Calderdale Council’s response to the climate emergency and its innovative work with local communities has received national recognition, with the Council shortlisted for the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards. The prestigious awards are held annually and recognise success in local government and outstanding work and commitment to local communities. The Council is a finalist in… read more … about Local climate action shortlisted for national award>>

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Feedback from local people and organisations is being used to help shape a series of planned improvements stretching from Halifax town centre to communities in the north of the town. The A629 north project is focused on improvements between Orange Street roundabout in the town centre, to Ogden in north Halifax, including Lee Mount, Ovenden… read more … about Feedback helps shape plans to improve travel in and around north Halifax>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Carelessly discarded batteries caused a total of six fires in Calderdale waste and recycling facilities and refuse collection vehicles throughout 2023 and parents planning a pre-Christmas toy clear-out are being encouraged to ‘check before they chuck’ to ensure that figure does not increase. Fortunately, all of these incidents were identified in time and appropriate measures… read more … about Calderdale residents asked to check before they chuck to keep Christmas safe for bin crews>>

Three more Calderdale Council buildings could become more energy efficient, as part of ongoing work to cut carbon emissions across the borough. The Council is proposing to replace the heating systems at the Victoria Theatre and Borough Market in Halifax and at Beechwood Road Library, Illingworth, with low-carbon alternatives. These buildings are some of the… read more … about Plans for greener Council buildings>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Work is progressing on plans to improve roads and public spaces in and around the centre of Halifax, with feedback from residents and businesses being used to develop the designs. The A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre project aims to create new welcoming spaces and improve accessibility and traffic circulation around the town. It will… read more … about Feedback used to shape plans for improved travel in Halifax>>

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On GCSE results day 2023, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, said: “Congratulations to all the young people getting their GCSE results today! “Reaching this milestone in their learning is a great achievement, especially because the pandemic affected much of the early part of their secondary school experience…. read more … about Congratulations to GCSE students!>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson outside Halifax Town Hall

On A-level results day 2023, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, said: “Congratulations to all students receiving their A-level results today. I know an awful lot of hard work has taken place to get to this point and everyone should be very proud of their achievements. “Those taking… read more … about Congratulations to A-level students>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

What helps you to stay healthy and happy? That’s one of the things Calderdale Council would like to know, in a new survey designed to help improve health and wellbeing support for over-16s living or working in Calderdale. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: “The Council, the NHS and community… read more … about Have your say for a healthier, happier Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

People in Calderdale are being asked for their views to help develop designs for the new Family Hubs programme. Calderdale Council is creating a new network of Family Hubs, which will provide support for families in Calderdale with children aged 0-19 years (or up to age 25 for young people with special educational needs or… read more … about Help shape designs for our Family Hubs>>

Father reading to baby