New Art Class with Pellon High Five

Pellon High Five invites you to join a new art class starting in September at New Hope URC Church, Warley Road, Halifax HX2 0AD every Monday, 1:30pm -3:30pm.

Learn, practise and most of all enjoy the company. Usually it is £3 per class but the first class is free.
It would be useful if new members got there at 1:15pm to register.

More information can be found by calling 07960 736937, email pellonhighfive@gmail.com or visit the website at www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.

Please note the corrected phone number above (the last digit may be wrong if you have stored it previously).

Have you visited Shelf Park recently?

Group photoHave you visited Shelf Park recently? There’s loads going on to get involved in and active. What do you think of our local park?

Friends of Shelf Hall Park – This newly formed group has been busy identifying potential projects for the development of the Park.  They would like to hear new ideas from people. Public consultation will take place over the summer months.

Green Events

  • Friday 26 July 2019 meet in the Bridle Stile car park at 10.00 am please bring gloves and appropriate footwear – all ages welcome to improve this local amenity
  •  Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 6.30 p.m.  Meeting at the Stone Chair Variety Club, Brighouse and Denholme Gate Rd, Halifax HX3 7LB all welcome.

Get Active!

Shelf Bowls – Open to anyone over 14 years playing from April until the end of September.  If you have never played, contact Bryan on 07840 70759 Cookbryan@Yahoo.com for information.

Bowls can be provided free of charge whilst you learn and you just need some flat shoes. The group plays on the green at the bottom end of the park; they are active in a number of local leagues and would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in playing or learning to play.

Walks in the Park – Several walks start from the Park and at Bridle Stile there is access to the Calderdale Way.  There is a link on “From Weaver to Web” and a pamphlet with four walks produced by Calderdale Council.

Meanwhile if you have an hour to spare a stroll around this local park it could be part of your 10,000 steps each day.  Further information can be found on the Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/665772030508502/?ref=bookmarks  or contact: Davidwager@btinternet.com tel 01274602429 or Nicklesfoster@yahoo.co.uk

 

The Flashbacks Swing Style Band at St. Hilda’s this August

St. Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road is holding a Big Band concert on Sunday 4 August from 2.30pm – 4.30pm featuring the Flashbacks a Swing Band playing music in the Glenn Miller style.

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks at Bailiff Bridge 

With room for dancing if anyone feels energetic!

Tickets are £5 per person and include light refreshments. These can be reserved by ringing 01422 617222, or on the door on the day.

Everyone is VERY welcome and we can recommend the event as the Flashbacks have have been to us twice before and have a firm following.

Over 50’s Luncheon Club – Dates July to September 2019

The Halifax and District Irish Society organise the “Over 50’s Luncheon Club” which takes place at The Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax. Meetings are usually held every 2 weeks but keep an eye out for the entertainment listings to confirm this.

The Luncheon Club usually operates from 12 noon to about 3pm. (Open from 11.15am).

Live entertainment, dancing, free door entry ticket raffle, main raffle, bingo, domino card and full buffet meal; all this for only £5.00 per member.

All members are issued with a membership card. There is no annual subscription. Members are advised to have this card with them when attending any Luncheon Club meeting. Any lost cards will be replaced without charge.

Dated and numbered tickets are provided and entered into separate free door entry ticket raffle for a £10.00 prize.

Members are asked to advise the committee if bringing a guest. Guests will also pay a charge of £5.00 but they are not entered into the free door entry ticket raffle.

 

Below are the listings for July to September 2019;

  • Thursday 4 July – Dermot Doyle
  • Saturday 13 July – Entertainment with the duets (Dance Social 8:00pm-Late).
  • Thursday 18 July – Sally Glennon
  • Thursday 1 August – Pat Jordan
  • Thursday 22 August – Nicky James

For further information contact Maurice Kidney email: maurice.kidney@sky.com or call 01422 343483.

 

Next Daisy Chain Cafe at Blackburn House – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Just to remind you that the next Daisy Chain Café will be held on Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane (NOT the usual place at Halifax Rugby Union Club).

On Wednesday, 14 August they will be back in their usual room at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR from 1 – 3 pm.

Working Towards a Dementia
Friendly North Halifax

For  more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266.

Daisy Chain Café is a new community run, monthly meeting place in Ovenden run by volunteers and partners from the North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group who are working towards a Dementia Friendly North Halifax.

