifax.
  • Have ideas, imagination and skills to help the Board run effectively and make maximum impact.
  • Can commit to consistently attending Board meetings.
  • Are passionate about future opportunities for Halifax.

The deadline for applications is Friday 10 March 2017.

To apply please email or write to Mark Dowson, Calderdale Council, 1st Floor Northgate House, Halifax, HX1 1UN.

Please include your contact details and describe in no more than 300 words why you would like to be part of the Board, and the skills, knowledge and experience you would bring.

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