Don’t lose it all for football! Domestic Abuse campaign

West Yorkshire Police is urging fans not to ‘lose it all for football’ after receiving a worryingly high volume of calls relating to domestic abuse incidents during previous major tournaments.

If you are worried about your own behaviour or have been abusive in the past, it is never too late to get help.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are worried about someone you know, speak out, we have specially trained officers who are here to help.  In a non-emergency you can call 101 and ask for your local Safeguarding Unit, but if a crime is in progress or there is a danger to life call 999.

Click here to read the campaign press release

There are also a number of organisations across West Yorkshire who can offer support and advice : –

Calderdale Organisations

Click here for all organisations across West Yorkshire

For more information about support available for both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse please visit westyorkshire.police.uk/WorldCup18

Join up for Crossley Juniors AFC

Crossley Juniors AFC is an Illingworth, Ovenden and Holmfield based club football club that is needing a few extra players for next season’s u15s (school year 10 in September).

The manager Andy Rutherford is FA qualified and the team is formed from a great bunch of lads who play and train on Beechwood Park in the summer or Trinity Academy in winter supported by enthusiastic parents.

For further information visit the Facebook page or email Andyruds@gmail.com

Teas on Tuesdays at Mount Zion

Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel, is open for teas (and biscuits) on Tuesdays from May to August 2:00pm-4:00pm. 

Not only that but from June to August, cream teas are available for just £4.00!

There will be a short Service on the last Tuesday of June, July and August at 2:00pm.

Everyone is welcome to spend time in this beautiful heritage chapel.

Young Leaders Course With Lead the Way

Lead the Way currently has spaces on the Young Leaders Course July/August for people aged 16/17 yrs who have a learning disability, autism or both.

This is a  great opportunity to be involved and find out about what is happening in Calderdale.

If interested in learning more about this opportunity, email Karen on Karen.graham@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Countryside News – Spring Edition Out Now!

The latest edition of Countryside News from Calderdale Council with a programme of  walks and events which covers the period 1 April to 30 September 2018 is now available.

The council were expecting to only have information online this time but thanks to support from Public Health, they have been able to produce a printed leaflet for Spring and Summer this year.

The printed leaflet can be found in local Tourist Information Centres, Sports Centres, Libraries and Ogden Water Visitor Centre.

In the leaflet you will find a brief description of walks, events and practical days; to find out more details you will need to visit the Council’s website and search for Countryside Events or you can go direct to the web and browse through the listings.

If you do not have access to a computer at home, free access is available in local libraries or you can ring 01422 284415 to find out the information you need (answerphone available for out of hours calls but please leave your name and number so they can call you back).

There are a wide range of walks, events and activities on offer again this spring and summer including bat walks, stream dipping, practical conservation days, moth trapping and a number of opportunities to improve your gardening skills at Manor Heath Park.

Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Easter Monday!

On Easter Monday, 2 April, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Wainhouse Tower is open from 11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates in 2018:

  • Easter Monday 2 April
  • May Day Monday 7 May
  • Spring Bank Monday 28 May
  • August Bank Monday 27 August

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.  A 360° view from Wainhouse Tower by Joby Catto from Anti Limited. This gives a preview of the views from the top of the tower.

Project_Twelve:31 team up with Handmade Parade making Koinobori

Young people from Project_Twelve:31 worked with Handmade Parade artist Bee Jasko and writer Emma Decent to create work as part of Fly Project  throughout the Summer holidays.

Three sessions were held throughout the summer programme. Handmade Parade had approached and  arranged with Project _Twelve;31 to deliver the sessions where a total of 20 young people attended across the three sessions, creating  very detailed and imaginative wind socks.

They created designs on silk using dye to make wind socks called Koinobori by drawing patterns & dying fabric.

They were then allowed to flutter in the wind in Shibden Park. The custom is followed in Japan on Children’s Day, which takes place on May 5, the last day of Golden Week, the largest break for workers and also a week in which businesses usually close for up to 9–10 days. Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honour of children for a good future and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.

The fantastic work was displayed on Saturday 9 September 2017 at Shibden Hall, Halifax, as part of the Heritage Open Day

Fly! is a community engagement project in partnership with Handmade Parade, Yorkshire Water and Pennine Prospects that aims to use the arts and kite making to encourage local people to access the South Pennine landscape.

Look for us on https://www.facebook.com/projecttwelve31 or handmade parade https://www.facebook.com/HmadeParade/