A huge thank you to our communities for supporting each other at this difficult time. We’ve been overwhelmed with offers from volunteers across Calderdale to help out. See how we’re co-ordinating the community response to #covid-19uk https://crowd.in/39iQkW #kindness #resilience
Our first priority has always been making sure everyone stays safe and so, we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Great British Spring Clean until later in the year.
Instead, the Great British September Clean will run from the 11 – 27 September, when we will be bringing communities back together to clean up our streets, parks and beaches (we look forward to these days!).
In the meantime, if you are out and about getting some fresh air and doing a litter pick in line with our safety guidelines, show us what you’re doing on social media – we want to ensure all your efforts are recognised.
Everything we do, whether its on our own or with family, friends and neighbours makes a big difference in protecting the environment which can only look after us if we look after it.
The Calderdale Lower Valley Blog will carry on bringing updates to you as and when they become available. We have taken all the necessary steps to keep you informed on essential updates whilst remaining safe.
The team can still be contacted by email or our other online communication pathways as usual. It may be however that the phone will not always be picked up, as some of us have chosen to work from home.
If you need to contact a specific member of the team by phone, it may be worth requesting that person to provide you with a best contact number.
Again, we will monitor the situation and continue updating you.
Best wishes, Calderdale Lower Valley Blog team
” “We are living through extraordinary times” an understatement but crikey, it brings out the best in so many of us.”Alison Haskins, Halifax Opportunities Trust CEO.
Due to overwhelming offers of help across Calderdale there is now a volunteering hub in place to support those in need during the Coronavirus situation.
The virtual hub run by Calderdale Council and VSI Alliance will try to help coordinate any offer to help and match volunteers to people and groups that need help. They can also help with advice and support for informal groups.
The hub can be contacted for:
- Advice and support
- Registering your interest to help/support our communities
- Registering your request for support
Volunteers provide a great service to the community and we frankly couldn’t do Staying Well without them but we urge you at this time to put your own health first if you fall into an ‘at risk’ category.
If you are worried that someone who usually attends your group is now more isolated or vulnerable because you’ve had to suspend activities, Staying Well can offer practical help. Please get in touch with one of our workers on 01422 392767
Other useful information
In order to protect you, Citizens Advice Calderdale will provide all advice by Telephone until further notice. We have extended our hours for your convenience.
Please call our Telephone Advice Line: 0300 330 9048
- Monday : 9:30am – 3:00pm
- Tuesday : 9:30am – 3:00pm
& 4:00pm – 5:30pm
- Wednesday : 9:30am – 3:00pm
- Thursday : 9:30am – 3:00pm
- Friday : 9:30am – 1:00pm
Alternatively, for email advice please visit our website: www.calderdalecab.org.uk
In light of the current situation the Shopper’s Lunch run at the Southgate Christian Centre is cancelled until further notice.
This is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The decision was made with everyone’s wellbeing in mind.
We intend to restart as soon as is safe to do so.
If you need further information, please ring 07772123058.
As I’m sure you are all aware, this is is a critical moment in the world. With the current situation evolving quickly, we must all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. So today, we are taking the next step to protect the safety of our community by closing The Space @Field Lane Community Centre.
It is our commitment to keep our community healthy, safe and offer support where we can.
With this in mind, we’d love for you to help shape our community’s response in the days and weeks to come. Please reach out to us and share your thoughts – we’re here for you. We will plan emergency services where we can still help our community facing isolation or who may be struggling with supplies etc.
Above all, please look out for one another and be well. We’ll see you soon.
If you need to speak to us about your booking, please give us a call on 01484-556924.
Elland needs your help
Since 1965 The Cartwheel Centre has promoted education, social welfare and leisure time activities for the benefit of the people of Elland. Whether it’s youth clubs and support services for our young people or luncheon clubs and reducing loneliness for our older people, we have been at the heart of Elland for 55 years!
However, last year was a difficult one. Due to a number of situations outside of our control, the centre experienced a very hard time and, if not for the dedication of our Management Committee, the centre could have faced closure.
However, things are now returning to normal but the centre needs your help and we are appealing for support from local businesses and individuals to serve on the Management Committee, or offer support in other ways.
Are you able to spare a few hours a week to help the centre upgrade and revamp to a standard in order to continue to be a great venue for everyone’s benefit in the town?
Until recently Youth Services have delivered sessions for local young people from the centre and there is usually a popular luncheon club. We would love to expand on the things we offer local people in Elland and need your help to do so.
If joining the Management Committee isn’t for you, could you support a fundraising campaign or be happy to make a donation?
Some of the skills we need to save the centre
Administration, IT, record keeping, opening and closing the building, overseeing contractors, gaining quotes.
You will need to be
- able to commit to regular meetings and work in between meetings
- reliable and work with integrity
- passionate about getting a job done well!
If you would like to join us or would like to have an informal chat about what you could offer, please contact Joe Braithwaite, Acting Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cartwheel Centre, Temperence Building/Huddersfield Rd, Elland HX5 9DW
Tel: 01422 374533
Those of you in Elland regularly will have noticed that work has commenced on the refurbishment of the library.
The location of the building has necessitated that some of Coronation Street is closed for the duration of the works.
It will be closed from the Boxhall Road junction to the Victoria Road junction, with access strictly for residents only. There is no way through to Victoria Road from Coronation Street, this is in the interests of health and safety.
The library will be co-located with other Council services once the refurbishment is complete, in the meantime there is a temporary library at the former cash office in Southgate.
Although the refurbishment will likely take a while, it is essential work and every effort is being made to minimise impact. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.