Calderdale Council Newsletter

Major exhibition combines fashion and a sense of place

A cutting-edge exhibition showcasing the influence of the West Riding of Yorkshire on contemporary fashion is on display at Bankfield Museum in Halifax.

Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place runs until 5 March 2022, as part of an exciting collaboration between Calderdale Council and Leeds Arts University.
Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Red or Dead, Martin Parr and Edward Crutchley are just some of the major names associated with the fashion industry who have been inspired by the region and whose works are on display.
Find out more at Major exhibition combines fashion and a sense of placeOfficial image for the Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place exhibition, taken on Ilkley Moor. Photo by Xanthe Hutchinson @xanthephoto

Taking part in the Great Big Green Week

Calderdale Council is taking part in the national climate action campaign, the Great Big Green Week. As well has highlighting climate initiatives, the Council is also showing how littering can blight communities and impact the natural environment around Calderdale.

On Monday, the Council demonstrated the vast amount of waste collected by Council workers in a normal weekend in Calderdale.  Teams collected over six tonnes of waste, the majority of which was plastic bottles, cans and paper cups that could have been recycled.

Find out more about the Great Big Green Week and the Council’s work to tackle the climate emergency, at Taking part in the Great Big Green Week

Access improvements complete at Rastrick Library

Visitors to Rastrick Library can now enjoy improved access, following the completion of work to install a new ramp.

Rastrick Library was built in 1912 and retains many grand original features, but the building previously suffered with poor accessibility, with a set of steep steps making it difficult for those with wheelchairs, pushchairs or mobility problems to visit the library.

In addition to access improvements, work has also taken place to the gardens in front of the library.

Find out more about the project, at Access improvements complete at Rastrick Library

Photo credit: Gary Turner, Shutterspot Photography



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