Reminder! Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – Saturday 7 December 2019

Just a reminder about tomorrow mornings Warley ward forum meeting at Highgate Methodist Church please come along if you have a neighbourhood issue and want to speak to the police or a councillor or if you just want to find out what’s going on in the ward.

9.30am for a 10am start Saturday 7 December 2019. At Highgate Methodist Church, Stretchgate lane, Pellon, HX2 0EN.

Up for discussion:

  • Police update
  • Road Safety Group update
  • Waste and flytipping
  • Ward Forum Grants

Click here for the full agenda…

With the General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Reminder! Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – Tuesday 17 December 2019

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 6:30pm  at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX.

6:30pm refreshments and signing in and the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Police update
  • Road Safety Group update
  • Actions from last minutes

Click here for the full agenda…

With the General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Reminder! Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – Tuesday 24 September 2019

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 24 September 2019, 6:30pm  at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden HX2 8RX.

6:30pm refreshments and signing in and the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Up for discussion:

  • North Halifax Transformation – David Greenfield
  • West Yorkshire Police Update
  • Councillor Updates
  • Dodge Holme clean-up feedback

Click here to view the full agenda…

With the General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Over 20 bags of litter removed from Wheatley Streets

On Saturday 14 September 2019, members of the Wheatley Neighbourhood Watch Group teamed up with partner services to take part in a clean-up in the area organised by Dan Marham, Ward Link Worker from the North Halifax Partnership.

With support from West Yorkshire Police PCSO’s Gordon Thorpe and James Hughes as well as CMBC Community Wardens Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar the group met for 1.45pm at The Flying Pig at Greystones.

The groups headed out at 2pm and split in two with one group heading down towards Long Lane and Hebble Lane whilst the other team headed up Wharfdale Mount before going down Ramsden Street and along Wheatley and Shroggs Roads.

The clean up quickly gained the attention of passing residents who were thankful for the work of those involved with most saying they would love to take part in future clean-up activities in the area.

Youngest member of the group George, aged 8 had an ongoing competition to see who could fill their bags the quickest to add an element of fun to the event.

 

Resident Gerda Norminton who helped with the clean up commended the team effort and said;

“It was great to walk home without looking at rubbish everywhere. A good day and exercise for all of us” and finished by urging more people to take part next time.

The clean-up seemed to pass quite quickly but resulted in over 20 bags of general litter being removed from the streets of Wheatley.

Clean-up Route

Thanks goes to residents Aneta Stevens, Gerda Normington, Jade Rhodes, Sean Bamforth and young George as well as our partners from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council who came along to support the activity.

News of the clean up is quickly gaining praise on social media and it is hoped that more residents continue to come and support in the future.

The bags were left at the entrance of Larch Close Woods Path on Long Lane and will be collected by the Calderdale Council Safer, Cleaner, Greener Team

 

NE Ward Forum meetings coming up in September 2019

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Ward Forum dates and venue
Illingworth Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Illingworth Fire Station, 193 Keighley Road, Halifax. HX2 9LL.

6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

Mixenden Tuesday 24th September 2019

Holy Nativity Church, Sunnybank Road, Mixenden, HX2 8RX.

6.30pm cuppa and ‘Meet the Services’ followed by the Ward Forum at 7pm.

Northowram and Shelf Monday 2nd September 2019

Stone Chair Variety Club, Ing Head Terrace, Shelf HX3 7LB

5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

Ovenden Tuesday 17th September 2019

Moorside Community Primary School, Ovenden HX2 8DN.

6.00pm for a 6.15pm start.

Warley Saturday 31st August 2019

Mt Tabor Methodist Church, Pellon Lane, Halifax HX2 0UP

9.30am for a 10.00am start.

Click here, to see the minutes of the ward forum meetings in June.

Friends for Life Session at Warley Town School

As part of National Safeguarding Week Project _Twelve:31  visited  Warley Town Primary School with partners from PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation )and West Yorkshire Police to deliver a session around child sexual exploitation (CSE) and online safety.

Headteacher Anne Stead said she was looking for something a bit different and the ‘Friend for Life’ session seemed like a fun and interactive way to bring together parents, children and teachers to talk about this challenging subject.

A Friend for Life is someone you trust like a parent or teacher and discussions took place between the children and adults around who is a safe or unsafe person and the dangers of revealing too much information on social media.

CSE perpetrators can come from all backgrounds and ages or genders, even older young people, and children can be sexually exploited by an individual or by a group of people connected through formal networks or more informal friendship groups and families.

Children may find it hard to judge strangers they meet in person, and it’s even harder when children use social media as people may not be who they say they are.  Parents should try to keep up-to-date with the apps their kids are using and what it is that these apps do and they should monitor Internet usage to ensure their interactions are only with real-life friends.

Bullying doesn’t just happen in the playground. Cyberbullying involves digital technology like mobile phones and computers and it can be more difficult to stop than physical bullying because it’s hidden. Social media can be a hub for cyberbullying and questionable activities. Without meaning to, kids can share more online than they should and families talked together about the dangers of cyberbullying and how to stay safe online by not sharing locations, and being careful about what they do post online as usually it can’t be taken back once it’s posted.

Maggie said “ I found that the  interactive approach was great for the children to understand and the content was pitched correctly for the young audience which quickly got the children on board with the very good informative session “

Shaun said “ The subject matter was difficult to deliver to such a young audience, however it was done well and I would encourage others to attend similar sessions with their children“

For more information about the session, please contact karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

For support around CSE or online safety, please visit https://paceuk.info/for-parents/

Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – Tuesday 25 June 2019

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 25 June 2019, 6:30pm  at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden HX2 8RX.

6:30pm refreshments and signing in and the meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Up for discussion:

  • North Halifax Transformation – David Greenfield
  • West Yorkshire Police Update
  • Councillor Updates

Click here to view the full agenda…

Minutes of the last meeting held on Tuesday 26 March 2019 can be viewed here.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.