Tell us about Calderdale in its 50th year

Local cost of living support, climate action, flooding preparation, culture and volunteering are just some of the things people can comment on in the annual Calderdale Residents Survey.

Every year, Calderdale Council invites local people to complete the survey to share their views on what life is like in the borough.

Since the Vision 2024 for Calderdale launched in 2018, feedback from residents in the survey has helped to measure progress towards achieving its ambitions.

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said:

“We are now in a very important year for Calderdale. April 2024 marks the borough’s 50th birthday and the start of our Year of Culture celebrations. It’s an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved and to look ahead at this ambitious time, as the Council and local communities develop a refreshed vision for the next 10 years.

“We want to hear from residents about what’s going well and where things could be better, so we can give our support where it’s needed most and set ambitions that are shaped by local people.

“In last year’s survey, it was especially encouraging to see that 70% of people said Calderdale is a great place to live, and there were positive responses around creative opportunities in the borough and the popularity of local events and attractions – something we are building on in the runup to the Year of Culture.”

The 2024 Calderdale Residents Survey asks questions that will determine whether Calderdale is distinctive, kind, resilient, talented and enterprising – whether these themes of the Vision 2024 for Calderdale are a reality.

The questions ask for people’s opinions on various aspects of life in Calderdale, including whether:

  • Calderdale is a place that will deliver an effective response to the cost of living crisis.
  • Communities are well prepared to respond to flooding.
  • People and organisations have taken steps to tackle the climate emergency.
  • Calderdale is a place that enables businesses to thrive and succeed, and young people to achieve their ambitions.
  • Calderdale’s arts, culture, music and heritage offer is vibrant, varied and interesting.
  • Calderdale is a great place to live and an attractive place for people to visit.
  • People from diverse backgrounds get on well together.
  • People volunteer and neighbourhoods pull together to improve local areas.

To complete the survey if you are 16 or over and live in Calderdale, please visit link) and submit your responses by Thursday 29 February 2024. It only takes a few minutes.

You could be in with a chance of winning great local prizes, including a three-month sports membership, tickets for the Victoria Theatre and a CultureDale(external link) Year of Culture workshop.

April 2024 marks Calderdale’s 50th birthday and there are just months to go! Get involved on X with #VisionCdale2024 and find out more at

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