In Welcome on June 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

We are Calderdale Save Our Services, a group of local trades unionists and community members working to defend jobs and services in the Calder Valley. We are busy campaigning against privatisation and cuts to services in Calderdale and we want you to get involved!

Calderdale Save Our Services organised transport from the borough to the TUC’s “A Future That Works” demonstration last October and supports the Campaign to Keep Our NHS Public in the light of Lansley’s and Hunt’s NHS reforms. Calderdale SOS is also active in campaigning against the Government enforced cuts to Public services.

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NHS Changes explained at Calderdale SOS public Meeting:

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Coming Up

In Coming Up on June 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm

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Thursday 4 July 7-9 pm

Open Campaign Meeting and Annual General Meeting

Horton House, 7 Horton Street, Halifax, HX1 1PU


If you want or can offer transport from other parts of Calderdale to or back from this meeting, please e-mail and we will try and arrange lifts.

Lots to discuss such as:

The Bedroom Tax Campaign

Coalition of Resistance People’s Assembly

Cuts to Adult Health and Social Care

The Campaign to Keep Our NHS Public

The Campaign to Save Horton House Adult Education Centre.

We also need to elect a Secretary and a Treasurer and decide on whether to have a Steering Group or an alternative sub-group of CSOS to oversee admin issues.

Open to all – Everyone Welcome!

Monthly meetings will now alternate between Halifax and Hebden Bridge.


Please keep checking back as we will post details of future Public Meetings and Campaigns here.

If you would like us to keep you informed about what Calderdale SOS is doing by e-mail, please click below to send us an e-mail request:

We hope you will support us and get involved in Calderdale SOS’s Campaign Against the Cuts.




In Action on June 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm


The TUC is coordinating two weeks of action to highlight the impact of austerity and cuts on communities across the country, with bus visits to highlight the effects of service and benefit cuts. The bus will be in Calderdale on Sunday 23rd June 2013: 11.00am Halifax Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Leafleting on cuts to services; Linda McAvan MEP and Lesley Mercer, TUC President, will be attending; 1.30pm Todmorden NHS issues, near Sunday Market Car Park Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 7ET; Jonny Walker playing (organised by Musicians Union); 3.30pm Shibden Park, Halifax HX3 – parking nr the lake, Bedroom Tax Campaign.


CALDERDALE PROTEST AGAINST THE BEDROOM TAX – web pages for Bedroom Tax Campaign Groups: Calderdale Protest Against The Bedroom Tax; Hebden Bridge Against the Bedroom Tax; Todmorden Against The Bedroom Tax

Join the Fight Against the Bedroom Tax – Calderdale Council voted to oppose the Bedroom Tax at the Council meeting on 24 April. Full text of motion here. Calderdale Council Cabinet question following this motion May 2013 here. Calderdale Bedroom Tax Petition launched – sign it online here. Download the print version for people to sign hereCalderdale Protest Against the Bedroom Tax Facebook page here. Calderdale SOS Bedroom Tax Web page here60-70 people came to a public meeting on 11 April. Video of Public Meeting here. Calderdale Protest Against the Bedroom Tax demonstration took place outside Pennine Housing headquarters in Halifax, 3 April. Halifax Courier coverage here. Morning Star coverage hereProtest Against the Bedroom Tax took place in wind and snow on 23 March, at Halifax Town Hall. Huddersfield Daily Examiner coverage here. Halifax Courier coverage here. Halifax Courier article here.

Keep Our



The Big NHS Birthday Gala Saturday 29 June, 11am – 3pm, Millennium Square, Leeds.

Download this leaflet here.

Regional Reclaim Your NHS Demonstration and Rally took place in York Saturday 6 April. York Press coverage here. Demotix coverage here. Calderdale SOS lobbied NHS Calderdale Shadow Clinical Commissioning Executive meeting on 17 January. More information here. Report on here. Updated SOS Defend Our NHS web page here. Membership of Shadow NHS Calderdale CCE updated here. Page on Calderdale NHS Commissioning Plan here.


New Halifax library still splits opinion Halifax Courier 14.6.13. The planning application for the New Central Library and Archive in Halifax has now been submitted. DBOL Statement on proposals for a new Central Library and Archives here

Horton House

Save Horton House: Calderdale SOS has asked Calderdale Council’s Scrutiny Panels to examine the decision to “dispose of” Horton House, Halifax’s Adult Education Centre. The decision was taken quietly with no consultation and no coherent alternative plan for future adult education provision in Halifax. Copy of the SOS Scrutiny submission here. SOS Horton House web page here. Question on Horton House asked at Council Meeting on Wednesday 28 November and reply here. Question on Horton House asked at Calderdale Council Cabinet Meeting on Monday 10 December and reply here. Download Horton House leaflet here. The Use of Resources Scrutiny Panel has decided to refer our Scrutiny request to the Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel.