Apply for a Ward Forum Grant by October 28th !

It’s the most busiest time of the year with celebrations and event planning, from Halloween and Bonfire to Remembrance Sunday and of course, Christmas and New Year!

Is your organisation planning on doing something? If you are based in the North and East Halifax, a Ward Forum Grant could help!

If you are based in the Lower Valley, contact the Calderdale Lower Valley neighbourhood team to find out about their grants scheme.

Do you need funding for a project or to carry out repairs work? If you are planning a community celebration or an experience, a £500 Ward forum grant may be helpful.

Community and not for profit organisations in the North and East of Halifax have used Ward Forum Grants to fund things from repairs, to gardening, to organising events and trips.

With the help of a Ward Forum Grant, Healthy Minds Calderdale was able to provide tickets to panto for families with small children.

How to apply

You can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is 28th October 2022.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the Environment
2.            Improving Health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Or Download an application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252029.
email Tony : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Bank Holiday Closing for Her Majesty, The Queen’s State Funeral September 19th

Please note that Calderdale Council Services will be mostly unavailable during this day.

There may be other service disruptions elsewhere, please consult with appropriate organisations.

 

Customer First – closed

Contact Centre – closed

Crematorium – open, the office will be closed, but the phone line will be open

Libraries – closed

Markets – closed

Museums – closed

Register Office – closed

The Shay – closed

Sport Centres – closed

Victoria Theatre – box office and theatre will be closed

Waste and Recycling – refuse, recycling and garden waste are cancelled, Refuse waste scheduled for Monday 19 Sept will be collected on Tuesday 20 September and collections for these services will run a day late during this week.

Recycling collections scheduled for Monday 19 September will not be re-scheduled. Please return containers to their storage point, crews will collect Monday’s recycling on Monday 26 September. Recycling collections from Tuesday 20th will be to the current schedule.

Household waste recycling centres – closed

Marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II

In honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Calderdale Council will be observing a period of mourning until September 20th. – Closure details

Message from The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher

We are deeply saddened by the news yesterday of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Queen has played a unique role in the life of the nation for over 90 years.  Throughout her long reign she represented the country at home and abroad with dignity and grace.

Our thoughts today are with the royal family. I will be sending a letter of condolence on behalf of the residents of Calderdale, to the new Sovereign, King Charles III.

Since the formal announcement by Buckingham Palace, the Union Flag has flown at half-mast at Halifax Town Hall.

Book of CondolenceA book of condolence is open in the Victoria Hall at Halifax Town Hall.  The book will remain in place until 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022.  The Town Hall will be open from 8am until 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Condolences can also be recorded online in the ebook of condolence on the official website for the Royal Family https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence   Floral tributes may be laid outside Halifax Town Hall.

Civic Service at Halifax Minster – More Information A civic service in memory of the Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Halifax Minster at

7pm Saturday 17 September 2022

Proclamation DayA copy of the proclamation will be available on the Royal Family’s official website at www.royal.gov.uk and the Privy Council website at https://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/. As a mark of respect, a black ribbon bow will be attached to the Council mace and to the Mayor and Consort’s chains. The Mayor and Deputy will wear black rosettes on their robes.

Next Ward Forum Grant round North and East Halifax by October 28th

The next round of Ward Forum Grants for the North and East of Halifax is open.

Do you need funding for a project or to carry out repairs work? If you are planning a community celebration or an experience, a £500 Ward forum grant may be helpful.

Funded taster sessions for Mixenden School children with Calderdale Community Squash – an example of what a Ward Forum Grant can be used for!

Community and not for profit organisations in the North and East of Halifax have used Ward Forum Grants to fund things from repairs, to gardening, to organising events and even trips.

How to apply

You can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is 28th October 2022.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the Environment
2.            Improving Health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Or Download an application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
email Tony : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Shelf Village Hall Community Association Business Plan a brief overview

Shelf Village Hall Community Association

Business Plan a brief overview

 

Our Business Plan is far too long to read [we have read it so many times already]
so here is a brief outline of the proposal :

The Committee would take on a long-term lease – a Community Asset Transfer, from Calderdale Council to allow us to have total control over the Village Hall.

