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Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

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National Neighbourhood Watch Week is back for 2018!

NNWW18 runs from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June – where the national organisation will be asking members how the movement will continue to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

These are exciting times for Neighbourhood Watch as they look to the future of this fantastic movement and how we can make the most positive impact on communities across England and Wales over the next three years.

The national scheme is hosting a series of six seminars in June and July to give members to help develop NW’s Strategy for the next three years.

Members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the Strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong Strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have YOUR voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

There will also be the launch of new Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits at these seminars.

Crime in England and Wales is changing and NW is providing new practical information and help for members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. The network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with.

So NW are finding more practical ways to empower members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighbour regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

This summer NW are going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. The Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:
• Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

The closest seminars to our area are;

  • Tuesday 26 June – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG.  9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.
  • Wednesday 27 June – Royal Hull Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF, 9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.

More information about the seminars can be found at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/national-neighbourhood-watch-week-2018/

St Andrew’s Church, Stainland – Gift Appeal Weekend & Community Cafe

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On Saturday 30 June 10:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday 1 July 2:30pm, St Andrew’s Church, Stainland will be holding their annual Gift Appeal Weekend.

On Saturday, along with the usual refreshments there will be food and craft stalls and ‘Have a Go‘ crafts.

Afternoon teas will be available Sunday and there will accompaniment from the Halifax Ukulele group.

For further details contact events@standrewstainland.co.uk or call 01422 375735.

SUNDAY; Tickets are available on the door at £7 for adults (concessions available).

Remember as well the next Community Cafe is on Monday 18 June, 9:00am-11:00am.

Working together with Sowood W.I. you will be made very welcome to Stainland’s own community café  on the 3rd Monday of every month at 9:00am to 11:30am.

The next cafes will be on June 18th, July 16th then August 20th.

They serve full breakfasts, light bites and home bakes.

Meet friends whilst your toddlers play with the toys.

 

 

‘Don’t Stop the Musicals’ at Southgate Methodist Church

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The Summer cabaret event for Southgate Drama and Social Group is ‘Don’t Stop The Musicals’, a musical journey through some of the most famous musicals from stage and screen. Featuring numbers from favourites such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, My Fair Lady, The Greatest Showman and many more…

There will be 3 performances at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland HX5 0JL celebrating the diversity and power of musical theatre on;

  • Friday 15 June, 7:15pm
  • Saturday 16 June, 2:15pm
  • Saturday 16 June, 7:15pm

Tickets are available from the Southgate Drama and Social Group website or Bramleys Estate Agents, Elland.

Closure of Burley Street Surgery, Elland

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Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have given the following information about the closure of Burley Street Surgery. This is taken from the Calderdale CCG website at https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/burleystreet/

‘Burley Street Surgery will soon be closing
Dr Falak Naz’s contract to provide GP services at the surgery will shortly come to an end. This means that Dr Naz’s practice will close at Friday 29 June, 6:30pm.

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the planning and buying of GP services in Calderdale. We want to make sure that you will have a GP after Dr Naz retires.

You will need to register with a new GP practice in your local area.

You can find more information on the internet. The NHS Choices website: http://www.nhs.uk will tell you about local GP practices, the services they offer and how to register with a new practice. Alternatively, you can contact the CCG by calling 01422 307400, texting 0777 133 4724 or by emailing CCG.FEEDBACK@calderdaleccg.nhs.uk

We understand that you might find it difficult or be worried about having to change doctors, so we will make sure there is lots of support to help you.

We have also arranged two drop-in sessions where staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about this change and support you to find a new GP Practice.

These drop-in support sessions will be held at:  Bertie’s, Brook Street, Elland HX5 9AW on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 6pm to 8pm, and
  • Friday 15th June 2018 at 10am to 12 noon

If you have any concerns about this change or would like some help to register with a new practice, you can contact us by calling 01422 307400, texting 07771 334724 or by emailing FEEDBACK@calderdaleccg.nhs.uk

Overgate Mountain Bike Challenge

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This year’s Mountain Bike Challenge is an 18 or 26 mile route of testing terrain around some of Calderdale’s best tracks and bridleways.

Registration for the 2018 event, which is taking place on Sunday 24 June and starting at Overgate Hospice, is open now.

Click here to register online, or call the Overgate team on 01422 387121.

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Cycling at Brooksbank Disability Hub

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Fancy some quality time this summer with your son or daughter and like the idea of getting fitter at the same time? If it is a ‘YES’ then this might be for you.

The Brooksbank Disability Hub is just up the road from Brooksbank School in Elland on their Hammerstones bike circuit.

Hammerstones is a safe, off road cycling track. They will even provide helmets and bikes if you prebook.

Dates when you can book are;

  • Monday 4 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 11 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday 16 June, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Monday 18 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 25 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 2 July, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 9 July, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday 21 July, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Qualified coaches will be on hand for each session at £3.50 or £5 per family (carers are free)

To pre book a bike or bikes and for more information please contact Corinne on 07960 425303 or email corinnekielty@gmail.com

 

Sing Out Loud at Hamerton Close

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Starting on Friday 18 May, 2:00pm–3:30pm at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland will be Sing Out Loud fun singing session.

This is a singalong session for seniors, with Steve Brown – a professional musician who has a wide range of experience working with community groups.

Just £1 per session (and 50p for refreshments) this group will meet every fortnight

 

Elland Walk and Talk with Warren

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Meet Warren on Wednesdays at 10:15am (for a 10:30am start) for a free short walk in the Elland area supported by CREW Heart Support Group.

Meet new friends and take some gentle exercise whilst seeing some parts of Elland you may not go to very often.

No special walking gear is needed – just come as you are.

For further information call Warren on 07706 915833.

CREW offer 7 different walks in Calderdale, 7 different exercise classes and hold social events.

For more information on these other activities call Sophie on 07982 728548 or email SophieLeighChevolleau@hotmail.co.uk 

 

 

Have your say! Elland Ward Forum Tuesday 17 April 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 17 April 2018, 6.30pm start

Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

For more information on the meetings, see Lower Valley ForumExternal link