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Move the Calderdale Way

Thursday 3rd December 2020

During the lockdown in early 2020, the voluntary and community sector in Calderdale saw a 73% decrease in the number of volunteers engaging. This resulted in less income generation, which had an impact on those who rely on the sector for essential support such as food, medicine deliveries, and social interaction.

  1. Voluntary and community

Opinion: #WalkToSchoolWeek at St. Joseph's Primary School

Friday 9th October 2020

At Active Calderdale, we have been working with schools to deliver new ways to build active travel into the lives of pupils, parents and staff. Through our School Streets program, we have found a way to reduce emissions around many of our schools, boost safety, and promote getting active.

  1. Education
  2. Infrastructure

Safer, Greener and More Active: Calderdale School Streets Trial

Monday 7th September 2020

School drop-off and pick-up times can be stressful, congested and potentially unsafe, as everyone rushes to find the ideal parking spot right outside the school gates. They are hotspots for damaging emissions, dangerous for children crossing the roads and noisy for the surrounding residents – that’s where School Streets comes in!

  1. Education
  2. Infrastructure

Opinion: Reflecting on our Approach

Saturday 22nd February 2020

By Ben Williams, Sport England.

Two years ago it was hard to articulate what the LDP was trying to do and how Calderdale was going to approach getting more people active. I think the new Active Calderdale strategy has done a good job in setting out what Calderdale is trying to do – it provides the music for people to use.

I’ve been involved with Calderdale’s journey for nearly two years and sometimes because you are in the middle of things, you cannot see the whole picture.

January 2020 Update

Wednesday 12th February 2020

After an eventful end of the year, with visits from Sport England and a funding submission, it was back to business as usual for Active Calderdale in January. Here are the highlights from January 2020:

  1. Sport
  2. Voluntary and community
  3. Communication

Expanding and training our workforce

Thursday 19th December 2019

Everyone knows they need to be more physically active but mustering the motivation to change, and sustaining change over time, is very hard. We know that changing behaviour is driven by a combination of:

  1. Health and social care
  2. Voluntary and community
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