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In Welcome on March 26, 2013 at 4:54 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.

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Coming Up

In Coming Up on March 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm


Thursday 11 April 7.30pm

Join the Fight Against the Bedroom Tax

Public meeting organised jointly by Halifax Protest Against The Bedroom Tax and Calderdale Save Our Services.

Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road, Halifax HX1 1UZ – public meeting leaflet here. CSOS Bedroom Tax Web page here

Thursday 18 April 7 – 9pm

Open Campaign 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.

We will be discussing:

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 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.

Calderdale SOS in Action

In SOS in Action on March 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm


Protest Against the Bedroom Tax took place in wind and snow on Saturday 23 March, at Halifax Town Hall. Calderdale SOS Bedroom Tax Public Meeting Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm at Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road, Halifax HX1 1UZ – leaflet here. Huddersfield Daily Examiner coverage of 23 March demonstration here. Bedroom Protest Halifax Division web site here. Calderdale SOS Bedroom Tax Web page here. Halifax Courier article here.

Keep Our



Regional Reclaim Your NHS Demonstration and Rally in York Saturday 6 April, meet 12 Noon at York Minster to march to St Sampson’s Square for Rally. Leaflet available 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.

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.


Northern towns Against Cuts Demonstration: AUSTERITY BITES … GAME OVER took place Saturday 2 February. Media coverage here and here. Calderdale Save Our Services also supported the Manchester Coalition Against Cuts demonstration on Saturday 23 February.


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. “We’re Not Finished Yet” – Don’t Bulldoze Our Library Campaign. Other Links:   Halifax Courier article   CSOS Town Centre consultation response