Free Hate Crime Seminar at Calderdale College 12 October

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

09.30am – 2.30pm (10.00am start)

Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax HX1 3UZ  (Tbc)

Free buffet lunch

Keynote Speakers

 Iman Atta OBE Tell MAMA (Measuring anti-Muslim Attacks)

Alex Webster Northern Regional Security Coordinator for Community Safety Trust (anti-Semitic reporting)

Presentations on hate crime will be delivered by West Yorkshire Police and local stakeholders.

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a workshop to help shape future services to tackle hate crime.

Please note places are limited to 80 delegates


To book a free place contact shameem.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk or sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk

Calderdale College: Francis St, Halifax HX1 3UZ

Halifax Bus Station to be transformed

A new £17.7m state-of-the-art facility, delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council is being built on the site of the current bus station. Work will start from 5 September and projected completion is summer 2023. Find out how this will affect your journeys.

The bus station will partially close for this to happen so some services will be picking passengers up from other locations in the town centre. Details of this can be found here wymetro.com/halifaxbusstationworks or by calling Metro on 0113 245 7676 for travel information.

  • Services at Halifax Bus Station are set to change from September to enable construction work to start.
  • Alongside improved passenger facilities and better access to the town centre, plans for the new bus station include environmentally friendly features, such as measures to enable the introduction of electric bus charging points, bike parking and solar panels, as well as a living roof complete with plants.
  • Overall, the scheme will deliver more green space with an extra 40 trees being planted as well as other environmental benefits.
  • The bus station is due to partially close to members of the public from Sunday 5 September and passengers are being asked to visit wymetro.com/halifaxbusstationworks or call 0113 245 7676 for travel information.
  • Most bus services will run from the town centre during the day with some evening services returning to the station from 7pm.  Some services will remain on site during construction.
  • Work will continue until summer 2023

What is done to share further information:

  • Posters detailing where to catch buses and how to find out more about the project will be displayed at the bus station, on buses, and on key buildings and bus stops
  • During the first few weeks of construction, WYCA staff will be on hand at the bus station and on-street to help people and answer questions
  • A press release is about to be issued by WYCA
  • WYCA are putting adverts in the local papers
  • WYCA will be doing social media from @WestYorkshireCA (Twitter) and @TheCombinedAuthority (Facebook) and will be retweeting/sharing some of these on the Council’s social media feeds
  • The Bus Station page on the CNC website will be updated with details and links

Have you been affected by Hate Crime or Hate Incident?

Hate crimes / hate incidents can take place anywhere, at home, in the street, at work, school or online.

No-one should have to put up with it and live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of hate.

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Examples include:

  • Physical attacks, this includes physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson.
  • Threats of attack, such as inciting hatred by words, pictures or videos, offensive letters, abusive or obscene telephone calls, intimidation etc

A hate incident is classed as hate crime when the actions of the perpetrator break the law. That does not make hate incidents less important.

Hate incidents and hate crimes are serious offences with devastating impact on the individual, the family and friends of the victims and the wider community.

All reports of hate incidents and hate crimes are taken very seriously and will be treated with confidentiality.

Hate Incident Reporting Centres

HIRCs offer anyone who has experienced or witnessed a hate crime/incident the opportunity to report it if they would prefer not to report to the police.

The reporting centres are based at various community venues/organisations across Calderdale.

We would like to remind you that Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, part of North Halifax Partnership is a designated reporting centre.

Useful page on Hate Crime on the Citizens Advice Bureau website

We can liaise on your behalf from recording and registering the occurrence, refer it to the police, the council and putting you in touch with other organisations that may be able to further assist you and your family.

To report a hate crime/ hate incident to us, please contact: Karen Scanlon on karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 252209

In an emergency contact the police on 999, or in a non-emergency call 101 or you can report the matter through to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111

You can always report hate crime directly to the Police or Calderdale Council either online or over the phone.

To report online to West Yorkshire Police visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk

Please note that due to Covid19 the Hate Incident Reporting Centres are being reviewed.

For further information please contact Sail Suleman, Cohesion & Equality Officer (Hate Crime Reduction) on 01422 392869 or by email at sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk

Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

If your child is eligible for free school meals through qualifying benefits, they may be able to access a fully funded holiday place during the school holidays this summer.

Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme provides enriching activities, delicious nutritious meals and a chance for young people to meet new friends in a safe & fun environment, during the school holidays!

Please discuss needs of your child with providers.

Activities:

  • Tumble TAGS Summer Camps
  • Cricket Activity Camp – Illingworth
  • The Brooksbank School Summer Camp

and many more!

For the full, continuously updated list of activities, click here: Calderdale Healthy Holidays

£1 million Climate Emergency fund to combat climate change

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (CMBC) in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC), have launched a £1million Climate Emergency fund to help combat the impact that climate change is having in the borough.

More details can be found here: https://cffc.co.uk/climate-emergency-carbon-zero-fund/ and applications can be made using the CFFC online application form here:

https://ukcf.secure.force.com/forms/Generalover1500/ClimateEmergencyFund

Closing date for first round applications will be 13th September 2021

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

(read full article on the Calderdale Council website)

The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or Sally Fletcher Sally.Fletcher@Calderdale.gov.uk.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Healthy Holidays Calderdale – Information Session June 15th

Delivery of Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in Calderdale.

We are excited that the government announced the expansion of its tried and tested Holiday Activities and Food programme across all local authorities.

This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the summer holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals (8000 children in Calderdale).

We are holding an information session for organisations planning to apply for the summer Healthy Holidays grant funding:

Date & Time: 15th June 1.00-3.00pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85033895307

 

The Healthy Holidays grant programme is now live and groups and organisations can access the full guidance and online application form on the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s website. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 29th June 2021. 

Access the Full Guidance on the Community Foundation for Calderdale website