Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Monday 7 October 2019.
A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team, Anti-social Behavior Officer and Active Calderdale who spoke to the Junior Wardens to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.
Karen Scanlon said
“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”
“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”
The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Moorside Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.
Residents in the area have raised concerns about traffic speeding in the vicinity of schools.
Children from Moorside Community Primary School have made a dedicated effort to make people aware of motorists ignoring the speed limit in their area.
Moorside Junior Wardens conducted speed checks on Keighley Road ,Ovenden on Tuesday 30 April 2019
Karen Scanlon, from the Ovenden Initiative, arranged for Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School to go out with the speed camera to get an idea of how road users are driving in the local area around our local schools.
Joined by Dan Marham, Ovenden Initiative and Calderdale Council Community Warden Lee Ackroyd, the session began with Junior Wardens using the camera on Keighley Road outside of Moorside Club where the responsible drivers received a thumbs up as they passed, and the not so responsible drivers getting a thumbs down!
From the 374 cars recorded,6 were driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit however the top speed recorded was 46 mph
Future speed checks will continue to take place throughout North and East Halifax with both Junior Warden Groups and in partnership with West Yorkshire Police in ongoing work to tackle nuisance vehicles in the area.
Staying Well North Halifax is hosting a FREE buffet lunch on Wednesday 29 May, 10:00am-2:00pm at Moorside Community Primary School with an illustrated talk by local historian David Glover. There will be advice from the SAFER team, Citizens Advice, Victim Support, Fuel Poverty and Macmillan.
To book a place call Hayley on 01422 393956 or email her on Hayley.Conlon@calderdale.gov.uk.
The second session of Wellbeing @ Moorside was held on Friday 5 April 2019 at Moorside Community Primary School promoting good positive Mental Health and Wellbeing.
15 Parents and carers who attended the session were treated to a very informative talk and alerts about Scams and Frauds from West Yorkshire Trading Standards. What are scams and how do scammers contact you? Scams are tricks used by dishonest people who try and con you out of your money. They come in many different guises such as letters saying you have won the lottery, emails saying you are owed a tax refund or phone calls offering a free boiler. Often, the scams ask you to pay an admin fee for their service or request that you send them your bank details and personal information. Almost always, these scams are unsolicited and turn up out of the blue:
- In a letter
- Over the telephone
- On your doorstep
- In the street
- Via the internet/ email
- In a text message
More top tips on how to protect yourself from scams and frauds in general can be found on https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/consumer-advice/scams-awareness-and-advice/
Also in attendance was The Basement Project. The Basement Recovery Project is an independent self-help, charitable organisation, based in Halifax, which offers support and inspiration to those people who are involved with alcohol or substance misuse, the opportunity of a new sustained abstinent lifestyle – recovery from addiction.
The Basement Project played fun games with beer goggles and scratch cards to trying to engage people in a fun way to show that the project is here to help without judgement. They also raised awareness of the harm alcohol can do not only to the individual but also on their family and community.
For more information or support in the strictest confidence contact https://thebasementproject.org.uk/contact/
Basement House 10 Carlton Street Halifax HX1 2AL 01422 383063.
The next session of Wellbeing @ Moorside will be held on Friday 17 May, 9:00am-11.00am at Moorside Community Primary School , Keighley Road Ovenden.
Everyone is welcome to come along.