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Letter: Raising precept while making cuts to services is nonsense

After looking at the plans it makes no sense to me to cut schemes and services that have a positive impact on the children and families of disabled children and children with learning difficulties.

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Coun Graham Hall sadly passed away recently

Letter: A fitting tribute to a councillor who’ll be missed

I have known Coun Graham Hall for many years and was shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden death.

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Calderdale Royal Hospital

Letter: Parking is a real test of patience for patients

I have to say Dave Brown was lucky to be able to park at Calderdale Royal (Your Feedback, January 19).

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Parking charges at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Letter: Make hospital parking charges fairer

After visiting Calderdale Royal a few times over the past few months, both as a patient and a Calderdale Community driver, I have some comments, observations, complaints and suggestions regarding - would you believe - parking.

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The flytipped rubbish in Brighouse

Letter: Why such disregard?

Whilst out walking on Tuesday, January 3 I came across a large amount of household rubbish including a quantity of used baby nappies and a burned out sofa illegally dumped at the bottom of the stone steps leading in to woodland situated part way down Boothroyd Lane located off Lower Edge Road Rastrick, leading to Henry Smith School.

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Phil Fearnley, @HaloVue on Twitter, tweeted this video of a sunset over Sowerby Bridge

See it snap it: We want to see your scenic videos

We always want to see your photos of Calderdale but we would also love for you to send us some spectacular videos!

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Walshaw Moor: Burning can be a useful tool

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Why the internet can be good for teenagers

Eighty nine percent of adults aged between 18 and 19 use social media.

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Bee friendly this summer.

Keep the pesticide ban and bee friendly to insects

It’s not been the best spring for bees so far. Cold and wet.

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Why build on a flood plain?

Surely even the most thick-skinned Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council officers and councillors must be squirming at the correlation of the headline front page articles of April 29 and (April 22 in the Halifax Courier.

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LETTERS: Praise for MP’s fantastic support

It isn’t very often that you hear in the press very positive news about the business that politicians (MPs) undertake on behalf of their constituents. Usually we only hear how dishonest and morally unethical they are.

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It was wrong to dilute this council motion

How timely that The Conservative Group on Calderdale Council should bring a motion asking the council’s Labour leader to write to Jeremy Corbyn requesting “to expel all members who have expressed or condoned anti-Semitic views”.

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Calder 76.

LETTERS: Congratulations to Calder 76

I was very pleased to be a spectator at Ryburn vs Calder 76 last week when Calder put in a great performance to become champions of the Halifax premiere league for the first time in their history.

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LETTERS: How will staying in EU make us more powerful?

Barack Obama is another person who spouts the myth that the UK is in a stronger position to negotiate as part of the EU.

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The Duke of York visited flood victims in Calderdale.

LETTERS: Awed by the compassion of strangers

I am writing to express my sadness for those throughout the valley who have been affected by the recent floods.

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New Aldi development at Birds Royd Lane, Brighouse

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aldi development

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Aldi Development

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PC Nick Bamforth with Connor Graham, Malcolm Silkstone and Calderdale Council's Safer, Cleaner, Greener Team at Bailiff Bridge Memorial Park

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Border Control

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As part of our Budget plan, the Conservatives on Calderdale Council have managed to argue that the disastrous parking charges were recently introduced by the Labour-run Council should be revised.

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Car park is empty - now that it is no longer free

king cross Car park is empty - now that it is no longer free

Last Friday, visiting King Cross in Halifax for my weekly shop, I parked in the Calderdale Council car park and noticed it was almost empty – it was then that I realised that the car park was no longer free. I paid up of course and wandered to King Cross Lane to complete my shopping task.
As usual there were several cars flouting the single yellow line parking restrictions – but, over years I have come to accept that Calderdale MBC must be flushed with money in their inaction to correct the penalty fines. Returning home I read through the local newspaper, noticing the various protest at the imposition the car park charges by Calderdale Council. I also noticed another article pointing out that Halifax Rugby League Club had not paid rent on their use of The Shay Stadium, going back to September 2012, the amount outstanding being some £65,000. In the sports section of the newspaper, the Chaiman indicated that he hoped that Halifax RLFC would be successful in winning their league and pocketing up to £500,000 in the process. It would be interesting to learn what the current financial position of Halifax RLFC is – how much do they owe to Calderdale MBC for various things and in various guises – are they up to date with all forms of Tax? I am required to pay Calderdale MBC, not just the 40pence for renting a car park space (a bit small than The Shay) but also Council Tax.How can the Council allow this situation to exist? Send a collection officer to the next home game and stand by the turnstiles and pick up some cash. If the Chairman is confidant of the Club’s future both on and off the field let him and his fellow Directors pay the outstanding bills and repay themselves when Fax win the league. I sense that once again Government bodies, both Local and National are giving preference to professional sporting organisations.Next time there are complaints about the closure of libraries or care homes – protest outside the Stadiums of the Club’s involved!

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