Calderdale Council Newsletter

Calderdale Council joins anti-racism movement

Calderdale Council is one of nearly 500 organisations to join the Root Out Racism movement being launched by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).To emphasise its commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and the regional anti-racism movement, the Council has announced that it will launch a new mentoring scheme for its staff, to share the perspectives and challenges of diverse individuals and to hear from often unheard voices.This is the latest step forward in the Council’s work to provide an inclusive place to live and work. Find out more at Calderdale Council joins anti-racism movement

Wheels in motion for new food delivery service

Fresh food deliveries from local shops, straight to people’s doors by electric bike, are set to make life easier for Halifax residents who are isolating or at higher risk from COVID-19.This is thanks to DeliverHX, an innovative new food delivery service which supports independent businesses, is good for the environment and offers a helping hand to people who are unable or nervous to go shopping due to COVID-19.Find out more at Wheels in motion for new food delivery service

Calderdale welcomes Afghan refugees

In partnership with Migration Yorkshire, the Home Office and the local voluntary and community sector, the Council is currently supporting two Afghan families in the borough through the already-established ARAP (Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy) resettlement and relocation scheme, and is planning to help more.

Visit Calderdale welcomes Afghan refugees for more information.

Have your say on new seating areas in Brighouse town centre

Work to create new pedestrian areas with benches, plants and trees around Brighouse town centre is now complete.New decking and seating areas are now in place on Commercial Street and by the canal side near Brighouse market. These new ‘parklet’ areas have transformed parts of Brighouse into community spaces for people to stop, rest and enjoy whilst shopping.Work is now finished and Calderdale Council is inviting people to share their thoughts about the spaces to inform any further changes or improvements that could be made to the new benches and plants.

Read more at Have your say on new seating areas in Brighouse town centre


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