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PremierLeague-News.Com - It is hoped the plans will boost the economy by increasing tourism to the area
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Council bosses are looking to stage a ‘Year of Culture’ in Calderdale in 2024 to provide a boost to the region’s cultural and creative industries post-lockdown. The plans for the celebration were approved at a meeting of the council's Cabinet last week, and it is hoped that they will help cultural and creative individuals and businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic. Councillor Jenny Lynn, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Public Services and Communities, introduced the plans and stressed how vital the sector was to the region’s economy. “The length and breadth of Calderdale we’ve got lots of people and individuals and so on who are involved in this particular sector,” she said. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . “And it does have a very strong impact on our town’s economy and our visitor economy.” Cllr Lynn pointed to a study which demonstrated that cultural and creative industries contributed nearly £400 million to the economy in 2019. Councillor Scott Patient said: “Clearly we’re all looking forward to celebrating and having a party when we come out of all of this.
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. “And just generally the place Calderdale, which is brilliant.” The celebrations are timed to coincide with the 50 th anniversary of Calderdale, which was established in 1974 by the Local Government Act. Enter your postcode to see local issues near you
The council secured funding of £453,376 from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for the plans, which will be supplemented by a further £220,000 from various grants. Alongside the ‘Year of Culture’, the council is also examining other ways they can provide a boost to the area’s cultural and creative sector. These include a ‘Welcome to Calderdale Campaign’ showcasing the creative and cultural industries being back in business, an events and festival programme and a creative small grants programme. The council will also examine how culture and the creative sector can revitalise the high streets, possibly by using the empty premises.
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