Statement from the Mayor of Calderdale about the death of Prince Philip

In response to the very sad news today that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died, the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster, said:

“We are saddened by the news today of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip has played a significant role in the public life of the nation for over 70 years. We will remember him for his many years of public service, for the support he has given the Queen throughout her reign and for his extensive charitable work.

“Our thoughts today are with the Queen and the Royal Family.

“As a mark of respect, we are flying the Union flag at half-mast at Halifax Town Hall from today until the day of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.”

UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 01: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh looks handsome in a top hat circa 1970 (date unknown) in England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

In memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh : 9 April 2021

Today, Friday April 9th 2021, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died. He was aged 99 years.

He was the husband to HRH Queen Elizabeth and the longest serving royal consort in the history of the English monarchy.

Prince Philip was the founder of the Duke of Edinburgh awards for young people.

We join the nation in offering our silent respectful condolences.

Read further:

The Guardian: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen’s husband of 73 years, has died aged 99
BBC News: Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham palace announces
Sky News: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died
The Telegraph: Prince Philip dies aged 99
The Independent: Prince Philip dead

Yorkshire PostThe Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip has died, Buckingham Palace announces

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 09 April 2021 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Help to make North Halifax a greener, healthier and more attractive place to live and work
  • Know the facts about Bowel Cancer
  • The New Warley Lantern Issue 3 – April 2021
  • Healthy Minds Workshops, Courses & Groups April to June 2021

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Curious e-Motion series 2 ‘Our Values’ Live!

Curious e-Motion series 2

‘Our Values’


You may have noticed that series 2 of Curious e-Motion launched on Tuesday!

For this series we are exploring the values that Curious Motion holds – artistry, compassion, curiosity, empathy, inclusion and integrity.
What do they mean to different people and what can we learn by delving into them?

Plus, we’ve got some exciting podcast updates and some extra content for you – keep reading to find out more…

Episode 1 – Theo Clinkard on ‘artistry’

We are kicking off with ‘artistry’ and to do this Sam is joined by renowned dancer and choreographer, Theo Clinkard. Settle in for a fascinating exploration into artistry and what this means for our society.

Theo also tells us about ‘Century Project’ – his upcoming hopeful dance work that spans a century, launching in 2021 and completing beyond our lifetimes, in 2120.

It’s a fascinating chat you don’t want to miss!


New music & bonus episode

We’ve got new music! A huge thank you to musician Rich Huxley for creating an original track for our theme.

Rich plays strings and things and sings with Hope and Social, co founded the world’s first fan-funded record label, heads up Songwork International’s UK operations and in non-COVID times works all over the world as a performer, producer, writer, and creative entrepreneur.

Want to know more? Check out our special bonus episode to hear the full track and find out more about the series theme of ‘Our Values’.



Episodes drop on Tuesdays and are available on your favourite podcast platform and on our website.


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Neighbourhood Watch OUR NEWS April 2021 edition

Our popular monthly newsletter OUR NEWS April 2021 edition is here!

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We are pleased to share our April ‘OUR NEWS’ newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watches across England and Wales) for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters – from households to volunteers and partners.

This month we launch our PROTECT YOUR CAR campaign. We also look at fleeceware scams, predatory marriage and much more. Next year, in 2022, we will be celebrating Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary and we want to hear from you how YOU would like to see this celebrated nationally. Please take a minute to give us your views here.

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and would love to hear from you on what you would like to read more of. Please send your suggestions to


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Help to make North Halifax a greener, healthier and more attractive place to live and work

Do you want to create better places for walking and cycling and to improve access to public transport in North Halifax?

Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority want to hear your views and are inviting you to take part in an online survey which is open from Monday 15 March and closes on Sunday 25 April.  Anyone who lives in, works in, or visits North Halifax area can complete the survey and the more people who take part the better to improve the understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the area.

The online survey is at:


Please share your views before Sunday 25th April