Latest from Illingworth Ward Forum

To find out the latest from the Illingworth Ward Forum held on Tuesday 19 March, you can download the minutes here.

 

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Venue: Illingworth Fire Station Keighley Road Illingworth Halifax HX2 9LL

Present: Councillor Dan Sutherland, Councillor Lisa Lambert, Karen Scanlon (North Halifax Partnership) PC Shaun Hartley /PCSO Darren Talbot (West Yorkshire Police) – Plus 21 Residents

Apologies: Councillor Barry Collins

  1. Welcome and introductions

Councillor Dan Sutherland, opened the meeting and introduced himself and others present. Cllr Sutherland, outlined the format of the meeting and how people can raise issues and have their say.

  1. Local Updates
    • Local Plan- Councillor Sutherland explained that the inspection date for the submitting of the plan is due on 21 June 2019. Councillor Sutherland informed the forum that he will feedback more information of developments at the June Ward Forum.
    • Beechwood –Councillor Sutherland, confirmed the derelict flats at the back of Beechwood Library owned by Together Housing are now looking at a new development.
    • Beechwood Library –Ongoing consultation.
    • Turner Avenue South –Development going ahead with Home Group and Together Housing to build on the land at Turner Avenue /Furness area of 160 homes that will included home care and good quality homes for older people and encourage independent living.
    • Snicket at Abbey Park leading to Heathmoor Park Road – The Snicket between Abbey Park Primary School and Heathmoor Park Road has become an issue with littering and overgrown shrubs. Cllr Lambert confirmed that after raising the issue with Abby Park school that they have cut back the over growing vegetation on the snicket .Cllr Lambert confirmed that the school have taken this fully on board and will ensure its maintained to a standard for local people.
    • Whitegate- Karen Scanlon raised an enquiry received via email from a local resident who faces directly onto Whitegate main road where rubbish is regularly thrown from passing vehicle Therefore the resident requested that the road sweeper is able to make the visit to this road more frequent this was passed onto CMBC Safer Cleaner Greener Team who cleaned up the area immediately.
  1. Police Update –PC Shaun Hartley introduced himself and began by delivering the local crime figures and reported that overall crime
  • Operation Hawmill and Operation Hindbrear continue to run successfully in the Illingworth area targeting vehicles being used illegally and antisocially. Including recovery of vehicles for proceeds of crime
  • Days of action across North Halifax – PC Hartley explained that the recent planned days of action focusing on parking around schools in North Halifax had been a success with a multi-agency approach to tackle dangerous parking in and around the school area at dropping off and collection times
  • Neighbourhood Policing Team Partnership Neighbourhood Priorities – Halifax North and East area are
  • Parking and road safety around schools.
  • Council based activity – Fly tipping.
  • The criminal and anti-social use of cars and motorcycles across the area, including speeding traffic.
  1. Neighbourhood Watch – Karen Scanlon confirmed the Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch    dates for 2019 the forthcoming meetings have been booked at Illingworth Fire Station on
  • Monday 8 April 2019 00pm start
  • Monday 20 May 2019 00pm start
  1. Ward Forum Grants Update – Karen Scanlon asked the forum and informed those attending that from April 2019 there will be a new round of Ward Forum grants starting, Karen then asked local people attending if they are happy for the existing grants panel to continue deciding on grant applications. And also ask if any person would be interested in being on the panel. 3 Residents put themselves forward as interested to be on the panel

Existing Illingworth & Mixenden Panel included

  • Karen  Scanlon NHP
  • Councillor Dan Sutherland
  • Councillor Lisa Lambert
  • Councillor Barry Collins
  • Together Housing office D Sutherland
  • PCSO D Talbot
  1. Open Forum
    • Lighting -Street lighting has been welcomed; however residents would like to know when the speed/alcohol/dog fouling signage will be replaced. Councillor Dan Sutherland to confirm.
    • Bradshaw School –Ongoing issues with parents parking outside of Bradshaw School and obstructing access due to inconsiderate parking.
    • Heathy House –Residents requested to know what are the plans at the new build at the former Heathy House Heathy Lane –Karen Scanlon to make enquiries.
    • Moorside School –Resident enquired what will become of the old Moorside school site .Cllr Sutherland to make enquires into any plans to develop this site and feedback at the June Ward Forum.
    • The Last Memory –Karen Scanlon promoted the play by Alan Stockdill performed by Talking Stock Productions Tuesday 21 May 2019, 7pm at Moorside Community Primary School, Ovenden, HX2 8AP and on Friday 24 May 2019, 7pm at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX THE PLAY IS FREE. However donations to Daisy Chain Café on the night would be welcome. Anyone wanting to book can now on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk .Karen Scanlon to also send out invite to Illingworth Ward Forum
  1.  Ward Forum – Date of next meeting

       Tuesday 18 June 2019 6.00pm Illingworth Fire Station Keighley Road Illingworth

       HX2 9LL

Latest from Ovenden Ward Forum

To find out the latest from the Ovenden Ward Forum held on Tuesday 26 March, you can download the minutes here.

