July

Fun Swims for Ages 14 and Under

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Have fun in the pool!

These are wild and wacky sessions with giant floats.

On some occasions there will be Giant Inflatables set up for use by over 8’s (at Sowerby Bridge Pool only, the diving boards are available at Halifax Pool during this time) .

Adults must accompany children under 8 years into the pool. No adults unless accompanying children at this time.

Check out when the sessions are being held at;

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/sports-and-fitness/activities/fun-swim-children-14-years-old-and-under

Blood in Pee Campaign Launched by Public Health England

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Public Health England (PHE) has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of ‘blood in pee’ as a symptom of bladder and kidney cancers.

The main message is: If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. The advert will also highlight that finding cancer early makes it more treatable.

The primary target audience for the campaign is men and women over the age of 50.

Be Clear on Cancer aims to achieve earlier diagnosis of cancer by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms. The campaigns encourage people with relevant symptoms to see their GP without delay.

The ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign started off as regional pilots in early 2012 and since then the national campaign has run a number of times with the last campaign in 2016.

Resources that you can display in the workplace or other public areas can be downloaded from the PHE website.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 July – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Just a little early this week!

Featuring

  • Advice on Coping with Hot Weather
  • Vote for the Piece Hall in National Lottery Awards 2018
  • Yorkshire Day at the Piece Hall, Borough Market and Eureka!
  • Have Your Say on the New Leisure Centre
  • Do Something in the Summer Holidays
  • Free Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Have a great weekend!

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Heat-health Watch Alert: Level 3 – Heatwave Action

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Issued at 8:27am on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

There is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 9:00am on Monday and 9:00am on Saturday in parts of England.

NHS Choices have published a guide to how to cope in hot weather.

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients.

More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn’t harm you or anyone you know.

Why is a heatwave a problem?

The main risks posed by a heatwave are:

  • dehydration (not having enough water)
  • overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing
  • heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Who is most at risk?

A heatwave can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are:

  • older people, especially those over 75
  • babies and young children
  • people with a serious chronic condition, especially heart or breathing problems
  • people with mobility problems – for example, people with Parkinson’s disease or who have had a stroke
  • people with serious mental health problems
  • people on certain medications, including those that affect sweating and temperature control
  • people who misuse alcohol or drugs
  • people who are physically active – for example, labourers or those doing sports

Level 1 alert: be prepared

The Meteorological Office has a warning system that issues alerts if a heatwave is likely. Level 1 is the minimum alert and is in place from June 1 until September 15 (which is the period that heatwave alerts are likely to be raised).

Although you don’t have to do anything during a level 1 alert, it is advisable to be aware of what to do if the alert level is raised. Knowing how to keep cool during long periods of hot weather can help save lives.

Public Health England (PHE) has advice on how to stay safe during a heatwave (PDF).

Level 2 alert: heatwave is forecast

The Met Office raises an alert if there is a high chance that an average temperature of 30C by day and 15C overnight will occur over the next 2 to 3 days. These temperatures can have a significant effect on people’s health if they last for at least 2 days and the night in between.

Although you don’t need to take any immediate action, follow these steps in preparation:

  • Stay tuned to the weather forecast on the radio, TV or social media, or the Met Office.
  • If you’re planning to travel, check the forecast at your destination.
  • Learn how to keep cool at home with the beat the heat checklist (PDF).

Level 3 alert: when a heatwave is happening

This alert is triggered when the Met Office confirms there will be heatwave temperatures in one or more regions.

Follow the instructions for a level 2 alert. The following tips apply to everybody when it comes to keeping cool and comfortable, and reducing health risks.

Tips for coping in hot weather

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.

If you have concerns about an uncomfortably hot house that is affecting your health or someone else’s, get medical advice.

You can also get help from the environmental health office at your local authority. They can inspect a home for hazards to health, including excess heat. Visit GOV.UK to find your local authority.

Level 4 alert: severe heatwave

This is the highest heatwave alert in Britain. It is raised when a heatwave is severe and/or prolonged, and is an emergency situation.

At level 4, the health risks from a heatwave can affect fit and healthy people, and not just those in high-risk groups. These groups include the elderly, the very young and people with chronic medical conditions.

Follow the information given above for a level 3 alert. Check that anyone around you who is in a high-risk group is coping with the heat.

How do I know if someone needs help?

Seek help from a GP or contact NHS 111 if someone is feeling unwell and shows symptoms of:

  • breathlessness
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • intense thirst
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • cramps which get worse or don’t go away

Get the person somewhere cool to rest. Give them plenty of fluids to drink.

