Calderdale Council

Receive your Council Tax bill electronically

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Lots of people already receive many of their bills electronically, water, gas, electric…so why not your Council tax? If you or anyone you know have not yet registered, sign up today!

All you need is the council tax reference number from your previous bill and it takes less than a minute.

If you don’t have your reference number to hand, email council.tax@calderdale.gov.uk or you can Live Chat for help.

Have your say on how the Council spends its budget

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budget consultation logoCalderdale Council is currently looking at the best ways in which to allocate the budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial year and would like you to get involved to help make these decisions by finding out what the council does, balancing their budget and expressing your views.

The results of this consultation will be published prior to the budget being decided in November… Click here for further information on the Council’s budget and how and where the money is spent.

Get involved

Have your say by taking a short survey and playing the councils budget simulator to register your priorities for spending whilst trying to maintain a balanced budget.

The results of this consultation will be published prior to the budget being decided in November and taken into consideration when the budget is officially assigned next year by Calderdale’s councillors.

This simulator helps to illustrate how Calderdale’s budget is currently allocated, and how changing the budget could affect the lives of people in Calderdale.

Calderdale Council would like you to use it to tell them how you would allocate Calderdale’s money, and which services are most important to you.

           

Alternatively the consultation is available in paper format here and once complete it can be returned by email to YourCouncilYourVoice@calderdale.gov.uk or by post to Westgate House, Halifax, HX1 1PS

To find out more or to see how you can get involved email yourbudget@calderdale.gov.uk

The closing date for survey responses is Saturday 31 October 2015 so get involved and help shape the future of Calderdale today!

Elland Ward Forum – 29 September 2015

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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.

Tuesday 29 September 2015, 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start.

At Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Graham Gibbons, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288016.

Greetland and Stainland Ward forum – 24 September 2015

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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.

Thursday 24 September 2015, 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start.

At Cross Hills Methodist Church, Rochdale Road, Greetland, HX4 8JG

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Graham Gibbons, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288016.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – 8 October 2015

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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.

Thursday 8 October 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School, Stoney Lane, HX3 8TL

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Mags Bryson, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288017.

Rastrick Ward forum – 5 October 2015

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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.

Monday 5 October 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

The Community Hub Technology Centre, Rastrick High School, Field Top Road HD6 3XB

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Mags Bryson, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288017.

Brighouse Ward Forum – 30 September 2015

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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.

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.

Mulberry Suite, Sixth Form College, Parsonage Lane HD6 1AY

Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Policing update – your priorities for your local area
  • Open forum – what matters to you

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum or contact Mags Bryson, Lower Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, Calderdale Council on 01422 288017.

Yorkshire Smokefree helping people to quit and get fit

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Yorkshire Smoke Free LogoWorking in partnership with Calderdale Council, the ‘Quit and Get Fit’ initiative offers local people who have stopped smoking for 4 weeks with the service, a free 7 day pass to local leisure and sports centres including:

  • Halifax Swimming Pool
  • North Bridge Leisure Centre
  • Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Todmorden Sports Centre
  • Brighouse Leisure Centre

Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale offer a range of resources to help people quit that you can pick and mix to suit you including telephone support, face to face sessions and an online quitting programme.

If you would like to quit smoking call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 00 11 free from a landline or 0330 660 116 free from most mobiles, or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk

Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund

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Is your organisation looking for funding for an event or equipment?

Monday 3 August is the next deadline for the Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund.

Calderdale-based voluntary, community or faith groups can apply for up to £3,000 from the Small Grants Scheme, and up to £5,000 from the Festivals & Events Fund.

You will need to provide copies of your most recent annual accounts and an eligible constitution; if you work with children or vulnerable adults you will also need to provide a copy of your safeguarding policy.

In the past the schemes have supported youth groups, sports clubs, and community centres, as well as major festivals and events throughout the Borough.

For further information and application packs visit the Council’s grants webpage.

Whinney Hill Park Community Action Day

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Whinney Hill

Calderdale Council is holding a Community Action Day in Whinney Hill on Thursday 30 July 2015. 

The day will begin at 10am. Residents will be invited to carry out a community clean-up and bring out any household rubbish and bulky unwanted items for a one off pick up and removal FREE skips will be available for you – perfect excuse to have a good sort out!

In the afternoon there will be a number of activities available at the community centre for everyone to enjoy including:

Face painting, Sure Start Arts and Crafts, Community Garden Makers, Mobile Internet Bus, Recycling Team, Sick Of Being Skint , Employment Advisor, Working Wonders, Maltings College, Tombola, a chance to speak with the local PCSO’s, and Fire Service display.