The newly formed Junior Wardens at Dean Field Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Wednesday 13 October 2021
A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team, West Yorkshire Police, Together Housing, Ward Councillors and The North Halifax Partnership 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 Dean Field 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.
Heather Stout, from the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, organised the 3rd Annual Public Services Day to be held in North Halifax this week.
Junior Wardens from Ash Green Community Primary School, Mount Pellon Primary Academy and Moorside Community Primary School attended the event on Wednesday 8 June held at Halifax Rugby Union Ground.
Services who attended to explain the jobs they do in the communities included:
- West Yorkshire Police
- West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Calderdale Council Safer Cleaner Green Team
- Calderdale Council Recycling Team
- Calderdale Council ASB Team
- Calderdale Council Community Wardens
- Calderdale Council Countryside Team
- Calderdale Council Environmental Health Team
The annual event is organised so that young people can learn about some of the important work that takes place on a daily basis in and around their communities.
All the services gave fantastic demonstrations of their jobs including West Yorkshire Police who also allowed the young people to try on a uniform and the Fire Service who demonstrated the use of a hose.
There were demonstrations from the Safer Cleaner Greener Team as well as talks from other services such as Calderdale Council Community Wardens and although the day is mainly to help get a serious message across to young people the event was fun filled and thoroughly enjoyed by all.