Calderdale's Labour cabinet

Labour’s Cabinet for Calderdale have revealed an ambitious programme of action to be delivered over the next 100 days. The plans were announced by Council leader Tim Swift at the first Cabinet meeting since Labour gained an overall majority on the Council.

Cllr Swift said:

“We are determined to hit the ground running in delivering our priorities. The 100 days programme is our initial action plan for those things which we want to achieve quickly for local people, which will make a real difference.

“These are radical but realistic actions which we are confident we can and will achieve by the end of September.”

The actions planned, which are set out in line with the themes of Calderdale’s Vision 2024 programme, are:


  • Implement our Public Space Protection Order to prevent moorland wildfires
  • Launch our air quality campaign ‘Let’s Clear the Air’ on Clean Air Day this Thursday
  • Launch our Cabinet Climate Change Working Party
  • Pilot our first liveable street at Field Lane Primary School
  • Clamp down on idling engines near schools
  • Identify land and commence new tree planting

Kindness and resilience 

  • Start developing plans for in-house provision for children in care
  • Secure a new residential facility to support care leavers close to home
  • Re-open Orange Box to enable high quality early intervention for children and young people
  • Open two new supported living accommodation schemes
  • Complete next phase of 34 social housing units in partnership with Together Housing, including 7 units for adults with learning disabilities
  • North Bridge works will be completed on time and on budget
  • Launch 50 things to do before you are 5 on August 7th to give best start in life for children
  • Launch our improvement programme for Adult Social Care providers
  • Launch our new Health & Wellbeing strategy for Calderdale
  • Deliver Safeguarding Week from 24-30 June 2019 to remind people that safeguarding is everyone’s business

Enterprising and Talented

  • Complete Beech Hill Tower Block demolition in partnership with Together Housing
  • Formally commence our Inclusive Economy project backed by Leeds City Region funding
  • Prepare an Enforcement Action Week in early September
  • Recruit our next cohort of apprentices
  • Launch our Town Centre local sustainable food initiative
  • Launch our Calderdale Future Leaders programme
  • Launch our plan to harness the impact of Gentleman Jack on tourism and Calderdale’s visitor economy
  • And begin our consultation exercise on the future role of the Council in partnership with the Democratic Society through the ‘Public Square’ initiative
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