Image637106874773792661Top television creator, writer, produducer and director Sally Wainwright is to be made an Honorary Freewoman of Calderdale.

Councillors gave enthusiastic support to the proposal, recognising the impact setting much of her work in the borough is having on promoting Calderdale with tangible effects on the economy, which was made by Chief Executive of Calderdale Council, Robin Tuddenham. Leader of the Council, Coun Tim Swift (Lab, Town), told the full meeting of the council a series of dramas Sally had written had provided a real platform for Calderdale across the nation’s television screens.

Coun Swift said: “It’s really wonderful someone with her track record and reputation is keen to use Calderdale as a base for so many of her television dramas. Gentleman Jack in particular has had a real international impact.”