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The Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale is a metropolitan borough
Metropolitan borough
A metropolitan borough is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county. Created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, metropolitan boroughs are defined in English law as metropolitan districts, however all of them have been granted or regranted...

 of West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972....

, England
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

, through which the upper part of the River Calder
River Calder, West Yorkshire
The River Calder is a river in West Yorkshire, in Northern England.The Calder rises on the green eastern slopes of the Pennines flows through alternating green countryside, former woollen-mill villages, and large and small towns before joining the River Aire near Castleford.The river's valley is...

 flows, and from which it takes its name. There are also some small river valleys that contain tributaries of the River Calder.

Calderdale is made up of the amalgamation
Amalgamation (politics)
A merger or amalgamation in a political or administrative sense is the combination of two or more political or administrative entities such as municipalities , counties, districts, etc. into a single entity. This term is used when the process occurs within a sovereign entity...

 of six former local government districts, spanning (from east to west), the towns of Brighouse
Brighouse
Brighouse is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Calder, east of Halifax in the Pennines. It is served by Junction 25 of the M62 motorway and Brighouse railway station on the Caldervale Line and Huddersfield Line. In the...

, Elland
Elland
Elland is a market town in Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire, England, south of Halifax, by the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The area of Elland was called Elant in the Domesday Book...

, Halifax
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Halifax is a minster town, within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It has an urban area population of 82,056 in the 2001 Census. It is well-known as a centre of England's woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, originally dealing through the Halifax Piece...

, Sowerby Bridge
Sowerby Bridge
Sowerby Bridge is a market town that lies within the Upper Calder Valley in the district of Calderdale in the county of West Yorkshire, in northern England.-Geography:Sowerby Bridge is situated on the edge of Halifax, about three miles from its centre...

, Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge is a market town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the Upper Calder Valley and lies 8 miles west of Halifax and 14 miles north east of Rochdale, at the confluence of the River Calder and the River Hebden .A 2004 profile of...

 and Todmorden
Todmorden
Todmorden is a market town and civil parish, located 17 miles from Manchester, within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the Upper Calder Valley and has a total population of 14,941....

.

Halifax acts as the borough's main commercial, cultural and administrative centre, with numerous high street chain stores, market
Market
A market is one of many varieties of systems, institutions, procedures, social relations and infrastructures whereby parties engage in exchange. While parties may exchange goods and services by barter, most markets rely on sellers offering their goods or services in exchange for money from buyers...

s, central library
Library
In a traditional sense, a library is a large collection of books, and can refer to the place in which the collection is housed. Today, the term can refer to any collection, including digital sources, resources, and services...

, borough council offices, public transport
Public transport
Public transport is a shared passenger transportation service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, car pooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement.Public transport modes include buses, trolleybuses, trams...

 hub, central police station and the further and higher education college
College
A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of an educational institution. Usage varies in English-speaking nations...

, as well as other major local organisations.

The borough covers part of the South Pennines
South Pennines
South Pennines is a region of moorland and hill country in northern England lying towards the southern end of the Pennines. It is bounded to the west by the Forest of Rossendale and the Yorkshire Dales to the north...

 and is the southern-most of the Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales is the name given to an upland area in Northern England.The area lies within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire, though it spans the ceremonial counties of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Cumbria...

. However, not being part of the Yorkshire Dales national park, Calderdale is generally less well known than its neighbours to the north.

History



The borough was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974....

, by the merger of the then county borough
County borough
County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control. They were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 in England and Wales, but continue in use for lieutenancy and shrievalty in...

 of Halifax
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Halifax is a minster town, within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It has an urban area population of 82,056 in the 2001 Census. It is well-known as a centre of England's woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, originally dealing through the Halifax Piece...

, the boroughs of Brighouse
Brighouse
Brighouse is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the River Calder, east of Halifax in the Pennines. It is served by Junction 25 of the M62 motorway and Brighouse railway station on the Caldervale Line and Huddersfield Line. In the...

