Halifax Civic Trust Celebrates National Civic Day (June 18th)

Halifax Civic Trust celebrated National Civic Day on 18th June with a stall at Woolshops and events in the town.

Civic Day is promoted Nationally by Civic Voice who want to see a society where every individual can say ‘I am proud of where I live’.

Halifax Civic Trust has been working to protect Halifax’s Heritage for 60 Years.

It was an exciting day with a 2-hour heritage walk around the town and a special showing of films about Halifax and the Civic Trusts own film about the Wakefield Gate or Magna Via. There were local competitions, and the Trust shared its work over the last 60 years. People were invited to join as members and support their work locally.

The Town Crier announced the event across the Town and the Mayor Cllr. Angie Gallagher opened Civic Day in Halifax and spoke to members of the public about the work of Halifax Civic Trust.

Some images of the day (4 High Res versions)

About Halifax Civic Trust :

Celebrating, enhancing and safeguarding Halifax’s built and natural environment. Founded in 1962. Registered Charity no. 508817. An entirely voluntary organisation which aims to improve the quality of Halifax townscape and celebrate, enhance and safeguard the outstanding built and natural environment of the Town – famously described by John Betjeman as a town of hidden beauty. By raising public awareness, carrying out projects to improve the environment, keeping a close eye on heritage at risk, influencing major projects and planning decisions the aim is to make and keep Halifax an attractive place to live, work and visit. There is an annual awards ceremony to recognise outstanding local projects which have included the restoration of the Piece Hall, local community gardens and the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial. You will also see plaques commemorating notable local residents around the town.

 

Contact Details
For further information or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact:
Mark Fennelly – Publicity and Communications tel. 07787 523 516
Email. mark.halifaxcivictrust@gmail.com

Website: www.halifaxcivictrust.org
Twitter:    https://twitter.com/TrustCivic
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/241127785949760
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC94v8Zd-FS9cz-W9QYJW8oA

 

Civic Day – Woolshops Saturday June 18th!

Halifax Civic Trust are inviting you to celebrate Civic Day in Halifax.

Saturday 18th June from 9.30 am – 430pm

Our stall will be located at the walkway outside the Woolshops shopping centre (outside Marks and Spencer in town)

 

It will be an exciting day with a 2 hour heritage walk around the town and a special showing of films about Halifax and our own film about a part of Halifax you may not
know.

All our events are free; we just ask for a donation to support our work.

Think you know Halifax? We are holding a photo competition with prizes.

Why not come along to our stall and say hello? We look forward to celebrating all that is Halifax!

Civic day is promoted by Civic Voice who want to see a society where every individual can say ‘I am proud of where I live’.

Halifax Civic Trust is keen to promote pride in our Town, its amazing architecture, heritage, the beautiful scenery surrounding it, the diversity of its people, and its history.

We are definitely proud of our Town!

View Civic Day Flyer – 18th June 2022

Feel part of the Healthy Minds community this weekend!

Join Anneliese, Jim and Louise as they walk the extra mile for mental health this Sunday the 3rd of October. Here’s how:

Join our special Walk for Wellbeing

To celebrate our three amazing Marathon walkers and to give you a taste of our Walks for Wellbeing here at Healthy Minds, we are inviting our wonderful community to come for a walk with us!

Sunday 3rd October (Marathon day!) 10am from Mytholmroyd. Please contact cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk to join the walk and get meeting instructions.

Cheer our Marathon Walkers on their route

Come see us at:
9.15am – Hebden Bridge Park (by Parklife Cafe)
11.30am – Outside The Moorings Pub in Sowerby Bridge
2.15pm – Canal Side ‘Parklet’ next to Blakeleys of Brighouse in Brighouse
3.45pm – Shibden Park Cafe, Halifax
4.45pm – Woolshops Shopping Centre, Halifax
AFTER PARTY – refreshments & music at 5pm @ Woolshops
ENTRIES OPEN: Thought bubble mascot name competition!

Is it a bird.. is it a plane.. no, its our very own Healthy Minds thought-bubble mascot, soon to be modelled by our very own volunteer Pat Dale this weekend. 💭

BUT we need your help… our new mascot is in need of a name! Send us your suggestions and we will reveal the winning name on the big day this Sunday.

Watch out for the mascot making its debut across Calderdale this weekend, and if you spot it, catch a snap and tag us on social media @healthymindscalderdale and use the hashtag #TeamHealthyMinds
Sign a ribbon & decorate our finish line!
@ Woolshops Shopping Centre Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun this week!
We will be at Woolshops signing ribbons with our names and well wishes to add to our garden archway finish line.
We want our walkers to feel like all of Calderdale is behind them, so pop down for a chat about Healthy Minds and to sign a ribbon to show your support for local mental health services!
Give a donation and add your name to our archway of supporters!

Read more about Anneliese, Jim and Louise taking on the Virgin 100,000 persons marathon here:

Local Walkers Go The Extra Mile For Mental Health

 

New Memory Lane Café in Halifax

For just £2 which includes refreshments you can go along to a new memory café in Halifax. Enjoy games, crafts, activities or get support, advice and information.

Two Thursdays every month at Age Uk, 4-6 Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ

  • Thursday 23 March 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 6 April – 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 20 April – 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 11 May – 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 25 May – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Future dates to be announced.

For information contact June on 01422 706373 / 07920 549131 or by email to contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

Dementia Awareness Week Events (15 -21 May)

Calderdale and Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society have a Dementia Roadshow Bus at Sowerby Bridge Market on Friday 13 May and more on the following dates’

  • Tuesday 17 May – Wellington Arcade, Brighouse – 12 to 1pm
  • Wednesday 18 May – Woolshops, Halifax – 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 19 May – Todmorden Flea Market – 10am to 12pm
  • Friday 20 May – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 10.30am to 12.30pm

During Dementia Awareness Week there will be events throughout Calderdale where you can ask any questions you have about Dementia and join in for a song if the mood takes you.

With memory trees at each event you are invited to write a message confronting dementia to hang on a tree.

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Holiday Fund – Grants available

Age UKAge UK have a limited fund to grant to older people to go on holiday who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

The fund, made available by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, is now open and grants must be used by the end of the year (2016).

The maximum grant is up to £500 / couple (£300 / individual) and is paid directly to the holiday company.

Priority will be given to applicants who are aged 60+, live in the HX postcode area, who are in financial hardship, have a long term illness or disability and have not used the fund previously.

The grants are available by submitting a simple application form to Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.

Please collect an application form from the Age UK shop (4-6 Square, The Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ) or call 01422 252040

Completed form should be returned to the Woolshops and decisions will be made within 4 weeks.

Halifax Art & Photography Festival 2016

The second Halifax Art and Photography Festival will see a variety of activity across Halifax Town Centre and will include plenty of FREE things to be involved in including:

  • Art, Sculpture and Photography Galleries
  • Art and Craft Workshops
  • Art and Photography Market
  • Live music
  • FREE Face Painting and Balloons

Get involved on Saturday 16 April at various locations in Halifax. Pick up your festival brochure from Halifax Central Library & Calderdale Tourist Information Centres for more information.

Arts and Photography Festival