Lee Mount Junior Wardens place bird feeders in Shroggs Park

On Wednesday 8 March Junior Wardens from Lee Mount Primary School built the remainder of their bird boxes with the help of PCSO Katie Leeman and PCSO Trevor Lovelock from West Yorkshire Police , CMBC Community Warden Ced Ockley and CMBC Paul Tetley.

Once the lesson in woodwork was over the Junior Wardens were taken around Shroggs Park where they hung up the bird feeders they had made previously.

The project was sponsored by the Police Mutual Funds which has allowed the Junior Wardens to have a valuable input to contribute to bird conservation by creating a safe place for the North Halifax Wildlife and to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.

Next time you are in Shroggs park having an afternoon stroll or walking the dog, be sure to keep a look out for the bird feeders and nest boxes.


Important News!

Halifax Neighbourhood Policing Team have received numerous reports of groups of antisocial youths causing issues in Ovenden and Lee Mount and have invoked a Dispersal Order for this weekend!

This means that anyone behaving in an antisocial manner or causing residents to feel threatened will be served a notice and will not be permitted to return to the area for 48hours. If you are under 16 years old, you will be taken home as the notice must be served in the presence of your parent or carer.

*Please note that groups of young people not causing any trouble will not be affected. Local youth workers will be walking around in the area to talk to you, if you have any concerns.

You can report antisocial behaviour to the Police on 101 (999 in an emergency).

Alternatively, you can help us build up a picture of where the worst antisocial behaviour hotspots are by emailing information to team@halifaxnorthandeast.com

Circuit Training for Adults in Lee Mount

Disability Support Calderdale are running a series of pilot circuit sessions for adults with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Each session will last for approximately 45 minutes with a warm up and cool down. There will be a charge of £1 for each session and free refreshments available.

Sessions will take place from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on the following dates’

  • Wednesday 1 February 2017
  • Wednesday 15 February
  • Wednesday 1 March
  • Wednesday 15 March
  • Wednesday 29 March

The sessions will be held at at Lee Mount Baptist Church, Melbourne Street, Halifax.

For further information please contact 01422 353613 /07990 833521 / 07772 582817 or email dsmain@hotmail.co.uk

Circuit Training for Under 25’s in Lee Mount

Take part in weekly circuit training sessions for under 25’s in Lee Mount every Thursday.

Starts Thursday 19 January – 4pm to 6pm
At Lee Mount Baptist Church, Melbourne St, Halifax, HX3 5DF

For further information contact Disability Support calderdale on 01422 353613 or email dsmain@hotmail.co.uk

Fitness sessions in Lee Mount for young people under 25

Disability Support Calderdale are running  circuit training sessions for young people with disabilities and long term health conditionsfor just £1 per session with refreshments available.

Every Thursday from 19 January – 4pm to 6pm
At Lee Mount Baptist Church, Melbourne Street, Halifax, HX3 5DF.

Each session will last for 45 minutes with a warm up and warm down routine and each participant will have a fitness assessment before starting the sessions.

If you are interested and would like further information please call 07990833521 /07772582817 or 01422-353613.

Lee Mount Junior Wardens clean up Shroggs Park

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAIt’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.

lee-mount-junior-wardens-30112016-jpg1-jpg2-jpg4-jpg5On 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.

lee-mount-junior-wardens-30112016The 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.

Council clean up Lee Mount on day of Action

Clean up image 1Creating cleaner streets and green spaces was the focus of a recent day of action to tackle litter and fly-tipping in Lee Mount, Halifax.

Last week Calderdale Council went on a mission to clean up residential areas and there was a complete cleaning blitz, with a seven-strong Council team, two vans and a road sweeper taking to the streets… read more…

Nearby Shroggs Park also benefited from the clean-up action. Recently the park has seen an increase in litter, fly-tipping such as mattresses being dumped, dog fouling and overgrown hedges.

By the end of the day, the hardworking team had removed over half a tonne of litter and waste from the streets and park, and all of the areas are now back to looking neat and tidy.