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As a group we are proposing to amend the Labour cabinet on Calderdale Council’s budget proposals. The intention of our amendment is to: Make Calderdale a safer place to live by supporting the Police to enforce the laws on speeding and dangerous driving around our Borough. Speeding and dangerous driving is a major concern of […]

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Councillors kept in the dark

by jamesbaker on 9 February, 2017

Calderdale Council has has a poor communications culture. It is often the case that Councillors find out about what officers and the cabinet members of the Council are up to via the local media and press releases. The same is true with matters that affect the wards that Councillors represent. Whereas you might expect a […]

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Christmas Tree Recycling in Calderdale

by jamesbaker on 6 January, 2017

Unfortunately Calderdale Council isn’t providing lots of extra recycling points for Christmas trees. However they will be accepted in the green waste skips at any of the 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres. Remember to remove all decorations are removed before depositing in the skip! There is also a temporary collection point at Ogden Water Visitor Centre, […]

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Calderdale Council moved out of the offices it was leasing at Dean Clough two years ago, but is still paying £163,500 per year for the space. That means that the Council has paid out nearly one-third of a million pounds for something that is of no benefit for the people of Calderdale. As the lease […]

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The most comprehensive framework for how a regulated cannabis market could work in the UK has been published today by an independent panel of experts set up by the Liberal Democrats. This groundbreaking report sets out how the legal production and supply of cannabis could work in the UK. It was established in the autumn […]

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What will Labour’s Council budget mean for you?

by jamesbaker on 29 February, 2016

Tonight was Calderdale Council’s budget setting meeting, and I thought you might like to have a run down of what the budget will mean to you as a resident living in Warley ward. I’m trying to keep this article factual, you can read our political statement that we made here. The Liberal Democrats group did […]

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Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel will meet at Halifax Town Hall on Thursday 3 March, 2016 at 6.00pm to look at the subject of On-Street parking and would particularly welcome the views of residents, businesses and those who work in Calderdale on this matter. The chair of the Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel, […]

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Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a further £666,229 cut to the public health budget in Calderdale. The budget pays to help improve people’s health – and stop them getting ill in the first place – so there is less pressure on the NHS. Work undertaken by public […]

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Despite a campaign by both ourselves and the local Labour party the government has announced that both Halifax’s County Court and Family Court and its Magistrates’ and Family Court are set to close.  Victims and witnesses will now have to travel to Bradford attend their nearest court or tribunal proceedings rather than going to their local magistrates’ […]

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