Christmas and New Year Recycling and Waste Collection dates 2020/21

Remember to check your waste and recycling collections over Christmas, as they will be on different days to usual.

Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed on 1 January 2021. Please check opening times and current restrictions on the Council website before you travel. https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/service-updates#hwrcs

Also of interest: Tis the Season to recycle: Calderdale residents are encouraged to recycle during the festive season

A Message For Christmas and the New Year from the PCC For West Yorkshire

This past year or so will go down as a year like no other, and whilst it really is important that we don’t drop our guard at this crucial time, I hope that the upcoming Christmas and New Year period will provide some relief.

Whilst not wishing to focus solely upon the Covid-19 impact, the introduction of a vaccine is certainly good news and we can all hopefully move towards a sense of normality in the coming months. That will only happen though, if we all continue to do our bit. Let’s keep working together to reduce the rates of transmission and we will hopefully come out more quickly and stronger at the other end.

Despite all the difficulties this year, I am really proud of some of the work that we have been able to achieve together, such as the opening of a brand new state of the art Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for West Yorkshire, the Safer Communities Fund continuing to support hundreds of projects making a real difference across West Yorkshire, bringing new engagement and early intervention projects to our communities to tackle serious violence through the new West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), launching our first Victims and Witnesses Strategy – ‘Supporting People Harmed by Crime’ and many more. You can read more about these initiatives and lots more in my recently released Annual Report.

In the year ahead, the biggest new development is likely to be the devolution deal for West Yorkshire, and the election of a new ‘Metro-Mayor’. This has particular implications for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, which will become embedded within the office of the new mayor, and there is much work to do to achieve a successful transition and for some of the complexities to be overcome.

We will continue to champion community safety working closely with West Yorkshire Police and our partners, providing support for the most vulnerable and those who are victims of crime, building on the many achievements over the last eight years since being elected into this role.

I couldn’t finish this message without mentioning the truly awe inspiring work and sacrifices made by our many key workers and volunteers during 2020. The same people who will be missing time with loved ones once again over this festive period, while they work to keep us all safe. A big and heartfelt thank you to each and every one of them, from the police, fire & rescue and ambulance services, to the NHS, teachers, shop workers, refuse collectors, delivery workers and all those that have been so brilliant this year.

Wishing you a safe, happy festive season and New Year.

Best wishes

Mark

Mark Burns-Williamson OBE
West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

Create Festive Freestyle for 10-19 year olds December 21

Festive Freestyle Drawing is an activity for children and young people to start their Christmas Holidays!

Join Zeke and Alex from Healthy Minds in a free online Christmas themed drawing workshop for an hour of very interactive and good fun.

The workshop is open to children and young people aged 10 to 19. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first booked basis. If the interest exceeds, a second session may be arranged.

All you need for the session is space to work, internet connection (and Zoom!), felt tip pens and paper.

The workshop will run over Zoom on the 21st of December from 1-2pm. The link to the workshop will be emailed to participants prior to the session.

To book and for more information, contact Alex on alex@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or text/WhatsApp 07516 030575.

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collection dates

Due to the holidays, your usual waste and recycling collection dates may be affected.
Remember to check your waste and recycling collections over Christmas, as they will be on different days to usual.

Please find below the holiday colletion dates for Calderdale.

Usual collection day:                                               Collection will be on:

Friday 25th December                                            Monday 28th December

Monday 28th December                                       Tuesday 29th December

Tuesday 29th December                                       Wednesday 30th December

Wednesday 30th December                                Thursday 31st December

Thursday 31st December                                      Saturday 2nd January

Friday 1st January                                                    Monday 4th January

Monday 4th January                                               Tuesday 5th January

Tuesday 5th January                                               Wednesday 6th January

Wednesday 6th January                                        Thursday 7th January

Thursday 7th January                                             Friday 8th January

Friday 8th January                                                    Saturday 9th January

 

Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed on the 25 and 26 December and on 1 January 2021. Please check opening times and current restrictions on the Council website before you travel. https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/service-updates#hwrcs

Also of interest: Tis the Season to recycle: Calderdale residents are encouraged to recycle during the festive season

Christmas Crafts weekly online sessions from Calderdale Libraries

Join the Discover Team online every Tuesday for Christmas craft inspiration.
The sessions run every Tuesday morning from 10:30am

  • Get crafting for Christmas
  • Gill Carpenter has lots of great ideas for you to try at home.
  • Using every day materials, fun for the whole family!

To join in, please visit Calderdale Libraries Facebook

To watch this and other Discover content after the scheduled events, please visit Calderdale Libraries on YouTube

Cinderella Magic Wand Workshop at Shibden Hall this weekend

CinderellaMeet Cinderella and Buttons in this magical costumed workshop. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys before you create your own magic wand and cast a spell to send Cinderella to the ball.

Saturday 17 December – 11.15am to 1pm
At Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax, HX3 6XG

The cost is £3.50 for adults and £7 for children – Click here to book online

Only 14 tickets left!

Community Carols at Mount Tabor Methodist Church

You are invited to go along to this years Community Carol Service led by Rev Colin Sherwood.

Friday 23 December 2016 – At 6.30pm
At Mount Tabor Methodist Church, Mount Tabor Rd, Mount Tabor, HX2 0UP

Everyone welcome to go along.