, Todmorden
Todmorden
Todmorden is a market town and civil parish, located 17 miles from Manchester, within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the Upper Calder Valley and has a total population of 14,941....

 and the urban districts of Elland
Elland
Elland is a market town in Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire, England, south of Halifax, by the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The area of Elland was called Elant in the Domesday Book...

, Hebden Royd
Hebden Royd
Hebden Royd is a civil parish with a town council in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 9,092...

, Ripponden
Ripponden
Ripponden is a village and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England, near Halifax, on the River Ryburn. It is the site of a Roman settlement, and there is a Roman Road over nearby Blackstone Edge, a rocky ridge of Millstone Grit...

, Sowerby Bridge
Sowerby Bridge
Sowerby Bridge is a market town that lies within the Upper Calder Valley in the district of Calderdale in the county of West Yorkshire, in northern England.-Geography:Sowerby Bridge is situated on the edge of Halifax, about three miles from its centre...

, and part of Queensbury and Shelf
Queensbury and Shelf
Queensbury and Shelf was an urban district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1937 to 1974. The district was formed by a County Review Order by the amalgamation of Queensbury and Shelf urban districts....

 urban district, and also Hepton Rural District
Hepton Rural District
Hepton was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, from 1894 to 1974.The district included four civil parishes:*Heptonstall,*Blackshaw*Erringden*WadsworthIt was created in 1894 as the Todmorden rural district...

.

Suburbs and villages


As well as the six towns, there are numerous villages and suburbs including:
  • Bailiff Bridge
    Bailiff Bridge
    Bailiff Bridge is a village north of Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England and from Huddersfield and from Bradford.The village is served by the A641 main road which connects it to the nearby towns and cities.-History:...

    , Bank Top, Barkisland
    Barkisland
    Barkisland is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is east of Ripponden, south of Sowerby Bridge and south-west of Halifax town centre.-Location:...

    , Blackshaw Head, Boothtown
    Boothtown
    Boothtown is a suburb of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.Located on the A647 Halifax to Bradford. It was on this road that Percy Shaw came up with the idea of cat's eyes as an aid to road safety...

    , Beechwood, Bradshaw
  • Chiserley
    Chiserley
    Chiserley is a hamlet located on a hilltop near the town of Hebden Bridge, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.- History :It was called Chisley until 1964, but was changed to Chiserley on the 1979 OS map. Once it was a hamlet of farms, mills and terrace houses for mill-workers but now it is a...

    , Clifton
    Clifton, West Yorkshire
    Clifton is a small village, near Brighouse, in the Metropolitan borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England.-Governance:Clifton Civil Parish merged with the neighbouring Borough of Brighouse in 1937...

    , Colden
    Colden, West Yorkshire
    Colden is a hamlet in the civil parish of Heptonstall in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. The hamlet consists of scattered houses and farms on high ground west of Heptonstall, above the valley of Colden Water....

    , Copley
    Copley, West Yorkshire
    Copley is a village in the metropolitan borough of Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire, England, south of Halifax and east of Sowerby Bridge, by the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation. It is known locally for the odour from the sewage works.-History:It is the site of a...

    , Cornholme
    Cornholme
    Cornholme is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies at the edge of Calderdale, on the boundary with Lancashire, and in the narrow Calder Valley about northwest of Todmorden....

    , Cragg Vale
    Cragg Vale
    Cragg Vale is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, located south of Mytholmroyd on the B6138 road which joins the A58 and the A646.-Early Days:There is evidence of human activity on the Yorkshire moors around Cragg from c. 10,000 BC...

  • Eastwood
    Eastwood, West Yorkshire
    Eastwood is a place within the civil parish of Todmorden and Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies west from Halifax, roughly equidistant from Todmorden's town centre, which is to the southwest, and Hebden Bridge, which is 2 miles to the northeast, along the...

