Boothtown and Southowram Church Summer Fayre

Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church will be holding the Summer Fayre on Saturday 21 July, 11:00am-2:00pm.

With stalls, games and ‘burgers in the park’ or Afternoon Tea as you choose, this will be fun for all the family.

Admission is FREE but if you wish to book a stall, prices vary but for more information email paulaprosser@btinternet.com

Storytots – The Tiger Who Came to Tea

There is a Storytots session inspired by the well-loved book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr at Halifax Central Library on Wednesday 1 August, 10:30am-11:30am.

You will listen to the story and make your own tiger-themed crafts. You will even get to play the brilliant game, Pin the Tail on the Tiger!

This activity is suitable for children aged 2-4 All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Places are limited so tickets should be booked through Ticketsource.

Memory Lane Cafe Receives Quality for Health Award

Earlier this month, Memory Lane Cafe was presented with their Quality For Health award after successfully completing Foundation Level. Memory Lane Cafe is run by June and Chris Harvey and supported by a team of volunteers. The group was set up to support those living with dementia, other forms of memory loss or isolation in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax and the surrounding areas.

The cafes are open in Sowerby Bridge (2nd & 4th Saturday of each month between 1:30pm and 4:00pm in St. Paul’s Methodist Church) and in Halifax (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm in Maurice Jagger Centre).

Paul Mansley, Chair of Memory Lane Cafe said:

“It’s great to have an objective assessment of what we do and the benefits that we bring to our members.”

Dipika Kaushal, CEO of VAC who presented the team with the award, said:

“Seeing more and more organisations demonstrating the quality of their services through Quality For Health is fantastic. Well done to the team at Memory Lane Cafe – this award is thoroughly deserved and the importance of your services to the community is clear to see.”

To find out more about Memory Lane Cafe, please visit their website http://memorylane.yolasite.com/ or call 07920 549131.

Next Friends of Roils Head Moor Meeting

Do you have any issues or concerns about Roils Head Moor?
Do you have an idea on how to improve the moor?
Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the moor?
Would you like to be part of the ‘Friends of Roils Head Moor’ group?

Feel free to join the next meeting of the Friends of Roils Head on Saturday 21 July, 10:00am at Grace Baptist Church, Roils Head Road, Halifax HX2 0LH.

The aims of the The Friends of Roils Head group are to:

  • Protect, conserve and enhance Roils Head Moor (previously known as Highroad Well Moor) as a place of recreation, education and enjoyment for the long-term benefit of all sections of the local community and schools.
  • Gather input from local people and representative groups so that the moor may best serve the local community.

For more information contact Tony King, Ward Coordinator North East Halifax Neighbourhood team on 0300 555 0266 or email tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

 

 

Survey on Cancer Recovery Package

Are you a cancer patient who has received treatment in West Yorkshire and Harrogate?

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance is keen to find out patients’ experience of being offered any of the different parts of the ‘Recovery Package’, which means that the support you get is built around you and your own needs. New national cancer guidance says that all people diagnosed with cancer should have access to the ‘Recovery Package’ by 2020.

They want to know which parts you were offered, what was useful and beneficial and your views on how we could improve.

Please follow the link to the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance website where you can complete the survey and submit it online. The survey will be available from July 10 to September 14 2018. https://canceralliance.wyhpartnership.co.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/complete-our-patient-survey-living-and-beyond-cancer

Have Your Say! New Plans for North Bridge Leisure Centre

From Monday 16 July to Monday 13 August have your say on plans for the new Halifax leisure centre. Click here to take part in the survey and help shape the plans.

Exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax.
Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to continue to operate.
To ensure the future provision of modern leisure facilities in the town, the Council has been exploring a number of options for the construction of a new facility in the town centre to meet the needs of the community.

A feasibility study concluded that a new combined swimming pool and leisure facility on the existing North Bridge site would provide the most cost effective solution, by incorporating the existing main sports hall and viewing balcony.
Work is currently progressing on the detailed design, construction and consultation requirements and we will commence a stakeholder consultation process from July to August 2018 to ensure that those who are using the facilities will benefit from them.

Transforming Halifax

The outcomes of this project will:

  • Grow the economy – Contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre as part of an improved retail and leisure offer.
  • Reduce inequality – Reduce health inequalities throughout the Borough by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes.
  • Modernise the Council – Increase productivity by addressing the current demand for leisure activities, reducing unused spaces, dealing with the existing maintenance backlog and achieving greater energy efficiency.

Active 10 – Walk 10 Brisk Minutes a Day for Better Health

Public Health England are promoting brisk walking for just 10 minutes a day.

A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”.

Press Release from PHE reports that 4 out of 10 (41%) adults aged 40 to 60 in England walk less than 10 minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace.

Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.

It’s the easy way to improve your health and wellbeing. No gym memberships, no Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you!
The free Active 10 app for smartphones and tablet computers (including iPads) takes away the guesswork. It shows how much brisk walking you’re doing and how you can do more. It’s easy to use and helps you set your goals for the day.
A regular 10 minute brisk walk can make you feel better in so many ways. It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your mood.It can help people with lower back pain and those at risk of high blood pressure.It’s also seriously good for your long-term health – it can reduce your risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Taking at least 1 brisk 10 minute walk a day has been shown to reduce the risk of early death by 15%. A 10 minute walk can contribute to meeting the CMO’s physical activity guidance of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each week. This can lead to health benefits including a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes (by 40%), cardiovascular disease (by 35%), dementia (by 30%) and some cancers (by 20%).

The severity of the current physical inactivity epidemic amongst adults contributes to 1 in 6 deaths in the UK and is costing the NHS over £0.9 billion per year.

Download the free Active 10 walking tracker app today! You can also see the Visit Calderdale blog for local walks and walk your way to health #ActiveCdale

Read more at https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/home#qha3yo9cF9P6rGLX.99