We would have to refurbish many areas of the Hall – including a new kitchen, painting, and decorating almost everywhere.

New ceiling tiles and some lighting. Repair of the entry doors and many external features – the list is long. But once essential repairs and upgrades are complete, we would then continue to work on the premises over the next 3 years or more.

We cannot run the library – the cost was so high – £30k per quarter – which provided books, internet access, and the other associated library functions. Instead, we will enable hire of the library space, the Auditorium and the small hall with the kitchen made available for own catering.

As we start to prosper, we would really like to bring back the library function but in the meantime would offer a book swap or exchange, where people can bring their books for exchange.

We plan on running a community café using volunteers and we will also have a Bar so we can run evening functions and parties.

We have a long list of people who used to use the Village Hall and would still like to hire the venue for many events. We offered some session of Tai Chi and Seated Pilates before Covid closed the venue and we will bring these and more back to the Hall.

We have a plan to offer themed nights [80’s nights, Northern Soul and Motown, quiz and race nights along with tribute bands.

Makers markets, wedding and Christmas fayres, craft sessions and markets – the list is endless. But all this depends on the Council allowing us to move forward with the lease. If they accept our plans, we can start lease negotiations and will be back in touch. The negotiations may be lengthy (or not as the case may be) so enquiries are welcome but we can’t give a date when the venue will be
available for hire. Once we are moving forward, we will need you, the local residents and businesses to help us with the venue.

If you would like to be part of the SVHCA team please do get in touch and I will add you to our volunteer list.

Please contact us on : shelfvillagehallcat@gmail.com

Message from Debs Harkins and Jackie Addison regarding the hot weather spells

Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health and Jackie Addison, Head of Human Resources and Occupational DevelopmentYou will be aware that the Met Office has an Amber Extreme heat warning in place until at least Tuesday, which is likely to affect everyone, not just those most vulnerable to extreme heat. There is a prediction that temperatures could reach up to 38 degrees in Halifax.This situation could lead to extreme issues for our health and care services, already under pressure because of the impact of the current Covid-19 wave. Travel companies are already advising not to travel on Tuesday in Yorkshire. In view of this we are now recommending that staff who can work at home should do so tomorrow. We are aware that there are a number of staff who work outside. For these staff we have restocked on safety sunglass and hats and all depots have stocks of sun cream and access to cold water. We have also produced this safety bulletin which went out to all managers yesterday and is in all depots today. Managers have been asked to consider the tasks that are planned for today and tomorrow and team leaders will be checking in on teams during the day. If you are unable to work from home, please familiarise yourselves with who the First Aiders are in your workplaces BEFORE they are required. If staff wish to take holiday (annual leave, flexi or lieu time) to cope with the situation, please ensure you seek approval from your managers and service permitting, flexibility will be given. Suez are have also bought their rounds forward to 6:30am starts, so they can finish them before the temperatures get too high, but will also be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day. As a reminder, the NHS website has lots of information on summer health advice. Families can also visit Healthier Together website for advice on keeping your children safe and healthy. The following graphic offers information on the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Heatstroke is a life-threatening emergency, requiring urgent medical attention by calling 999. Heat exhaustion can usually be managed by colling down through:

  • moving to a cool place such as an air-conditioned building, the shade or in front of a fan
  • Drinking cool fluids – stick to water or sports drinks
  • Spraying or sponging your skin with cool water
  • Loosen clothing

Please stay safe over the coming days and if you have to go outside in the extreme heat, wear a sun hat and sunglasses and even in cooler weather, it’s important to put on plenty of suncream.

Apply for the Council Tax Energy rebate by August 22

The Government is giving a £150 rebate to help with the cost of living. You will not be asked to pay this back.

Calderdale Council is making this rebate accessible to residents for their permanent home address in the borough.

Detailed information and application form

The deadline to submit an application is 22 August 2022. If you do not submit an application by that date, the amount of £150 will be deducted directly from your Council Tax account for this financial year.

If you apply for the rebate to be paid into your bank account, his will be shown on bank statements as CTAX Energy Rebate.

There may be delays in receiving this payment due to the high volume of applications. Your patience is appreciated at this time.

You do not need to contact the Council about this as you will be contacted if there is need for more information.