Local News

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

  • Harmony Hub Radio – dementia-friendly radio show
    Harmony Hub Radio is a dementia-friendly radio show put on by Halifax’s Phoenix Radio and it’s live every Monday 1pm on Phoenix FM 96.7 FM. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on …more
  • Calderdale Libraries – February Update
    Unfortunately, due to staffing issues we are having to make some changes to the days our hub libraries are able to open. Central Library Tuesday to Saturday (closed Mondays) Brighouse Library – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat …more
  • Calderdale Flood Update From Local Flood Manager
    Message from Neil Fearnley, Flood Programme Manager for Calderdale Council We have just reached the first anniversary of Storm Ciara, which caused Calderdale’s fourth major flood in just eight years and brought 10 miles of damage …more
  • Over-70s Invited To Book First Vaccination Appointment
    People who are over 70 and haven’t had their first Covid-19 vaccination can now contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment. In West Yorkshire, health organisations expect to have reached everyone in the first …more
  • Alarms & Assistive Technology To Keep You Safe At home
    Calderdale Council, in partnership with Progress Lifeline, offer 2 types of community alarms which offers direct access to a Contact Centre from your home. The Centre provides emergency assistance 24 hours a day in your own home, …more
  • West Yorkshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner’s Newsletter
    Newsletter – February 2021 A message from Mark – Hello everyone I hope that you are all keeping safe and managing as best as possible, as we all face the ongoing challenges of these national Covid restrictions …more
  • New service launched to help people make video calls and get online
    2.7 million people in the UK are not using the internet* – do you know one of them? For many people, using the internet to make video calls to friends from smart phones and computers has become an everyday occurrence during …more
  • Keep yourself warm in winter with Citizens Advice Calderdale
    Would you like to find out how to save money on your energy bills? Citizens Advice Calderdale can help you keep yourself warm during the coming winter months. During lockdown our energy costs will increase, just as we’re coming …more
  • Calderdale Museums’ Newsletter
    LGBT+ History Month 2021 For LGBT+ History Month 2021 we’re proud to share the story of landowner, businesswoman, traveller, diarist and lesbian Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. Find out more on our website including …more
  • Healthwatch Calderdale Survey: Access to Medication
    As part of Healthwatch Calderdale’s request for Covid-19 healthcare feedback, they heard from over 200 people about their experiences of medication. Many had positive feedback about their experience, but they heard that some …more
  • Calderdale Countryside Newsletter
    Calderdale council have just released their latest Countryside News Newsletter. It’s a comprehensive round-up of projects, volunteering news and updates from various parts of the Calderdale countryside. Here’s the …more
  • Update: Household Waste and Recycling Centres
    The Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC) in Calderdale are still operating during lockdown but there are times and operation restrictions in place, to ensure the safety of staff and the general public. Centre opening …more
  • Consultation: Council Budget
    Keeping communities safe during the global pandemic and building a position from which to mount a strong recovery are the focus for Calderdale Council’s Cabinet budget proposals for the next financial year. The proposals …more
  • Laptops For Learning in Calderdale: how you can help
    Calderdale Council has teamed up with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and The Valley Learning Partnership to launch Laptops for Learning – an appeal to purchase laptops for pupils most at need while they are being home …more
  • Calderdale Council Budget Consultation
    You can have your say on the budget proposals by a number of ways. The proposals will be finalised by the Cabinet on Monday 8 February 2021 and the budget will be agreed at the Annual Budget Council meeting on Monday 22 February …more
  • Calderdale’s Food Banks: when and where
    Given the number of people now seeking support from food banks, we have published a full list of the Councils food bank locations, opening hours and how to donate.  more info on the council website Hub 1 – Gathering …more
  • Halifax Railway Station Consultation
    Have your say on the transformational proposals to provide improvements to Halifax Railway Station. Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is working to provide improvements to Halifax …more
  • Become a Voice for your Community
    VAC, in partnership with Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), offers free training for local people to become Engagement Champions and help people who are seldom heard to have a say when changes to health services are …more
  • Calderdale Libraries – Still Open
    Due to the current lockdown, services on offer in our libraries have been scaled down. Central Library will continue to open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Brighouse, King Cross, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden libraries will …more
  • Support: Community Transport Calderdale
    It’s good to see that Community Transport Calderdale are still offering their excellent service around the area – here’s what they posted on their Facebook account yesterday – they come highly recommended! …more
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