The town is mid-way between Halifax and Huddersfield with the main road between the two larger towns forming the Elland by-pass.
Elland has expanded over the last 20 years with many industrial units occupying the site of the town's former power station.
One of the town's long-established industries is the making of boiled sweets, which have been produced in Elland since 1850.
The town is on the River Calder.
Elland is on the Calder and Hebble Navigation.
The town has a range of shops and supermarkets. Elland offers bakery goods, clothes, crafts, flowers, an outdoor market (Fri).
The town has a Post Office branch.
The town has pharmacies.
Elland has a choice of pubs.
Bistro and cafe dining can be found in Elland.
Takeaway food outlets in the town include fish and chips, chinese, curries, burgers, sandwiches.
The town has a library.
The town has a cinema.
Places of worship: Anglican, Catholic, Methodist.
While passenger trains run through Elland, it currently has no station.
Bus travelThe town has buses to neighbouring towns and villages.
Road travelElland can be reached via the A629 A6025 B6114
Places to Visit
The hall, dating from 1420, is located alongside Shibden Park, which was formed from its estate. Exploring the house reveals a variety of architecture from the various periods of its history and an insight into the people who lived there over the years. One of those was Anne Lister, whose diaries in the early 18th century were the inspiration of the recent BBC period drama series "Gentleman Jack", written by Sally Wainwright. Much of the series was filmed in the real-life location at Shibden Hall. The house also has a 17th century barn housing a carriage collection. Shibden Hall is managed by Calderdale Council museums.
For more information see the
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Hardcastle Cragsoff Midgehole Road, Hebden Bridge
Find out more at the
Eureka! The National Children's MuseumDiscovery Road,
This modern museum near to Halifax railway station is full of interactive exhibits in themed galleries aimed at inspiring younger children to learn.
More information at
Wainhouse TowerWakefield Gate, off Skircoat Moor Road, King Cross
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Emergency servicesWest Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Metropolitan district council
Calderdale Council is centred in
Part of the district includes seven civil parish councils, four of which are small single ward councils.
Calderdale has 51 elected councillors, 3 per ward across 17 wards. Each councillor serves a 4-year term with one councillor per ward elected each year in 3 out of 4 years.
Calderdale Council website.
Political composition after the May 2023 election is:
County strategic authority
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Covers some combined services of the five metropolitan district councils of
Operates with elected mayor Tracy Brabin as chairman and as decision-maker for some responsibilities after May 2021 election.
Police and Crime Commissioner
The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
This role has become one of the many responsibilities of the West Yorkshire elected mayor since May 2021.
West Yorkshire Fire Authority
The fire authority is made up of elected members of each of the five metropolitan district councils of West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees and Wakefield.
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