Transforming Cities Consultation period extended to January 30th

We’d like to remind you that the consultation period for the development projects planned in North Halifax and West Halifax has been extended to Sunday the 30th of January. We are keen to receive your views.

North Halifax (Illingworth&Mixenden, Ovenden and Town Wards)

This project aims to make walking and cycling easier and safer and improve access between north Halifax and Halifax town centre. Improving facilities for cycling and walking will help people get to places more easily in north Halifax, including shops, workplaces, health centres and schools. Improved walkways, crossing places and changes to the street to reduce traffic speeds (traffic calming) also aim to encourage people to walk more.

Project aims :

  • Create a new cycleway from north Halifax to Halifax town centre
  • Improve pavements and crossing points for walking and cycling
  • Make streets better for walking and cycling, widen pavements and introduce speed restrictions
  • Improve green spaces
  • Improve lighting in areas that feel unsafe and add planting in some snickets and under bridges

The consultation has been extended and is now open until Sunday 30 January 2022. Take part at https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/north-halifax-2

West Halifax (Park and Town Wards)

This project aims to make walking easier and safer and improve access between west Halifax and Halifax town centre. Improving facilities for walking will help people get to places more easily in west Halifax, including shops, workplaces, health centres and schools. Improved walkways, crossing places and changes to the street to reduce traffic speeds (traffic calming) also aim to encourage people to walk more.

Project aims :

  • Improve the urban environment
  • Provide better access to Halifax town centre
  • Make streets better for walking
  • Improve access to bus stops and reduce journey times on bus routes

The consultation has been extended and is now open until Sunday 30 January 2022. Take part at https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/west-halifax-2

Consultation period for development projects extended to January 30th

The consultation period for the development projects planned in North Halifax and West Halifax has been extended to Sunday the 30th of January.

North Halifax (Illingworth&Mixenden, Ovenden and Town Wards)

This project aims to make walking and cycling easier and safer and improve access between north Halifax and Halifax town centre. Improving facilities for cycling and walking will help people get to places more easily in north Halifax, including shops, workplaces, health centres and schools. Improved walkways, crossing places and changes to the street to reduce traffic speeds (traffic calming) also aim to encourage people to walk more.

Project aims :

  • Create a new cycleway from north Halifax to Halifax town centre
  • Improve pavements and crossing points for walking and cycling
  • Make streets better for walking and cycling, widen pavements and introduce speed restrictions
  • Improve green spaces
  • Improve lighting in areas that feel unsafe and add planting in some snickets and under bridges

The consultation has been extended and is now open until Sunday 30 January 2022. Take part at https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/north-halifax-2

West Halifax (Park and Town Wards)

This project aims to make walking easier and safer and improve access between west Halifax and Halifax town centre. Improving facilities for walking will help people get to places more easily in west Halifax, including shops, workplaces, health centres and schools. Improved walkways, crossing places and changes to the street to reduce traffic speeds (traffic calming) also aim to encourage people to walk more.

Project aims :

  • Improve the urban environment
  • Provide better access to Halifax town centre
  • Make streets better for walking
  • Improve access to bus stops and reduce journey times on bus routes

The consultation has been extended and is now open until Sunday 30 January 2022. Take part at https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/west-halifax-2

Mixy Marchers Walking Group and beginners Netball

Mixy Marchers is a walking group held by a group of ladies which was set up in Mixenden by Mandy O’Shea. If you enjoy walking, the group is always welcome to new members. The group meets for walks every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm outside Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX.

The walks tend to last up to 1 hour and 30 minutes with suitable clothing and footwear advised.

If walking isn’t really for you then perhaps you might like the idea of beginners netball. Held Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm at Ash Green Primary School, Lower Site. Just £2 per session to cover the cost of a trainer (Any money left over will be reinvested into the Mixy Marchers fund for further resources and the development of other physical activities in the area).

For further information, find the Mixy Marchers on Facebook here…

Give Walking a Go and Pledge to Try20 this Month

Dis you know that this month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Living Streets offers 20 tips for keeping you on track that you can find here.

As part of NWM, 21 – 25 May is Walk to School Week. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.

 

Support your favourite charity and take part in the 2017 Halifax Long March

2017 will see the Halifax Long March take place for the 52nd year so join in from midnight on Sunday 16 April 2017.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join in a great social event and, at the same time, raise money for good causes – local or national – which need all the support they can get.

HOW IT WORKS
Learn how the Long March has evolved and what the changes mean to you, your charity and the wider community… learn more…

GET INVOLVED
Register to walk or see how you can help us promote our event and make the Long March happen… join in…

REAP THE REWARDS
Find out how your charity can benefit from people taking part in the Long March 2017… get informed…

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CREW Led Walks – Winter and Spring 2017

CREW Heart Support is kicking off 2017 with an updated list of walks taking place between now and April so take a look at the following walk lists for 2017 and see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

If you need more information or to find out more about the work of CREW Heart Support visit www.crewheartsupport.co.uk

Take a Midnight Walk for Overgate Hospice this weekend

Get involved with a 13 or 6 mile midnight walk and support Overgate Hospice this weekend.

Saturday 10 September 2016
Starting from North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax

For information on this or any other event please call 01422 387121, email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk or register at mw.overgatehospice.org.uk

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