  • Fountain Head
  • Gauxholme, Greetland
    Greetland
    Greetland is a village in the metropolitan borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. It is located west of nearby Elland and south of Halifax.-Local history:The village may have been the site of a Roman settlement named Cambodunum...

  • Heptonstall
    Heptonstall
    Heptonstall is a small village and civil parish within the Calderdale borough of West Yorkshire, England. The population of Heptonstall, including the hamlets of Colden and Slack, is 1,448. The town of Hebden Bridge lies directly to the southeast...

    , Highroadwell, Hipperholme
    Hipperholme
    Hipperholme is a village in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire, England, located between the towns of Halifax and Brighouse. It is located on the busy A58 road and includes Hipperholme Grammar School, a local private school....

    , Holmfield, Holywell Green
    Holywell Green
    Holywell Green is a small village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is south of Halifax, north-west of Huddersfield and south-west of Elland.-History:...

    , Hove Edge
  • Illingworth
    Illingworth, West Yorkshire
    Illingworth is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England.It is situated north-west of Halifax.The village of Illingworth has competitive sports teams within the area including Crossleys Juniors , Illingworth C.C. and Illingworth A.R.L.F.C...

  • Kebroyd, King Cross
    King Cross
    King Cross; originally the site of an ancient stone cross is a Ecclesiastical parish created in 1845 in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. Part of the Diocese of Wakefield. It is located along the top of a ridge above the town of Halifax...

  • Lee Mount, Lightcliffe
    Lightcliffe
    Lightcliffe is a village in West Yorkshire, England.Situated approximately three miles east of Halifax in the metropolitan district of Calderdale....

    , Luddenden
    Luddenden
    Luddenden is a district of Calderdale west of Halifax on the river Ludd in the county of West Yorkshire, England.The name means Ludd valley, or valley of the loud stream and refers to the Luddenden Brook....

    , Luddendenfoot
    Luddendenfoot
    Luddendenfoot or Luddenden Foot is a community in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It lies along the Upper Calder Valley below the village of Luddenden, between Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge.-Cultural reference and notable people:...

    , Lumbutts, Lydgate
  • Mankinholes
    Mankinholes
    Mankinholes is a hamlet in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It is part of the Pennines, and its nearest town is Todmorden in Yorkshire. It has a YHA hostel, managed by the larger hostel at nearby Haworth. Mankinholes is the starting point for the popular trek up...

    , Midgley
    Midgley
    Midgley is a hill-top village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is east-north-east of Mytholmroyd, east-south-east of Hebden Bridge and west-north-west of Halifax. It is home to Midgley School and a village shop and community room. The Old Co-op has been refurbished to become the site...

    , Mill Bank, Mixenden
    Mixenden
    Mixenden is a village in Calderdale, on the outskirts of Halifax in the county of West Yorkshire, England. It had a bad reputation during the 1970s...

    , Mount Tabor, Mytholm, Mytholmroyd
    Mytholmroyd
    Mytholmroyd is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies east of Hebden Bridge and west of Halifax....

     (town)
  • Norland Town, Northowram
    Northowram
    Northowram is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England that stands to the east of Halifax on the north side of Shibden valley. Southowram stands on the southern side of the valley....

    , Norton Tower, Norwood Green
    Norwood Green
    Norwood Green is a place in the London Borough of Ealing in London, England. It is a suburban development situated west of Charing Cross and northeast of Heathrow Airport...

  • Ogden
    Ogden, West Yorkshire
    Ogden in West Yorkshire is a small hamlet to the north of Halifax. Its most recognisable landmarks are a wind farm, which can be seen from as far as Scammonden reservoir near Huddersfield; a golf course, which offers views of the surrounding moorland; and Ogden reservoir, around which are footpaths...

    , Old Town
    Old Town, West Yorkshire
    Old Town is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. Situated on a hilltop above Hebden Bridge and across the Hebden valley from Heptonstall. Both Old Town and nearby Pecket Well are served by Wadsworth Parish Council...

