The launch of Calderdale NPT Newsletters

This week we are celebrating Neighbourhood policing week of action by showcasing our achievements.

During the week we will highlight the vital work that neighbourhood officers, police community support officers (PCSOs) and volunteers do to protect the public and keep people safe.

The week of action will focus on four key themes, which are:

  • early intervention
  • problem-solving policing
  • improving trust and confidence through neighbourhood policing
  • wellbeing

We have events and opportunities running all week to support these themes.

This is also a great opportunity for us to launch our new quarterly newsletters, these will showcase the excellent work that our local NPT teams have been doing recently.

To view the newsletter for your area, please click on the link below.

Halifax Central Newsletter

https://sway.office.com/HwKzKPmlyAs43twI?ref=Link

Halifax North & East Newsletter

https://sway.office.com/huJBoD7CLBdo9e9A?ref=Link

This can also be found on the Calderdale NPT homepage via the News Items link – News | West Yorkshire Police

Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

Community Foundation for Calderdale would like to announce two available funding options become available for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Calderdale.

Prince of Wales Charitable fund Grants up to 15K – Apply by February 20th

Grants of up to £15k are available from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) for organisations especially for projects in Education, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Heritage and Conservation. You need to apply by 20th February 2023. For more info, visit https://www.pwcf.org.uk/

Calderdale Cares grants up to £5K / £10K for VCS – Apply by February 23

Grants of up to £5k or £10k are available for VCS organisations to apply for who support residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing. Calderdale Cares Partnership has created a £180,000 fund which is being administered by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/vcs-support-fund/ for more info and to apply.

Ash Green Sure Start Children’s Centre featured in the Halifax Courier!

The Halifax Courier has featured our very own Ash Green Children’s Centre for achieving the Outstanding OfSted rating last month!

Read the feature in the Halifax Courier

Despite what has been a trying year for the Ash Green Sure Start Children’s Centre site, including the fire that affected the upper site, the centre managed to achieve the highest Ofsted rating – and rightly so!

[Excerpt from the Halifax Courier and Ofsted report]

“Highly skilled leaders and staff have superior aspirations for all families and an in-depth understanding of their unique needs.

“All children make significant progress from their starting points on entry.”

The report also said staff meticulously plan a challenging and expansive curriculum, provide excellent outdoor opportunities and inspire parents to support children’s learning.

And the report said staff give a high priority to children’s safety.

Nicola Earnshaw, Children’s Centre Manager, said “I am very proud of all the staff at Ash Green Children’s Centre.

“Their passion and hard work has paid off.”

Worried about Amazon Smile closing? Join easyfundraising!

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Greener Together short walks for women in 2023. Connect with the environment, meet new people.

Greener Together will deliver further Sustainability Workshops and Walks for Women from the WomenCentre in Halifax starting January.

Sustainability Workshops 

Information on Workshops 2023 (PDF)
 
The team will be delivering short walks, taster sessions and short courses aimed at advising women who may be on limited incomes, how to approach living more sustainably. They will be introducing sustainability and making it more relevant on a day-to-day basis, looking at reducing costs, sustainable shopping and saving energy in the home amongst other approaches. Environmentally friendly goodies will be given out at each session!

The Sustainability courses are running January-February and February-March 2023.

Next 4 week Workshop starting 20th February

Walks for Women

Information on Walks 2023 (PDF)
 
Short, weekly lead Walks for Women starting Thursday 12th of January 2023 from the WomenCentre. 
These are short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, reducing social isolation, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden and the services of the Women’s Centre. We will be walking at a relaxed pace; tailored to individuals. 

Free short 1,5hrs walks for women this winter

Continuing through to March 2023, there will be short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden.

The walks will be at a relaxed pace, tailored to individuals.

Please call the WomenCentre for more Information and to book your place: 01422 386500

All walks start from WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN

Staying Warm with Staying Well March 1st at Illingworth Methodist Church

Staying Well Calderdale is holding another Staying Warm with Staying Well event at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church on

Wednesday 1st March 2023 from 11.30am to 2.30pm

Come to our friendly community gathering, enjoy a warm drink and lunch, including a main and cake!

We will share tips on keeping warm, healthy and save money in your home.

Local organisations will come along and share useful advice with you.

The event is free of charge, feel free to come along for some or all of it. No need to book, just drop in.

For more information contact Craig on Tel: 07759 364916 or
craig.watson@calderdale.gov.uk

Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Rd, Halifax HX2 9LL
w : https://www.illingworthmoor.org.uk/
f : https://www.facebook.com/illingworthmoormethodist/

OSCA Foundation next Tabletop / Car boot sale Sunday February 5th

The Next OSCA tabletop / jumble sale will take place on Sunday 5th of February at Forest Cottage.

Starting at 9am for the public – sellers can set up from as early as 8:15 am.

Due to the popularity of the jumble sales, this event will expand to include cars in the next sale.

Sellers who prefer to set up indoors can still book a table.

Booking essential to guarantee a table.  Booking recommended for car sellers.

Indoor and Outdoor spots available.  £5 per table for sellers – free entry for buyers