Family Fun Day at West View Park – 2 Days to Go!

There will be a Family Fun Day at West View Park on Saturday 14 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

There will be lots of activities for you and your family with a Mobile

cave, Face-painting and a Circus juggler and circus workshop .

As usual there will be music, food and fun stalls, pony rides and Lion Learners but there will also be bird box making and kite making.

FREE ENTRY!!!

For further information ring Tony King on 0300 555 0266.

To book a stall, complete and return the form (DOC or PDF) to tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

Family Fun Day at West View Park – Coming Soon

There will be a Family Fun Day at West View Park on Saturday 14 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

There will be lots of activities for you and your family with a Mobile

cave, Face-painting and a Circus juggler and circus workshop .

As usual there will be music, food and fun stalls, pony rides and Lion Learners but there will also be bird box making and kite making.

FREE ENTRY!!!

For further information ring Tony King on 0300 555 0266.

To book a stall, complete and return the form (DOC or PDF) to tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

Next Friends of Roils Head Meeting

Do you have any issues or concerns about Roils Head Moor?
Do you have an idea on how to improve the moor?
Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the moor?
Would you like to be part of the ‘Friends of Roils Head Moor’ group?

Feel free to join the next meeting of the Friends of Roils Head on Saturday 21 July, 10:00am at Grace Baptist Church, Roils Head Road, Halifax.

The aims of the The Friends of Roils Head group are to:

  • Protect, conserve and enhance Roils Head Moor (previously known as Highroad Well Moor) as a place of recreation, education and enjoyment for the long-term benefit of all sections of the local community and schools.
  • Gather input from local people and representative groups so that the moor may best serve the local community.

For more information contact Tony King, Ward Coordinator North East Halifax Neighbourhood team on 0300 555 0266 or email tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

 

 

Family Fun Day at West View Park – Saturday 14 July

There will be a Family Fun Day at West View Park on Saturday 14 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

There will be lots of activities for you and your family with a Mobile

cave, Face-painting and a Circus juggler and circus workshop .

As usual there will be music, food and fun stalls, pony rides and Lion Learners but there will also be bird box making and kite making.

FREE ENTRY!!!

For further information ring Tony King on 0300 555 0266.

To book a stall, complete and return the form (DOC or PDF) to tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

New Poster for IDENTITY Group for LGBTQ Young People

IDENTITY is proud to announce that the new poster has been created ‘in-house’ by some of the members of the group.

Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 – 18 yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet.

Group sessions are held on Wednesday evenings between 5:00pm-7:30pm.
Please contact us via email identitylgbtgroup@barnardos.org.uk or on the telephone at  01422 371993.

You can find more information on our website at identitylgbtgroup.com or on the Barnados site at  barnardos.org.uk/calderdale.

The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with help of the young people, and that are all qualified to deal with and provide advice on any sexual and gender identity  issues. Kate is one of the youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.

More information can be found in the new Identity Leaflet.

Identity is going from strength to strength, and has regular new members joining the group and are busy promoting their training in schools challenging HBT bullying.

Castle Carr Fountain Walk

Please note that this walk on Sunday 8 July, 12:00pm is a strictly a ticket-only event.

Tickets cost £5 each and can be purchased from the Crossroad Inn, the Cat ith Well Inn, Woodlesford Newsagents near Mount Tabor and Harvey’s of Halifax ( 3rd Floor Customer Services). For families, a ticket enabling entry for two adults and up to three children is £15. Children under 5 have free entry. You can also book tickets online via Eventbrite.

This famous local landmark designed and built in the 1870’s comprises an ornamental water garden situated between two reservoirs. The garden consists of a main circular pool in the middle of which sits a single jet fountain. It attains a height that is only second in England, to that at Chatsworth House!

A picturesque walk, 2.5 miles each way will commence from the Cat I’th Well Inn at 12:00pm prompt. The estate will be open from noon until 3:00pm. Suitable footwear should be worn as parts of the walk are wet and muddy and uneven and last year a number of walkers finished up with wet feet! Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead.

Watch a great video of the 2017 fountain walk, by Alan Hamer, with music by Analog Heart.

Our Communities Award 2018: Lifetime Achievement Award – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Anne Gluschnko

Anne Gluschnko has been a wonderful community activist who spent over 25 years as a volunteer nursery nurse at St. Augustines family center.

During that time she organised and ran many events helping to bring the community together. One of these events which proved very popular for many years was the Christmas day dinner, in which Anne gave up her own Christmas day with her family,  and instead cooked to provide a three course meal and entertainment for people who would otherwise have been lonely over the festive period.

Following her volunteering, Anne went on to run the Good News charity shop in Hanson Lane providing very cheap clothing, cups of tea and a shoulder to cry on!

Due to demand from her customers for tea and toast Anne then worked tirelessly securing grants and funding to turn the charity shop into the Good News Café.  The café then provided a daily meeting place for many years for people who might not have gone out or spoken to anyone for days at a time.

Anne was a founder member and activist involved in forming HOPE, Hanson lane Neighbourhood association, one of whose legacies is the memorial garden in Hanson Lane, commemorating the people killed by the bomb dropped during the second world war as well as marking the death of Princess Diana.

Anne was also a founder member, alongside Wendy Kaye, of The People’s Park Festival, for which she worked tirelessly for 15 years, being the chair of the association for much of that time.

Whether she was encouraging other people to get involved, or running the tea and cake stall herself, Anne was always prepared to get stuck in and give a helping hand to people less fortunate than herself.

After the closure of the café, Anne continued her care of the elder generation of park Ward by providing weekly coffee mornings and games afternoons in Stansfield Close Community room, where she became a carer and friend for many people.

After spending the last 3 years caring for her partner with dementia, who sadly passed away in December 2017, Anne’s health took a turn for the worse after having a stroke which has badly affected her mobility. However, this has not stopped Anne caring for others, she is temporarily living at a care home but cannot resist ‘looking after’ many of the residents there!

Anne was Park and Warley communities through and through and in her time provided a lifetimes commitment to the people of the area.