Kids’ Book Club on Mondays at Happy Days Cafe

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On Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm from 30 July there will a kids’ book club at Happy Days Cycles and Cafe on Town Hall Street in Sowerby Bridge.

If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with the little ones now the Summer holidays have arrived then drop in and say hello.

Share a morning of crafts, reading and a love of stories. Bring your own favourite books and join in the fun.

 

Vote for the Piece Hall in the National Lottery Awards 2018

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Time is running out to vote for the Piece Hall transformation project in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards 2018.

The winner is purely down to public votes so your vote really does count. We’d love to see The Piece Hall recognised on national television later this year.

It’s really quick and easy to vote:
1. Visit http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/piece-hall,
2. tweet using #NLAPieceHall
3. retweet a post containing #NLAPieceHall
4. or call 0844 836 9703 (calls cost 5p).

Voting runs until midnight on Friday 27 July 2018.

Let’s celebrate the #distinctiveness of The Piece Hall on a national stage! #VisionCdale2024

Summer Camps at Park Tennis Club

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Want to keep the children active and safe and off their iPads during the summer holiday? These sessions are for you! Park Tennis Club is offering lots of tennis and other sports activities to ensure they will be kept busy!

There are a variety of different sessions which allow you flexibility to choose what suits you and your child.

Fun games organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches on;

  • Wednesday 25 July
  • Thursday 9 August
  • Wednesday 15 August
  • Thursday 16 August
  • Monday 20 August
  • Tuesday 21 August
  • Wednesday 22 August
  • Monday 27 August
  • Tuesday 28 August
  • Wednesday 29 August

Booking is essential – the booking form can be downloaded here as PDF or Word DOC.

Enquiries to infoparktennisclub@gmail.com or 07778 523867

Memory Lane Cafe Receives Quality for Health Award

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Earlier this month, Memory Lane Cafe was presented with their Quality For Health award after successfully completing Foundation Level. Memory Lane Cafe is run by June and Chris Harvey and supported by a team of volunteers. The group was set up to support those living with dementia, other forms of memory loss or isolation in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax and the surrounding areas.

The cafes are open in Sowerby Bridge (2nd & 4th Saturday of each month between 1:30pm and 4:00pm in St. Paul’s Methodist Church) and in Halifax (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm in Maurice Jagger Centre).

Paul Mansley, Chair of Memory Lane Cafe said:

“It’s great to have an objective assessment of what we do and the benefits that we bring to our members.”

Dipika Kaushal, CEO of VAC who presented the team with the award, said:

“Seeing more and more organisations demonstrating the quality of their services through Quality For Health is fantastic. Well done to the team at Memory Lane Cafe – this award is thoroughly deserved and the importance of your services to the community is clear to see.”

To find out more about Memory Lane Cafe, please visit their website http://memorylane.yolasite.com/ or call 07920 549131.

Morrisons Introduce Quiet Hour for Those with Autism

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Morrisons Supermarkets is introducing a ‘Quieter Hour’ across all stores from this Saturday 21 July. From 9:00am until 10:00am every Saturday morning, they will attempt to make the store environment quieter and calmer for customers. For more information see po.st/QHour.

A statement from Morrisons reads;

This new initiative has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society. Many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. Having carried out a trial earlier in the year in our Lincoln, Woking and Gainsborough stores, we identified improvements that could be made as well as the best time for the Quieter Hour to take place.

“Around 700,000 people are on the autism spectrum in the UK. This means they see, hear and feel the world differently to other people, often in a more intense way. Morrisons ‘Quieter Hour’ is a step in the right direction for autistic people who find supermarket shopping a real struggle.”
Daniel Cadey, the from the National Autistic Society

Listening to customers, we found that one in five had a friend or family member with autism* and many liked the idea of being able to shop in more comfort at 9-10am on a Saturday. Angela Gray, Morrisons Community Champion at Woking said: “I was involved in the initial trial as my son is autistic and we found that these changes made a real difference. The trial showed there is a need for a quieter shopping experience for some customers.”

During Quieter Hours, our stores will:

  • Dim the lights
  • Turn music and radio off
  • Avoid making tannoy announcements
  • Reduce movement of trolleys and baskets
  • Turn checkout beeps and other electrical noises down
  • Place a poster outside to tell customers it’s Quieter Hour

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 20 July – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring

  • Last Chance to Have Your Say on the New Elland Station
  • Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life
  • Halifax Police Station Open Day
  • Do Something in the Summer Holidays
  • Free Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Have a great weekend!

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North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

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