Funded by the ‘North Halifax Community Fund’ Daisy Chain Café is open to anybody especially people and living with or affected by dementia. The mission of the cafe is to provide friendship, support, activities and cake!

 

 

Grand Opening of New Caremark Office

After spending many years looking after his grandparents who both suffered a stroke, Arshad Farid has launched in-home care company, Caremark Calderdale, The Clock Tower, Shaw Lodge Mills, Shaw Lane, Halifax, HX3 9ET. The compassionate businessman has aspirations to tackle the growing need of quality care and social isolation that is prevalent in the region. He is looking forward to bringing employment and great quality care to people living in Calderdale.

“The thing that sets us apart from other providers in the area is that we are challenging the current model for delivering care. We’re putting a brand-new system in place to meet the varying needs of our clients. Our aim is to be the carer of choice for the people of Calderdale, inspiring elderly and vulnerable members of the community to live independently, for as long as they possibly can.”

On 17th June, Arshad – known as Ash – invited the Mayor to his office for the business’ official grand opening. The buzz of the day generated much attention with members of the public and Caremark’s team enjoyed meeting some of the people they would be caring for in the coming weeks and months.

The 34-year-old has spent most of his career working in financial services until, in recent years, he opened an indoor football centre to promote sports and exercise to the local community. It was during this time that Ash became a carer for his grandparents after they both, unfortunately, suffered a stroke, deciding to sell his football centre and launch an alternative community-minded enterprise instead.

“Taking care of my grandparents was the only right thing to do, I didn’t think anything of it. It was when my friends mentioned that I was a ‘carer’ that it prompted me to start thinking about bringing a new service to the community. I wanted to make a real difference and Caremark’s proven quality of care can do just that. The people of Calderdale were so welcoming of my previous business, that I believe they will do the same for this one.”

At the end of May, Ash and his newly appointed Care Manager, Vicky Burrows, received registration from the Care Quality Commission. Caremark Calderdale, based at the Clock Tower on Shaw Lane, has already enlisted the help of local care workers, to satisfy the demand for their growing list of clients. Alongside, Vicky – who comes with 13 years or experience in the care industry – Ash is looking to bring employment to a team of office staff and care workers over the coming months.

As well as overseeing operations, Ash is keen to start fundraising in the area. As part of the official opening celebrations, the team raised over £100 for The Alzheimer’s Society annual Cupcake Day to raise awareness and help make a difference to more lives.

Friends for Life Session at Warley Town School

As part of National Safeguarding Week Project _Twelve:31  visited  Warley Town Primary School with partners from PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation )and West Yorkshire Police to deliver a session around child sexual exploitation (CSE) and online safety.

Headteacher Anne Stead said she was looking for something a bit different and the ‘Friend for Life’ session seemed like a fun and interactive way to bring together parents, children and teachers to talk about this challenging subject.

A Friend for Life is someone you trust like a parent or teacher and discussions took place between the children and adults around who is a safe or unsafe person and the dangers of revealing too much information on social media.

CSE perpetrators can come from all backgrounds and ages or genders, even older young people, and children can be sexually exploited by an individual or by a group of people connected through formal networks or more informal friendship groups and families.

Children may find it hard to judge strangers they meet in person, and it’s even harder when children use social media as people may not be who they say they are.  Parents should try to keep up-to-date with the apps their kids are using and what it is that these apps do and they should monitor Internet usage to ensure their interactions are only with real-life friends.

Bullying doesn’t just happen in the playground. Cyberbullying involves digital technology like mobile phones and computers and it can be more difficult to stop than physical bullying because it’s hidden. Social media can be a hub for cyberbullying and questionable activities. Without meaning to, kids can share more online than they should and families talked together about the dangers of cyberbullying and how to stay safe online by not sharing locations, and being careful about what they do post online as usually it can’t be taken back once it’s posted.

Maggie said “ I found that the  interactive approach was great for the children to understand and the content was pitched correctly for the young audience which quickly got the children on board with the very good informative session “

Shaun said “ The subject matter was difficult to deliver to such a young audience, however it was done well and I would encourage others to attend similar sessions with their children“

For more information about the session, please contact karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

For support around CSE or online safety, please visit https://paceuk.info/for-parents/