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District Wildlife Assistant – Police Support Volunteer – Calderdale District

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Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (MS Word)

Police Support Volunteer – District Wildlife Assistant – Task Description (PDF)

This is an opportunity for volunteers to support operational policing through the Wildlife Officer in Calderdale.

The successful candidate would be supporting the Wildlife Officer by assisting admin support as well as liaising with the public and external agencies.

We are looking for a volunteer who has knowledge of wildlife and countryside law and the ability to engage with members of the Police and public.

This role is based throughout the Calderdale District.

Closing date : 1st September 2015

Please complete the below Application Form and Vetting Forms and return by post or email to :
PC Alex Langley
Halifax Police Station
Richmond Close
Halifax
HX1 5TW
calderdale.specialsvolunteers@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Application / Vetting Forms

Please ONLY submit applications to the above address if you wish to volunteer within the Calderdale District.

Halifax Men in Sheds Launch Meeting – 5 Aug

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Imagine a bigger version of the shed at the bottom of the garden…

A place to pursue hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

And where you can enjoy a chat and a brew…

We are a group of men in Halifax looking for other men to join us in creating a place where we can get together to share and learn new skills.

Shed members share tools and skills. They choose projects to undertake and work at their own pace. Sheds can change lives, improve health and restore a sense of purpose.

Find out more about our project and get involved….

Launch Meeting

Wednesday 5 August 2015

6pm

At Threeways Centre, Ovenden, HX3 5SW  

Book at ticket here…

Men in SHeds

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For more information ring 07481 543 881 or  email phoenixshed@outlook.com

Celebrate Yorkshire Day this weekend – Events

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Yorkshire DayThis Saturday is Yorkshire Day and there’s a lot of events and activities going on in Calderdale for you and your family to enjoy:

Halifax Visitor Centre, Central Library, Halifax.
Yorkshire Day Raffle to win a Yorkshire Hamper and other great prizes. £1 a strip with all proceeds to the Mayors Charities. Tasting of Farrahs’s biscuits and fudge.

Kershaw Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD
Yorkshire Day Fayre 1st & 2nd August. Face Painting, Games, Stalls Competitions a great family event – Tel: 01484 713435

Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, Elland
Yorkshire Day activities and the launch of the New Bar Grill 54 Bouncy Castle, Garden Games, leisure access – Tel: 01422 375431

Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre, The Marina, Hebden Bridge
Yorkshire Day Wine tasting from Luddenden Valley Wines and Yorkshire parkin treats to try from Lottie Shaws – Tel: 01422 843831

Another World Adventure Centre, Moss Farm, Ogden, HX2 8YB
A Reet Yorkshire Weekend. Free Entry, Free Parking, £3 per activity or £25 for a day pass to all activities – 1st & 2nd August 10am to 5pm – Tel: 01422 240464

Lammas Day celebrations at Ogden Water Halifax 11am-4pm
Learn how to make a corn dolly and make some flatbread to cook over an open fire. £3.50 per person or £2.50 with  passport to leisure – Book Now 

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
1st & 2nd August a Rally for vintage, veteran & classic vehicles. Family event

Yorkshire Day Themed Park Run at Shroggs Park, Halifax, HX3 5BX.
5k route, Free event just need to register and start running. Blue and White clothing the order of the day.

Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HJ
Opening of Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition 1st August and runs until 3rd October
Free Entry – Tel: 01422 352334

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at the Classic Car Rally this weekend

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Celebrate Yorkshire Day  with the cars of yesteryear when the Classic Car Rally rolls into town.

classiccarOn Saturday 1 August 2015 – Elland Town Centre

Entry is FREE and there will be a bouncy castle for children as well as mini quad bikes, market stalls and of course a display of classic cars provided by Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Show.

Supported by Calderdale Council, Bellicatessen, Oliver’s and The Savile Arms and sponsored by Nissan of Halifax, it’s an event not to be missed.

Voluntary Action Calderdale Survey

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Voluntary Action CalderdaleVoluntary Action Calderdale is currently reviewing its services and would like to make sure that they continue to meet your needs in the future.

Could you spend a few minutes telling them about your current and future needs by completing a short survey before Friday 4 September 2015.

Please click here to complete the survey online and feel free to skip any questions that are not relevant to your group or organisation.

If you are not sure what your needs are and would like to talk to a member of the team beforehand give them a call on 01422 431095.

Hubbub at the Hub!

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Elland SWIn the past few weeks the project has been focusing on building the Staying Well Hub; we want to connect the community and promote Elland as a place that cares about the health and wellbeing of its communities.

And we’re excited to announce that the local Staying Well Steering Group has just approved funding applications totalling over £32,000 for new projects in Elland including a Befriending scheme, Dementia Reading Champions and a transport solution to enable disabled people to attend social, leisure and health activities in the area.

Click here for the latest newletter from the Elland Staying Well project. 

Yorkshire Gardens Trust small grants

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The YGT Trustees have allocated a grant fund for 2016 to help projects concerning important parks and gardens in the County, both large and small.

The maximum possible single grant will be the lesser of £1,000 or 50% of the total cost of a project.
The grant may be awarded either towards the cost of one or more of the following:

  • A survey or environmental assessment, covering physical, horticultural, botanical, archaeological or historical aspects;
  • A management, development, restoration or conservation plan;
  • Restoration or conservation works;
  • The creation of a new garden;
  • The restoration of appropriate garden ornaments or statues;
  • The preservation or restoration of documents associated with any of the above or with an important person who has been concerned with Yorkshire’s parks and gardens;
  • The public interpretation of a park or garden;
  • A project satisfying the educational objectives of the Trust

For more details please visit www.yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk

The Calderdale Cares Lottery

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calderdale caresThe Calderdale Cares Lottery from Halifax Rugby League Football Club is administered by Community Foundation for Calderdale and has been set up with the aim of raising funds to support worthy charities, organisations and individuals in the Calderdale community.

The grants programme will support local organisations that will benefit Calderdale residents.

Unlike the National Lottery, which is £2, the Calderdale Cares Lottery is only £1 a week to enter.

You could win one of over 40 weekly prizes with daily draws (Mon-Fri) of £100, a rollover jackpot every Saturday of up to £2,000 and £5,000 super draws twice a year.

A minimum of 35% of every pound will be donated to support good causes across the Calderdale area, which is more than the National Lottery and Health Lottery as they only donate 28% and 20% respectively. To join, click here…

If you would like to apply to the Calderdale Cares Lottery Fund, please click here to visit their website.

Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund

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Is your organisation looking for funding for an event or equipment?

Monday 3 August is the next deadline for the Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund.

Calderdale-based voluntary, community or faith groups can apply for up to £3,000 from the Small Grants Scheme, and up to £5,000 from the Festivals & Events Fund.

You will need to provide copies of your most recent annual accounts and an eligible constitution; if you work with children or vulnerable adults you will also need to provide a copy of your safeguarding policy.

In the past the schemes have supported youth groups, sports clubs, and community centres, as well as major festivals and events throughout the Borough.

For further information and application packs visit the Council’s grants webpage.