Category Archives: Innovations

The way that benefit applications are made will soon become easier and more efficient for both customers and council staff as a new electronic way of claiming for both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction is introduced.


We have launched a new Open Data webpage, which is giving residents and businesses access to local information that could make a difference to their lives, and help create exciting new products and services.


Using Ordnance Survey data enabled us to plan ahead, assess risks, and allocate resources effectively – this meant that everyone could enjoy the Tour de France race, whilst maximising the opportunity to promote Calderdale.


Calderdale residents are not always aware of the benefits they are entitled to. By taking a proactive approach, we have ensured that all families entitled to free school meals have benefited. This helps parents, their children who get a mid-day meal, and schools who receive extra funding as a result.


By listening to our customers we have made road safety training specific to whichever school we are visiting. The quality of these workshops ensures that Calderdale children and young people are kept safe and learn to look after themselves around other road users.


By reviewing how we record calls on flytipping and promoting recycling, flytipping has reduced and we respond to calls quicker.


By working with various services in the Council we were able to make the online application process more attractive to people applying for school places.

School admissions