New Youth Group – With No Name! at Lee Mount Baptist Church

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A new youth group, ‘The Group With No Name’ has recently started at Lee Mount Baptist Church, 18 Melbourne Street HX3 5DF meeting on Friday 28 June 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Other meetings will be on 12 July and 26 July at the same times as above.

The group is in its infancy, and is best suited to school years 6/7 as they are leaving or have left recently their local junior school and may wish to retain their local connections via this group. They do though have one year 9 attendee.

For more information contact Sharon Tyler-McDonnell on 07871 910300.

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

It’s Back!

The ever popular ward forum grants scheme for 2019/2020 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 2019.

The deadline for the second round of grants is 30th 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/apply/

Summer Camp 2019 at Forest Cottage

The 2019 Summer Camp will run Tuesday to Thursday,  23 July to 8 August and is focussed around coaching/learning new skills for boys and girls aged 5-11. It will berun by an FA qualified coach who has been coaching for 6 years and also has 16 years experience of working with children in an educational setting.

The cost is £13 per day for an 8:45am drop off and 4:00pm pick up from Forest Cottage, Ovenden HX2 8AD.

Lunch and refreshments aren’t available so please provide a packed lunch.

For enquiries and bookings email TheYouthSystem@hotmail.com or follow them on Instagram.

The Story of Beauty the Rocking Horse

From Grandma’s redundant upright piano, ‘Beauty’ the rocking horse, was made by a lady called Pearl Howarth around 28 years ago, but was never finished.

The horse never rocked, but was fitted to a wooden frame and many children enjoyed just sitting on her back.

And then something rather magic happened!

At a Staying Well ‘Bring Your Neighbour’ event last November, Pearl was introduced to Chris Freeman from The Phoenix Shed, Halifax. “Can you make a rocking horse rock?” Pearl asked, and Chris said that he would love to take on the challenge.

So on 12 December ‘Beauty’ arrived at The Shed and work started. Well, not so much as start, but first the research as to where to source all of the necessary kit.

Then Chris struck gold and found that Yorkshire Rocking Horses were based in Hebden Bridge, with a workshop in Sowerby Bridge. The proprietor, Steve Bulcock, was more than willing to give valuable advice and supply the necessary ‘Restoration Kit’, which would be needed to complete the project.

Pear came along to The Shed to finish off the paintwork one Saturday in January and Chris then set about the restoration of some of the 28 years of wear and tear, before starting to ‘dress’ the horse.

Slowly, over the next few months, Chris was able to get The stand built up, varnished and then mount ‘Beauty’ on the stand using the special hangers and brackets, supplied by Steve.

Then finally on Monday 28th May the day had finally come to deliver ‘Beauty’. Thanks to Paul from Green Homes for the help with the move, using his van.

As you can see from the photo, ‘Beauty’ is now complete with what every good rocking horse should have, a bucket and shovel. However, due to the rarity of ‘rocking-horse-droppings, the bucket is empty!

Challenge complete!

Project_Twelve:31 Learn More About LGBTQ+

Well before the Happy Valley Pride Festival in Hebden Bridge – July 22-28 2019, Project_Twelve:31 had a fantastic session at Illingworth Methodist Church on Thursday 6 June learning more about LGBTQ+.

If you are girl aged between 12 and 18 years of age and you live in the North Halifax area and are looking for something different and exciting to do in 2019 then join Project_Twelve:31 on Thursday evenings. Call 0300 555 0266 and ask for Karen or email Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk to find out more.

 

Happy Valley Pride all started in response to a piece of homophobic graffiti in the Hebden Bridge Town Centre during 2016, now it’s a annual festival bringing people together. It was a stark reminder that there’s still work to be done – a casual phrase, that has been knocking around school playgrounds for decades, it was none-the-less shocking, simply because it is still in use in a seemingly, tolerant and open-minded community.

The mission statement outlining the fundamental purpose of the organisation reads

“To celebrate LGBTQ life in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas. Promoting equality and diversity to eradicate discrimination, based on sexual orientation and gender identity, through education and engagement.”

NE Ward Forum Review – feedback

Thank you to everyone who completed our questionnaire. Please find below the findings.

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Sporting Event at Threeways #menasparents

Join Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre on Thursday 13th June, 3:30pm-5:00pm at Threeways Centre, Ovenden, Halifax HX3 5SX.

Families with children up to age 10 FREE of charge. Bring your Dad, Step-dad, Uncle, Grandpa to this exciting event.

Get your hearts pumping on the assortment of inflatables and soft play for both children and adults take part in the penalty shoot-out or the large darts set.

While you catch your breath why don’t you visit Lion Learners where you can learn about, hold and pet the animals or take part in some art and craft activities.

To book a place please call 01422 252209.

Men as Parents (1st – 15th June 2019) is a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. Find out more here…