    , Ovenden
    Ovenden
    Ovenden is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England, located next to Boothtown and Illingworth and about 1 mile from Halifax town centre.Ovenden had a railway station, originally on the Halifax and Ovenden Junction Railway line...

  • Peckett Well, Pellon, Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, West Yorkshire
    Portsmouth is a village on the A646 road in the Calderdale District, in the county of West Yorkshire, England. Nearby settlements include the towns of Burnley and Todmorden and the village of Cornholme.-History:...

    , Pye Nest
  • Rastrick
    Rastrick
    Rastrick is a village in the county of West Yorkshire, England, near Halifax. It is perhaps best known for its association, along with its neighbour Brighouse, with the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band...

    , Ripponden
    Ripponden
    Ripponden is a village and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England, near Halifax, on the River Ryburn. It is the site of a Roman settlement, and there is a Roman Road over nearby Blackstone Edge, a rocky ridge of Millstone Grit...

    , Rishworth
    Rishworth
    Rishworth is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England....

  • Salterhebble
    Salterhebble
    Salterhebble is an area of Halifax, a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. Salterhebble is located where the Hebble Brook flows into the River Calder...

    , Savile Park, Shelf
    Shelf, West Yorkshire
    Shelf is a village in West Yorkshire, England. The village is situated halfway between Bradford and Halifax. It has a population of 4,496.In the Domesday Book it is called Scelf....

    , Skircoat Green
    Skircoat Green
    Skircoat is a District of Calderdale to the south of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.In the 13th century, the land was granted to the Earl Warren, and then passed to the Savile family. This was an independent township before being absorbed by the Borough of Halifax in 1892. The name was originally...

    , Siddal, Slack, Sowerby
    Sowerby, West Yorkshire
    Sowerby is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies amongst the Pennines, contiguous with Sowerby Bridge, west-southwest of Halifax and west-northwest of Huddersfield....

    , Southowram
    Southowram
    Southowram is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England that stands on the hill top to the east of Halifax, on the south side of Shibden valley. It is a small Pennine village with outlying regions of Bank Top, Brookfoot and Siddal...

    , Sowood
    Sowood, West Yorkshire
    Sowood is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is south of Halifax, north-west of Huddersfield and south-west of Elland.-Geography:...

    , Stainland
    Stainland
    Stainland is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, some south of Halifax, north-west of Huddersfield and west of Elland.-History:...

    , Stone Chair Stump Cross
  • Triangle
    Triangle, West Yorkshire
    Triangle is a village in Calderdale on the main A58 road over the Pennines, near Halifax and between Sowerby Bridge and Ripponden in the Ryburn valley. It dates mainly from the 19th century period of industrialisation but was here for some time prior. The name of the village derives from the...

  • Upper Edge
  • Wainstalls, Walsden
    Walsden
    Walsden is a large village in the town of Todmorden in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, close to the Greater Manchester border...

    , Warley Town
    Warley Town
    Warley Town is a town near Halifax in the county of West Yorkshire, England.-History:It was listed in the Domesday book as Werlafeslei.Warley township, one of 23 townships in the ancient parish of Halifax, was also one of the biggest, stretching as far as Luddenden and what was to become Sowerby...

    , West Vale
    West Vale
    West Vale is a village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is south of Halifax, west of Elland and north-west of Huddersfield.-Location:...

    , Wholestone Hill, Wheatley

Education


Two selective school
Selective school
A selective school is a school that admits students on the basis of some sort of selection criteria, usually academic. The term may have different connotations in different systems....

s in Calderdale jointly administer an 11+ admissions exam: Crossley Heath Grammar School
Crossley Heath Grammar School
The Crossley Heath School is a selective grammar school located in Savile Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.- Entrance exam :Admission to The Crossley Heath School, is by an entrance examination of prospective pupils' academic ability andattainment...

