Crafts with Dan – Plastic Bottle Piggy Planter

In the UK over 35.8 million bottles are consumed each day and sadly, a staggering 16 million of these fail to reach plastic recycling facilities.
As part of a North Halifax Partnership project around recycling and the environment our Ward Link Worker Dan Marham is here to share some creative ways to make use of one of the largest contributors to plastic pollution…. Single use plastic bottles!

We hope you enjoy the first installment of Crafts with Dan!

Have a go at making your own plastic bottle planters and send us your photos via Facebook messenger at Halifax North & East or Tweet your pictures @hxnorthandeast

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Get Your Grown Ups Growing with Sure Start this summer

sure startGet your grown ups growing with a Sure Start summer activity suitable for children aged 18 months to 6 years old with Lots opportunities for planting and creative activities both indoor and outside.

Thursday 4 August and Friday 2 September – 12pm to 1.30pm
At Ash Green Children’s Centre, 1 Sunny Bank Road, Mixenden, HX2 8RX

Just turn up on the day or for further information call 01422 243941.

New Allotment Group with Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds now have a full size plot at the Pye Nest Allotment in Sowerby Bridge, anyone can attend who has an interest in: –

  • Improving and maintaining their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Meeting new people in a friendly and safe environment
  • Learning more about the benefits of growing (and eating) a variety of fruit, vegetables and herbs

The group meet at the site every Monday 1pm to 3pm – Directions

No previous allotment experience or knowledge is needed, just come along and see what there is to get involved in. Some of the tasks might include:-

  • Planting
  • General maintenance of the site
  • Bed/plot design
  • Contribute ideas for seasonal crops
  • Or you could become a volunteer

For more information ring Nicola on 01422 345154 or 07985 750592 or email

Holy Trinity Planting and Growing Day – Volunteers required

Holy Trinity Planting & Growing DayCould you spare an hour or so to help out at the Holy Trinity Primary School Planting and Growing Day on Saturday 25 April 2015?

The school is currently looking for volunteers to join staff, parents and children to plant and grow fruit and vegetables in the school grounds.

The school will also welcome donations of seedlings, vegetable plants or compost so if you feel you could help or donate, please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 01422 367161