May

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 20 May 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

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This week:

  • Elland Spring Craft Fair May 22 at Working Mens Club
  • Council Public Space Protection Orders Public Consultation
  • Being Well Together – A health project for Calderdale
  • Baby and Me groups at Elland Children’s Centre

Have a great weekend!

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NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – June 1

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North Halifax Partnership (NHP) Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. We have a variety of roles available.

Our Children’s centres are exciting places to work. All the staff are committed to supporting their local communities to provide high quality learning for children. We provide an excellent working environment where children and staff thrive.

We are currently recruiting staff for the following posts

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is for qualified and experienced practitioners with a passion for helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have the responsibility to lead an area in child development, such as speech and language, SEND, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is for newly qualified or unqualified staff, or staff returning to childcare following a break or staff who are looking for a new and meaningful new career in childcare. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All our posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, staff voucher incentives and access to an excellent and innovating training programme. There are multiple internal career progression routes within the different children centres.

 

Current Early Years posts

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green Children’s Centre
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Advanced Early Years Practitioner – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Innovations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme Children’s Centre

Other posts

  • Site Supervisor – Creations Children’s Centre
  • Finance Administrator – Innovations Children’s Centre

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 1st June 2022

For an application pack visit our website www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Or contact Julie in our recruitment team on 01422 251090

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

Calderdale Council Public Space Protection Orders Public Consultation  – Drop-ins & online 

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Working together to keep communities safe and to protect the environment – everyone has a part to play

More information and further Public Consultation Event Dates here

Calderdale Council has a vision for 2024 that our borough should be a great place to live and to visit. Together with our partners we want to keep communities safe and protect our environment from harm.Calderdale Council is working proactively through the Community Safety Partnership with partners such as West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to prevent crime and disorder order and tackle the harm caused by anti-social behaviour (ASB). Being proactive is critical to delivering better outcomes from communities so where there is an opportunity to stop the harm before it happens, we will act first. Such action includes the use of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which is an order made by local authorities by virtue of s75 Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014.  The introduction of a PSPO can prohibit certain behaviour/ activity as well as require action to be taken in a defined area. Calderdale currently has seven Public Spaces Protection Orders.

  • The Moorland Fire Public Space Protection Order was implemented in June 2019 to protect our Moorland and upland areas by preventing the risk of fire.
  • Five of the remaining PSPOs introduced restrictions on a person in charge of a dog/s, for example not entering specific areas such as children playgrounds and failing to clean up after their dog.
  • The final order is in respect to the consumption of alcohol in a public place or other designated area. The order allows Police and Wardens to require individuals to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol.

Our PSPOs are due to expire on 16th June 2022. These orders can be extended therefore, the Council is currently reviewed the orders before a decision is taken whether to extend or not. The Council can also vary the order to make them more effective and we are currently considering the following changes to ensure communities are safer and to further protect our environment:

  • Following the success of the Moorland Fire PSPO and the identification of further issues on the moors that are causing a detrimental effect to the public, we are proposing to Prohibit the recreational use of off-road vehicles on Calderdale Moorland area and extend the current designated area to take in some of Calderdale’s beauty spots.
  • In respect to our Dog control PSPOs we are proposing to introduce a requirement that a person in charge of a dog must be in possession of some means with which to pick up dog excrement and lawfully dispose of it.
  • The final variation we are proposing is to extend the area designated under the Alcohol Consumption PSPO. Currently only built up areas and civil amenities such as parks  are designated under this order so the proposal is to make this a borough wide order as we have experienced alcohol related ASB and disorder in more rural areas of Calderdale.

The Council is consulting of these proposals so this is an opportunity to hear the views of everyone as to whether these orders are still relevant as well as necessary and therefore need to continue.A Lower Valley Drop-in consultation will be taking place on Thursday 26 May 2022 17.00-19.30

Langdale Room, Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL.

Please come along and give us your views!

We are also organising an online consultation for all areasTuesday 31st May 6.30 – 7.30pm.

This will run on zoom, so please email either jae.campbell@calderdale.gov.uk or catherine.bann@calderdale.gov.uk to be sent a link

VSI Alliance Update 20 May 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

WY Community Mental Health Transformation Co-Production Videos Projects

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Through funding from Higher Education Establishments, Forum Central are looking to work in partnership with six organisations from across West Yorkshire to co-produce videos with people with lived experience of complex mental health issues. A partnership has been developed between Forum Central, University of Leeds and the West Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) (formerly West Yorkshire & Harrogate partnership) to work with organisations to co-produce these videos. The content made as a result will be used as part of staff inductions for the Community Mental Health Transformation workforce, as well as being used to raise awareness amongst the wider Health and Care workforce around mental health.There is up to £1500 available to six organisations to get involved in these co-production videos. Organisations can apply for this funding by completing and submitting the attached Expression of Interest (EOI) by 2.00pm, Tuesday 30th May and e-mailed to hello@forumcentral.org.uk. The attached EOI also provided additional background and information about this project, if you have any questions about completing the EOI please contact gary.blake@nhs.net.

