North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 September – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • Update on new Hub for Mixenden
  • Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • Metal Matters in Calderdale
  • Grow with the Flow in Todmorden
  • Opening Queensbury Community Managed Library
  • Upcoming Energy Levels Cooking Sessions

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 Go Cycling drop in hub at OSCA

On September 16 2017 at  10am12pm, working in partnership with Go Cycle, OSCA offer a free, fun and sociable way to get healthy and more active. Qualified cycle instructor and bike provided.

Drop in to the Ovenden Sports and Community Arena, Cousin Lane, Halifax for more information .

Cost: FREE and no booking necessary just turn up.

Services and Events at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre

Nursery
Mixenden Parents Resource Centre Nursery have a few half day places left for over 2’s
Open Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm
Sessional 9am-11.30am or 1pm-3.30pm £5.00 1 healthy snack and drinks provided.
Times can be negotiable. Please phone 01422 240043 for more information and to speak with one of our fully qualified Early Years Practitioners.

Lunch Club
We run a lunch club every Wednesday from 12 pm at Flat 3 Mixenden Court for a small cost of £1.50 where you will receive a meal all from fresh ingredients includes main, pudding and cup of tea/coffee. Everyone welcome just turn up at 12 noon.

Free Advice & Support
We have on site Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm our own advice and support workers who can help you with Benefit problems, form filling, debt, housing, household goods or just a general chat to off load a problem. Don’t despair help is just a call away please ring 01422 249343 or 01422 240043 to book an appointment.

Coffee Morning
Every Tuesday morning we run a coffee morning from 10am–12 noon with free tea, coffee and cakes but this Tuesday 19 September we will be joining Holy Nativity Church at their coffee morning to help raise money for Macmillan cancer support with our cake sale baked by members of staff and children from our Nursery with a prize going to the child who sells the most slices. Church will be holding a tombola, tea & coffee. Everyone welcome just call in to the Church at the bottom of Sunny Bank Road Mixenden and help raise money for a great cause.

Get Involved to Turn your Street into a Hedgehog Friendly Street

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society would like you to get involved to turn your street into a hedgehog friendly street.

In the 1950s, there were an estimated 30 million hedgehogs in Britain, but they are disappearing fast, with only 1.5 million recorded in the 1990s and numbers falling since.

On 8 September 2017 the Daily Mail ran an article by Victoria Allen stating that experts are saying not to feed hedgehogs in autumn, see
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4866304/Want-help-hedgehogs-DON-T-feed-say-experts.html

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has made it very clear that there is NO evidence to suggest this is the correct course of action and no new research has been carried out in this area. Their advice remains to offer hedgehog food, meaty cat or dog food, cat biscuits and water for hedgehogs up until they hibernate. This food can literally be a lifesaver, helping them build the fat reserves they need for hibernation.

Fay Vass, Chief Executive of BHPS said “I was alarmed to read this misleading article. There is no evidence to suggest this is the right course of action, I feed hedgehogs in my own garden and will continue to do so right up until the food is no longer taken. Providing supplementary food for hedgehogs at a time when it is critical for them to gain weight in preparation for hibernation is to be encouraged. Should future science prove robustly that this is not the correct thing to do then of course our advice would change, but there is no such evidence or indeed any such research being carried out.”

Vote for your favourite Calderdale park!

Seven parks in Calderdale are in the running for the Green Flag People’s Choice Award.

To help your favourite Calderdale park to make the UK’s top 10, simply cast your vote by visiting www.greenflagaward.org, select your country/region on the interactive map to find your park and click the ‘vote for this park’ button.

You can vote anytime from 1-30 September 2017. All the UK’s 1,797 award winning Green Flag Award parks are eligible and voting is simple.

Simply use the map to find to your favourite park and click the vote button. It’s really that simple. Once you’ve voted, don’t forget to encourage others to get involved too.

Growing Together News Update 2017

Growing Together; blooming marvellous in 2017 due to receiving a ward forum grant of £350 which has been used to purchase additional plants to increase plant and wildlife diversity on site. The bees are definitely buzzing with an abundance of food sources provided by our giant sunflowers. Lovely bright orange and yellow marigolds proliferate on the site as they are fantastic self seeders producing an amazing palette of colour, a great boost to the senses.

The site is open every Monday from 11am till 2pm and they are seeking new members. No prior experience in gardening required just enthusiasm.

Contact Debs Ash for more details email debs@3ways.org.uk.

 

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 8 September – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • Together Stronger for World Suicide Prevention Day this Sunday
  • Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • New Central Library and Archives Official Opening
  • Calderdale Industrial Museum Grand Opening
  • Believe & Achieve with Calderdale Adult Learning
  • Many Events for Halifax Heritage Weekend

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!