Calderdale Council

The Story of Jesus Described in The Quran

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Jimah Dawah Mosque is presenting a family event for people of all faiths or none to describe how Jesus and the key events in his life are described in the Quran.

The event will be hosted by local Imams at the JMAH at 97 Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 4ET on Sunday 16 December, 1:30pm-2:00pm. 

Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. For further information call 07926 675989.

Park for Free in Calderdale on Saturdays up to Christmas

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Calderdale Council is offering free parking in a number of car parks in Halifax as well as in five car parks across the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden, on Saturdays before Christmas.

There will also be free on-street parking in Halifax from 3:00pm every Thursday up until Christmas, to support the late night shopping.

Find out more and see which car parks are free, at Park for free on Saturdays up to Christmas.

Changes to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

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Two changes are coming to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which will reduce contractual costs and help manage waste disposal while at the same time ensuring that all Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open and continue to operate their existing hours. From Monday 3 December, plasterboard, hardcore and rubble will now only be accepted at Halifax, Brighouse and Todmorden HWRCs, with a charge per bag.

The second change is the introduction of a Resident’s permit on a trial basis, to Brighouse and Elland HWRCs, starting on the Monday 26 November. Every vehicle visiting Brighouse or Elland HWRC will need a resident permit in order to deposit waste or recycling. Permits will be issued free of charge by the site office, on production of photo identification to prove residence in Calderdale.

More information is available here.

Applying for a School Place for September 2019

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Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 are due to start primary school in September 2019.

To apply for a school place you must apply online by 15 January 2019 at The application process opens on 19 November 2018.

If you do not have internet access at home, facilities will be available at Calderdale’s Customer First Offices in Halifax and also at Calderdale libraries. Assistance with the process can also be sought at the Customer First Offices or on 01422 392617.

If you would like a leaflet about applying for a primary school place please contact your preferred school and register your child’s name. The leaflet will then be distributed by the primary school at the end of November 2018.

The Admission to Primary School Booklet 2019 will be available electronically on the Calderdale Council website at the end of September 2018. Copies will also be available for you to view at your local library and primary school.

The application process opens on 19 November 2018 and the close date is 15 January 2019.
Offers of school places will be made on 16 April 2019.

Personal Wedding Package Created Especially for You

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Clay House, West Vale, Halifax

Would you, or would someone you know, like to get married in a place of special significance? Perhaps it’s outdoors or at a special venue which is not licensed for weddings.

Calderdale Council’s special wedding package includes a short legal marriage ceremony in the Calderdale Register Office, followed at a later date by a celebratory ceremony in any suitable venue of your choice (subject to approval).

You can then personalise your ceremony, for example writing your own vows, have special poems, readings or music. You can even include something symbolic, such as a unity candle or sand ceremony – the choice is yours! Find out more on the Calderdale website.

Bertie’s Top 10 Tips for a Warmer, Healthier Home

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Winter is coming…are you prepared for cold weather?

Be as snug as Bertie Bug with his top tips to keep your warm healthier and warmer for less. Financial assistance – small grants and loans – are available for boiler replacements or repairs, loft/ attic room insulation and cavity wall insulation for eligible households.

If you’ve not switched your energy supplier for 2-3 years you may be able to get a better deal and save money.

Take a look at Bertie’s top tips and please pass them on to your friends and family too.

Contact the Council’s Affordable Warmth Team for more information on 01422 392199 or email us at


Have Your Say! Your Views on Getting Active in Elland

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Calderdale Council in conjunction with Sport England are trying to get more people active in Elland.

The starting point is to understand the barriers to activity in the local area and as part of this the Council want to speak to the people of Elland.

Filling in the short survey will help to bring the voice of Elland to what they do!

Just click here to give your views!

Rastrick Ward Forum – Monday 15 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Monday 15 October 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start at Rastrick High School, The Technology Centre, Field Top Road, Rastrick, HD6 3XB.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Have your say! Elland Ward Forum Tuesday 16 October 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

The next meeting is on 16 October July 2018, at 6:30pm. .

Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

For more information on the meetings, see Lower Valley ForumExternal link