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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 03 July 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • CREW Heart Support Group Bulletin – Walk around Hebden Bridge
  • Prince’s Trust training with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service for 16-25 year olds
  • Brighouse Vision Masterplan – tell us what you think
  • RSPCA Virtual K9 Party In The Park 2020 July 5th

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 26 June 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Calderdale markets opening hours and services
  • Have your say on West Yorkshire Devolution July 19th
  • Disability Partnership Calderdale June 2020 Newsletter
  • Active Calderdale are calling out to Sports or Physical Activity Providers.

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CREW Heart Support Group Bulletin – Brian Birkby’s guided walk

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This week’s CREW Heart Support Group Bulletin features a guided 4 mile walk by Brian Birkby through Stainland and Holywell Green.

A guided walk by Brian Birkby

Stainland and Holywell Green – 4 miles 6 stiles, anti-clockwise
Sights are: Deer fields, Carr Hall Castle, Shaw Park and the Holy well. Walk includes a scrambly heath above Bradley Hall GC.

Start Stainland
Village centre car park, B6112, (SE 078195), HX4 9HU

 

Deer farm on left

Mock Gothic Castle Farm built in Victorian times

* If muddy at farm, continue up main road to Bradley View on right. Go up and bend left to top then right into a field. Go right down and bend left to join track (Church Lane). At sharp right bend, go left and over stile. **

Exit the car park and go left down the main street, passing Holroyd Square on left and Duke of York pub on right. Just before St Andrew’s Church, go right down Carr Hall Lane.Follow this, initially cobbled, lane down  for some distance. Continue on down the track to reach the bottom.

The track curves right then left uphill; continue for approx 100 yards. Then take path on left that runs alongside Thunnerley Woods. Continue to end with wood still on left, passing three gates.

At the bottom, join tarmac road (Shaw Lane) uphill for a few paces then right into Shaw Park. Walk via lower path and the ‘Holy well’, to the top right hand corner. Exit at the car park and emerge at Station Road.

Go left, uphill, to the junction with Stainland Road . Cross and a few paces uphill, go right into and along the lane at Holyw

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alternative to shorten: angle left uphill to enter playing field and up to car park.
Go through the farm and gate and continue on a track. Ahead is a gate and stile. Go through and then diagonally left up a field to a gate in the top left corner.Enter a walled lane for a short distance. At the junction, go right over a stile into a field with views of Halifax Bradley Hall Golf Club ahead and down to the right.

Keeping close to the wall on the left, go ahead for 150 yards. Go over a stile and after 100 yards, where the path splits, go left. Keep to the top edge of the fields following the clear footpath.

Go through wooded areas and rough moorland. At a junction of paths, go a few paces uphill to a wall and follow along to the right. Pass some railings on the right to emerge into the remains of Eaves Top Quarry.

Follow the path down to approach two large standing boulder piles. Just after***, angle right downhill and follow path as it passes along the bottom edge of the wood.

Continue along as it starts to rise along the bottom edge of the quarry

The path emerges at a gate.  Go over stile and follow wall on right passing a gated farm track. Continue around field with wall on right.Do not go over stile but continue to follow wall on right to top right corner. Go through a wall stile into next field. On this level field, keep wall on right going towards line of trees. At right corner, go through wall pass into a green lane.

Go up this lane passing to left of a housing estate. Shortly meet access on left into playing field.

Join a tarmac path back to the car park.

End  – Stainland 1885 pub 01422 310099

Duke of York 01422 372981

The Rock Hotel, Holywell Green
01422 379721

We would love you to try this walk and send us your photos so we can pop it in the newsletter.

It doesn’t have to be this walk, we would love to feature your scenic photos in the newsletters.

 

Contact CREW Heart Support Group

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email: crewpartners.hsg@gmail.com

Active Calderdale – A stroll down memory Lane : Jaime’s story

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(Photos by Olwen Edwards)

Something that has really supported me  through the COVID crisis is going for a walk. It’s a simple pleasure that I took for granted before  lockdown.  As a working , single parent, my pre-covid pace of life was pretty hectic. Oftentimes  I would  put off going for a walk , because I felt tired or lacking in motivation.  During lockdown  however, I found myself really looking forward to the  part of my day when I could get out for a stroll.

During this difficult period , I would  daydream  about all  the places I would  visit once the  lockdown measures were lifted. Shaw Park in Holywell Green was one of them. https://thefollyflaneuse.com/shaw-park-sham-castle-halifax-west-yorkshire/

 

I have lived in Halifax all my life. In the 80’s, I lived in the village of Holywell Green. Shaw Park, (or  deer park) was just across the road from where we lived. Myself, brother and kids from the village, played there literally every day. It was a place of wonder to me! It had a fairytale castle, an archway to a magic wishing  well, a duck pond and a herd of deer that roamed the hillside in front of the park, leading up to the small hamlet of Jagger Green.  The area that is now a nature reserve, was once a Lido, and back then it was fenced off and dilapidated. You could still see the rusty diving board and pool,  green with algae. It looked  so spooky!  we invented stories about it being haunted by the people  who  had drowned there. Winter in the park was fun too – it has amazing slopes to sledge down also the duck pond would freeze over.  I remember our dog and my dad, walking on it  and falling through the ice. Ah the rose tinted spectacles of nostalgia!

In the lovely weather we had recently I introduced my friend  to Shaw Park – she had never heard of it or indeed had ever been to  the village of Holywell Green . My first impressions  as we walked  around the park, is that it’s much  smaller than I remembered! other than that not much has changed.  A family of Canada geese now occupy the duck pond and the castle is fenced off. There is  still a herd of deer  though they live in a paddock now, the nature reserve has replaced the haunted pool, and the wishing well is still there- a refreshing   place to cool my feet.