Venue:

 

Attending:

Moorside Community Primary School ,Ovenden Halifax

 

Councillor Anne Collins (Chair ) Andrew Pitts (Assistant Director, Neighbourhoods CMBC),  PCSO Cartwright PCSO Shephard (WY Police) Karen Scanlon (NHP) and 19 residents

1              Welcome and introductions

1.1                    Ward Forum chair Councillor Anne Collins introduced herself and Andrew Pitts from Calderdale Council. PCSO Cartwright PCSO Shephard (WY Police) and Ward Link Worker Karen Scanlon

2              Council Updates

2.1             Andrew Pitts Assistant Director, Neighbourhoods spoke to the ward forum regards the Council plans to enforcement and strengthen environmental service Andrew Pitts spoke about a report that the council have created to suggests that two key public-facing Council services which impact significantly upon the quality of life of residents, businesses and visitors to Calderdale – Highway Maintenance and Safer, Cleaner, Greener – should be integrated into a single new “Green Spaces and Street Scene Service”.

Together, these services keep neighbourhoods and town centres clean; maintain parks and open spaces; look after play areas, allotments and sports pitches; repair potholes, pavements, walls and drainage; protect and enhance the countryside; keep the highway network open in bad weather; and deal with a range of highway emergencies round the clock.

Getting these fundamental, universal services right – provided in a responsive, efficient and customer-focussed way – is central to the delivery of the Council’s Vision 2024 and its ambition to be the Best Borough in the North; it also supports the ‘right first time’ approach in the Customer Services Strategy to reduce avoidable customer contact and improve the Council’s reputation.

2.2            Andrew Pitts also informed the meeting about the council recent recruitment drive for Community Safety Wardens .Safety Wardens work across Calderdale to help keep our communities safe. This service aims to create a step change in the way we respond to nuisance and quality of life issues. These include: unauthorised traveller encampments; and anti-social behaviour.It builds and complements existing Council services, focusing on enforcement and visibility. They are responsible for the Council’s public space CCTV provision and manage a number of radio networks across Calderdale They are equipped with the powers required to issue fixed penalty notices to tackle dog fouling, littering and fly-tipping. Community Safety Wardens work in strong partnership with other agencies, such as the Police and the Fire Service. This is to provide support in times of need and through intelligence sharing. They are the Council’s eyes and ears on the ground and are deployed where needed in Calderdale

3              Local Updates from Ward Councillors

3.1                    Spring Flower displays -Councillor Collins wanted to pay attention to the beautiful splash of colour with the spring blooms at Ovenden Way .Planted by the children at Dean Field School and more recently the Junior Wardens at Moorside School and how it shows Ovenden in a positive bright lovely area

3.2                    Sod House Green -Councillor Collins explained that the council have received lots of complaints of local residents regarding the state of the back of Sod House Green. Councillor Collins explained through partnership working with Calderdale councils Safer Cleaner Greener Team the area is cleaned up

3.3                    Snicket at Club Lane – Councillor Collins said that the snicket reported at the last Ward Forum leading from Club Lane onto Nursery Lane Ovenden as now been cleaned thanks to the Safer Cleaner Team

3.4                    Lentalfield Street /Friendly Fold – Councillor Collins confirmed that CMBC have issued enforcement notices to builders who have left area in a complete mess after completion of the builds

3.5                    Daisy Chain Dementia Café – Councillor Collins encouraged local people to come along and attend or bring along someone they may know who could and would benefit from this type of group. Every month on the second Wednesday of the month at Halifax Ruby Club Ovenden Park Halifax

3.6                    Well Being @ Moorside – Councillor Collins said that she was honoured to open the launch of this new group held at Moorside School and said she felt it’s a positive for the area providing good positive wellbeing and  encouraged local people to come along and attend or bring along someone they may know who could and would benefit from attending

3.7                    Cousin Lane –Councillor Collins confirmed that ongoing work to address the conditions of the road with senior officers from the council and look at improvements to be made.

3.8                    Ackley Bridge – Councillor Collins confirmed another positive for the area is the filming of the TV programme Ackley Bridge who have recently filmed at HXRUFC Ovenden Park and Turner Avenue South.

4              Police Update

4.1                    Tesco’s Ovenden –Ongoing Issues with shoplifting and abuse from customers. Police are working with managers and staff to try and combat this issues . 2 young people have been issued ASBI and received bail conditions and if breached will be arrested .

4.2                    Most Wanted – PCSO Cartwright confirmed that 2 of Calderdale’s most wanted from the Ovenden area have now been arrested and in police custody awaiting trial

4.3                    Barn Fire at Old Lane – It’s believed that 3 young people had set fire to a barn at Old Lane causing death and damage to the barn and livestock. PSCO Cartwright confirmed that 3 Young people have been arrested and ongoing investigations are underway

4.4                    Neighbourhood Policing Team Partnership Neighbourhood Priorities – Halifax North and East area are

·         Parking and road safety around schools.

·         Council based activity – Fly tipping.

