The latest newsletter from Calderdale Council

Station plans on the right track

Plans are on track to improve Halifax Rail Station and the surrounding area, with feedback from a recent consultation being used to shape the project. The £30million-plus project, which is being funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, includes plans for a new two-storey station building, with comfortable waiting lounges on both the ground and first floor level, improved toilet facilities and opportunities for additional retail options. Access to the station and drop-off facilities will also be improved Find out more about the project and see the results of the consultation, at Station plans on the right track

Growing Moss For Peat’s Sake
Calderdale Council’s countryside volunteers have been studying various methods of growing sphagnum moss, supporting moorland restoration and carbon capture. The moss is also an important plant in natural flood management, holding the water onto the hills and preventing surface run-off.

The Council is taking part in a four-year project, funded through the National Lottery Climate Action Fund, to look at ways of growing the moss, trialling different options in a nursery setting, before it’s planted in suitable sites around Calderdale.
Find out more at Growing moss for peat’s sake

Transforming travel in Todmorden

Work has started on a major road improvement programme, on and around one of the busiest routes in Calderdale.

The A646/A6033 Corridor Improvement Programme is being delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and aims to address long-standing issues with congestion, especially at peak times, and improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

The first phase of work has now started in Todmorden town centre, involving junction remodelling to accommodate improved pedestrian facilities, as well as improvements to paving and bus stop facilities. Find out more about the works at Transforming travel around Todmorden

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