Ward Forum Grants deadline extended – Apply for upto £500

The latest round for Ward Forum Grants is open to applications and the deadline has now been extended until Monday 31 July 2017!

If you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us with grants of up to £500 available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 July 2017.

Click here for further information and to apply for a grant online or email Tony King at Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk if you require any help.

C3 Healthy Communities at Beechwood Big Picnic Saturday 1 July

C3 Healthy Communities is coming to the Staying Well tent at the Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday 1 July looking at diet and physical activity.  Anyone can talk to Lisa about what issues they have re: healthier eating or where to go for indoor/outdoor physical activity within the area.

They will be having fun with a human fruit machine where people fill in a questionnaire and then have an opportunity to press a buzzer and if they match 3 fruit or veg, then that is what they will win.  There will also be a glitter tattooist – she is working for free but will have a donations tin for Illingworth Rugby club and Ovenden Park to help them both out.

C3’s name comes from their belief that preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors before people fall sick or need care requires Collaboration between all of society to focus on the 3 risk factors that impact NCDs:

  1. Unhealthy eating and drinking
  2. Lack of physical activity
  3. Tobacco use

This includes addressing both the individual and environmental barriers to leading a healthier life.

 

Fancy a stall at the Challengers Fun Day?

The Challengers Fun Day 2017 will be held on Saturday 26 August at Natty Lane, Illingworth, 12.30 – 4.30pm.

If your group or organisation would like a stall at the event please contact Carol on 07780778257 or email carol.challengers@blueyonder.co.uk

For those of you who don’t know, Challengers is for children aged 5-11 years of age and meet every Thursday (term time only) between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.
Challengers Xtra for children aged 4 to 11 years meets on Sunday from 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

There is a weekly subscription charge of 50p.

 

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.

The Illingworth Messenger – April 2017

There’s lots going on in and around Illingworth and you can find it all in one place!

The Illingworth messenger provides information of upcoming events, activities, local news, adverts and much more… read the April edition here…

If you would like something advertised in the Illingworth Messenger, items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at irene.mu@blueyonder.co.uk

Illingworth Messenger

Still time to nominate your stars for the 2017 North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards

It’s that time of year again… cheer up the dark nights of freezing gloom with warm thoughts about the people who light up our communities. Could this year be the best awards night yet?

Find out more at https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/north-halifax-neighbourhood-awards/

Paper nomination forms are available from Mixenden Library or Ovenden Initiative / Pennine Housing Furness Office, email: team@halifaxnorthandeast.com or phone: 01422 255402

You can also make your nomination online now!

twitter bulletFollow us @hxnorthandeast using #nhna2017 for announcements.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 March 2017

Police and Project_Twelve:31 engage with 69 Young People

Last weekend the Police invoked a Dispersal Order covering Lee Mount and most of the Ovenden area between Friday and Sunday following reports of Anti-Social Behaviour. The order gave the Police powers to deal positively with anyone behaving in an antisocial manner or causing residents to feel threatened.

In addition to this, local youth project (Project_Twelve:31) was also out and about on the night of Friday 3 March talking to young people in the area. The project spoke to 32 young people altogether.

Although no Dispersal Orders were issued over the weekend, the work of both the Police and Project_Twelve resulted in a combined total of 69 young people being engaged with.

Project_Twelve:31 conducted a survey with young people on the night to get their thoughts on activities for young people in the area. 13 had heard of Project_Twelve:31 and 9 said they had previously attended at least 1 session, but the most overwhelming response was “We just want somewhere dry to hang out”

In response to recent Ovenden ASB issues, Project_Twelve:31 will be out and about again tonight.

For more information on Project_Twelve:31 visit the Projects Facebook Page