Calderdale athletes attending regional homecoming event

Calderdale’s sporting heroes will be attending Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic homecoming event at the Leeds first direct arena on Sunday 10 October.

 

Olympians and Paralympians will take to the stage to talk about their achievements in an event hosted by 2016 Olympic medallist Nile Wilson and sports broadcaster Tanya Arnold.

 

Athletes attending include Calderdale’s Hannah Cockroft MBE, Steve Bates and Adam Duggleby, as well as athletes from across the Yorkshire region including Jess Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jack Laugher MBE among many others. The fantastic achievements of local Calderdale athletes, Harry Brown and Megan Shackleton will also be celebrated at the event, although they’re unable to attend due to other commitments.

 

Tickets are on sale now for just £5 per ticket which includes a donation to charity SportsAid, an organisation that has supported so many of the Yorkshire athletes. The event will include live entertainment including headline Yorkshire act, The Skylights, along with Phoenix Dance, Yorkshire Prose live poetry and others. Tickets have been priced as affordably as possible to give thousands of people the chance to be part of this historic event to celebrate our county’s athletes under one roof, together.

 

In addition to the public tickets, Calderdale’s free tickets are being distributed to individuals who have supported the athletes and also those that have made a significant contribution to supporting Calderdale residents to lead active lives as part of our Active Calderdale mission.

 

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:

 

“It’s wonderful that we’re able to celebrate our Yorkshire-based athletes who did the county and country proud at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. I’m delighted that inspirational athletes from the Calderdale area will be attending, as well as some of the local people who helped them achieve their dreams.

 

“Our Olympians and Paralympians may not have had crowds in Tokyo, due to the pandemic, but we’re sure to give them an incredible Yorkshire reception to welcome them home.”

 

Calderdale’s Hannah Cockroft MBE, seven times Paralympic champion, said:

 

“I feel so lucky to be a Yorkshire athlete as we always get the best support and the best welcome homes! It was difficult being out in Tokyo without any of our family and friends, so to be able to come home and have the celebration we missed whilst out there is so exciting.

 

“We had a lot of Calderdale representation out in Japan, and in the past, we have been welcomed home to the Piece Hall and the Shay and it has always been an incredible turn out, so to even begin thinking about filling the First Direct Arena is crazy. Massive thank you to everyone who watches and supports what we do, we can’t wait to be there with you!”

 

Channel 4, who have just opened their new National HQ in Leeds, is backing the event – which will take place from 3-5pm – as headline partner. Sinead Rocks, Channel 4 MD Nations and Regions, said:

 

“Channel 4 is delighted to join the celebrations welcoming back Yorkshire’s athletes from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic and Olympic Games. Having just opened our new national HQ at the Majestic in Leeds, we’re thrilled to be able to join the party giving our athletes a rousing welcome home.”

 

Tickets are £5 plus booking fee and can be purchased via the arena. For more information, visit www.firstdirectarena.com

 

 

Better Living Service info. Lose weight, be more active!

The Better Living Service is back!

We are here to support people in Calderdale to lose weight and be more active.

Our partnership with Slimming World is continuing and 12 weeks of fully funded Slimming World vouchers are available for people who would like support to lose weight.

We have increased this offer to more people than ever – vouchers are now available to most Calderdale adults (18+) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (Calculate your BMI).

The Better Living Service offers support to people face to face, by phone or via Microsoft Teams to suit each individual’s preferences.

Referrals can be made online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving or by ringing 01422 230230.

 

             

Beechwood Park Staying Well Party Popper on August 18th

Staying well are excited to announce their first event in North Halifax, the Beechwood Park Party popper!

More on the Staying Well Twitter page

If you are interested in attending, please book a place by either emailing or giving us a call!

If the flyer doesn’t display, download here

The Staying Well Beechwood Party Popper will take place on Wednesday August the 18th from 11am to 2pm. Arrival from 10.45 am.

Bring your own picnic and join us for fun activities that improve overall health and wellbeing

Activities include:

  • Park & Woodland Mindfulness Walk
  • Tai Chi with the Tai Chi Tigers
  • Pimp my Pebble
  • Art in the Park
  • Fishing with Dan

Booking essential. To book your place call 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Where to find us:
Beechwood Park, Heathy Lane, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 9LN

We look forward to seeing you there!

