Bank Holiday Closing for Her Majesty, The Queen’s State Funeral September 19th

Please note that Calderdale Council Services will be mostly unavailable during this day.

There may be other service disruptions elsewhere, please consult with appropriate organisations.


Customer First – closed

Contact Centre – closed

Crematorium – open, the office will be closed, but the phone line will be open

Libraries – closed

Markets – closed

Museums – closed

Register Office – closed

The Shay – closed

Sport Centres – closed

Victoria Theatre – box office and theatre will be closed

Waste and Recycling – refuse, recycling and garden waste are cancelled, Refuse waste scheduled for Monday 19 Sept will be collected on Tuesday 20 September and collections for these services will run a day late during this week.

Recycling collections scheduled for Monday 19 September will not be re-scheduled. Please return containers to their storage point, crews will collect Monday’s recycling on Monday 26 September. Recycling collections from Tuesday 20th will be to the current schedule.

Household waste recycling centres – closed

Commemoration Service for HM Queen Elizabeth II at Halifax Minster September 17th

Halifax Minster will hold a Service of Commemoration for HM Queen Elizabeth II at

7pm on Saturday 17th September

with the Lord Lieutenant, Ed Anderson CBE.

This service is jointly hosted by the Mayor of Calderdale and The Vicar of Halifax, Revd Canon Hilary Barber.

The Minster has seen a steady stream of mourners for the Queen since Friday, lighting candles and laying flowers.

You are welcome to join this service where we pay our respects to the Queen and remember her many years of dedication and service to her role.

Halifax Minster
Unit 3 Causey Hall, Dispensary Walk, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QR
T: 01422 355436

Marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II

In honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Calderdale Council will be observing a period of mourning until September 20th. – Closure details

Message from The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher

We are deeply saddened by the news yesterday of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Queen has played a unique role in the life of the nation for over 90 years.  Throughout her long reign she represented the country at home and abroad with dignity and grace.

Our thoughts today are with the royal family. I will be sending a letter of condolence on behalf of the residents of Calderdale, to the new Sovereign, King Charles III.

Since the formal announcement by Buckingham Palace, the Union Flag has flown at half-mast at Halifax Town Hall.

Book of CondolenceA book of condolence is open in the Victoria Hall at Halifax Town Hall.  The book will remain in place until 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022.  The Town Hall will be open from 8am until 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Condolences can also be recorded online in the ebook of condolence on the official website for the Royal Family   Floral tributes may be laid outside Halifax Town Hall.

Civic Service at Halifax Minster – More Information A civic service in memory of the Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Halifax Minster at

7pm Saturday 17 September 2022

Proclamation DayA copy of the proclamation will be available on the Royal Family’s official website at and the Privy Council website at As a mark of respect, a black ribbon bow will be attached to the Council mace and to the Mayor and Consort’s chains. The Mayor and Deputy will wear black rosettes on their robes.

Queen Elizabeth II – 21st April 1926 – September 8th 2022

It is with great sadness that we share the news that on Thursday the 8th of September 2022, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II has died at Balmoral, surrounded by her family.

Queen Elizabeth II has been the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, having celebrated her 70 years Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

As a whole, we understandably feel a profound sense of loss and unease. The Queen has been one of the constants of the nation for the best part of a century. Her departure, only two days after she appointed our new prime minister Liz Truss, signify many changes to come in our lives.

At a time like this, it is also natural that thoughts of grief and loss may come about.

As always, there is help and support available. We will, one step at a time get through this too.

Words fail to express the feelings that this event evokes. Yet life need go on.


The Queen is Dead

Long Live the King