Calderdale Council’s Newsletter

A robust and balanced budget

Protecting communities and supporting businesses through the pandemic, building a strong recovery, and ensuring the Council maintains financial stability are the priorities for the Cabinet’s budget proposals for the next financial year. The budget proposals were presented by the Leader of the Council at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 17 January 2022, marking the start of a 28-day public consultation. The Cabinet budget proposals are available to view at People can have their say by completing the feedback form. Read more at A robust and balanced budget

Celebrating 600 years of Shibden Hall

Calderdale Council is marking the 600th birthday of Shibden Hall with a special exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax.
The exhibition will celebrate Shibden Hall and its many inhabitants. Its exhibits are woven into a narrative which stretches from 1420 to the present day.
Highlights include a personal letter from Anne Lister, the most famous resident of Shibden Hall and the inspiration for the series, Gentleman Jack. There is also the exclusive opportunity to view never-before-seen portraits of two key figures in the Anne Lister story. Read more at Celebrating 600 years of Shibden Hall

Helping hand for COVID affected businesses

A range of Calderdale businesses affected by the impacts of COVID-19 can still apply for grants

Calderdale Council has received around £2.1 million from the Government’s £1 billion Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

The money is being used to support severely affected hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses with one-off grants of up to £6000.To find out more about the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant, visit Helping hand for COVID affected businesses

Local taxi drivers are also being encouraged to take advantage of Calderdale Council’s Taxi Support Scheme, before the deadline of 15 March 2022. Find out more about the scheme at Time is running out to apply for taxi support scheme

A new facility to safely store the salt used to keep Calderdale moving during periods of bad weather, is now ready to use.

Construction work has now finished on the new salt barn at the Ainleys depot site in Elland. The new facility has the capacity to store 12,000 tonnes of salt, protecting it from the elements and making the process of gritting roads more efficient. Previously salt has been stored without a cover, meaning that each winter a proportion is lost due to rainfall or other weather-related issues.

Read more about the new facility at Warm welcome for winter salt store

News In Brief

For all the latest Council news, visit up-to-date information about Council services and COVID-19, visit

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