Get involved with Volunteers Week 2017

Volunteers Week (1-7 June) is a great time to celebrate the brilliant work of volunteers across Calderdale and there’ll be lots of opportunities to get involved.

Volunteer at one of the events below

  • Thursday 8 June – VAC Volunteer Open Day
  • Thursday 8 June – Countryside Volunteering (Shibden Park)
  • Tuesday 13 June – Volunteering Fayre (Bradford)
  • Wednesday 14 June – The Changing Face of Volunteering

Click here for detailed information on each event…

Visit Sector Support Calderdale and Voluntary Action Calderdale to find out more.

If you’re looking for more about events visit www.volunteersweek.org.uk and take a look at their events map or if you have any questions or comments about Volunteers Week 2017 or volunteering in general please contact volunteer@calderdale.gov.uk

Hold an activity or stall at the Beechwood Big Picnic

The Beechwood Big Picnic is going to be on Saturday 1 July 2017 in Beechwood Park, Illingworth, 12-4pm

It’s a double celebration. We’ll be celebrating North Halifax culture with performance, exhibition and activities – with an emphasis on families of all ages. We’ll also be celebrating the unique community asset of Beechwood Park, including the wildlife which lives in this local nature reserve; and the opportunities in and around it.

We are inviting all local schools, community groups, local businesses and services to come along on the day and hold a stall, run an activity or provide entertainment

Stalls are FREE unless you are proposing to sell items or raise money, then there is a small fee.

If you would like to get involved, please complete the attached form and return to Liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk by 21 April 2017. Or call on 07852 173723. Once we have your proforma, we wll contact you to discuss details.

FREE Easter activities at Mixenden Outdoor Activity Centre for ages 6 to 14

FREE Easter holiday activities for ages 6 to 14will once again take place at Mixenden Activity Centre on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 11 April
  • Thursday 13 April
  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Thursday 20 April

Meet Heather Stout at the Activity Centre at 2pm – 3.30pm for a FREE session.

Please note places are limited and booking is essential. All young people taking part must have a consent form completed by their parent or guardian. Please telephone the Centre on 01422 245006 for details.

Learn about scams in the latest newsletter from SAFER!

safer-newsletter-logoThe SAFER team have collaborated with Bradford Council and Collingwood
Learning to develop two monologues which talk through how 2 people unwittingly became fraud victims and the impact it had on them.

The latest newsletter also has information on the latest scams including HMRC Tax Rebate Scams, Solar Panel Scams and more.

Click here to read the latest edition online

Volunteer to help preserve Calderdale’s countryside

Calderdale Countryside and Woodlands Service is responsible for maintaining and preserving Calderdale’s unique landscape and are always looking for volunteers to assist with the work.

Volunteering opportunities include habitat management, drainage work, footpath maintenance, tree planting, hedge laying and dry stone walling.

Practical work generally takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with volunteers giving as much time as they like.

For further details, please call Philip Singh on 07841 784185 or e-mail philip.singh@calderdale.gov.uk

Walks, activities, events and practical days in Calderdale

The Safer, Cleaner, Greener walks and events programme for Spring/Summer 2017 contains a variety of different events and activities to get involved in.

Weather you enjoy nature, walking or are interested in volunteering to make Calderdale a better place for yourself and others… there’s surely something for you.

Click here and take a look inside the latest edition

New Wheelchair Accessible Gym at Threeways

Machines Gym is opening Calderdale’s first fully wheelchair accessible private gym and personal training studio. The aim is to provide a place where everyone is able to train in a friendly environment.

Go along to the grand opening on Saturday 1 April – 12pm to 4pm and see what they have to offer!

They have a variety of equipment available all of which is wheelchair accessible, but that doesn’t mean you have to be in a wheelchair to be welcomed at Machines as everyone is welcome.

MACHINES GYM – Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Halifax, HX3 5SW

Contact Neil Foulds for more info Tel: 07887 835581 Email: machinestraininguk@hotmail.com Facebook: machinestraininguk