NE Halifax Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership – Pellon Clean Up Event

From 10am – 1pm on Wednesday 16th November over 20 members of staff and volunteers carried out a clean-up of the Pellon estate in the Warley ward, there were 3 skips provided by the Together housing group positioned on Rye Lane, Ryecroft Terrace and Ashville gardens which were soon filled, Together housing also provided a cage van as did Calderdale council and Yorkshire housing to remove excess waste.

Through litter picking, staff and volunteers managed to clear away approx.; 80 bags of general litter from streets, grass verges, from around the schools and shops they also managed to engage with 50+ residents on the day to remind them of the free skips and residents surely took advantage of this!

Many thanks to the staff from Together Housing, North Halifax Partnership’s Neighbourhood Team, Calderdale Council, Yorkshire Housing, West Yorkshire Police and special thanks to the community volunteers who took part and helped made this a very successful event.

From residents spoken to all were very thankful and below are a few of their comments;

‘Thank you for today this has saved me a lot of money’

‘The area is looking very clean and tidy – hope  we can keep it that way’

‘those guys in the vans have been great really helpful’

‘Rye Lane looks cleaner than I have ever seen it. Well done everyone’

‘great to see so many people working hard for the benefit of our community’

‘Wowee, coming back thru the Ashville area tonight it was definitely a different country – there was no litter all over the streets, no junk dumped around, it was a lovely area with clean roads, clear grass verges with a variety of lovely trees – will do best to keep it that way and not let the litter louts ruin it’

‘really appreciate the hard work you are doing’

‘If the skips were put there maybe every other month I do think majority of residents would keep areas clean n tidy. A lot don’t have transport therefore can’t just nip to the tip like us who drive’

FREE Workshops at Pellon Network Centre – April to May

Are you looking for work, keen to learn new skills or want to run your own business? If so then why not consider taking a FREE course with Yorkshire Housing.

The following courses are available to book onto now.

Yorkshire Housing Courses

To Book a place or find out what support the employment and enterprise coaches can offer email  yhee@yorkshirehousing.co.uk, call 0113 825 6417, text ‘WORK’ to 88802 or visit yorkshirehousing.co.uk/skills

Park & Warley Our Communities Award: Community Involvement – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Community Involvement award sponsored by Yorkshire Housing

WINNER: James Maudsley

jim maudsleyYou don’t get much more Community’than Jim!

Vice chair and founder member of the of the Mount Tabor Community Association, a key organiser of the West View Park Family Fun Day, the Mount Tabor Gala, and a panel member for Warley Community First Grant Scheme. He was also instrumental in the Britain in Bloom daffodil planting in Mount Tabor.

His wealth of experience and expertise has helped to assist and advise a large number of groups in the area including local activity groups, lunch clubs and scouts groups.

Earlier this year, Jim was praised for his fundraising efforts for Yorkshire Cancer Research over the past 40 years. He is a Life President and since he joined the Halifax committee, they have raised a staggering £949,614.

His dedication and commitment to his local area is immeasurable. People like Jim are the backbone of our communities, and on top of this he’s a really great guy!