Staying Well at St. Columba’s Refurbished Church Hall

The newly refurbished St Columba’s Church Hall hosted our Staying Well event on the 19 July, with safety and security being the main theme of the day. There were talks providing preventative measures regarding home safety, scams and keeping safe and secure, from PSCO Lyndsay Whitwam, The SAFER Team Calderdale Council and the District Fire Prevention Officer; Victim Support and Newground were also present to raise awareness and offering valued advice, which was well received by over 50 local residents who had attended the event. After a tasty lunch, the group were treated to Local historian David Glover who gave an informative and amusing illustrated talk ‘Buried Alive’. Following on from the ‘Look over your Shoulder’ event, Staying Well is continuing to move throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and planning another community ‘Brought to your Knees’ event in the late summer, with the theme of staying healthy and well. Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area. If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

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Archery Taster Session with Community Transport Calderdale

Ever fancied having a go at something different?  Why not try archery?

Community Transport Calderdale have teamed up with the energetic folk at CI Adventures to bring you a great afternoon taster session.

The itinerary for the afternoon of Friday 15 September 2017 is:-

Arranged transport from local pick up points (Times to be advised)

Arrive at venue – 1pm

Introduction and H&S briefing – 1pm to 1.15pm
Archery session – 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) 2.45pm
Close of session approx 3pm

Children aged 6+ with an accompanying adult are welcome to join the session.

Return transport to local pick up points.

This is a great opportunity to try something new!  This session is open to all – any age, any ability.

Price for the activity day – £14 per person

Price includes accessible transport to and from the venue (Local pick up points)

To reserve your place please complete the reservation form at http://www.ctcalderdale.co.uk/archery-taster-session.html

NHP Energy Levels – Disposable BBQ’s and CO Awareness

CO Awareness – Disposable Barbecues
With some warmer weather on the horizon you may be planning on a family camping trip. Will you be using a disposable barbecue?.. STAY SAFE!

Although instant barbecue’s are an efficient time saving way to cook whilst camping they also carry a risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide can kill within just three minutes and there have been a number of tragic deaths in recent years throughout the country.

Disposable barbecues give off carbon monoxide when being used and continue to do so until they are completely cold. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas that, even in relatively small quantities, prevents blood from providing essential oxygen to cells, tissues, and organs.

Exposure to carbon monoxide in enclosed spaces often causes drowsiness and the victims fall asleep unaware of the poison gas that is killing them.

Although most people are aware, charcoal barbecues are sometimes taken into tents, caravans, vehicles and buildings to be used for cooking, keeping warm or simply to keep camp sites looking tidy which is extremely dangerous.

Campers are reminded never to light, use or leave smouldering barbecues inside tents, awnings or other enclosed spaces because of the risks and when you have finished with the barbecue, dispose of it carefully and ensure the ashes are fully extinguished to prevent a fire risk.

Symptoms of COpoisoning include:

  • headaches
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • chest pains
  • nausea
  • vomiting

At high levels, CO poisoning can cause:

  • sudden collapse
  • loss of consciousness
  • death

Anyone who suspects they are suffering from CO poisoning should go outside into the fresh air and seek medical help from a qualified healthcare professional, and call NHS on 111.

Find out more about carbon monoxide poisoning or more about barbecue safety here.

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The Flashbacks Swing Style Band at St. Hilda’s

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks, a Swing Band playing music in the Glenn Miller style are coming to St. Hilda’s church on Sunday 3 September from 2:30pm.  Playing music from 1930s and 1940s such as  Tuxedo Junction.

Tickets are £5 per person which includes tea, coffee and cakes.

For further information contact Brian or Margaret on 01422 250099.

The Flashbacks rehearse at the Bailiff Bridge Community Centre every Thursday morning 10:30 – 12:00. Further information can be obtained from Nigel on 01274 602214.

 

Still Time to Do Something this Summer

There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide

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  • Ignite 2017 Inclusive Sport and Music Festival
  • Last Weekend of Happy Valley Pride
  • Busy weeks at The Phoenix Shed
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