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. Scrutiny request may be considered at the Use of Resources Scrutiny Panel meeting on Wednesday 6 February; details will be updated when we know more
Calderdale SOS lobbied NHS Calderdale Shadow Clinical Commissioning Executive meeting on Thursday 17 January. More information here. Report on energyroyd.org.uk here. SOS web pages including details of the new local NHS structure that will officially take over on 1 April 2013 here. Page on Calderdale NHS Commissioning Plan. Recently added page on Calderdale Council Cabinet question regarding Health and Wellbeing Board.
Northern towns Against Cuts Demonstration: AUSTERITY BITES … GAME OVER. Saturday 2 February, Assemble 10.15am Halifax Town Hall, March 10.30am from Halifax Town Hall to Halifax Piece Hall, Rally 11.00am in Halifax Piece Hall, with speakers. Download the leaflet here
Proposed Calder High Academy: public meeting with speaker from Anti-Academies Alliance Thursday 17 January, 7.45pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. National Secretary of the Anti-Academies Alliance, Alasdair Smith, will address this public meeting about the proposal to change Calder High from a community comprehensive to an Academy.
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