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! Warley Ward Forum – Saturday 8 June 2019

Just a reminder of Warley Ward Forum on Saturday 8 June 2019, 9:30am at St. Columba’s Church, Highroad Well Lane, Pellon, Halifax HX2 0QF.

This is your chance to have a say in what matters to you in the Warley Ward and surrounding areas.

9:30am refreshments and signing in. 10:00am meeting begins.

 

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

  • Police Update
  • Community Updates
  • Staying Well in Warley
  • Ward Forum Grants

The minutes of the last meeting held on Wednesday 6 March 2019 can be downloaded here.

Warley Community Association Activities in May

The Warley Wander organised by the Warley Community Association will take place on Wednesday 15 May, 1:00pm. It follows mostly lanes and tracks but also some field walking so stout shoes are required. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. Please meet on the car park in Warley.
Small donations to the Defibrillator fund very welcome

Warley Community Association are also having a Plant Sale on Friday 24 May, 10:00am-2:30pm in the centre of the village outside Chantry House.
Please support the Association. Any money raised will go towards the Defibrillator fund.

Celebrate the Stars of Park and Warley – Our Communities Awards 2019

The Our Communities Awards are fast approaching and we’re ready to recognise and celebrate those individuals and groups whose work and commitment has had a positive impact on the communities within the Warley and Park wards of Halifax.

Do you know of an individual or maybe a group that has made a difference in your area who you think is deserving of one of the below awards?… Nominate today!

There are 11 awards categories: 

  • Good Neighbour
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Contribution to Sport & Play
  • Contribution to Work & Training
  • Contribution to a Safer Cleaner Greener Environment
  • Contribution to Children & Young People
  • Contribution to the Older Generation
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Community Involvement
  • Young People of the Year
  • *NEW for 2019* Contribution to Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation

How to Nominate

Follow us @hxnorthandeast using #ocawards19 for announcements.

Rules

The deadline for nominations is Friday 17 May 2019.

There is no limit to the number nominations you can make.

Nominations must be for an individual, group or organisation that lives or works in or for the benefit of the North Halifax community.

As hosts of the awards, staff from the North Halifax Partnership or Halifax Central Initiative cannot be nominated for the work they do for these organisations.

For more information or help completing the nomination forms please give us a call on 0300 555 0266.

Family Fun Day at West View Park – Saturday 13 July

There will be a Family Fun Day at West View Park on Saturday 13 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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

  • Falcon Display
  • Face Painting
  • Pony Rides
  • Circus Juggler
  • Circus Workshops
  • Bird Box Making
  • Lion Learners
  • Stalls
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Climbing wall
  • Plus many more…

FREE ENTRY!!!

For further information ring Tony King or Rachael Henry on 0300 555 0266.

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

Next Brew and a Chat and More at St. Columba’s on Monday 15 April

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St. Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at https://stcolumbaschurchcommunityhall.com

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 15 April, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

This month, Emma Worsley from VAC (Voluntary Action Calderdale) will be visiting.

Emma will be filming two gentlemen in their eighties who rekindled their school day friendship at the Brew and Chat sessions. Emma has a one hour slot on Phoenix Radio every Friday morning discussing what is happening in our local area. Hope you can join in to showcase just how successful the monthly Brew and Chat actually is!

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants.