Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch

Due to recent changes in structure to West Yorkshire Police Megan Boothroyd is now the allocated PCSO for Illingworth and will be working in partnership to deliver the Neighbourhood Watch meetings.

The next meeting for Illingworth shall be held on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at Illingworth Fire Station starting at 6pm, 

followed by meetings on;

  • Monday 27 November 2017
  • Monday 15 January 2018

Our aim is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.

Our vision is that of a caring society that is focused on trust and respect in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life. Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live

All meeting will be held at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will start at 6.00pm.

Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative hopes to see you all there but if there are any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen on karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk or Megan Boothroyd direct on Megan.Boothroyd@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

For none urgent issues ring 101 or in case of an emergency please ring 999.

FREE Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking training for anyone working in Calderdale

THERE IS NO ONE FACE OF MODERN SLAVERY

There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.

Types of modern day slavery include:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CHILD TRAFFICKING, DEBT BONDAGE, FORCED LABOUR, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION, DOMESTIC SERVITUDE

Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it. Hope For Justice will be running free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.

Pellon High Five latest newsletter

Happy new year. What have you got planned for the year ahead? Do you have any holidays/celebrations booked. Are you hoping to be more physically active; get into company more; to learn something new; eat more healthy meals… the list is endless!

The latest newsletter from Pellon High Five includes events and latest updates.

Click here to read the latest edition online

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 27 January – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring:

  • The Bird and Bat Box Project at The Phoenix Shed
  • FREE Half Day Training on Modern Day Slavery Awareness
  • Nominate your stars for the 2017 North Halifax 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!

FREE Fun & Fitness weekly run at OSCA for ages 18+

Get involved with a FREE Weekly run with OSCA led by a qualified run leader every Tuesday at OSCA Foundation, Cousin Lane, HX2 8AD – Meet at 6pm

FREE on site parking.

For more information contact Simon at book@oscafoundation.co.uk or call 07974077143

Send some Love to local animals in need this valentines

valentails-photo-blue-female-dogThe RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch are asking supporters to pick a different kind of Valentine this year. The local branch which is entirely self funded, is calling on the public to choose an animal at their centre to send a ‘Valentails’ card to and put a little love in their lives! If the branch receives enough cards, they plan to build a Valen-Tower at the RSPCA Animal centre on Wade Street, Halifax

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, hopes that with the support of public, the branch can have a bit of fun this February whilst raising awareness and raise vital funds, so that they can continue to help the many abandoned, abused and neglected animals in need in the Calderdale and Huddersfield area

Fay said,

“ This February we wanted to have a little fun and also show the animals that they will find love, so we really hope the public will support us in our Valentails appeal. The animals we rescue and rehabilitate here at the centre have often had unimaginable starts in life and all they need is a little bit of love, so it would be lovely to build our Valentower as high as possible and show them that their fur-ever family isn’t far away.”

“We’re calling on individuals, schools and businesses to send your chosen animal a Valentails card. We hope this will help raise awareness for the branch, and the local community will help us create something beautiful for local animals in need.”

valentails-photo-jacko-dogTo support the branch’s Valentails appeals all you need to do is visit their website: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk and select your chosen animal from the ‘Animals For Adoption’ list. You can then post your card to: RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.

If you don’t have time to post a card but still want to show your support you can donate online via the website, Text RSPC40 £2 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/rspcahalifax.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a completely self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

St. Michael and All Angels Junior Wardens conduct speed tests in Shelf

Heather Stout from the North & East Halifax Neighbourhoods team and Calderdale Council Community Warden, Ced Oakley arranged for the St. Michael and All Angels Primary School Junior Wardens to conduct speed tests on Halifax Road to see if drivers are sticking to the 30mph speed limit in the village.

Accompanied by Mrs Nalton from the school, 12 pupils took turns holding the speed gun to find out the travelling speeds of passing vehicles and although the group were at the roadside for 30 minutes, a total of 88 drivers had passed in that time.

The majority of those drivers were travelling either at or below the 30mph speed limit with an average speed of 27mph overall, but astonishingly, 25 drivers were above the 30mph speed limit with one driver recorded at a speed of 39mph.

20170123_134830The junior wardens were in plain sight of all drivers and gave a thumbs up to those who drove within the speed limit and a thumbs down to those who didn’t and with the majority being residents of shelf, the Junior Wardens were shocked to find drivers breaking the speed limit in their village.

All the Junior Wardens said they were going to go home and tell their parents and grandparents about the results and hope that drivers passing through Shelf will be more careful in future as a result of their speed tests.

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