Calderdale Storm Updates: Flood hubs across Calderdale

Please note that Flood hubs have been set up across Calderdale district to assist local residents/businesses. For more information please contact Calderdale Council on 01422 288001.

Read all about it at the Halifax Courier website:

How you can help in aftermath of Storm Ciara floods in Calderdale

 

Community Foundation for Calderdale Launch Flood Appeal

Calderdale Flood Appeal Launched

The Community Foundation for Calderdale has launched an appeal for people to give to a fund to help those affected by the devastating floods on 9th February.

Storm Ciara created significant damage through severe flooding across the Calder Valley, where a month’s rain fell in just 12 hours. Days later Storm Dennis swept over the flood-hit towns still recovering from the disaster. This is the third time in eight years that our resilient community has been devastated by flooding. It is estimated that 500 homes, 400 businesses, eight schools and two care homes have been affected. We are leading the response to support the local community.

How the funding will be spent

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is a registered charity with 30 years experience of fundraising and giving out grants to people in need across the Calder Valley. We have led the response to all of the significant floods in the area. We are awarding emergency grants to householders, charities and businesses affected. More information will be posted on our website and on social media.

How this will benefit the community

The financial support that we will be offering the communities affected will help people to get back on their feet after the devastating impact of the floods. The more funds that we raise through this appeal will enable us to have a greater impact.

More information and to donate: https://localgiving.org/appeal/2020FloodAppeal/

Your Calderdale Countryside News for Winter/Spring 2020 is here!

Welcome to the first newsletter of Countryside News for 2020, packed with ideas of how to make the most of enjoying the great outdoors, right at your doorstep!

There are events for you to get involved in, wildlife awareness courses, volunteering opportunities, as well as news and updates you don’t want to miss.

>> Read the Countryside News here <<

 

 

Books, Bacon Butties and Bring & Buy Sale at St Michael’s Church Saturday February 8th!

Who doesn’t fancy a jumble sale? This Saturday February 8th, why not come down to St.Michael’s Church in Shelf for our Books, bacon butties and bring and buy sale? Entry is free, food and hot drinks will be available to buy, so grab some breakfast as well as a bargain!

Books, bacon butties and bring and buy sale at St.Michael’s Church in Shelf
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Saturday February 8th, 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Entry is free, everyone is welcome.

There will be a raffle draw, tickets £1 for 5 tickets.

Books / CDs / DVDs 50p each or 3 for a £1

All proceeds to go to church funds.

Visit us and find out about our other events and what else we provide in our local community!

Venue: St. Michael’s Church (opposite Lidl), Carr House Road, Shelf, HX3 7RJ

For any questions contact:
Rachael Trutwein: rachaeltrutwein@gmail.com Tel: 07958108672

 

Calderdale Citizens Advice help with employability skills for 16-20 year olds

Do you know someone between the ages of 16 and 20 who wants to improve their employability skills?

Or maybe they want to gain valuable experience whilst making a real difference to people living in Calderdale?

If you know someone who might want to take advantage of this exciting opportunity or simply have a chat about the options available, contact us using our website at https://calderdalecab.org.uk/contact-us/ .

We are able to deliver this project thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale through the #project and The Big Lottery

Freecycling in Calderdale – It’s not waste until you waste it!

Your trash could be someone else’s treasure, so if you have items you no longer need, why not advertise them for free at the Calderdale Freecycle Group or the Calderdale Recycle group?

Calderdale Freecycle – https://groups.freecycle.org/CalderdaleUK

Calderdale Recyclehttps://www.ilovefreegle.org/explore/CalderdaleRecycle

The idea behind these groups is to reduce the amount of reusable items going to waste by passing them on where they can be reused. You may be surprised at what use might be found of your old items, or by what you could find – for absolutely free!

These groups promote conservation, reduction of waste and equally importantly, the sense of community and solidarity.

All items advertised must be offered free of charge, absolutely no money must be exchanged. Individuals need to communicate to arrange the exchange or pickup of goods.

Resellers cannot be stopped but the practice of collecting items for free for the purpose of reselling is discouraged.

Everywhere there’s talk about our impact on the environment and reducing our carbon (and otherwise) footprint. Calderdale freecycle offers an easy way of reducing this! Just read some of the testimonials made by freeglers.

 

 

The Illingworth Messenger – February 2020

There’s lots going on in and around Illingworth and the February 2020 edition of the Illingworth Messenger contains details of events, activities, services, local news and much more!

Read the latest messenger here…

If you would like something advertised in the Illingworth Messenger, items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at irene.mu@blueyonder.co.uk