Moorside Junior Wardens in Action Again

After the recent walkabout and litter pick in January 2018  (https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/2018/01/12/moorside-junior-wardens-clean-up-brant-avenue/) the wardens decided they wanted to highlight the amount of rubbish and dog faeces left in and around the area. The wardens have all worked really hard on creating and developing posters that will remind people to not litter and raise awareness around  picking  up faeces after their dogs.

We can take action in relation to complaints about dog fouling if you know who the person is who is not cleaning up after their dog has fouled, or you know the approximate time the fouling occurs.

Even if you do not know any of the above, but your area is badly fouled, let CMBC know or our new Community Warden Lee Ackroyd know and he will endeavour to undertake patrols and also clean up the worst affected areas.

You can help us by providing as much of the following information as possible:

  • Accurate location, is there a nearby landmark, lamp column or house number?
  • Frequency and time, how regular and at what time does it occur?
  • Description of the dog, for example a male black labrador puppy.

Address and description of the person walking the dog Or and report via https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/clean-streets/request-report/dog-fouling/form.jsp?stage=location or contact Community Warden Lee on 0300 555 0266.

The posters will be erected in and around the Brant Avenue area later this month so look out for the fantastic art work created by the wardens from Moorside Community Primary School.

 

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 23 February – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring

  • Be Clear on Cancer
  • Dementia Friendly Screening – ‘Singin’ in the Rain’
  • Get Ready for International Women’s Day
  • Consultation Closing Soon on Young People’s Mental Health
  • Consider Changing your Energy Provider
  • And finally… Nominate your Stars for the 2018 Neighbourhood Awards!

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!

Halifax Awarded Purple Flag Status

Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe, vibrant and welcoming night out. Purple Flag, like Green Flag for parks, recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night time economy. Assessors visited Halifax before Christmas where they commented on the outstanding work of the Partnership and continued work with groups including the Street Angels, Bus Oasis, White Ribbon campaign and venues in the town centre. For more information visit the website or follow Purple Flag on twitter #HXPurpleFlag

Members of the Community Safety and Resilience Team, Hollie Good and Charlotte Palethorpe, and Sgt Ben Doughty and PC Michelle Cheaney from West Yorkshire Police received the award at a ceremony hosted by Purple Flag in Chester on 15 February.

Calderdale Family History Society – Yorkshire Oddities

The beautiful Yorkshire countryside is dotted with many interesting and often bizarre follies. These and their fascinating origins are explored in this engaging talk by Paul Kenny, together with some of the “characters” the county has spawned over the centuries.

The talk will take place in the Shibden Room of North Bridge Leisure Centre, HX3 6TE on Thursday 22 February, 7:30pm-9:00pm.

From humble beginnings in Halifax, these include the rather eccentric Percy Shaw, who went on to invent the Catseye reflective road stud.

Admission is just £1 or free to members of Calderdale Family History Society.

Be Clear on Cancer Campaign – 22 February to 31 March 2018

In February 2018, Public Health England will be launching a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the symptoms of breast cancer in women aged 70 and over.

What is Be Clear on Cancer?

Be Clear on Cancer aims to help improve early diagnosis of cancer by raising awareness of symptoms and encouraging people to see their GP without delay.

The key message promoted on TV will be: ‘1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don’t assume you’re past it.’ The advert also reinforces the message that finding it early makes it more treatable.

A second message, promoted via other campaign materials, will be: ‘A lump isn’t the only sign of breast cancer’ and that women over 70 should tell their doctor if they notice any changes to their breasts.

You can get breast cancer at any age but the older you are the more likely you are to get it. 1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70 so older women need to know what their breasts normally look and feel like so they can spot any changes.
If breast cancer is found early it is more treatable.
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Staying Well ‘Dip Your Toe in the Water’ Information Event

The Warley Staying Well Steering Group held yet another successful health promotion and information event at Halifax Academy Primary School. The themed ‘Dip your Toe in the Water’ afternoon at staying positive and motivated was attended by over 70 local residents, highlights included gentle exercise with Sue Watson from High Five over 50s group and an active Tai Chi demonstration from Marsha and Dave from Tai Chi Tigers.

Other agencies who attended were West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention, Better Living Team, Better Lives, The Phoenix Shed, SAFER Team, West Yorkshire Fire Service and Age UK.

To finish the afternoon on a ‘High Note’ were the talented Halifax Academy Singers.

The Staying Well project works one to one, with people who are isolated or lonely and these ‘Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes’ events have been successful in reaching even more people.

The Staying Well team is moving throughout the area with the view to working alongside community groups/churches to deliver fun and informative sessions to local people. For more information contact Hayley Conlon 01422 392767 hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Dementia Friendly Screening – ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Hebden Bridge Picture House has occasional dementia friendly screenings to provide an opportunity for people with dementia, together with friends or family, to enjoy a trip out to the cinema.

On Saturday 24 February the Picture House will be screening Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor starring in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed – filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.

Screening at 11:00am, with doors opening at 10:15am, and tickets only available to purchase on the door, for cash.
Prices: Over 60s £6, Adults £7, Under 26s £5.

Adjustments include:
• A relaxed and friendly environment in which everyone present within the Picture House will be aware of the needs of dementia sufferers.
• Lights left on low to allow people to move about without the risk of tripping, and to see where they are going.
• All Picture House facilities clearly labelled and signposted.
• Sound level a little reduced.
• No trailers, adverts or introductory music whilst waiting for the film to begin, unless they are embedded into the film.
• Customers free to sing along to songs within the film or to talk.
• Disabled access and wheelchair spaces available – up to 10 in the stalls.
• The promise of less than full capacity so you have freedom to move around should you chose to.
• Free entry for carers with valid CEA Card.