Local News

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

  • New bus stop screens show if your bus is full
    You will be able to see how full the next bus is at hundreds of stops across West Yorkshire following an upgrade to information displays.   Bus passengers using Arriva, First and Transdev services are now able to know the …more
  • Calderdale Forum 50 Plus nominated for a Community Spirit Award
    Calderdale’s Community Spirit Awards take place on Thursday 26 November and Calderdale Forum 50 Plus along with partner organisation Disability Partnership Calderdale have both been nominated. The Community Foundation for …more
  • Dementia friendly podcasts from Phoenix FM now available
    The Harmony Hub is a dementia friendly radio broadcast running on the community radio station Phoenix FM on 96.7 FM every Monday at 1pm. There is a list of past podcasts for anyone who is interested: …more
  • Tod Book Festival starts today – have you registered?
    Tod book festival featuring the Yorkshire Shepherdess and environmental campaigner Jonathan Porritt launched online on Friday 6 November and you can register now for free for all sessions. The festival starts with an exclusive …more
  • Lip-Reading Masks – for people with hearing impairment
    If you know someone who relies on lip reading, then you might want to purchase a lip reading mask. Thanks to information from our partners at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we’ve been given details of a local supplier of lip …more
  • COVID Funding For Victoria Theatre
    The Victoria Theatre have been given funding to help them survive the current crisis in their finances caused by the pandemic. Here’s what the Council’s website has to say about the award The Victoria Theatre Halifax has been …more
  • Calderdale Libraries – New Restrictions
    Important Service Update You will already know that the government has announced new national restrictions for England from this Thursday (5th November). This email is to explain what this will mean for the service offered by …more
  • Remembrance in Calderdale
    On Sunday 8 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, remembering the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. In such a challenging year, Remembrance …more
  • West Yorkshire Metro launch new mobile ticketing app
    The new MCard Mobile App has just been launched by West Yorkshire Metro, to make buying tickets quicker and easier. The App works by allowing you to buy and store multi operator tickets on your smartphone. It is available on both …more
  • Calderdale Libraries Update
    Calderdale’s Central & Hub libraries are now open Central Library – Tuesday – Saturday: 10 – 4pm Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Sowerby Bridge & Todmorden – Monday – Saturday: 10 – 4pm You can: …more
  • Calderdale Floods Newsletter
    Your latest update on flood recovery and resilience work across Calderdale from Calderdale Council Timescales extended for property flood grants Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Department for Environment, Food and …more
  • Memory Lane Cafe is back
    The Memory Lane Cafe met for the first time since the lockdown began on Saturday 26 September. The team at Memory Lane Cafe have restarted their regular events and plan to run 4 cafes each month.  The first one took place on …more
  • The Yorkshire Shepherdess to speak at this year’s Todmorden Book Festival: 6 to 14 November
    Todmorden Book Festival has now released its online programme including The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen and environmental campaigner Jonathan Porritt.  Register FREE for all online events.   The Todmorden Festival …more
  • Celebrating Anne Lister’s legacy
    Tuesday 22 September 2020 marks 180 years since the death of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall and Visit Calderdale are hosting a series of online events to mark this date. Anne, who lived from 1791 to 1840, was a remarkable woman: a …more
  • Halifax road safety update from West Yorkshire Police
    The Calderdale district division of West Yorkshire Police have sent out the following update in response to community concerns. Their Partnership Road Safety Operation, focused on the Gibbet Street & Warley road area of …more
  • Self-Guided Walks In Calderdale
    Don’t let local Coronavirus restrictions stop you getting out and about. With these self-guided walks from CREW Heart Support Group there’s no excuse! All are carefully graded for difficulty and the route descriptions are very …more
  • Support local shopping with the Halifax Gift Card
    The Halifax Gift Card is the perfect present for friends, family and colleagues and a great way to help them shop local and discover the best that Halifax has to offer. The Halifax Gift card works like any other retail gift …more
  • Volunteers sought by the Macular Society
    The Macular Society is looking for volunteers to help them support sufferers of macular disease. Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with 300 people diagnosed every day. It steals your sight, your …more
  • Save money when you shop local with the Halifax App
    Discover Halifax have partnered with a mobile phone app to bring you offers, events, interactive trails, loyalty rewards, competitions, key information and more!   You can use the app to find your favourite shops and …more
  • Bus Service updates
    West Yorkshire Metro have announced some bus service changes from Saturday 29 August. You can view updated timetables at wymetro.com. Also on bank holiday Monday, 31 August, most buses will operate a Sunday service. The Elland …more
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