Carols at St. Columba’s Church, Pellon

Carols at St. Columba’s Church, Pellon will this year be on Sunday 16 December, 2:30pm in the Community Hall and featuring the High Five Singers.

There has also been great attendance at both the Staying Well Brew and a Chat Christmas Party with and the Angels Cafe.

It’s fantastic that these events are becoming so well known and popular.

 

SmartMove Volunteer Engagement Event

Calderdale SmartMove is a registered charity assisting homeless and vulnerably housed people to access accommodation and skills.

Our volunteers come from many walks of life: Health workers, Waiters, Students, Job Seekers, Drivers, Sports Centre Workers, People who have been homeless, Retired people, ex Teachers and many more.

There are lots of ways you can get involved. Come on down to our volunteer event this New Year and find out how!

On Tuesday 8 January 2019 from 10am – 1pm at Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Rd, HX1 3JF Halifax, West Yorkshire

As a volunteer with SmartMove you will play a crucial role, adding enormous value to the services we are able to provide. Volunteer representation is encouraged at every level of the organisation.

Early Christmas Celebrations at Dean Field School

What a wonderful start to the festive season!

On Tuesday 4 December, Junior Wardens from Dean Field Community Primary School hosted an afternoon of Christmas festivities for older members of the of the Ovenden community.

Musical bingo was provided by Staying Well Daisy Chain Cafe and Afternoon Tea was served by the Junior Wardens sparing some time for pulling crackers and eating mince pies. To add to the festivities the Dean Field school choir sang a variety of Christmas songs.

Support Happy Days Charity at the Illingworth Moor Football Match

On Boxing Day, 11:00am on Natty Lane Field, Illingworth Moor Church will be having the annual Charity Football Match on Natty Lane Field.

Donations this year will be going to Happy Days Homeless Charity. Your choice is to play or watch.

Everything’s Coming up Roses – or Daffodils – at Moorside School

Moorside Community Primary School, Ovenden, planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs on Thursday 6 December 2018 that will show a sea of yellow when spring arrives.

The Junior Wardens planted the border areas along the driveway of the newly built school at Keighley Road, Ovenden, creating great displays that will go on for years to come.

With help from The North Halifax Partnership, CMBC Community Warden and Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team who worked alongside the Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School in the planting and management of their local environment.

Pete Oddy Area Manager –SCG Neighbourhoods Team said  “Spring bulbs can provide a really impressive, long lasting display which makes a fantastic addition to any mixed herbaceous border, providing a burst of colour weeks before the earliest perennials begin to emerge and prior to the season getting going as the daffodils begin to take centre stage. Planting a mixture of these early and later flowering bulbs means they can be enjoyed by all with a mass of colour right through until April.”

 

Domestic Abuse – in Whatever Language at Whatever Time

Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Christmas, for some families is a time of celebration, but unfortunately for some the expectations of being there to provide and support can make Christmas a challenging time. Don’t forget the Samaritans are always there to help you and can be contacted though our link.

Calderdale Staying Safe has published a series of guides to in different languages to support those who may not know what services are available in UrduCzech and Polish.

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

There are also leaflets in different languages

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

06/12/18, 20/12/18

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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

Park for free in Calderdale on Saturdays up to Christmas

Calderdale Council is offering free parking in a number of car parks in Halifax as well as in five car parks across the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden, on Saturdays before Christmas.

There will also be free on-street parking in Halifax from 3:00pm every Thursday up until Christmas, to support the late night shopping.

Find out more and see which car parks are free, at Park for free on Saturdays up to Christmas.