·         The criminal and anti-social use of cars and motorcycles across the area, including speeding traffic

5              Ward Forum Update

5.1                    Karen Scanlon asked the forum and informed those attending that from April 2019 there will be a new round of Ward Forum grants starting, Karen then asked local people attending if they are happy for the existing grants panel to continue deciding on grant applications. And also ask if any person would be interested in being on the panel. 2 Residents put themselves forward as interested to be on the panel

Existing Ovenden Panel included

·         Karen Scanlon NHP

·         Councillor Anne Collins

·         Councillor Bryan Smith

·         Councillor Helen Rivron

·         Together Housing office C Webster

·         Local resident

6              Your issues – Open Forum

6.1                    Lee Mount –A resident thanked the local councillors for contacting SCG leading to the promptness of the grass cutting at Lee Mount since the last Ward Forum

6.2                    Land at Wheatley Road Lee Mount –Resident was interested to know who now owns that piece of land –Action Councillor Collins will liaise with Andrew Pitts to obtain that information for the next ward forum

6.3                    Rugby Mount Land – Resident asked who owned the land in-between Rugby Drive and Mount if resident could take this on to grow vegetables and maintain the land. Action Councillor Collins will liaise with Andrew Pitts to obtain that information for the June ward forum

6.4                    HXRUFC –Issues with young people causing ASB around the club and in the stand area .PCSO Cartwright confirmed that West Yorkshire Police are aware of this ongoing problem and monitor the area constantly alongside of the youth service who have put outreach in place to engage with the young people in the area

6.5                    Bikes –Resident said that there are bikes riding around in an anti-social behaviour at Ruby Mount .Police confirmed that they need information to be able to issue a section 59 warning and urged resident to ring 101 with the information

6.6                    Shroggs Park – Resident asked about volunteering to help clean up at planned action days at Bracken bed /Shroggs Tip

7              Date and Venue of Next Meeting

Wednesday 5 June 2019,  6:00pm at Moorside Community Primary School for refreshments and a prompt 6.15pm start.

Ovenden Ward Forum Moves to Make North Halifax Dementia Friendly

On Wednesday 13 December at the Ovenden Ward Forum, local residents, Ovenden Ward Councillors Anne Collins, Helen Rivron and Bryan Smith, West Yorkshire Police PCSO Joel Hudson & Karen Scanlon from the North Halifax Partnership took part in a session to raise awareness around Dementia.

Chris Wills from the Alzheimer’s Society highlighted the awareness and what it’s like for someone living with Dementia including a lighthearted bingo game to highlight everyday issues that someone might face that lives with dementia the session which was topped off with them each receiving a Dementia Friends Badge and promising to help make North Halifax Dementia friendly.

From 2018 a steering group will be formed and a small budget to support the development in North Halifax to help make North Halifax a Dementia friendly community.

Anyone who would like to be involved in raising awareness or on a new steering group for North Halifax and have a say about what matters please get in touch with Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk for more information on how you can get involved.

Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – 12 September 2017

Come along to the Ovenden Ward Forum and have your say on what matters to you in your area.

On Tuesday 12 September 2017
At Moorside Community Primary School, HX2 8AP

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm. Meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Local Ward Updates
  • Police Updates

Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – 21 June 2017

Come along to the Ovenden Ward Forum and have your say on what matters to you in your area.

On Wednesday 21 June 2017 at Moorside Community Primary School, HX2 8AP

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm. Meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Local Ward Updates
  • Police Updates

Moorside School receives cheque towards new play area

Friends of Moorside School attended the Ovenden Ward Forum on Thursday 22 September where they received a cheque for £500 which was handed over by Ovenden Ward Councillors Anne Collins and Bryan Smith.

The money will go towards the cost of a new play area as part of its redevelopment for 2018.

ovenden-ward-forum-chequePictured – Ovenden Ward Councillors Anne Collins and Bryan Smith, Inspector Colin Skeath and PC Kim McCloskey of West Yorkshire Police, Moorside Community Primary School Head Teacher Dani Worthington and School Business Manager Sue Frankland.

Ward Forum Grants are still open to applications so if you have an upcoming or ongoing project that benefits the ward to which it applies to, you can apply for upto £500 before the deadline on Wednesday 30 November.

Ovenden Christmas hamper scheme 2014 winners

The Christmas hamper scheme in Ovenden proved to be a hit once again, most notably with Cardelium a local balloon and party outlet which produced 4 of the winning raffle tickets. Other winning tickets came from Bank Top Fishery, Kel’s Cafe, Cost Cutters, Bank Edge Fishery, Deb ‘n’ Hair, Med’s Express, Moorside Cafe and Mac’s Bar.

26 shops within the Ovenden area of Halifax took place in total handing out a raffle ticket to customers for every £5 they spent in store. There were 14 winners announced, some of which attended the Ovenden Ward Forum to be presented with their prize.

We would like to thank each and every individual that took part whether you were a customer in the stores, one of the store owners or even if you just spread the word of the Hamper Scheme, It all went towards helping to boost your local economy in Ovenden.

Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!!

hamper presentation