On Wednesday 23 October 2019, partners from the Calderdale Road Safety Partnership attended Lee Mount Primary School after it was highlighted that parking outside the school was an ongoing issue and has been for some time.
The event was organised by Dan Marham, Ward Link Worker for the Ovenden Initiative following a meeting with Lee Mount Primary School headteacher Emme Ford and was supported by partners from West Yorkshire Police, CMBC Community Wardens and Calderdale Community Safety Wardens who were joined by students George and Jack.
The morning proved to be a success as the zigzag markings were kept clear enabling pupils to safely cross the road on their way into school in the morning. Small posters were fixed onto the school railings to highlight the dangers of parking outside schools and a larger banner was given to the school by the Community Safety Team which is now also on display on the railings.
Work will continue in the future as the Road Safety Partnership work on ways in which issues such as school parking can be proactively dealt with and there is a full week of action planned from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November 2019 at schools throughout Calderdale.
Junior Wardens from Lee Mount Primary School made the most of the sunshine on Wednesday 10 May by visiting Shroggs Park where they took part in a litter pick and planted flowers which will soon be part of the stunning floral displays around the Halifax Town Hall.
Accompanied by Peter Oddy CMBC North Halifax Parks Area Manger, Paul Marshall CMBC /Halifax In Bloom, Karen Scanlon and Dan Marham from the Ovenden Initiative, some groups were out litter picking whilst one Group stayed behind to plant bedding plants which will be displayed in the Halifax Town Hall.
As part of the Halifax In Bloom who work to increase civic pride through local people taking on the planning and management of their local environment including long-term improvement in their local environment through planting, floral displays and displaying high levels of cleanliness and a boost to the local economy through increased tourism
The activities of the Wardens caught the attention of a passing dog walker who said how great it was to see such caring young people looking after the park and the area they live in.
Keep a look out if you are visiting Halifax for the stunning displays
It’s been 10 years since Lee Mount Primary School worked to create the Somewhere Over the Rainbow project in Shroggs Park, Lee Mount and following interviews there’s now a new Junior Warden’s scheme in place at the school.
The Lee Mount Junior Wardens are proud of where they live and work together to identify environmental and safety problems in order to make our neighbourhood a better place to live.
On Wednesday 30 November the Wardens joined together with Pete Oddy area manager for Calderdale Safer Cleaner Greener Team ,Pc Kim McCloskey & PCSO Trevor Lovelock West Yorkshire Police and Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative to litter pick in Shroggs Park.
The Junior Wardens have also worked on a speed initiative on Shroggs Road and Wheatley Lane to check the speeds of passing traffic along with PC McCloskey, PCSO Leeman & PCSO Foster.
The majority of vehicles checked were travelling under or at the required speed limit, however a few drivers were advised regarding the recent changes to the speed limits that came into force in the North Halifax area in October 2016.
Look out for more exciting activities including bird box and feeder making from the new Lee Mount Junior Wardens over the coming months.
Get in the festive spirit and warm up with a hot drink at the Lee Mount Christmas Coffee Morning with a cake stall, Christmas craft stall, toy & smellies, tombolas plus raffle with a chance to win lots of fantastic prizes including a Xmas Hamper.
Wednesday 9 December – 8.30am to 10.30am
At Lee Mount Primary School, Lee Mount Road, HX3 5EB
Everybody welcome to go along and join for coffee & cake or mince pie.
West Yorkshire Police Pc Kim McCloskey Ovenden Ward Officer and Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative along with PCSO Trevor Lovelock Community Warden Ced Oakley and Matt Scott-Thompson from the Ovenden Initiative held a Crime Prevention advise session at Lee Mount School Lee Mount Road on Tuesday 3 November 2015.
West Yorkshire Police are fully committed to ensuring that crime prevention is at the forefront of every effort in supporting the communities they serve. Burglars know the price of everything and the value of nothing – that is the message being highlighted by West Yorkshire Police as part of their latest burglary campaign.
Following crime prevention tips can help to secure your home and deter burglars. Find them at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/truecost
For more information about home security call 101 and ask to speak to your local Crime Prevention Officer or follow on Twitter using #wypburglary.
Over 150 local people were given Crime Prevention advice and talked to about what matters to them in the neighbourhood. Young people from Lee Mount Primary School were able to see what it would be like to be put in the back of the police van.
Pictured left: Keith Midgley, a local resident who was locked in the Police van by Ovenden Ward Officer Pc Kim McCloskey