Innovations and Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre embark on project with Octopus Energy Group

We were recently approached by Octopus Energy Group, who own wind turbine number three at Ovenden Moor.

On 20th July, the energy company visited Innovations Children’s Centre to complete a workshop with the children. Eleanor, Dean and Kathryn Beeby talked to the children about renewable energy and showed them pictures of wind turbines and explained what they are used for. We then created some drawings relating to wind turbines and renewable energy, which Octopus Energy will use as projections on the turbines!

We had a special visitor, Constantine the Octopus puppet, who spoke about how we can look after our planet, what energy is and how we need to try use less.

We were then provided with a kit to make our own wind turbine and we went outside to discuss the weather and see if the wind was blowing. Fact sheets were also given to parents with top tips on how to save energy which included weekly tasks they could complete to reduce energy in the home.

Below: Children drew their own wind turbines – and Constantine the Octopus!

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.

Helping you stay safe, well and Winter Wise

[taken from Calderdale news]

Winter wise

Residents in Calderdale will soon receive important advice to support them to stay warm, safe and well throughout this winter.

The latest version of the Winter Wise guide is being sent to all households in Calderdale, with updated advice on a range of topics to help support residents through the winter period.

The guide has been created by Calderdale Council in partnership with the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and is also available to view at It contains important advice to help with issues that we may have during winter months, such as preparing for extreme weather events, energy saving tips and how to boost mental wellbeing.

This year’s guide also includes extra information about how we can boost our immunity this winter, with specific guidance on the COVID-19 booster campaign and flu jabs and the importance of getting these vaccines. There’s also a section providing further advice for those with health conditions such as diabetes and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

To support local health and care services and reduce pressures on these services, the guide also signposts people to the right care, in the right place, at the right time. This includes support on self-care and the use of local pharmacies, as well as advice about contacting GP surgeries or seeking urgent emergency care. More information is also available at

Read the full article on Calderdale news