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- 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
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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.
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!
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
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.
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
01422 248 222