Calderdale Council

Bank Holiday Closing for Her Majesty, The Queen’s State Funeral September 19th

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Please note that Calderdale Council Services will be mostly unavailable during this day.

There may be other service disruptions elsewhere, please consult with appropriate organisations.


Customer First – closed

Contact Centre – closed

Crematorium – open, the office will be closed, but the phone line will be open

Libraries – closed

Markets – closed

Museums – closed

Register Office – closed

The Shay – closed

Sport Centres – closed

Victoria Theatre – box office and theatre will be closed

Waste and Recycling – refuse, recycling and garden waste are cancelled, Refuse waste scheduled for Monday 19 Sept will be collected on Tuesday 20 September and collections for these services will run a day late during this week.

Recycling collections scheduled for Monday 19 September will not be re-scheduled. Please return containers to their storage point, crews will collect Monday’s recycling on Monday 26 September. Recycling collections from Tuesday 20th will be to the current schedule.

Household waste recycling centres – closed

Marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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In honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Calderdale Council will be observing a period of mourning until September 20th. – Closure details

Message from The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher

We are deeply saddened by the news yesterday of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Queen has played a unique role in the life of the nation for over 90 years.  Throughout her long reign she represented the country at home and abroad with dignity and grace.

Our thoughts today are with the royal family. I will be sending a letter of condolence on behalf of the residents of Calderdale, to the new Sovereign, King Charles III.

Since the formal announcement by Buckingham Palace, the Union Flag has flown at half-mast at Halifax Town Hall.

Book of CondolenceA book of condolence is open in the Victoria Hall at Halifax Town Hall.  The book will remain in place until 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022.  The Town Hall will be open from 8am until 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Condolences can also be recorded online in the ebook of condolence on the official website for the Royal Family   Floral tributes may be laid outside Halifax Town Hall.

Civic Service at Halifax Minster – More Details A civic service in memory of the Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Halifax Minster at


7pm Saturday 17 September 2022

Proclamation DayA copy of the proclamation will be available on the Royal Family’s official website at and the Privy Council website at As a mark of respect, a black ribbon bow will be attached to the Council mace and to the Mayor and Consort’s chains. The Mayor and Deputy will wear black rosettes on their robes.

Let’s Grow! Free Family events schedule

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Join the Let’s Grow Team on an event near you and have a go with tactile, outdoors experiences around growing and learning about the wonderful world around you!

These free, family friendly fun sessions offer something for the whole family to enjoy. Babies and small children are welcome.

Next sessions as follows:

Sowerby Bridge – Wednesday 3rd August
Tuel Lane Car Park, next to Tuel Lane Lock

Todmorden – Thursday 4th August
Pollination Street Garden

Elland – Friday 5th August
Southgate Bandstand

Brighouse – Saturday 6th August
The Parklets, Bethel Street Car Park

The Space @ Field Lane Summer Fair September 3rd

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Get ready to celebrate all that is Summer with the Space @ Field Lane in their Summer Fair on
Saturday 3rd September from 12pm until 4pm !!!


Many family friendly activities, including Treasure Hunt, Face glitter paint, Magician, Penalty shootout, sponge throwing, food stalls including ice cream and BBQ, information stalls, tombola and so much more!


For information, contact


The Space @ Field Lane
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t : 01484 556924
fb : @thespacefieldlane

Let’s Grow coming to Calderdale on a location near you!

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Let’s Grow comes to Calderdale visiting Lower Valley for a week of hands on outdoors experiences around growing and learning about the wonderful world around us!

Start the summer holidays with our free, family friendly fun sessions! Each session is hands on with something for the whole family to enjoy.

Sowerby Bridge – 3rd August
Tuel Lane Car Park, next to Tuel Lane Lock

Todmorden – 4th August
Pollination Street Garden

Elland – 5th August
Southgate Bandstand

Brighouse – 6th August
The Parklets, Bethel Street Car Park

Message from Debs Harkins and Jackie Addison regarding the hot weather spells

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Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health and Jackie Addison, Head of Human Resources and Occupational DevelopmentYou will be aware that the Met Office has an Amber Extreme heat warning in place until at least Tuesday, which is likely to affect everyone, not just those most vulnerable to extreme heat. There is a prediction that temperatures could reach up to 38 degrees in Halifax.This situation could lead to extreme issues for our health and care services, already under pressure because of the impact of the current Covid-19 wave. Travel companies are already advising not to travel on Tuesday in Yorkshire. In view of this we are now recommending that staff who can work at home should do so tomorrow. We are aware that there are a number of staff who work outside. For these staff we have restocked on safety sunglass and hats and all depots have stocks of sun cream and access to cold water. We have also produced this safety bulletin which went out to all managers yesterday and is in all depots today. Managers have been asked to consider the tasks that are planned for today and tomorrow and team leaders will be checking in on teams during the day. If you are unable to work from home, please familiarise yourselves with who the First Aiders are in your workplaces BEFORE they are required. If staff wish to take holiday (annual leave, flexi or lieu time) to cope with the situation, please ensure you seek approval from your managers and service permitting, flexibility will be given. Suez are have also bought their rounds forward to 6:30am starts, so they can finish them before the temperatures get too high, but will also be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day. As a reminder, the NHS website has lots of information on summer health advice. Families can also visit Healthier Together website for advice on keeping your children safe and healthy. The following graphic offers information on the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Heatstroke is a life-threatening emergency, requiring urgent medical attention by calling 999. Heat exhaustion can usually be managed by colling down through:

  • moving to a cool place such as an air-conditioned building, the shade or in front of a fan
  • Drinking cool fluids – stick to water or sports drinks
  • Spraying or sponging your skin with cool water
  • Loosen clothing

Please stay safe over the coming days and if you have to go outside in the extreme heat, wear a sun hat and sunglasses and even in cooler weather, it’s important to put on plenty of suncream.

Apply for the Council Tax Energy rebate by August 22

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The Government is giving a £150 rebate to help with the cost of living. You will not be asked to pay this back.

Calderdale Council is making this rebate accessible to residents for their permanent home address in the borough.

Detailed information and application form

The deadline to submit an application is 22 August 2022. If you do not submit an application by that date, the amount of £150 will be deducted directly from your Council Tax account for this financial year.

If you apply for the rebate to be paid into your bank account, his will be shown on bank statements as CTAX Energy Rebate.

There may be delays in receiving this payment due to the high volume of applications. Your patience is appreciated at this time.

You do not need to contact the Council about this as you will be contacted if there is need for more information.

Covid Cases in Calderdale – Message from Debs Harkins

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The following is excerpt of the Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale Council

Read full article in the Council’s news section

With the summer now upon us and the restrictions feeling like a distant memory for many of us, it can be easy to forget or even ignore the fact that we are still living with COVID-19. However, like the rest of the country we are seeing high rates of the virus and the impacts that accompany it, so it’s important that we remain mindful of the risks and take conscious steps to mitigate them. More than 1 in 20 people in Calderdale currently have COVID, the highest rate in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Unfortunately, this is having a significant impact in hospital admissions and care homes, and the hot weather we are experiencing may increase numbers further.  Although vaccination, previous infection and improved treatment are preventing serious illness for many of us, it’s important that we continue to show kindness and consideration to others who are more vulnerable to the virus and take measures to help protect the business continuity of services that really matter to Calderdale residents. These small things will make a big difference:

  1. If you’ve tested positive or you have symptoms, stay at home if you can and try to stay away from others.
  2. If you’re not up to date with your vaccines, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.  You can easily book online – just search for COVID vaccine.  It’s the best thing we can do to protect ourselves from the virus.
  3. Over 75s and people with a compromised immune system can have an extra booster, often called the spring booster.  It’s really important that those eligible for this extra dose book an appointment – it is still available even though we are now in summer.
  4. Be kind.  Remember that there’s a lot of COVID about and be considerate, especially to people who are older or have a compromised immune system, many of whom have told us that they feel excluded from the opportunities that living with COVID present.

Enjoy the sunshine over the next few days and let’s keep doing our bit to protect ourselves, our communities and our fantastic services.

Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge

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Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.

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The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world.This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale. Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future. In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.

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