Greetland & Stainland

Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum – Thursday 12 July 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.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 12 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Andrews Church, Stainland Road, Stainland, HX4 9HF

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

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.

 

 

Baby Massage for Dads at Holywell Green Children’s Centre

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Baby massage for dads is a 4 week course designed to teach parents all the skills of baby massage, how it may aid relaxation, sleep and assist with the symptoms of colic. Learners will be provided with everything apart from you will need to bring a towel each week.

Being hosted by Holywell Green Children’s Centre, Stainland Road from Saturday 5 May- Saturday 26 May, 10:00am—11:00am.

Suitable for babies aged 6 weeks to crawling.

Book a place by calling 01422 266197 or book online.

 

RSPCA Pooch Fest Comes to Stainland

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A festival of fun for our four legged friends!

 

Join RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and  and Calderdale Council on Saturday 21 April, 11:00am-3:00pm as they celebrate our pooches and promote responsible dog ownership! There will be stalls, games, food and drink, a have-a-go-agility and of course, a fun dog show!

It’s Free Entry but donations are welcome through Eventbrite and on the day! The event will be held at Stainland Recreational Park, Stainland Road (Next to the 1885 Pub).

Go down with the family for lots of fun and wagging tails!?

See you there!

For more info or any enquiries please contact: faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum – Thursday 19 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.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 19 April 2018 – 6.30pm arrival for 7pm start.
Norland CE School, Berry Moor Road, Norland, Sowerby Bridge HX6 3RN

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

What does your local library mean to you?

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Library Service Delivery Review

Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale. This is to ensure they meet their needs.

Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5 March until 30 April 2018.

The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.

You can have your say by using the: Library Consultation form.

Or click below to access information about YOUR local library in the Lower Valley.

Presentations will take place at Ward Forums during April 2018. These will give more information and let attendees have the chance to share their feedback.

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018.

Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:

We know how much libraries mean to local people. We are committed to maintaining high-quality services that meet their needs. We are reviewing our community libraries to ensure we continue to provide the best possible libraries service to residents. In a cost-effective way to meet the service’s challenging requirement to save £160,000 by 2020. We urge people in each part of Calderdale to share their views.

Have your say! Library Service Delivery Review

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Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale to ensure that their needs are met.

Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5th March until 30th April 2018.

The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018.

Presentations will take place at Ward Forums during March and April 2018. These will give more information and let attendees have the chance to share their feedback.

You can also have your say by using the: Library Consultation form.

Calderdale Lower Valley Library information

Click here for information on other Calderdale libraries

Elland and District Partnership AGM

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The Elland & District Partnership is still looking for interested people to join them in their various activities to improve the Town.

They meet bi-monthly and try to influence any decisions which affect the area.

The Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 20 March at Willow Court starting at 7pm.

They would certainly look forward to meeting you there.

For further information email Joe on joeb555@outlook.com