Calderdale Council

Halifax Hidden Gems Tours

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Halifax’s hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour, either on foot or by bus during the Halifax Heritage Weekend.

The tour has been organised by Halifax Minster with the support of businesses and heritage sites across Halifax. There will be a number of tours, the first being Thursday 6 September at 11:00am, 2:00pm & 3:00pm.

There will also be tours over the following days on;

  • Friday 7 September: 11am, 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 8 September: 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm
  • Sunday 9 September: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm

Take part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.

£5 per person Booking ESSENTIAL by either the Halifax Minster website or Eventbrite.

Walking Tours (1.5 hours start at the Town Hall and end at the Minster)

 

Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Bank Holiday Monday!

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On Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Unfortunately, the last time that you should have been able to go up the tower in May, it was snowing so much that the event had to be called off for safety reasons. Somehow, I don’t think that we will have the same problem this time!

Wainhouse Tower will be open from 11:00am to 4:00pm (last ascent 3.30pm).

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.

Heritage Walk: The Wainhouse Trail

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Meet David Nortcliffe on Monday 27 August, 2:15pm by the base of Wainhouse Tower for a 2 hour walk through the area where John Edward Wainhouse operated. Looking at his life, his properties and his famous feud with Sir Henry Edwards.

This is a Calderdale Heritage Walk and there is a charge of £3 (all ages) – no booking needed.

Access on foot from Wakefield Gate (off Skircoat Moor Road), Halifax.

(If you plan to ascend the Tower and walk the trail on the same afternoon, you’ll need to do the ascent first starting around 1:15pm as the Tower will have closed by the time the walk ends!).

  • Easy walk on level paths
  • Bus available to near starting point
  • Walk – please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Vote for the Piece Hall in the National Lottery Awards 2018

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Time is running out to vote for the Piece Hall transformation project in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards 2018.

The winner is purely down to public votes so your vote really does count. We’d love to see The Piece Hall recognised on national television later this year.

It’s really quick and easy to vote:
1. Visit http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/piece-hall,
2. tweet using #NLAPieceHall
3. retweet a post containing #NLAPieceHall
4. or call 0844 836 9703 (calls cost 5p).

Voting runs until midnight on Friday 27 July 2018.

Let’s celebrate the #distinctiveness of The Piece Hall on a national stage! #VisionCdale2024

Have Your Say! New Plans for North Bridge Leisure Centre

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From Monday 16 July to Monday 13 August have your say on plans for the new Halifax leisure centre. Click here to take part in the survey and help shape the plans.

Exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax.
Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to continue to operate.
To ensure the future provision of modern leisure facilities in the town, the Council has been exploring a number of options for the construction of a new facility in the town centre to meet the needs of the community.

A feasibility study concluded that a new combined swimming pool and leisure facility on the existing North Bridge site would provide the most cost effective solution, by incorporating the existing main sports hall and viewing balcony.
Work is currently progressing on the detailed design, construction and consultation requirements and we will commence a stakeholder consultation process from July to August 2018 to ensure that those who are using the facilities will benefit from them.

 

Transforming Halifax

The outcomes of this project will:

  • Grow the economy – Contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre as part of an improved retail and leisure offer.
  • Reduce inequality – Reduce health inequalities throughout the Borough by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes.
  • Modernise the Council – Increase productivity by addressing the current demand for leisure activities, reducing unused spaces, dealing with the existing maintenance backlog and achieving greater energy efficiency.

Do Something! in the Summer Holidays

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The Do Something! guide helps you to plan an action packed holiday with your children in Calderdale.

Whether you want to get out on your bike, stream dip for minibeasts, play games in the pool with Fish-tastic or dig up the past there’s lots to explore.

Find an activity in the latest edition…

If you’re batty about bats, curious about museums or mad about football, there’s so much to do the only problem you’ll have is fitting everything in.

Have your say! Elland Ward Forum Tuesday 17 July 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 Tuesday 17 July 2018, 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.

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

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

Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum – Thursday 12 July 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!

Thursday 12 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Andrews Church, Stainland Road, Stainland, HX4 9HF

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Have Your Say! Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 11 July 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!

Wednesday 11 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum