Walsden: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Monday 27 May, 2:15pm – Walsden.

A walk at one of our westernmost extremities. Looking at the area and local transport systems back to pack horse tracks and toll roads.

Plus the stories of local chapels, mills and a Nobel Prize winner.

Meet Anne Mealia at 2:15pm outside the Walsden train station, OL14 7QQ.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Moorside School Adds to Initiative on Speeding Motorists

Residents in the area have raised concerns about traffic speeding in the vicinity of schools.

Children from Moorside Community Primary School have made a dedicated effort to make people aware of motorists ignoring the speed limit in their area.

Moorside Junior Wardens conducted speed checks on Keighley Road ,Ovenden on Tuesday 30 April 2019

Karen Scanlon, from the Ovenden Initiative, arranged for Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School to go out with the speed camera to get an idea of how road users are driving in the local area around our local schools.

Joined by Dan Marham, Ovenden Initiative and Calderdale Council Community Warden Lee Ackroyd, the session began with Junior Wardens  using the camera on Keighley Road outside of Moorside Club where the responsible drivers received a thumbs up as they passed, and the not so responsible drivers getting a thumbs down!

From the 374 cars recorded,6 were driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit however the top speed recorded was 46 mph

Future speed checks will continue to take place throughout North and East Halifax with both Junior Warden Groups and in partnership with West Yorkshire Police in ongoing work to tackle nuisance vehicles in the area.

Cleaning up Our Neighbourhood and Community Involvement

Following concerns from residents in recent Ward Forum meetings, on Wednesday 1st May 2019 members of the North East Halifax Safer Cleaner Greener partnership took part in a clean-up of the Lee Mount area. Also involved were several members of the friends of Shroggs Park community group.

The Lee Mount community were informed of the clean-up through flyers that were delivered to 500 properties in the area and local residents certainly took advantage by filling the skip within 1 hour.

Apart from several tonnes of bulky waste that was removed, partners and volunteers carried out a litter pick of the estate and helped to remove 50 bin liners full of general litter.

Well done to everyone who took part!

Littering, bulky waste and fly-tipping is a problem in the Lee Mount area, if you need to have any waste removed or have any information about fly-tipping then please contact the customer first desk on  01422 288002.

Remember also that this is a project that is throughout Calderdale so any concerns in the Lower Valley can be addressed to the same number.

Rosa – Voices from the Frontline Grants

The Voices from the Frontline grants programme offers one-off grants of between £500 and £5,000 to voluntary and community organisations in the UK to pay for increasing the skills, capacity, credibility and effectiveness of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change.

Grants will be awarded for projects that:

  • Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices.
  • Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars (leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice)
  • Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government.
  • Change behaviours, attitudes or policies.

Throughout history, every single advance for women’s rights and gender equality – including property ownership, access to education, equal pay and reproductive rights – has only ever been achieved by bold, brave women becoming informed, getting organised, mobilising others and taking action to tackle injustice and inequality head-on. Rosa wants to fund this work!

Change comes about when women who have lived experience of injustice and inequality get heard, especially women facing intersecting disadvantages including race, class, sexuality, disability, poverty or migration status.

This programme offers grants of £500 to £5,000 to support charitable campaigning work across Rosa’s four pillars (leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice). They are looking for new voices to stand up and take action.

Together, we can make change happen faster. Apply now…

To date, Voices from the Frontline has supported more than 60 grassroots and national women’s organisations across the UK, tackling issues that have a wider impact on women beyond the direct recipients of grants. Take a look at some of the organisations supported through this programme in the video below.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 26 April 2019 – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring;

  • Our Communities Awards 2019
  • International Market Returns to Halifax
  • Bank Holiday Waste and Recycling Arrangements
  • Make a Splash with Dads R Us
  • Wellbeing and Community Festival at the Piece Hall
  • Get Ready for the West View Park Family Fun Day
  • RSPCA Poochfest in Stainland
  • Buy your Bird Boxes from The Phoenix Shed

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think.

Have a great weekend!

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Hove Edge: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 28 April, 2:15pm – Hove Edge.

Now (almost) a Brighouse suburb, but was an isolated hamlet in earlier times.

The special features of the walk include:

  • a former private railway system;
  • stone mines & quarries;
  • WWII sites;
  • a house from the 1500s;
  • and a General buried in Westminster Abbey.

Meet Ian Philp at 2:15pm by the Dusty Miller HD6 2PB, on the A644 in Hove Edge.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

The Third RSPCA Poochfest Comes to Stainland

 

Join RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and  Calderdale Council on Saturday 27 April, 11:00am-3:00pm as they celebrate our pooches and promote responsible dog ownership with the third annual Poochfest event! There will be stalls, games, food and drink, a have-a-go-agility and of course, a fun dog show!

It’s Free Entry but donations are welcome. The event will be held at Stainland Recreational Park, Stainland Road (Next to the 1885 Pub).

Go down with the family for lots of fun and wagging tails!?

For more info or any enquiries please contact: faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk