NE Halifax Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership – Pellon Clean Up Event

From 10am – 1pm on Wednesday 16th November over 20 members of staff and volunteers carried out a clean-up of the Pellon estate in the Warley ward, there were 3 skips provided by the Together housing group positioned on Rye Lane, Ryecroft Terrace and Ashville gardens which were soon filled, Together housing also provided a cage van as did Calderdale council and Yorkshire housing to remove excess waste.

Through litter picking, staff and volunteers managed to clear away approx.; 80 bags of general litter from streets, grass verges, from around the schools and shops they also managed to engage with 50+ residents on the day to remind them of the free skips and residents surely took advantage of this!

Many thanks to the staff from Together Housing, North Halifax Partnership’s Neighbourhood Team, Calderdale Council, Yorkshire Housing, West Yorkshire Police and special thanks to the community volunteers who took part and helped made this a very successful event.

From residents spoken to all were very thankful and below are a few of their comments;

‘Thank you for today this has saved me a lot of money’

‘The area is looking very clean and tidy – hope  we can keep it that way’

‘those guys in the vans have been great really helpful’

‘Rye Lane looks cleaner than I have ever seen it. Well done everyone’

‘great to see so many people working hard for the benefit of our community’

‘Wowee, coming back thru the Ashville area tonight it was definitely a different country – there was no litter all over the streets, no junk dumped around, it was a lovely area with clean roads, clear grass verges with a variety of lovely trees – will do best to keep it that way and not let the litter louts ruin it’

‘really appreciate the hard work you are doing’

‘If the skips were put there maybe every other month I do think majority of residents would keep areas clean n tidy. A lot don’t have transport therefore can’t just nip to the tip like us who drive’

How a ward forum Grant helped the 7th St George Scout Group

The 7th St George Scout group from Lee Mount recently received a Ovenden Ward forum grant of £500 for new climbing equipment which they put to good use on their annual adventure outing.

Could your organisation benefit from the help of a Ward Forum Grant?

If you are operating within the North and East of Halifax, why not get in touch with the Neighbourhood Team and find out what is available to you.

The next Ward Forum Grant Round closes on October 28th 2022

Ward Forum Grants are distributed quarterly.

To find out more, contact the North and East Halifax Neighbourhood Team :

t : 01422 252 029
e: tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

Ward Forum Grants more information

 

Staying Well help sessions to complete grant and funding applications

Are you a community group who want to apply for funding?

Struggling to know where to start or what to write?

Want to talk through ideas and get some tips and hints for a good application?

Then we can help!

The North Halifax Neighbourhood & Staying Well Teams want all groups to feel able and confident to apply for community funding. From Ward Forum Grants to Staying Well funding and beyond!

Download the information

Drop in to see us at:

The Annexe, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Ovenden Road, Halifax, HX3 5RQ

Friday 26th August 2pm- 3.30pm

Thursday 1st September 10am – 11.30am

For more details email rachel.swaby@calderdale.gov.uk or call 07852173685

         

Staying Well update – what is social prescribing in North Halifax?

There is a growing understanding that people who lead happy and active social lives enjoy better health than those who do not. Make sense really doesn’t it?

Imagine if instead of a course of tablets your GP prescribed a Mindfulness course running at the local church, or an art class at the fire station…

In North Halifax there are loads of local groups offering all kinds of social activities and things to get involved in. And there are organisations that can help you get involved, even if you’re nervous about taking that first step out of the door.

The Staying Well project understands that doctors can’t be expected to know all of the varied activities and services available locally, and even if they did they probably wouldn’t have time to talk to patients in depth about what’s the right activity for them but they could prescribe a chat with someone from the North Halifax Hub.

SW logo with swooshThe Staying Well worker is based in the North Halifax Hub and is well equipped to know what’s available in the community because the Hub includes the Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Schemes, libraries, community groups, voluntary organisations and other local services, residents and businesses.

Sometimes the solutions are simple and already exist locally. Sometimes it will take more than one conversation, and we might need to find some extra support like befriending or personal care to help someone get to an activity. Sometimes what a person wants to do won’t exist yet and the Hub will need to work with individuals to develop new things.

Everyone can be a social prescriber 

Tell your uncle about the new men’s group at the rugby club! Tell your neighbour about lunch clubs, history groups, community allotments, tenants and residents groups, walking football, tai chi, community choirs…

 If you or someone you know is a bit fed up and wants something to do, contact the North Halifax Hub!