, Savile Park and North Halifax Grammar School
North Halifax Grammar School
The North Halifax Grammar School is a grammar school, specialist science college and specialist languages college in Illingworth, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. It is in the east of Illingworth, towards Holmfield and Holdsworth...

 in Illingworth
Illingworth, West Yorkshire
Illingworth is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England.It is situated north-west of Halifax.The village of Illingworth has competitive sports teams within the area including Crossleys Juniors , Illingworth C.C. and Illingworth A.R.L.F.C...

.

Both schools achieve excellent GCSE
General Certificate of Secondary Education
The General Certificate of Secondary Education is an academic qualification awarded in a specified subject, generally taken in a number of subjects by students aged 14–16 in secondary education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is equivalent to a Level 2 and Level 1 in Key Skills...

 and A-level results with both schools achieving a large proportion of A* to C grades at GCSE level. In 2005, the Crossley Heath School was the highest ranking co-educational school in the North of England.

The Crossley Heath School was formed when Heath Grammar School
Heath Grammar School
Heath Grammar School, Free School Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England was founded in 1585 by Dr. John Favour. Its full title was The Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth at Heath, near Halifax...

, an all boys' school given its charter by Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty...

, and The Crossley and Porter School, a mixed school founded with his brothers by Sir Francis Crossley, 1st Baronet which started as an orphanage, were combined in 1985. There are other schools in the area, including the Holy Trinity Church of England Senior School
Holy Trinity Church of England Senior School
Holy Trinity Church of England Senior School, is the only church aided 11 to 18 co-educational comprehensive school in the Diocese of Wakefield, founded in the 1815 by the then Vicar of Halifax...

 and St Catherine's Catholic High School
St Catherine's Catholic High School
St Catherine's Catholic High School is a Catholic comprehensive secondary school in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. The school is named after Catherine of Siena....

, both of which are located in Holmfield. In January 2006 Holy Trinity was designated a Specialist College for Business and Enterprise, whilst St Catherine's, was designated a Specialist Technology College.

There are a total of 14 secondary schools in Calderdale http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/education/schools/calderdale-schools/findschools/index.jsp One, The Ridings School
The Ridings School
The Ridings was a secondary school for ages 11–18 in Ovenden, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, overseen by the Calderdale local authority. It was created in 1995 when two local secondary modern schools merged. The school is relatively small for its type; as of 2007 it had 537 students, of whom 28...

 in Ovenden, was recently closed.

Calderdale College
Calderdale College
Calderdale College is a further education college based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.-External links:*...

 is the local further education college on Francis Street, just off King Cross Road, in Halifax. In December 2006 it was announced that Calderdale College, in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds Metropolitan University is a British University with three campuses. Two are situated in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England while the third is situated in Bhopal, India...

, would open a new higher education institution in January 2007 called University Centre Calderdale http://www.lmu.ac.uk/the_news/dec06/halifax_centre_post.htm.

Local government



The borough is divided into 17 wards and each is represented on the borough council by three councillors. Each councillor is normally elected on a first past the post
Plurality voting system
The plurality voting system is a single-winner voting system often used to elect executive officers or to elect members of a legislative assembly which is based on single-member constituencies...

 basis for a four-year period which is staggered with the other councillors of that ward so that only one councillor per ward is up for election at any one time. Exceptions to this include by-election
By-election
A by-election is an election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between regularly scheduled elections....

s and ward boundary changes.

The seventeen wards in Calderdale are:
Brighouse;
Calder;
Elland;
Greetland and Stainland;
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe;
Illingworth and Mixenden;
Luddendenfoot;
Northowram and Shelf;
Ovenden;
Park;
Rastrick;
Ryburn;
Skircoat;
Sowerby Bridge;
Todmorden;
Town; and
Warley