Beechwood Park Staying Well Party Popper on August 18th

Staying well are excited to announce their first event in North Halifax, the Beechwood Park Party popper!

More on the Staying Well Twitter page

If you are interested in attending, please book a place by either emailing or giving us a call!

If the flyer doesn’t display, download here

The Staying Well Beechwood Party Popper will take place on Wednesday August the 18th from 11am to 2pm. Arrival from 10.45 am.

Bring your own picnic and join us for fun activities that improve overall health and wellbeing

Activities include:

  • Park & Woodland Mindfulness Walk
  • Tai Chi with the Tai Chi Tigers
  • Pimp my Pebble
  • Art in the Park
  • Fishing with Dan

Booking essential. To book your place call 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Where to find us:
Beechwood Park, Heathy Lane, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 9LN

We look forward to seeing you there!

North Halifax Active Community Engagement Coordinator

Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

37 hours per week

£26,045 per annum

From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!

North Halifax Partnership is looking to appoint an individual to lead the Active Calderdale place based work in North Halifax.

The role involves:

· Establishing relationships with community organisations, services, projects and programmes to embed the Active Calderdale agenda and change how physical activity is perceived and approached at a local level.

· Understanding the driving factors affecting physical inactivity levels in a place and working with the community to address and change these factors.

It is essential that you have

– Experience of developing and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships that deliver impact.

– A track record of achievement of results and impact gained by experience in a field related to community development.

We are especially looking for someone who will recognise the existing potential in North Halifax and be able to harness the power of the community to find solutions that are practical and lasting. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approaches of addressing physical inactivity in communities and will have the ability to advocate for local people, whilst keeping good working relationships with service providers.

About NHP

North Halifax Partnership 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.

NHP supports the Calderdale ambition to be the most active borough in the North.

If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome.

Contact: Tina Burke on 01422 251090

Previous applicants need not apply

For an application pack please visit our work related website NHPworksupport Or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th August 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on the 6th September 2021

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

North Halifax Active Community Engagement Coordinator

 

Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
37 hours per week
£26,045 per annum

From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!

North Halifax Partnership is looking to appoint an individual to lead the Active Calderdale place based work in North Halifax.

The role involves:

· Establishing relationships with community organisations, services, projects and programmes to embed the Active Calderdale agenda and change how physical activity is perceived and approached at a local level.

· Understanding the driving factors affecting physical inactivity levels in a place and working with the community to address and change these factors.

It is essential that you have

– Experience of developing and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships that deliver impact.

– A track record of achievement of results and impact gained by experience in a field related to community development.

We are especially looking for someone who will recognise the existing potential in North Halifax and be able to harness the power of the community to find solutions that are practical and lasting. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approaches of addressing physical inactivity in communities and will have the ability to advocate for local people, whilst keeping good working relationships with service providers.

About NHP

North Halifax Partnership 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.

NHP supports the Calderdale ambition to be the most active borough in the North.

If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome.

 

Contact: Tina Burke on 01422 251090

For an application pack please visit our website Northhalifaxpartnershipworksupport Or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

 

If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 14 July 21

 

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

The Paddock Community Garden – Meet (Eat) and Move

Over the last year there has been a greater recognition of the importance of our local green spaces.  Parks, gardens and green areas can help us feel happier, healthier – by providing a chance to potter, play or explore and more importantly the opportunity to get out and meet safely with others.  

In North we are lucky to have a lot of green spaces, but not all are used or loved.  

Here is the story (and film) of the Paddock Community Garden featuring its creators Lynne and Joan, and how from it’s humble beginnings, it’s now helping residents and groups meet (eat) and move. Supported and championed by community organisers Natalie and Jaime, decorated and danced around by Leanne, Lauren and the children of Kevin Pearce and soon to be used by Staying Well, Innovations and a host of others.  

The Paddock is one of a number of green spaces in Ovenden (including Innovations allotment) that the Ovenden Moving Network are supporting and working to join with a gentle walking route.  

The Paddock Facebook has more about what they’re up to, including the date of the next litter pick.