Elland is a Yorkshire valley town with a strong heritage and history – we celebrated our 700th birthday in 2017! Elland was recorded as Elant in the Domesday Book. The town’s name is derived from the Old English meaning ‘land by the water, river or land partly or wholly surrounded by water’ (wikipedia).
It is full of small businesses run by local people and has the potential to be a wonderful, inspiring and beautiful place to live. Excitingly, there’s lots of development planned for Elland over the next decade, including a new train station, a community hub, and redevelopment of the town centre. Welland was created in response to feedback from the community about the lack of opportunities available in the town, and the need for new, positive activity. Welland aims to act as a catalyst for positive change – bringing new and exciting opportunities for the community and highlighting the brilliant things Elland offers.
We live and work in Elland and are determined to make a positive difference for the local community. It’s time to get together, celebrate, collaborate, and create – help Elland get its ‘mo-jo’ back!
You can find out more about Elland on Visit Calderdale – a great place to find out about everything on offer across Calderdale!