North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 30 April 2021 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • Don’t forget to vote in the May 6th Elections
  • Pimp my Pellon litterpick : 100 bags from Shroggs park!
  • Covid Self-isolation Checklist in English, Czech, Urdu, Bangla
  • RSPCA Halifax to host Virtual Cat show May 9th

 Have a great weekend!

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Don’t forget to vote in the May 6th Elections

You are reminded that on Thursday 6th of May 2021 there are Calderdale-wide elections to vote for Local Government Councillors.

This year for the first time, Calderdale will be voting for a Combined Authority Mayor.

In some areas there will also be Parish/Town Council by-elections.

Households will have been sent packs with the profiles of the candidates for the Mayoral election.

Whether voting in person at a polling station or by post, don’t forget to vote.

It is your right.

Activity ideas to do with your children in May

As we are still and will be for some time under Covid restrictions very few live group events are open but hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel and more events will become available locally.

In the meantime, the Sure Start creative minds have put together a list of fun activities for the whole family to take part in!

Download May Activity Ideas

 

You will find ideas about places to walk, arts and crafts with paper plates and more, to name but a few!

Covid Self-isolation Checklist in English, Czech, Urdu, Bangla

Any one of us might need to self isolate because we have (or could have) COVID-19. If you have to self-isolate make sure you’re prepared.

The following information is available in English, Czech, Urdu and Bangla.

Self Isolation Poster – English
Self Isolation Poster – Czech –  čeština
Self Isolation Poster – Urdu –  اردو
Self Isolation Poster – Bangla – বাংলা

If you are in need of support, the Council can help. Call 01422 392890 or visit
calderdale.gov.uk/self-isolation

It’s National Gardening Week, 26 April – 2 May

Be at one with nature and get yourself some green fingers.  Over the last year, we’ve come to rely on our gardens and green spaces more than ever.  Many of us have rediscovered the importance of connecting with nature for our mental and physical wellbeing and for National Gardening Week in 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are celebrating the feel-good power of plants and gardens, highlighting the scientific links between gardening and wellbeing and sharing easy tips.

For lots more tips, advice and to find out how gardening activities can boost your personal wellbeing, visit the RHS website.

How to garden without a garden in North Halifax
If you don’t have a garden but would still like to cultivate those green fingers, the Gardeners World website has 10 tips on how to garden without a garden. You can also sign up to the Gardeners World email bulletin for a daily dose of gardening inspiration. The Paddock in Ovenden is a community garden, get in touch with Joan and Lynne and get growing with them, or just go along and have a chat.
There are self-managed and council owned allotments or options to grow on council land. The Todmorden’s Incredible Edible and RHS community garden sites have lots of hints and inspiration and explains the benefits of community gardening for both people and places. If you’re a Together Housing resident you can even win prizes in their Garden Competition.

Grow your own veg
There’s something magical about growing your own vegetables; it’s rewarding, healthy and fun and it’s also cheap, good quality and there’s zero food miles.  Why not have a go and see what you can produce this year either in your garden, in hanging baskets or on your windowsill.  Have a look at this beginners guide to get you started.

 

RSPCA Halifax to host Virtual Cat show May 9th

Could your cat win in our Virtual Cat Show?…

 

 

We’re celebrating all things feline this May with our Virtual Cat Show!

You can enter your cat or kitten into any of the 10 photo categories between 23rd April and 7th May. We will announce our winners during a live show on Sunday 9th May starring some of our kitty residents, virtual cattery tours and some fun feline activities too!

You can enter as many classes as you like from the 10 listed below. CATegories include:…

Class 1 – Bonniest Lass
Class 2 –  Handsome Lad
Class 3 – Cutest Kitten
Class 4 – Grumpiest Cat
Class 5 – Cosiest Cat
Class 6 – Best Rescue
Class 7 – Best Friends (your cat with an animal or human companion)
Class 8 – Mature Moggies
Class 9 – Cheekiest Cat
Class 10 – Best Pose

Each picture costs £2 to enter. Please visit the RSPCA cat show page to submit your pictures:

RSPCA Virtual Cat show May 9th

You will be able to submit your entries between 9am on 23rd April – 12pm on 7th May on this event page or you can also email your entries to Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

We will select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner from each category who will receive a rosette in the post.

We will then host a Facebook show from 2pm on Sunday 9th May live from our Animal Centre!! This will include:

-Live announcements of our virtual Cat Show winners

-Live Talks/Demo’s

-Live Raffle

-Live cattery tour; meet the cats in our care

Make sure you enter your kitty’s photo between 23rd April to 7th May (cut off for entries is 12pm 7/5/21) and tune in to the Virtual Cat Show on 9th May on Facebook!

Innovations Children’s centre is taking bookings for September 2021

Innovations Sure Start Children’s Centre is now taking bookings for those who wish to enrol their children in September 2021.

The nursery is open to preschool children from 0 – 5 years of age.

There are facilities for babies and infants up to 2 years, a toddler room and a pre-school area.

Due to Coronavirus, we are unable to host open days or arrange for visits.

Take the nursery virtual tour here

We offer full and half day care, 2 year funding, EEF funding and 30 hours per week.

All our staff are fully trained and experienced. All staff have undergone a DBS check.

Please take a look at the nursery flyer for more details:

Download Innovations information flyer

For more information, please contact the centre on 01422 248 222 and ask for Gemma Turner.

Innovations Children’s Centre
Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8DQ
Innovations@nhpltd.org.uk
01422 248 222