Ward Forum Grants North and East Halifax by March 2021

There is still time to apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each ward to be spent by 31 March 2021. We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward.

Download the Application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
or email Tony King on Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

Priority 1 – Community Celebrations and bringing people together (not during Covid emergency)
Priority 2 – Improve the health and well-being of local people
Priority 3 – Improving the Environment in the Ward

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

You can also apply online at https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 01422 252209 and we can help you.

Halifax Magpies mixed ability Rugby New Players Wanted

Wanting a new challenge? How about burning off the extra food from Christmas
or even meet new people?


If the answer is yes to any of these then why not try Halifax Magpies rugby?

Feel free to drop us a line for more info.

Open to all no matter what skill, ability or disability.

For more information, read the Halifax Magpies Facebook article

Calderdale Libraries Important Service Update

You will already know that the government has announced new national restrictions for England from Thursday 5th November. This is what this will mean for the service offered by Calderdale Libraries.

Many of you have enjoyed being able to return to the Central Library, Halifax and 5 of our Hub libraries in recent weeks. We have certainly enjoyed welcoming you back. From 5th November, however, we have to step back for a while – at least until the government review on 2nd December.

The only Calderdale library to remain open will be Central Library, Halifax. This will be for our Select & Collect service only: https://calderdale.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME?HOMEPRMS=GENPARAMS

This means we are returning to Phase 1, so there won’t be computer access, browsing, movement around the building beyond the ground floor or access to Local Studies or Archives.

Central Library will be open for this service Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

All other Calderdale libraries will be closed altogether during this period.

Items on loan will automatically be renewed until 31st January 2021

The Home Library Service will still be operating and this is currently open to anyone who wants to register to make use of it: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/home-library-service
(note that the information in the blue box is applicable and the restrictions mentioned lower down don’t currently apply).

All our digital services will continue to be available too, so you can:

Enquiries/contact us

  • If you have general queries about library services, please email: libraries@calderdale.gov.uk
  • If you have Local Studies enquiries, you are welcome to email: reference.library@calderdale.gov.uk Local Studies staff will do their best to help, though they won’t be in the library during this period so won’t be able to access hard copy resources.

Stay safe!

 

Ward Forum Grants North and East Halifax by March 2021

There is still time to apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community.

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each ward to be spent by 31 March 2021. We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward.

Download the Application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
or email Tony King on Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

Priority 1 – Community Celebrations and bringing people together (not during Covid emergency)
Priority 2 – Improve the health and well-being of local people
Priority 3 – Improving the Environment in the Ward

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

You can also apply online at https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 01422 252209 and we can help you.

Dean Field Primary celebrates Black History Month

In honour of Black History Month, the students of Dean Field Primary from Nursery to Year 6 have been learning about one important person of the Black community as part of the History curriculum.

 

 

 

As part of this the students got involved with a range of activities including a Diversity dance from Nursery to a boxing focus on Muhammad Ali and tennis skills based on Venus Williams.

Some activities linked more specifically to cross-curricular sessions such as poetry and writing. Each person they learned about was added to the classroom historical timeline.

 

 

 

Students and teachers really enjoyed their projects and will embed this each year into the History curriculum.

 

Pellon Clean Up Day!

On the morning of Thursday 8th October 2020 members of the North East Halifax Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership carried out two estate clean ups in the Pellon and Mount Pellon areas of the Warley Ward.

In total there were 26 bags of litter, 3 mattresses, 2 bed bases, various items of wood and a large oil drum containing cooking oil, this waste was collected from the streets and pavements only.

Involved were officers from the North Halifax Partnership, staff and vehicles (4 cage vans and a road sweeper) from Calderdale CMBC and Together Housing Group, also helping out were local residents and Councillors.

The council are carrying out reduced bulky waste collections if you have items you want removing please contact the council and get your collection booked in asap.


Pellon Litter picking results from September 25

Congratulations and thanks go to the volunteer litter picking team that undertook the cleaning up of the streets of Pellon on Friday the 25th of September. The 11 intrepid volunteers picked a whopping 13 sacks full of refuse, some of it bulky, from around the main Pellon areas.

In the space of two hours the volunteers covered an area starting from Pellon New Road around the green space and shops and also some of Dyson Road, Pellon Lane and Rye Lane areas.

The rest of the rubbish will be responsibly disposed of.

If that is something you are interested in, keep an eye out on the North and East blog for similar opportunities.

Do you wish to organise a litter picking session  in your area? It’s easier than you think. Get in touch for more information: team@halifaxnorthandeast.com