Dads ‘R’ Us Event #menasparents

FREE Dads ‘R’ Us Event in conjunction with Sure Start NHP on Saturday 1 June

9.30 – 11.30am at Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

Fathers Day craft activities for dads/male carers and children. Also exciting things to do at the allotment plus a free breakfast.

To Book: call or text 07760592257 or email contact@dadsareus.co.uk

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…

Girls Football at New SSE Wildcats Centre

Whitehill Junior Academy in conjunction with OSCA Foundation is now a designated SSE Wildcats Centre.

The centre is designed to encourage girls from the age of 5 years through to 11 years to take part in football. All girls of any ability are welcome to come along to the school from 6:00pm-7:00pm,  every Wednesday evening starting on Wednesday 5 June.

It costs just £2 per child and If possible please bring shin pads/trainers/boots also a cold drink.

NO NEED TO APPLY, JUST TURN UP ON THE NIGHT.

IF you require further information ring 07727 860731.

We’re recruiting!New opportunities with NHP

Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
A post of Early Years practitioner Plus has become available at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre. The successful applicant must have substantial experience of working in an Early Years Setting.
Salary £18,135 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Site Supervisor – Innovations and Illingworth Children’s Centre
This post is targeted at candidates with a sound understanding of Health and Safety and risk assessments, who also have substantial maintenance experience and are willing to undertake further training and development.
Salary £18,810 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Early Year’s Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
An Early Years Practitioner Plus position has become available at Elland Children’s Centre. This position has a minimum requirement of an appropriate Level 3 qualification.
Salary £18,135 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Caretaker – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
You will need knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety and risk assessments, as well as some maintenance experience including cleaning, …
Salary £17,363 Hours 30 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading 

Active North Halifax Engagement Coordinator
From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre in Calderdale to the first Men in Sheds group, and lots in between. North Halifax is an innovative area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it …
Salary: £26,045 Hours: 37 Closing date: 9/6/19 Continue reading

North Halifax Community Organiser NHP – #LetsGetSociallyActive
Looking for the chance to mobilise social and community action in Halifax? We are looking to recruit a Community Organiser to cover the northern part of the town, specifically the wards of Ovenden, and Illingworth & Mixenden.
Salary £21,000 Hours: 37  Closing date: 10/6/19 Continue reading

About NHP
North Halifax Partnership (NHP) is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative helps people into employment and training, provides youth and diversionary projects and delivers activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

Find our more at www.northhalifaxpartnership.com

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Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations on Saturday 1 June

Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations Children’s Centre,  Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8DQ on Saturday 1 June, 9:30am-11:30am.

Places are limited so please call 01422 248222 to book a place

Enjoy a cooked breakfast along with Children’s Centre staff then have fun in the allotment and do some planting that can be taken home.

Dads ‘R’ Us is a group run by volunteers in North Halifax. It is there to support men caring for children in the area; dads, uncles, grandads, any other male carers.

The group holds a regular meeting at different venues within North Halifax, on the 1st Saturday of every month. The session includes dads getting together having a full cooked breakfast with the kids and getting involved in all kinds of activities. Throughout the year Dads ‘R’ Us arrange trips out to farms, museums, camping trips and dads social evenings out.

If you need any more information please visit the website http://dadsareus.co.uk/

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

Love Your Local Markets Fortnight

Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

From Friday 17 to Friday 31 May, markets across the world will be getting involved with the National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) Love Your Local Market campaign.

Now in its eighth year, the campaign celebrates markets being at the heart of local communities, with the theme ‘Markets – Close to your heart’.

Throughout the fortnight there will be an artist in residence at Halifax Borough Market, in association with Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) and Artworks, Halifax. Visitors will be able to see illustrator Louis Benoit at work, producing sketches and drawings inspired by the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of the magnificent Victorian market. Shoppers are encouraged to come and watch, ask questions and chat.

Louis’ residency will be followed by a second artist and a poet, with the resulting pieces forming part of an exhibition in the summer.

Also at Halifax Borough Market will be a Record Fair on Saturday 25 May in the Albany Arcade and on Thursday 30 May the Arcade also hosts a Food Mixer Market, celebrating great local food and including a pop up from Halifax-based Darkland Brewery.

Todmorden will be hosting a ‘Foodie Fryday’ event on Friday 31 May, 9:00am-7:00pm, which will be a feast for the senses with a great selection of delicious food on offer, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, fine cheeses, jams and preserves, freshly made pizza,  vegan treats, Indian street food, sweet treats and much more.

There’ll also be special offers and tastings at other Calderdale Markets, including Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland.

Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, John Walker, said:
“Love Your Local Market fortnight is always a special time at Calderdale markets. It’s a great time to visit, as in addition to the existing great stalls, there are lots of special events showcasing our wonderful markets.
“If you’re a young entrepreneur it’s also the perfect time to test out your ideas, with free stalls for young traders at our Open Markets.
“There are also lots of other incentives available, including free weeks and ‘trade for a fiver’ options. Get in touch to find out more!”

For more information about trader incentives, or if you’re interested in trading on any of Calderdale markets email john.walker@calderdale.gov.uk

Spring Bank Holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through bank holiday weeks.

Usual collection day:                                          Collection will be on:

Monday 27 May                                                     Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 28 May                                                     Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 29 May                                             Thursday 30 May
Thursday 30 May                                                   Friday 31 May
Friday 31 May                                                          Saturday 1 June

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 3 June. 

We prefer flat plastic!
Please remember also to squash your cans and plastics before placing them in the white bag; they will take up less room so you can fit more in the sack and it will help the items to stay more securely inside the sack on a windy day.

 

 

 

Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – Wednesday 5 June 2019

Come along to the Ovenden Ward Forum and have your say on what matters to you on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at Moorside Community Primary School (new building), Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

Refreshments and signing in from 6:00pm. Meeting starts at 6:15pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Local ward updates
  • Police updates

To find out the latest from the Ovenden Ward Forum held on Tuesday 26 March, you can download the minutes here.

For more information email team@halifaxandnortheast.com