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Appalling incidents of fly tipping in Calderdale

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Our Community Wardens have come across masses of garbage across Calderdale. Waste dumped on the roadside, hurled over walls into natural spaces, home appliances left on the road. This is Not Acceptable, it is unhygienic and furthermore it can be dangerous.

We feel very strongly about the issue of fly tipping. It is a criminal offence that carries penalties. We would however rather get the community on board with reporting such issues and advising individuals of how to dispose of their garbage responsibly.

What you can do:

If you see any fly tipping in the first instance report it to CMBC Community First. Please keep your eyes open, if you see anything please take a photo of it and then send details to Calderdale Council via Community First.

Fly tipping across Calderdale and Halifax

The images below are from incidents recorded the previous week alone.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 04 December 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Local Restrictions: Calderdale placed on Tier 3 from December 2nd
  • Help Us Understand How Covid-19 Has Impacted Crime and Other Activities
  • Songs and Rhymes from Busy Babies starting Thursday December 3rd
  • Memory Lane Cafe reopening in December

Have a great weekend!

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You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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NHP Thank you notes 04/12/20 – submit yours!

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Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes.

Each week we publish notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody.

If you wish to deliver your own NHP Thank-You, click here.

To read the previous week’s Thank you notes, click here.

Peter Robinson
A huge thank you to Peter for all his hard work, passion and perseverance in making Lee Mount and Shroggs Park a fantastic place for residents and visitors alike! We hope you know how appreciated you are.

Paul Emmett
Thank you Paul for your passion and vision to improve Lee Mount as a community and to make it a great place to be! We’re lucky to have you!

Mandy O’Shea
Mandy, where do you get all that energy from?! Thank you for your passion for the Mixenden community, for bringing people together, and your vision to make Mixenden a fantastic place for all the community! We’re lucky to have you x

Mrs Turner and all Bradshaw School Staff
Thank you all for your hard work to keep the children, staff and families as safe as possible whilst keeping the school open.
You’re all doing an amazing job in a difficult, unprecedented year.
The children and families appreciate all you are doing. Thank you and keep safe!

Bikeability – My Free Bike Riding Training Session by Joanne Dye

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I love watching cyclists and for a long time wanted to learn how to ride a bike safely on the road. With everything COVID related, I wanted to get out more and try cycling but still this fear of being on the road was putting me off. I had mentioned to Suzy, our Active Calderdale engagement co-ordinator for North Halifax about wishing there were something linked to cycling that was easy to access in my local area. I was put in touch with a new free project run by Bikeability which provides adult one to one or family training in riding a bike.

The Bikeability instructor called beforehand to discuss what I needed and where best to meet; she was great to speak with on the phone (a real getting to know you phone call). This put me at great ease. We met up at the moor at Manor Health one week later and learned how to safely ride a cycle on the road. Her calm and clear persona made me feel comfortable and confident enough to go out on the main roads. I will be having an additional session, just to make sure I would be confident enough to take my children out on the roads.

I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is looking to get out more, build their confidence or to learn a new skill. Even if it is just to refresh your memory. It is a fun, free, 2 hour service, delivered in line with current Covid-19 Government Guidance. What have you go to lose?

To have a chat about your needs or to register for a Free session when restrictions allow, see Cycle Confidence Building – Bikeability – Active Calderdale.



Help Us Understand How Covid-19 Has Impacted Crime and Other Activities

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Neighbourhood watch COVID-19 and crime survey


We are delighted to be working with University College London to understand how COVID-19 has impacted upon people’s routine and online activities, crime and their perceptions of it.

To help with this work, we are encouraging our supporters to participate in a short survey ( which closes on 23rd December.

As well as understanding how the pandemic has affected things to date, the aim of the survey is to understand how it might do so in the future. Your participation will be really valuable and help us understand things that other data cannot.

We estimate that it will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your responses will be stored securely and you will not be asked for any information that would identify you as an individual.

If you are willing to take part, please complete this survey:

Please support this work – with your help I am sure we can gain real insight into the effects of COVID-19 on crime.

Yours faithfully,

Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch Network

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Message from West Yorkshire Police on burglary prevention

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Burglaries can often increase during the longer darker nights in the autumn and winter months.

Crime prevention doesn’t have to cost a lot of money – taking simple measures such as locking your doors and windows, not leaving valuables on display and using your alarm can significantly reduce your chances of being a victim.

Here’s some simple steps that everyone can take to improve their home security:

• Always lock your doors and windows even when you are at home
• Always take the key out of the lock and keep it in a safe place – do not leave keys in reach of the letterbox, a cat flap, or on view through a window.
• Invest in timer light switches, and set lights to come on and go off in your home – using low energy light bulbs or utilise smart devices.
• Make sure items such as car keys, laptops, tablets, phones and money cannot be seen through a window.
• Make sure Euro cylinder locks have achieved – TS 007 (3 star rating) or Sold Secure Diamond Standard for lock cylinders (SS312).
• Why not start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area?

In Calderdale all residential burglaries are investigated by a team of CID detectives, but prevention is always better than the cure. Our teams will be out targeting offenders and delivering crime prevention events across the autumn period.

This year West Yorkshire Police have developed a home security toolkit. This can be accessed online on the below link. If you would like it in an alternative format please contact us.

You can keep up to date with the latest news and alerts from West Yorkshire Police by signing up to West Yorkshire Community Alert. Public registration is free and people can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct via email, text or voice message. Sign up today at:

If you have information about those that are criminally active you can pass that information to us by the following methods:

• Online –
• Telephone – 999 for a crime in progress or there is a risk to life. 101 for Non emergencies
• 100% anonymously via the charity CrimeStoppers – 0800 555111
Please find enclosed some useful crime prevention information and help us to keep you safe.

