Council approves priorities

Halifax Town Hall
Halifax Town Hall

A set of priorities which will underpin the council’s work for the next year were passed at Cabinet.

The ‘Calderdale partnership Vision’ provides guidelines for the council to drive economic development and enterprise, raise aspiration and achievement for all residents and reduce inequalities and tackle disadvantage.

The guidelines offer “a vision for Calderdale where everyone matters and all our residents have good health; our local economy is balanced and dynamic; our children and young people are ready for learning and ready for life; fewer of our children under the age of five live in, or are born into, poverty; our older people have fulfilling and independent lives; everyone has a sense of pride and belonging based on mutual respect.”

A report to the Cabinet said that the adoption of the priorities would be a clear reflection of the commitment of all members to a long-term ambition for the Calderdale.