Statement from the Mayor of Calderdale about the death of Prince Philip

In response to the very sad news today that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died, the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster, said:

“We are saddened by the news today of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip has played a significant role in the public life of the nation for over 70 years. We will remember him for his many years of public service, for the support he has given the Queen throughout her reign and for his extensive charitable work.

“Our thoughts today are with the Queen and the Royal Family.

“As a mark of respect, we are flying the Union flag at half-mast at Halifax Town Hall from today until the day of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.”

UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 01: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh looks handsome in a top hat circa 1970 (date unknown) in England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

In memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh : 9 April 2021

Today, Friday April 9th 2021, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died. He was aged 99 years.

He was the husband to HRH Queen Elizabeth and the longest serving royal consort in the history of the English monarchy.

Prince Philip was the founder of the Duke of Edinburgh awards for young people.

We join the nation in offering our silent respectful condolences.

Read further:

The Guardian: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen’s husband of 73 years, has died aged 99
BBC News: Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham palace announces
Sky News: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died
The Telegraph: Prince Philip dies aged 99
The Independent: Prince Philip dead

Yorkshire PostThe Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip has died, Buckingham Palace announces

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 09 April 2021 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Help to make North Halifax a greener, healthier and more attractive place to live and work
  • Know the facts about Bowel Cancer
  • The New Warley Lantern Issue 3 – April 2021
  • Healthy Minds Workshops, Courses & Groups April to June 2021

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Curious e-Motion series 2 ‘Our Values’ Live!

Curious e-Motion series 2

‘Our Values’


You may have noticed that series 2 of Curious e-Motion launched on Tuesday!

For this series we are exploring the values that Curious Motion holds – artistry, compassion, curiosity, empathy, inclusion and integrity.
What do they mean to different people and what can we learn by delving into them?

Plus, we’ve got some exciting podcast updates and some extra content for you – keep reading to find out more…

Episode 1 – Theo Clinkard on ‘artistry’

We are kicking off with ‘artistry’ and to do this Sam is joined by renowned dancer and choreographer, Theo Clinkard. Settle in for a fascinating exploration into artistry and what this means for our society.

Theo also tells us about ‘Century Project’ – his upcoming hopeful dance work that spans a century, launching in 2021 and completing beyond our lifetimes, in 2120.

It’s a fascinating chat you don’t want to miss!


New music & bonus episode

We’ve got new music! A huge thank you to musician Rich Huxley for creating an original track for our theme.

Rich plays strings and things and sings with Hope and Social, co founded the world’s first fan-funded record label, heads up Songwork International’s UK operations and in non-COVID times works all over the world as a performer, producer, writer, and creative entrepreneur.

Want to know more? Check out our special bonus episode to hear the full track and find out more about the series theme of ‘Our Values’.



Episodes drop on Tuesdays and are available on your favourite podcast platform and on our website.


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Neighbourhood Watch OUR NEWS April 2021 edition

Our popular monthly newsletter OUR NEWS April 2021 edition is here!

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We are pleased to share our April ‘OUR NEWS’ newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watches across England and Wales) for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters – from households to volunteers and partners.

This month we launch our PROTECT YOUR CAR campaign. We also look at fleeceware scams, predatory marriage and much more. Next year, in 2022, we will be celebrating Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary and we want to hear from you how YOU would like to see this celebrated nationally. Please take a minute to give us your views here.

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and would love to hear from you on what you would like to read more of. Please send your suggestions to


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COVID-19 Message for parents of school children

(The following is an abbreviation of letter circulated in schools on March 29th,
signed by Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health and Julie Jenkins, Director of Children and Young People’s Services)

With schools open more widely and education returning to something a bit more normal, we want to take the opportunity to thank those of you whose children were at home during the last lockdown, for your hard work, supporting your children with home learning.

It’s wonderful to see children and young people back at school and able to see their friends classmates and school staff once again. Social interacton is an important part of learning for young people.

Schools continue to do everything they can to keep children safe from COVID-19 . Please do continue to be polite to school staff. They don’t make the rules, they’re following public health advice, acting on professional advice and trying to keep everyone safe.

The wider opening of schools was the first step on the Government’s roadmap and as we look forward to the coming weeks and months, further restirctions will be lifted if all goes to plan. We’re on the right path but it’s really important we all do what we can to keep moving in the right direction. The more we can do to stop the spread the safer everyone will be and the less disruption there will be to education.

Please do keep your child at home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A high temperature
  • A new and continuous cough
  • A loss or change to the sense of sell or taste

When a child with symptoms attends school, it doesn’t just create the risk of transmission but also interrupts the education of all involved and creates challenges for all as everyone the child had contact with may require to self isolate.

From March 29th we’re back to the Rule of 6, where up to 6 people can meet up, or two households if between them there are more than 6 household members. This applies for outdoors meetings, there will still be no indoors mixing, unless it is between members of a support bubble.

Please  think carefully about what you do at the school gate and the way back from school. Please do keep up the good work by avoiding mixing with other households indoors. This applies to your children too – no sleep overs or after school meet ups, please.

Finally, please wear face coverings at drop-off and pick-up while you’re on foot. It is an easy protective measure and can make a real difference. School staff wear them wherever is feasible to do so and it will really support them in their efforts to keep your children safe.

We’re really proud of the efforts our schools and families have taken in Calderdale to help reduce COVID-19 infection. Over 330 people in Calderdale have died of COVID-19. The roll out of the vaccination programme is a vital step towards reducing the impact of the infection but all other measures we have used over the last year are still really important too.


If you or your child have concerns about COVID-19, contact the Healthy Futures Calderdale school nursing team
by phone on 0303 330 9974
by text on 07480 635297 (young people)
or 07507 332157 (parents/carers).