Ovenden Junior Wardens meet The SCG Partnership 

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.

Harnessing Diversity Grant

We have put aside a modest sum, per annum, to fund small community activity/projects to promote diversity and community cohesion within Together Housing Group’s or Pendleton Together’s operating area.

The fund is open to residents, staff and members of the community. The minimum amount you can apply for is £100 and the maximum is £1,000. We can allocate no more than £10,000 of grant per year.

Who can apply?

Any group or organisation that operate and/or deliver projects within Together Housing’s or Pendleton Together’s area. Together Housing Group staff members who are not part of a formally constituted group can also apply.

Download full information and the Application Form :

Harnessing Diversity Grant Leaflet and Application Form blank

FREE I.T. Drop in Sessions in Halifax

Are you confused or frustrated by computers, the internet or social media?

Do you want to improve your computer technology skills in a relaxed environment?

Meet Healthy Minds volunteers on Thursday 17 January, 1:00pm-3:00pm at 1 King Street, Halifax HX1 1SR to find out what support might be available to you.

For more information call 01422 345154 or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House

Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane, Ovenden HX3 5SJ.

For aged 60 plus. Steve Brown is a professional musician with a wide range of experience.

Dates (2:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month):

31 October, 28 November, 19 December 2018

30 January, 27 February, 27 March 2019

Stay on for a relaxing time chatting over coffee and cake.

Fire Safety Advice from Together Housing

In light of the fire at a high rise block in London, Together Housing would like to reassure all tenants and nearby residents of any high rise blocks that they are confident everything possible is  done to ensure they are protected and kept safe.

However, as a precaution, Together Housing are double checking all procedures over the coming weeks and will be re-issuing fire safety advice to tenants.

Together Housing has cladding on a number of its properties and, following speculation in the media, understand tenant’s concern about whether it is fire resistant.

In construction, Together Housing have taken every step possible to ensure the materials they use are fire resistant and the design safe. The details from the Grenfell Tower Fire are not yet known but Together Housing are reviewing this on a daily basis as details become available and will be keeping tenants informed through digital channels.

Read the full press release from Together Housing here…

Hebble Court demolition to commence

The physical demolition of the high rise Hebble Court in Mixenden will start from the week commencing Monday 1 June 2015 onwards.

Early on Sunday 31 May a very large machine will be police escorted into the site and will be there for about 2 weeks to take down the height of the block with operatives positioned on the surrounding streets to make sure passers by & drivers are aware of the works.

No roads are planned to be closed but operatives may ask drivers & passers by to just hold for a time depending on which sides of the block are coming down.

Residents at neighbouring houses are advised that due to the location of the tower and exposure to the wind it is likely that dust will migrate from the site therefore it is recommended that windows are kept closed during the day during the demolition works.

Grants of up to £1000 for community projects

community grantsAre you part of a group of residents or a community group who has a burning ambition to get a project off the ground but don’t have the money to make it happen?

If so, we may be able to help fund groups that want to make a difference to their neighbourhoods by giving money from our Community Grants which are considered during the year by our Area Committee Panels.

Pennine Housing has grants of up to £1000 available for local groups to apply for – you don’t have to be a Pennine Housing tenant to apply for one and you can apply at any time throughout the year so why not request an application form today!

To request an application form or for more information please contact one of our Resident Involvement Officers below:

Mohammed Daji – Tel: 01484 824313 – mohammed.daji@togetherhousing.co.uk