Mayors of Calderdale

  • 1974-1975: Joseph Tolan
  • 1975-1976: Mrs Kathleen M. Cawdry
  • 1976-1977: Mrs Mona Ross Mitchell
  • 1977-1978: Eric Dennett
  • 1978-1979: Richard Deadman
  • 1979-1980: Mrs Betty Wildsmith
  • 1980-1981: Harry Wilson
  • 1981-1982: Eric Whitehead
  • 1982-1983: David Trevor Shutt
  • 1983-1984: Kevin Gordon Lord
  • 1984-1985: John Bradley
  • 1985-1986: Thomas Lawler
  • 1986-1987: David J. Fox
  • 1987-1988: Wilfred Sharp
  • 1988-1989: Albert Berry
  • 1989-1990: Joseph Kneafsey
  • 1990-1991: Joseph Tolan
  • 1991-1992: Thomas J. McElroy
  • 1992-1993: William C. A. Carpenter

  • 1993-1994: Anthony D. J. Mazey
  • 1994-1995: Stephen J. Pearson
  • 1995-1996: Graham E. A. Reason
  • 1996-1997: Dawn Neal
  • 1997-1997: Susan Tucker
  • 1997-1998: Alan Worth
  • 1998-1999: Alan Worth
  • 1999-2000: Graham Hall
  • 2000-2001: Peter Sephton Coles
  • 2001-2002: Chris O'Connor
  • 2002-2003: Patrick Phillips
  • 2003-2004: Mrs Geraldine Carter
  • 2004-2005: Olwen Jean Arlette Jennings
  • 2005-2006: John Williamson
  • 2006-2007: Colin Stout
  • 2007-2008: Martin Peel
  • 2008-2009: Conrad Winterburn
  • 2009-2010: Arshad Mahmood


Health


The borough has two hospital
Hospital
A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment by specialized staff and equipment. Hospitals often, but not always, provide for inpatient care or longer-term patient stays....

s and one hospice
Hospice
Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy of care which focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's symptoms.In the United States and Canada:*Gentiva Health Services, national provider of hospice and home health services...

.

Calderdale is part of the Calderdale Primary Care Trust, South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Foundation Trust
An NHS foundation trust is part of the National Health Service in England and has gained a degree of independence from the Department of Health and local NHS strategic health authority.Foundation Trusts are represented by the , .-Function:...

. The main hospital (part of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust) is the Calderdale Royal Hospital, located by the main route to Huddersfield , in Salterhebble
Salterhebble
Salterhebble is an area of Halifax, a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. Salterhebble is located where the Hebble Brook flows into the River Calder...

. It has specialist departments and Calderdale's A&E department and the Calderdale Birth Centre http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/pages/Hospital.aspx?id=RWY02.


The hospital was built and opened in 2001, on the site of the original Halifax General Hospital, after that had merged with the Royal Halifax Infirmary.

Elland Hospital located by the Calderdale Way, is Calderdale's only private hospital. Formerly BUPA
Bupa
Bupa is a large British healthcare organisation, with bases on three continents and more than ten million customers in over 200 countries. It is a private healthcare company, in direct contrast to the UK's National Health Services, which are tax-funded healthcare systems and do not require private...

 Elland Independent Hospital, it is now owned and operated by Classic Hospitals.

NHS Ambulance services are provided by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service is the NHS ambulance service covering most of Yorkshire in England. It covers the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire , South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire along with the majority of the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire...

.

Overgate Hospice provides specialist palliative care
Palliative care
Palliative care is a specialized area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients...

 for adults in Calderdale.

Police


Calderdale is served by West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing West Yorkshire in England. It is the fourth largest force in England and Wales by number of officers, with 5671 officers....

; their Calderdale Division H.Q. are based at Halifax police station http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt/Division.asp?id=7. Other police stations are located in Todmorden http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt/Division.asp?id=7 and Brighouse which has recently reopened http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/section-item.asp?sid=12&iid=8008.

Fire and rescue


West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide, statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England...

 covers Calderdale and it has six fire stations in the borough. These are located at Brighouse, Elland, King Cross (Halifax Fire Station), Mytholmroyd, Illingworth, and Todmorden http://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/aboutUs/au_stations.htm.

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