Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

National Neighbourhood Watch Week is back for 2018!

NNWW18 runs from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June – where the national organisation will be asking members how the movement will continue to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

These are exciting times for Neighbourhood Watch as they look to the future of this fantastic movement and how we can make the most positive impact on communities across England and Wales over the next three years.

The national scheme is hosting a series of six seminars in June and July to give members to help develop NW’s Strategy for the next three years.

Members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the Strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong Strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have YOUR voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

There will also be the launch of new Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits at these seminars.

Crime in England and Wales is changing and NW is providing new practical information and help for members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. The network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with.

So NW are finding more practical ways to empower members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighbour regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

This summer NW are going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. The Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:
• Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

The closest seminars to our area are;

  • Tuesday 26 June – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG.  9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.
  • Wednesday 27 June – Royal Hull Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF, 9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.

More information about the seminars can be found at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/national-neighbourhood-watch-week-2018/

Jewellery Making at Ash Green Children’s Centre

Starting on Thursday 21 June, 10:00am-11:30am Ash Green Children’s Centre, Mixenden HX2 8SN will be holding Jewellery Making Workshops. Design and create your own jewellery using different materials.

A great hobby or even a small business that could be a source of income.

To book a place call 01422 266197 or online http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/

Ward Forum Grants Now Open to Applications for up to £500

It’s Back!

The ever popular ward forum grants scheme for 2018/19 is back, if you have an idea for a project that is going to benefit your local community and need a small grant of up to £500 then please apply. The criteria for the grant is quite varied but it must benefit the community, it is preferred that your group has a constitution and bank account, but if you haven’t you still may get funding.

If you have an idea for a project in your area and want some advice then please contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or email Tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

One thing you must do is make sure you put as much information on the application form, many projects will not be funded due to poor application forms.

The deadline for the first round of grants is 31st August 2018.

The deadline for the second round of grants is 16th November 2018.

However if you would like a grant before the deadlines please submit your application and include why you need the grant before the deadline.

Good Luck!

To apply for the grant please open the link below;

https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/

Illingworth Girls Rugby League… Players Wanted!

Illingworth Girls are looking for old and new players to come and try a FREE rugby league coaching session.

Under 16s training is;

  • Tuesday 6pm – 7pm  at Trinity Academy, Halifax
  • Thursday 6pm – 7pm at Illingworth Sports & Social Club.

Under 14s and under 12s training is

  • Tuesday 5pm – 6pm at Trinity Academy, Halifax
  • Thursday 5pm – 6pm at Illingworth Sports & Social Club

If you are interested or would like further information please contact Shaun Keoghan on 07999 392280, via email at illingworthgirls@gmail.com or on twitter @IllyGirlsRugby.

Check out the Illingworth Girls Rugby League website here.

 

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

Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – 19 June 2018

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 6:30pm  at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden HX2 8RX

6:30pm refreshments and signing in and the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

  • Meet the Services
  • Ward Forum Grants
  • Library Review
  • Police Update

 

Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 13 June 2018

The Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk tell us what matters to you in your area and the meeting includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Wednesday 13 June at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6:00pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

  • Current Ward issues
  • Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • Local Updates

For more information email team@halifaxandnortheast.com