Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing Zoom sessions from Healthy Minds

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The next term’s Arts and Crafts sessions by Healthy Minds are announced and you are welcome to join. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to have a go in a friendly, supportive environment.

Mon 2nd Nov            Creating Zentacles

Mon 16th Nov           Seasonal Decorations

Mon 7th Dec              Seasonal Decorations

Mon 21st Dec            Decorating Glass tealight holders (Winter Solstice)

The Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing Zoom group was set up in response to Healthy Minds participants expressing that they felt lonely, isolated and bored during lockdown. It was noticed there was a desire for people to occupy their time in a way that is positive, providing a break from the news and a chance to share and learn new skills in order to keep busy and active in their own time in and away from the group.

The Arts and Crafts for Wellbeing group therefore aims to provide this space; a safe and welcoming environment for people to make some ‘creative connections’ and is intended to provide some ‘light relief’ to improve our sense of wellbeing.

Workshops run via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 6pm-7.30pm Places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis.

The session link will be emailed close to the date of the session. Please book your place at least a week in advance as materials may need to be posted to you.

For more info and to book contact nicky@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

West Yorkshire Police Christmas Card Competition

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Today, October 27th, we’re launching our children’s Christmas card competition!

Budding young artists are being offered the opportunity to see their festive artwork to be used for the official West Yorkshire Police Christmas card.

To find out how to enter visit: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/ChristmasCard

Rules for artwork:
  • 4 to 16 years, can design a corporate Christmas card for West Yorkshire Police demonstrating the different roles in Policing and the work we do to keep communities and the people in them safe.
  • All entries must be hand-drawn and must be received by the closing date of Monday November 30th, 2020 (any entries received after the closing date will not be counted).
  • The image should fit on one side of A5 (an A4 piece folded in half) portrait or landscape.
  • Entries can be submitted by post only.

Click here for full details and competition information.

West Yorkshire Police Urging The Public to Stay Safe This Halloween

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Stay safe this Halloween.
Many traditions such as trick or treating are to be avoided due to restrictions that are currently in place across all of the county of West Yorkshire.

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West Yorkshire Police is urging the public to stay safe this Halloween amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Following on from Government guidance, West Yorkshire was put into Tier 2 ‘High’ Covid Alert category, mixing of households and social distancing measures are currently in place, and police are urging the public to enjoy the festivities at home to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

“This year, trick or treating is not encouraged, but there are lots of activities families can do at home and to keep them safe.”

Typically this time of year tends to be the busiest period of the year for the police and last year West Yorkshire Police received nearly 1,800 999 calls on 31 October, and just over 4,000 contacts overall.

“As we all know things can change quite rapidly, so please ensure you are keeping an eye on Government announcements and the local guidance on the .Gov.uk website so you can keep up to date on Covid restrictions as well as guidance

“For anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour or clear breaches of the restrictions in place I would urge they contract West Yorkshire Police. But most of all, it continues to be about using common sense, thinking of others and following the local guidance so that we can all be as safe as possible, thank you.”

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Police’s plea for people to act responsibly.

“If you are celebrating please be respectful of your neighbours and your community – remember, we’re all in this together. Please also remember that the handling of fireworks is best left to the professionals. Please don’t risk injury or having to call on the emergency services or NHS at a time when they are so desperately needed in fighting the pandemic.

Any incidents of anti-social behaviour can be reported online via the West Yorkshire Police website, please visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us

999 should always be used in an emergency, where there is a danger to life or crime in progress.

For more information and advice via Twitter, search #WYHalloween or follow West Yorkshire Police @WestYorksPolice and West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre @WYP_CCC.

Stay Safe This Halloween
  • Have a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Decorate your household or living space
  • Have a trick or treat hunt with your household members in your home
  • Bake some Halloween treats
  • Carve and decorate pumpkins and display them in your windows
  • Have a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Have a virtual Halloween pumpkin carving contest

Help Us Stop the Spread – Coronavirus Alert

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For the most up to date information on Coronavirus, visit the Council’s website here Calderdale remains in Tier 2 with regards to Coronavirus restrictions. It is up to everyone to ensure we observe the recommended guidelines to control the spread of the virus. Remember: Hands – Face – Space
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Maintain a 2m distance where possible
  • Wear a face covering
  • Don’t exchange visits with other households
  • Avoid crowded spaces, especially indoors.
  • Keep yourself informed
  • Isolate if you have symptoms
If you suspect you have contracted Coronavirus, get tested. Get a free NHS Coronavirus TEST

Welcome to the Autumn 2020 Edition of Grow Calderdale News!

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The latest Grow Calderdale Autumn 2020 newsletter is out, packed with help and tips on gardening and growing, broken down by month from June to August, gardening events, allotment information, not forgetting wildlife and tasty seasonal recipes.

Read the Grow Calderdale Autumn 2020 newsletter here

Learn gardening tips by month, sowing times, plant care, wildlife patches and find gardening or allotment information as well as nature related events.

Social Cohesion and Covid-19 – Let us know what you think and receive a £5 Amazon voucher!

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As some of you might know, Calderdale Council is working with the University of Kent and the Belong Network on a long-term research project to understand the impact of Covid-19 on social cohesion in the UK. We are sending out four surveys from June – November, and we invite you to take part in this second survey today by answering this online questionnaire. If you have already been contacted by the University of Kent directly to fill out this survey, please don’t do so again!

Survey closing on Monday 26th October

The survey takes most people around 30 minutes. The information we collect will be incredibly useful for Calderdale Council, because it will help shape the direction of our work in your local area, and give us vital evidence to support this work in the future.

The questions asked in the survey are for researchers to understand people’s perceptions of others, their trust in different institutions and how Covid-19 has impacted people’s togetherness.

The University of Kent is giving everyone who completes the survey a £5 Amazon gift voucher, and free entry to a prize draw where you could also win one of five £100 Amazon gift vouchers. You will receive the voucher once the researchers have closed the survey, which is usually within two – three weeks of the survey being sent out.

If you agree, we will be sending out one more survey over the next 2 months to understand what you think and how that might change over time. You’ll get another £5 Amazon voucher each time you complete the survey.

The University of Kent will also send you an update report on the project in November 2020 if you’re interested.

To complete the survey, click the link below:

https://kentpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MLt7sTPxKdUTJz

This survey was designed by the University of Kent who will be analysing the results. If you have any questions about the project or how your data is protected then do get in touch with: covidattitudes@kent.ac.uk

Thanks very much – we really appreciate you taking the time to support our work in your local area, and are happy to discuss it further with you if you have any questions.

The voucher will be sent within two – three weeks of filling out the survey.

Please note the closing date is Monday 26 October 2020.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 23 October 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Calderdale women urged to take up breast screening appointments
  • Diabetes and Covid-19 key messages
  • Online Halloween Activities for Children
  • Brighouse Town Amateur Under 7 girls football team are looking for new players!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

You can also contact us on 0300 555 0266.

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #20 October-November 2020

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This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe