Bank Holiday Information

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Whatever the weather, there’s lots happening across Calderdale this May Day Bank Holiday.

Find out more at our Visit Calderdale website and don’t forget about our excellent film trail – copies at tourist information centres or on the Visit Calerdale website.

For changes in Council services, including sports timetables and recycle and waste collections this Bank Holiday visit Calderdale Council website. Many services are available online 24/7.


Calderdale Local elections 5 May

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Elections are being held on Thursday 5 May 2016 for local borough councillors and the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

How to vote 

First of all, you must be on the electoral register.  The deadline to register to vote in the 5 May elections was 18 April 2016 so if you weren’t registered before this date, you won’t be able to vote.

Every person who is registered to vote will be sent a polling card, which will tell you at which polling station you are able to vote. Polling stations will be open between 7am-10pm on 5 May.  You don’t need to take your polling card with you to the polling station.

If you are unable to go to the polling station yourself you should have applied to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 April 2016, or to apply for a postal vote by 19 April 2016.

You can read the statement of the persons nominated for the local election in your Ward at nominations.

Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

The candidate statements for the West Yorkshire PCC elections have now been published – information on candidates standing at Choose my PCC.

Activities to keep you active and well in Shelf

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Come along, try out new activities and make new friends at Shelf Library every Tuesday from 5 April – 27 September 2016 (excluding 12 April, 24 May, 12 July, 2 August and 20 September)

Activities include:

  • Relaxation Therapy/Meditation – achieve calmness of mind and body (2-3pm)
  • Kurling – just like curling but without the ice (2-3pm)
  • Tai Chi – gentle exercise and good for balance. (3.30-4.30pm)

Includes a break for tea/coffee and chat

Please wear loose fitting clothes and comfortable footwear.

Prior to any form of new physical activity it is advised that you consult with your doctor.

For more information please contact: Hayley Conlon on 01422 393956 or email

Shelf Library, Shelf Village Hall, Halifax HX3 7NE

Art Exhibition and Sale at All Saints’ Church this weekend

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Go along to an Art Exhibition and Sale with organ music and craft stalls this weekend at All Saints’ Church, Savile Road, Elland, HX5 0NH on the following dates.

Preview evening – Admission £5
Friday 29 April – 7pm to 9.30pm

Other opening times – Admission £2 (Under 11’s go FREE)
Saturday 30 April – 10.30am to 5pm
Sunday 1 May – 12noon to 5pm
Monday 2 May – 10.30am to 5pm

For further information, ring 01422 256259

Celebrate all thats great about Elland

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All about Elland is an event where you can go along, celebrate your town, its people and businesses, so go along and celebrate all that’s great about Elland.

Saturday 21 May 2016 – From 10am
Get involved in the celebrations all along Southgate

Includes a street market, entertainment, pulse 1 radio, local produce, fun and games & much more.

All about Elland Poster

Deadline removed for flooding grants

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Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s flood grants.

Timescales for both the £500 Hardship grant for homeowners and also for the business flood recovery grant for premises affected by the Boxing Day Floods have been removed.

This is in addition to the already deadline free Repair and Renew grant, meaning that all available grants for homes and businesses have no strict application dates… read more…

It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to apply, just visit and search for ‘Flood funding’ for an application form, or call 01422 288001.

If you are a business or a community group and your premises have been affected complete the grant application form on our website and email it

If your home was affected please email your completed application form

Tesco Bags of Help Programme Open to Applications

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Tesco offers grants through its Bags of Help Programme which is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 June 2016

The community grant scheme will support around grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 are available for capital improvements to local community greenspaces that have free and open access to all members of the community for a minimum of six days a week, during daylight hours.

Click here to find out more about applying for a grant

Being an Engagement Champion and upcoming training dates

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Engagement Champions get involved in giving local people an opportunity to talk about the health services of the future.

When the NHS locally are planning major changes to those services they use Engagement Champions to help them to reach into the heart of local communities so they can really hear what is being said by local people.  Especially those people who don’t often have the chance to ‘have their say’.

If you think you could be an Engagement Champion contact Megan Vickery to find out more on 01422 43109 or email

Click here for upcoming training dates