Moorside Junior Wardens at Illingworth Fire Station

West Yorkshire Fire fighters do more than just putting out fires. They aim to reduce risks to West Yorkshire people and property and deliver prevention programmes to make people safer from fire and other emergencies.

Our firefighters have one of the most respected jobs within the community: responding to incidents, preventing them from happening and protecting people and property in West Yorkshire. Junior Wardens from  Moorside Community Primary School, Ovenden were given the opportunity to visit Illingworth Fire Station to  find out more about what they do, how they promotion opportunities and technical areas they specialise within the daily role of a Firefighter

The Fire Fighters gave the Junior Wardens a fantastic and very informative tour of the Illingworth Station , explaining some of the jobs the fire fighters are called out to and explained how fire fighters are responsible  for taking part in drill training, taking part in scenarios, maintaining, cleaning and testing fire service equipment and performing general station routines.

The Fire fighter let the wardens experience using the fire hose of the engine ,and how they fill up the water that’s kept in the engine . They even gave a call out for the Moorside  Junior Wardens with the blues and twos

Thank you to Illingworth Fire Station at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for a brilliant afternoon of fun for more information look at

Moorside Junior Wardens in Action Again

After the recent walkabout and litter pick in January 2018  ( the wardens decided they wanted to highlight the amount of rubbish and dog faeces left in and around the area. The wardens have all worked really hard on creating and developing posters that will remind people to not litter and raise awareness around  picking  up faeces after their dogs.

We can take action in relation to complaints about dog fouling if you know who the person is who is not cleaning up after their dog has fouled, or you know the approximate time the fouling occurs.

Even if you do not know any of the above, but your area is badly fouled, let CMBC know or our new Community Warden Lee Ackroyd know and he will endeavour to undertake patrols and also clean up the worst affected areas.

You can help us by providing as much of the following information as possible:

  • Accurate location, is there a nearby landmark, lamp column or house number?
  • Frequency and time, how regular and at what time does it occur?
  • Description of the dog, for example a male black labrador puppy.

Address and description of the person walking the dog Or and report via or contact Community Warden Lee on 0300 555 0266.

The posters will be erected in and around the Brant Avenue area later this month so look out for the fantastic art work created by the wardens from Moorside Community Primary School.


Did you spot the Moorside Junior Wardens on Keighley Road?

Junior Wardens from Moorside Primary School took part in a Speed Initiative alongside Community Warden Ced Oakley, Ovenden Police Ward Officer’s PC Kim McCloskey and PCSO Alice Cordingley.

Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative said’

“The Junior Wardens really enjoyed the initiative which highlights the speed of traffic on the roads within our community”

The Junior Wardens measured and recorded the speeds of oncoming traffic on the A629 Keighley Road which is one of the busiest roads in the area. All the information gathered will be sent to Calderdale Council.