It got me thinking how many other people don’t know about this hidden gem? Perhaps there are lots of places in Calderdale I’ve never heard of?  Places of historical interest, forgotten communities? Glorious, green spaces?

What’s your favourite place to go in Calderdale? Do you like me have fond memories of  growing up in a small village in North or East Halifax? We would love to hear from you.

 

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 19 June 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • RSPCA Virtual K9 Party In The Park 2020 July 5th
  • SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! June 2020
  • Water Safety Press release – Drowning Prevention Week June 12 – 19
  • Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 12 June 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert #11 12.06.2020
  • Take the Survey : Impact of Covid-19 on social cohesion in local communities
  • Let’s go to Toffee Town! Virtual tour with Calderdale Museums
  • Disability Partnership Calderdale – Coronavirus Information – 8 June 2020

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Safer streets around schools

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Posted on 10/06/2020 by Calderdale Council

 

Streets around Calderdale schools are set to become safer, healthier and more pleasant for everyone.

Calderdale Council is working with schools to encourage more active ways for children and young people to get to and from school, such as walking and cycling.

From Monday 15 June, roads outside 14 Calderdale schools will be closed to cars and other motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. No vehicles will be allowed on certain streets at these times for up to six weeks, as the Council is using its powers to transform the streets into temporary pedestrian and cycle zones. There will be controlled access for residents’ vehicles, deliveries, emergency and utility vehicles.

The new restrictions are part of the national School Streets(external link) community-based approach, aiming to reduce car usage and air pollution, promote walking and cycling and boost road safety, health and wellbeing.

This supports the Council’s ongoing work to tackle the climate emergency, improve air quality and become the most active borough in the North by 2024 through the Active Calderdale movement.

Introducing traffic restrictions around schools at busy drop-off and pick-up times has been a long-standing plan for the Council, and was successfully trialled at Field Lane Primary School in Rastrick to support Clean Air Day in June 2019. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward the rollout as part of the recovery and rebuilding to ensure a safe future for everyone, including safe education, safe transport and safe spaces.

Everyone, including those travelling to and from school, is urged to keep a safe two-metre distance from other people, to protect each other and help reduce the spread of the virus.

Cllr Scott Patient, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said:

“We are determined to give Calderdale’s children and young people the best possible start in life. A key part of this is to protect them from dangerous air pollution and help families to make healthy and sustainable travel choices. Recently we have enjoyed the many benefits of fewer vehicles on our roads. The School Streets scheme will encourage a healthier lifestyle and create a safer, cleaner and more pleasant environment for everyone.

 

“As the coronavirus will be with us for some time, building a safe future remains paramount. Our School Streets will support social distancing rules, safe spaces, safe transport and a safe education.”

Parents, carers and nearby residents and businesses are being contacted directly about the new restrictions. There will be signs in place on site and school staff will be there to provide information, engage with people and ensure compliance with the rules, taking social distancing into account.

The effectiveness of School Streets will be monitored and the feedback will inform future rollout decisions.

These are the 14 schools where the new restrictions will apply as of Monday 15 June, from Monday to Friday on the following roads and at the following times:

  • Abbey Park Academy, Illingworth – Keighley Close, 8.15am – 9.15am and 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Beech Hill School, Halifax – Mount Pleasant Avenue, 8.20am – 9.05am and 2.40pm – 3.25pm
  • Bradshaw Primary School, Halifax – Ingham Lane, 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.30pm
  • Field Lane Primary School, Rastrick – Burnsall Road, 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.40pm
  • Northowram Primary School, Northowram – Baxter Lane, 8.30am – 9.15am and 3pm – 3.45pm
  • Riverside Junior School, Hebden Bridge – Holme Street, 8am – 9.15am and 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • St Augustine’s CE (VA) J and I School, Halifax – driveway closed 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.30pm
  • St Chad’s CE Primary Academy, Brighouse – Finkil Street, 8.15am – 9am and 2.45pm – 3.30pm
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Halifax – Portland Road, 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.45pm
  • St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Academy, Todmorden – Wellington Road, 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.30pm
  • St Malachy’s Catholic Primary School, Illingworth – Furness Place, 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.30pm – 3.15pm
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Halifax – Swires Road, 8.45am – 9.30am and 2.45pm – 3.30pm
  • Wainstalls School, Halifax – Wainstalls Road, 8.30am – 9.10am and 3pm – 3.40pm
  • Withinfields Primary School, Southowram – Withinfields, 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.45pm – 3.30pm

Improving air quality, protecting the borough’s distinctive environment and making it more resilient is fundamental to the Vision2024 for Calderdale.

For more information about School Streets, visit http://schoolstreets.org.uk/(external link) To find out more about Active Calderdale, head to https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/ and follow @ActiveCdale on Twitter

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 05 June 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Creative Art Challenge launched for Calderdale & Kirklees
  • Local Authority Business Discretionary Grant Fund Open
  • Have your say on health and care services
  • Ogden Water Local Natural Reserve regeneration survey June 5

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 29 May 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Best Paw Forward: The RSPCA 26.2 mile fundraiser by the 30th of June!
  • Celebrating Volunteers Week June 1-7
  • Supporting the arts and culture sector during COVID-19 Survey May 31st
  • Ogden Water Local Natural Reserve regeneration survey June 5

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 22 May 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Elland Future High Street Fund Consultation 13 – 22 May 2020
  • Lower Valley Family support team is there for you!
  • Local RSPCA Pet Portrait Competition is open during Lockdown until May 24th
  • VSI Alliance Calderdale Sector Resilience Survey May 2020

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