Download the Expression of Interest Form Here

Being Well Together – A health project for Calderdale

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verd de gris arts are asking for your help in putting together a series of short films around the region’s experiences with Annual Health Checks for those who live with or are affected by severe mental illness.

If you have lived in experience of that, they’d love to hear from you!

Download flyer here

If you or someone you know may be interested or if you would like more information please contact:
Jeff on 07926 978651
Email: jeff.vdg@btinternet.com

You may earn some money for sharing your experiences.

Staying Well are looking for volunteer telephone befrienders

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At Staying Well we believe that talking to someone who will take the time to listen can be very beneficial to your health and wellbeing!

If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity that can make a huge positive impact to someone, you may want to become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of any age, having a friendly, chatty approach, willing to reach out to someone who needs somebody to talk to.

You only need to commit 30 minutes a week but those 30 minutes can mean the world to someone.

Many of our telephone befrienders have shared that those sessions have improved their own wellbeing.

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Sharon Gibson, our Befriending Coordinator on:
t: 07825 089 288
e: sharon.gibson@nhpltd.org.uk

Induction and training will be provided.

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending section

 

From Calderdale Big Band Tea Dance May 14th

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On Saturday 14th May 2022, we held our Calderdale Big Band Tea Dance Event at Arden Road Social Club. The purpose of the event was to bring people together who had experienced social isolation and loneliness over the last few years of the pandemic and to relive a classic 1940’s event.

This was an opportunity for people to socialise, dust off them old dancing shoes and have a good time. Coming together through musical nostalgia, the event offered the chance to forget about the worries, struggles and challenges we have all faced in recent years. Instead, everyone was able to experience a sense of normality as our community came together.

 

The event started at 1.15pm with people from across Calderdale arriving with their families, friends, and carers. Everyone was seated with the help of volunteers and staff, who then provided teas and coffees as everyone began to mingle.

 

Live music was performed by 18 members of the Calderdale Big Band who played a variety of songs and tracks from the 1940’s through the event. We were very happy to have our friends from Active Rainbow (Sophie, Eve, and Heidi) come along dressed in traditional 1940’s attire and deliver a live dance sequence for everyone to follow. This brought many people up from their chairs to join the dance instructors on the dance floor. This was a chance for people to shake them shoulders, show them jazz hands and have a great time dancing front of stage.

 

Midway through the event, afternoon tea was served by staff and volunteers which consisted of a selection of sandwiches, cakes and other nibbles. Whilst everyone was eating, our very own Rachel Swaby (Communities Programme Manager at North Halifax Partnership) introduced Staying Well. Rachel explained more about the service and presented the Staying Well Awards film on a projector screen for everyone to watch.

Once the film had finished, the Calderdale Big Band took to the stage and resumed playing their second set of songs. This brought more people to the dance floor, to enjoy another round of great hits from the 1940’s. The dance instructors led another live dance set for everyone to follow. As the event came to a close at 4.30pm, everyone left with beaming smiles, full stomachs, new friendships, and possibly slightly sore feet from all that dancing! The general feel of the event was very positive with lots of amazing feedback:

“It has made my weekend!”

“Wonderful event, thanks for organising it!”

“Keep doing what you’re doing!”

     

 

We want to take this opportunity to thank the Calderdale Big Band, Active Rainbow, NPT Team One (local PSCO’s in Calderdale), Ebonnie and James from Archway Project & Arden Road Social Club and their volunteers, our fellow Staying Well workers and North Halifax Partnership for funding the event.

For more pictures, visit Big Band Tea Dance on Staying Well

We’re featured in the Halifax Courier!

Find out what else is happening at Staying Well!

Flower and Music Festival at Halifax Minster for Platinum Jubilee

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Halifax Minster will be blooming during the extended weekend celebrations, bringing to you a series of musical celebration events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

From Thursday the 2nd of June to Monday 6th of June there will be stunning floral art installations, flower arranging demonstrations and live music events, closing with the Jubilee Civic Service in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The flower exhibits will be open
10.00am – 4.00pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday
12.00om – 4.00pm on Sunday

There will be an entry fee of £2.50 for those over 16, under 16 go Free 

  • Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th at 2pm : Flower Arranging Demonstrations
    Limited spaces, please reserve your place through Eventbrite
    Tickets are free but you will need to pay entrance fee at the Minster
  • Saturday 4th at 12pm : Nicola Mills – Opera for the People Concert
    Limited spaces, please reserve your place through Eventbrite
    Tickets are free but you will need to pay entrance fee at the Minster
  • Saturday 4th at 7.30pm : Elland Silver Band Concert
    Adults: £8.00 Under 16 go Free. Tickets on the door.
  • Sunday 5th at 6pm : Jubilee Civic Service
    Free entrance, no booking required. All welcome

Active Calderdale Your Views Matter survey

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Active Calderdale are gathering information on physical activity habits and opinions on how the local area can influence people to be more active.

No matter how active you currently are, this is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that the right changes can be made to support you, your friends and your family.

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and can be found here: http://activecalderdale.org/YourViewsMatter2022

Complete the Your Views Matter survey before 6th June 2022 to be in with a chance of winning FIVE £50 Love2Shop vouchers! (terms and conditions apply).