The Great British Spring Clean – North East Halifax Needs You!

 The Great British Spring Clean is on its way from Friday 20th March to Monday 13th April 2020 across the UK. Calderdale Council and Keep Britain Tidy are calling on you, our #LitterHeroes, to take action.

This year Calderdale Council want to support as many local groups and individuals as possible. We hope that collecting a record amount of litter will improve the environment on your doorstep by joining the country’s biggest mass-participation environmental campaign.

We couldn’t do The Great British Spring Clean without people like you committing to taking part – you are helping to make a real difference in your local community by getting people to think about the amount of litter in our environment. Once someone has been on a litter pick, it’s very hard for them to not notice litter everywhere they go; we want litter picking to be the norm!

The Great British Spring Clean is aiming to inspire over half a million people to join forces across the country to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first time hosting a litter pick or your one hundredth, we want #LitterHeroes across the country to stand together to declare that litter is unacceptable.

If you would like to host or attend a Clean-Up then please get in touch and Calderdale can provide Equipment, Bags (from Keep Britain Tidy) and collect all litter after the event.

Clean-ups will take place from 20 March – 13 April 2020 and we already have some events in the diary so please get in touch ASAP to get booked in.

For information, please contact:

Amy Powell-Bevan, Volunteer Co-ordinator (Monday to Wednesday)
Safer Cleaner Greener
Directorate for Public Services, Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AQ
Tel: 07734 974024

Launch of Calderdale Volunteering Kite Mark

We have a healthy VCS in Calderdale with 100s of people coming forward every year to volunteer.

However, the quality of their voluntary experience can vary dramatically so Sector Support Calderdale’s Volunteer Centre has developed a Volunteering Kite Mark based on IIV and drawing on the experience of other local Volunteer Centre’s (Leeds and Kirklees) who are running similar schemes.

  • Opening Address from Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert
  • Keynote Speakers from both the Voluntary & Community Sector and Local Authority
  • Free Kite Mark information pack for all attendees
  • Volunteering quiz (with prizes)

Launching on Thursday 17 September from 10am-12pm,
Halifax Town Hall, Halifax, HX1 1ZS

A national quality accreditation system (Investing in Volunteers, IIV) for Volunteer-Involving Organisations (VIOs) was launched in 2003 by Volunteering England. Whilst popular amongst national and well-funded groups the cost has proved prohibitive for small/medium sized, local organisations.

Anyone who has a responsibility for managing / supervising or recruiting volunteers within their organisation should attend?

There is limited capacity so please email to confirm your attendance.