Introducig Calderdale NPT Inspectors
We are the Crime Prevention Officers responsible for Calderdale. We offer a FREE Crime Prevention Security advice service. We are happy to attend your premises and bespoke the survey to your particular needs.
Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to being a burglary victim when it only takes a few adjustments to secure your property without costing £1000s.
Simply locking your doors, even when at home and setting your alarm even if you are just popping out and when you go to bed, will increase your chances of not being a victim of this crime.
For a FREE home survey please contact or alternatively contact
Tracy on 07736 087199. (Answer machine facility).
We work Monday to Friday and always respond to messages.
Tracy and Jill

Christmas Crafts weekly online sessions from Calderdale Libraries

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Join the Discover Team online every Tuesday for Christmas craft inspiration.
The sessions run every Tuesday morning from 10:30am

  • Get crafting for Christmas
  • Gill Carpenter has lots of great ideas for you to try at home.
  • Using every day materials, fun for the whole family!

To join in, please visit Calderdale Libraries Facebook

To watch this and other Discover content after the scheduled events, please visit Calderdale Libraries on YouTube

Local Restrictions: Calderdale placed on Tier 3 from December 2nd

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For the most up to date information on Coronavirus, visit Calderdale Council’s website

From December 2nd, Calderdale will be placed on Tier 3.

For full details of the restrictions, visit: Local restriction tiers: what you need to know (GOV.UK).

The restrictions that apply in Calderdale include:

  • You must not meet with people you do not live with, or who are not in your support bubble, in:
    • Any indoor setting. (This includes private houses and indoor public settings, such as shops, gyms and libraries.)
    • A private garden.
  • You can meet in groups of up to six people from different households in public outdoor spaces. (Such as parks, the countryside and beaches.)

There are three big things we all should be doing to help reduce our infection rate in Calderdale:

  • Limit contact with people that you do not live with (or who are not in your support bubble).
  • Wear a face covering in all indoor settings where you might come into contact with people you don’t live with.
  • Isolate at home, if:
    • You or someone you live with has symptoms.
    • You or someone you live with has tested positive for COVID-19.
    • You are advised to by NHS Test and Trace.

Everyone in England must:

  • Attend school or college as normal, unless you are isolating.
  • Work from home if you can. If you cannot, you can travel to your workplace.
  • Walk or cycle where possible. Avoid busy times when travelling.
  • Only open businesses and venues that are allowed to open in your tier.

For a list of businesses that can open in Calderdale from 2nd December, see: FAQs.



Songs and Rhymes from Busy Babies starting Thursday December 3rd

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Calderdale Libraries are bringing Busy Babies back to you – online!

The sessions take place every Thursday at 10:30 with the first session on the 3rd of December.
Follow up sessions: 10th December, 17th December.

All sessions are free!

For more information, visit Calderdale Libraries online:
f: Calderdale Libraries Facebook

To watch Discover content after the scheduled events, visit: Calderdale Libraries on YouTube.

Calderdale Suicide Prevention and Self-harm Small Grants

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Small Grants Project Proposal

Calderdale Suicide Prevention Group formed in 2016 and produced a multi-agency suicide prevention plan 2017-20, following the publication of the government’s strategy, Preventing Suicide in England 2012 – A cross government outcomes strategy to save lives.

Our vision

“For Calderdale to be a place where suicides are eliminated and where people do not consider suicide as a solution to the difficulties they face; also a place that supports people at a time of personal crisis and community resilience for improved lives”

We are looking to work with voluntary and community organisations to implement innovative approaches to help us to meet our vision for Calderdale.  We are looking for projects which deliver activity against any of the following two priority areas.

  • To reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm in young and middle-aged men
  • To reduce the incidence of suicide in people at risk of self-harm.

Organisations can access further information on Suicide in Calderdale including risk factors (adverse life events) and useful resources to support the development of a project and application in the further information sheet at the end of this article.

The desired objectives of the projects are:

  • To reduce the stigma of self-harm and suicide.
  • Build resilience to Mental Health problems in local communities.
  • Promoting Positive mental Health in local communities.
  • To increase the community-based support for those at risk of suicide, including in high risk groups.
  • To reduce the incidence of self-harm and repeated self-harm.
  • To reduce the impact of self-harm and suicide.

Proposals must demonstrate how they will support the Suicide Prevention Action Plan to meet at least one of the themes highlighted below:

 Theme 1 – Reduce the risk of suicide in high risk groups.

 Theme 2 – Tailor approaches to improve mental health in specific groups.

 Theme 3 – Reduce access to the means of suicide.

 Theme 4 – Provide better information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Theme 5 – Support the media in delivering sensitive approaches to suicide and suicidal behaviour.

Theme 6 – Support research, data collection, and monitoring.

Theme 7 – Self-harm

We have a total of £28,500 available for innovative projects to support suicide prevention and self-harm reduction in Calderdale.

Organisations must complete the attached application form and recorded proposal video maximum of 90 seconds in order to be considered for a funding allocation from the Small Grants Panel.

Proposals are to be submitted by noon Monday 04th January 2021 on the template below and will be assessed by a Small Grants Panel which includes people with lived experience. A scoring system will be applied, and applicants will receive feedback no later than two weeks following this date and where successful projects will commence as soon as possible.

Applications for a maximum of £8,000 will be considered.

Funding awards are subject to the organisation signing and returning the Terms and Conditions which will be issued on approval of the funding.

For further information please contact; Debra Rodgers

Suicide Prevention Further Information for Organisations

Small grants application form SP