Calderdale Council’s countryside volunteers have been supporting moorland restoration and carbon capture, by studying various methods of growing sphagnum moss as part of the Growing Resilience project. Sphagnum moss, which used to carpet the ground on local moors, is an important plant in natural flood management and carbon capture. It restores degraded moorland, soaks up… read more … about Growing moss for peat’s sake>>

Calderdale's countryside volunteers study sphagnum moss

Over £7million is set to be invested in Calderdale’s highways network over the next 12 months, with the proposed work plan being considered by the Council’s Cabinet. Calderdale Council is responsible for more than 1000km of adopted highway, 365 highways bridges, 122 culverts and 730km of wall.  These assets are regularly inspected, and a programme… read more … about Investing in our highways network>>

Resurfacing at Forest Avenue

Ground surveys are taking place in and around Brighouse to help inform the further development of improvement plans for the A641. The A641 is a key route through Brighouse and connects Huddersfield and Bradford; on an average day it carries around 38,000 vehicles. A number of transport related issues are currently experienced on the road,… read more … about Works taking place to inform designs for A641 improvement scheme>>

Ground scanning work

Calderdale residents are being asked for their views on pharmacy services in the borough. Calderdale Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board is undertaking what’s known as a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – a legal requirement assessing local people’s current and future needs for community pharmacy services. The results are used to inform decisions by local authorities, NHS… read more … about Have your say on Calderdale pharmacy services>>

Cllr Tim Swift

On GCSE results day 2021, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations and well done to everyone getting their GCSE results today.   “After a really difficult year, these results recognise the hard work and determination of young people to carry on and achieve.   “The GCSE… read more … about Well done GCSE students!>>

Cllr Wilkinson

On A-level results day 2021, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the Calderdale students receiving their A-Level results today.   “We are always impressed by the talent and hard work of the borough’s young people, but up against the huge challenges of the pandemic,… read more … about Congratulations to A-Level students!>>

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Extra COVID testing in areas of concern in Calderdale has now come to an end, but residents are still encouraged to follow the five big things to protect themselves and others. Targeted testing has been taking place for the last four weeks, initially in response to an increase in cases linked to a place-based outbreak… read more … about Keep following the five big things as extra testing ends in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are asking for people’s views on a series of planned improvements stretching from Halifax town centre to communities in the north of the town. A public consultation has launched for people to have their say on the ‘A629 North’ project, which proposes changes along the route from… read more … about Have your say on improvements around North Halifax>>

A629 North Halifax

Additional COVID-19 testing and enhanced contact tracing are starting in Calderdale as preventative measures to help contain the spread of the virus. COVID-19 cases are gradually increasing in Calderdale, and across all parts of the borough we have detected an increase in cases of the Delta variant (first identified in India) in the last week…. read more … about Additional testing to be deployed to control spread of COVID-19 Delta variant in Calderdale>>

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