Local News

The latest local news for the over 50’s in Calderdale.

  • New assisted living facility to open in Brighouse
    Since 2016, the Council’s Housing Strategy and Growth Team have been working in partnership with Home Group, to develop a 65 apartment dementia friendly extra care scheme on the outskirts of Brighouse town centre. The scheme …more
  • Calderdale Council Newsletter
    The latest news from Calderdale Council Restrictions are ending but COVID-19 isn’t. Calderdale people are encouraged to remain cautious, be kind and help each other to stay safe. Although most COVID restrictions lifted from 19 …more
  • Have Your Say on Huddersfield Bus Station Transformation
    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with Kirklees Council, is seeking your feedback on the proposed transformation of the Huddersfield Bus Station building and its surroundings; including an improved interior, …more
  • Memory Lane Cafes Are Open
    Memory Lane Cafe is a local community group providing support for anyone affected by dementia, social isolation or loneliness. Their cafes currently run at two locations in Calderdale as follows:- Sowerby Bridge (St Paul’s …more
  • Introducing Heartbeat
    HEARTBEAT was founded in October 2006 for people in West Yorkshire who had or were at risk of having a cardiac event. Our aim is to improve the quality of life and the life expectancy of our Members. The Charity, registered in …more
  • Are You At Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes?
    https://youtu.be/0anqgIw2Hiw Did you know, Calderdale’s Hebden Bridge GP Group Practice is top of the leader board this month when it comes to making referrals to the Heathier You NHS Diabetes prevention Programme. In May, 49 …more
  • Calderdale Council Flood & Environment Newsletter
    Funding available for landowners to implement Natural Flood Management A new round of grants for landowners to implement natural flood management upon their land is now open for applications. Landowners within the boundary shown …more
  • Calderdale’s Drop-In Vaccination Clinics
    In addition to pre-booked appointment sessions, the NHS in Calderdale are also running regular walk-in vaccination clinics where you do not need to book in advance. They hold these clinics subject to demand and deliver …more
  • Grow Calderdale Newsletter – Summer 2021
    Welcome to the Summer 2021 Newsletter Looks like we have finally escaped from the cold, wet spring and everything is growing well, just a little late.  Vegetable gardens are getting close to producing crops and flower borders are …more
  • Calderdale council’s Newsthread Newsletter
    The annual ‘We Are Calderdale’ event took to Facebook and YouTube this year with a new name to capture the borough’s amazing resilience and ambition to rebuild – ‘We Are Still Calderdale’. After some of the toughest months on …more
  • Calderdale Adult Learning Courses
    Calderdale Adult Learning’s range of courses on offer is very varied and inspiring – from practical skills to digital know-how, there’s something for everyone: Download the full 2021-2022 brochure here: …more
  • Arch-Way Project Resumes
    The Arch-way project within Arden Road Social Club will be accepting new referrals once again. Please take a look at their Night Out on a Monday Afternoon and the Tuesday Back to Being Me project, details of which are below in …more
  • Staying Well – Calderdale-Based Help For Lonely & Isolated People
    Staying Well are based in Halifax and work with individuals and communities to help people feel less lonely and isolated. They link people together and help everyone live happier and healthier lives; for longer. Like everyone, …more
  • Fly Tipping: Help The Council Fight Back
    Calderdale Council is cracking down on the illegal dumping of waste in the borough, with new technology making reporting and catching the culprits easier. Between January and the end of March this year, the Council received over …more
  • Video: Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees Vlogs
    Chief executive of Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees, Lisa Butland is spending the day in day care to get a feel of what our day care staff do on a day to day basis. This is the first episode of many for our new vlog. …more
  • Public Toilets in Calderdale
    As we reported in late May, Calderdale Council is extending the opening of some of its public toilets to seven days a week. Full details below. It’s also worth noting that there are a couple of websites that can help you …more
  • Council Support If You Are Self-Isolating In Calderdale
    As additional COVID-19 testing and enhanced contact tracing get underway in Calderdale, the Council is reminding people that support is available if they need to self-isolate. One of five big things we can all do to protect …more
  • Calderdale Council Equality Survey
    Calderdale Council is committed to ensuring that the services it provides are accessible to all and meet different people’s needs.  Under the new Public Sector Equality Duty, as introduced by the Equality Act 2010, the …more
  • Calderdale Heritage Walks Return
    Calderdale Heritage Walks is back with over 20 walks from June until October, from Todmorden to Lightcliffe, Norland to Northowram. Tickets for the walks, priced £4 or £5, are available from TicketSource. You can view the summer …more
  • Age UK Walking Football in Ripponden
    Walking football is aimed at anyone over 50 who simply loves football and wants to get a little more active on a Wednesday afternoon. Starting 16th June at 2:30pm, it costs £3.50 per session and this includes refreshments after …more
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