Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

National Neighbourhood Watch Week is back for 2018!

NNWW18 runs from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June – where the national organisation will be asking members how the movement will continue to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

These are exciting times for Neighbourhood Watch as they look to the future of this fantastic movement and how we can make the most positive impact on communities across England and Wales over the next three years.

The national scheme is hosting a series of six seminars in June and July to give members to help develop NW’s Strategy for the next three years.

Members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the Strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong Strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have YOUR voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

There will also be the launch of new Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits at these seminars.

Crime in England and Wales is changing and NW is providing new practical information and help for members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. The network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with.

So NW are finding more practical ways to empower members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighbour regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

This summer NW are going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. The Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:
• Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

The closest seminars to our area are;

  • Tuesday 26 June – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG.  9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.
  • Wednesday 27 June – Royal Hull Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF, 9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.

More information about the seminars can be found at

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 June – OUT NOW!

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  • Ward Forum Grants now Open for Applications
  • Art Exhibition at Lee Mount Baptist Church
  • West Yorkshire Police Summer Concert
  • Indian Elvis Raising Funds for Unique Ways
  • Mothershare Fashion Show
  • Don’t Lose it All for Football. World Cup Domestic Abuse Campaign

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FREE School Uniforms from Halifax YMCA

Halifax YMCA has a large number of school uniforms that have been donated and are FREE to anyone.  There are also some coats, shoes and reading bags.

Similarly, if you have any unwanted uniforms, these can be dropped off at the YMCA office, Crossley Street, Halifax, Tel: 01422 353626

Last year the YMCA helped over one hundred families to kit their children out with a school uniform.

Antiques Roadshow Comes to The Piece Hall

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will be filming at the The Piece Hall in Halifax on Sunday 8 July.

Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors.

The Piece Hall is a stunning 18th-century cloth market reminiscent of Italian palazzo style architecture. Beautifully restored the Hall is now the commercial and cultural focus for the Yorkshire town and this will be the first time Antiques Roadshow has visited the town since 1995.

Doors open at 9:30am and close at 4:30pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day but they can also share their stories about the special items they are bringing along using Share Your Story on the Antiques Roadshow website.

Alternatively, email: or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.

More information, frequently asked questions, and parking information, can be found at: or on the show’s Facebook page.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2018

2018 is the 25th Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. For centuries the Calder Valley has been proudly nonconformist and this year the festival is celebrating this and bringing a raft of rule breakers, mark-makers and chance-takers !

Over 9 days Friday 22 June-1 July the lively and diverse line up includes street entertainment, visual arts, music and theatre in surprising locations.

Project_Twelve:31 see Halifax Stories at the Piece Hall

Following a visit to the Halifax Stories exhibition at the Piece Hall, Project_Twelve:31 made the most of the setting sun in the courtyard.

The pop-up exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of St. Augustine’s Centre and highlights the incredible diversity which makes Calderdale a very special place.

The exhibition displays portraits and stories of people who call Calderdale home, be that through choice, birth or dispersal via the asylum system.

There will also be various pop-up photography sessions where members of the public can add their face and stories to a growing collage and the story of St. Augustine’s Centre, a community centre who welcome all and work particularly with asylum seekers and refugees, will be also be told.

Photography sessions will be on Saturday 16 June, Saturday 14 July and Saturday 28 July, 11.00am-1.00pm.

If you are girl aged between 12 and 18 years of age and you live in the North Halifax area and are looking for something different and exciting to do in 2018 then join Project_Twelve:31 on Thursday evenings at Ovenden Four Fields at OSCA, Ovenden.

Call 0300 555 0266 and ask for Karen or email to find out more.

Calderdale Heritage Walks: Outlaws and Nuns

Over the weekend of Saturday 23, Sunday 24 June by kind permission of the owners, Margaret and David Nortcliffe will be guides on a 1½ mile walk around the private Kirklees Estate at Clifton.

The estate includes the former Nunnery site, Gate House, 15th to 18th Century farm buildings and ‘Robin Hood’s Grave’.

The walk is partly on woodland paths and strong shoes are advised.


It will not be possible to just turn up on the day.

You can book in person, by phone on 01422 368725 or by post to Visitor Centre, Halifax Central Library, HX1 1QG with full payment and a reply paid envelope. Please specify the day and morning or afternoon preferences. Details and directions are sent out with the tickets. Please note that there are no buses to the estate on Sundays.

The charge for this walk is £5.00. Cheques payable to ‘Calderdale MBC’.