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In Welcome on November 23, 2012 at 9:14 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 SOS has taken part in the Campaign against Lansley’s NHS reforms and is currently building support for the TUC’s ‘A Future That Works’ demonstration. Calderdale SOS is also active in campaigning against the Government enforced cuts to Public services.

Halifax 30 November 2011

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Coming Up

In Coming Up on November 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm


Tuesday 8 January 7 – 9pm

Open Campaign Meeting

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

Please note change in day, time and venue for this meeting.

If you want or can offer transport from other parts of Calderdale to this meeting, please e-mail

We will be discussing:

Cuts to Adult Health and Social Care

The Campaign to Keep Our NHS Public

Developing the Campaign to Save Horton House Adult Education Centre.

We also elect a new Treasurer and up to 3 Steering Group members.

Open to all – Everyone Welcome!


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.

Calderdale SOS in Action

In SOS in Action on November 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Horton House

Save Horton House: Calderdale Council has decided 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. SOS Horton House web page here. Question on Horton House asked at Council Meeting on Wednesday 28 November together with reply here. Download Horton House leaflet here.

Keep our NHS public

Keep Our NHS Public: SOS web pages including details of the new local NHS structure that will officially take over on 1 April 2013. Click here. Recently added page on Calderdale NHS Commissioning Plan.


Calderdale Council Cabinet approved plans to Demolish Halifax Central Library on Monday 12 November: Cabinet decision was ratified by Full Council Meeting Wednesday 28 November. Links:   Don’t Bulldoze Our Library Campaign   Halifax Courier article   CSOS Town Centre consultation response

Fire Service Cuts Calderdale Save Our Services will be organising a public meeting on this in conjunction with the Fire Brigades Union locally. More soon.

TUC Demonstration
Calderdale Save Our Services took over 40 local people by coach to the TUC’s ‘A Future That Works’ demonstration in London on Saturday 20 October. In addition, the campaign put supporters including a wheelchair user in touch with each other so that they could travel to the demonstration together by train from Halifax. Morning Star article.