Get Involved / Have Your Say
If you have been working or volunteering for the community during the COVID19 pandemic, then these sessions from All 1 Collective and Lab may be for you.
All1C has organised a programme of Learning Exchanges to provide a space to reflect on some of the learning from working with communities over the last year. The sessions take place on Tuesday mornings 10-11.30 (shortened agenda than on flyer).
There are 3 sessions left
Tuesday 11th May : Jo Bibby is Director of Health at the Health Foundation and will be talking about health inequalities and what the Health Foundation have learnt around health inequalities during Covid-19.
More about Jo
Tuesday 25th May : Community recovery from Covid-19 by Dr Kaya Davies Hayon from Belong – the Cohesion and Integration Network.
More about Kaya
Belong have done an interesting study around the communities that saw a coordinated community response during Covid-19 and how this provides lessons to support what is needed in terms of community recovery.
If interested, please follow this link to book:
Or drop an email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once booked, you will be emailed the Zoom link for the session.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Do you use Hanging Stones Lane? Your evidence could help improve access
Hanging Stones Lane in Ripponden is a key access route to the former railway line that we want to see upgraded to become the Ryburn Valley Greenway Trail. If you’re a regular user of the lane, your evidence could help make the case for it to become a restricted byway – meaning it can officially be used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
The lane is currently a footpath but local horse riders have submitted historical evidence to Calderdale MBC and requested that the lane be upgraded to officially allow riding and cycling.
As part of this process, Calderdale Council now wants to know how people use Hanging Stones Lane to see if it is correctly categorised. If you walk, cycle or ride the lane or have done in the past, your experience is needed. There’s a short form to fill in that gathers your evidence and views – and we’d encourage everyone who enjoys the lane to take part in this exercise.
Completed forms should be emailed to email@example.com by Sunday 9th May.
Can you step out for ten minutes every lunch time?
Stepping out of your front door even for a short walk can really boost your physical and mental health, so that’s why we challenge you to Step Out for ten minutes every lunch time this month.
To keep it fresh, we’ve also got a different suggestion each day for things you can do while you’re walking to give your wellbeing an extra boost!
Join us with every day on Twitter #StepOutChallenge
Lead the Way are providing two sexual health Cafes. The first one will be held on Zoom to discuss feelings around Happy Healthy Relationships.
We hope to follow this up with a practical session in September where we can look at contraception and Sexually Transmitted diseases.
The second is looking at using and meeting people on social media. Trading standards will be leading the first two sessions looking at the different scams that people may encounter online and also on the doorstep. The third session will be looking at the etiquette of using the technology and the fourth session will look at feelings when using social media.
If you would like further information and know of anybody please don’t hesitate to get in contact. If there are any adjustments we may need to take please please get in touch.
Living Streets are having their Annual Walk to School week, encouraging all to make their way to school on foot.
May is the month of walking and there are many health benefits from walking, even for 10-20 minutes daily.
It is recommended that children of school age have at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. Walking to school will already set them on their way to achieve this goal and will help parents and carers with their fitness too!
For more information or to order a walk to school pack, visit here:
- Don’t forget to vote in the May 6th Elections
- Activity ideas to do with your children in May
- Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
- A Sure Start for your little one at Elland Children’s Centre
Have a great weekend!
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You are reminded that on Thursday 6th of May 2021 there are Calderdale-wide elections to vote for Local Government Councillors.
This year for the first time, Calderdale will be voting for a Combined Authority Mayor.
In some areas there will also be Parish/Town Council by-elections.
Households will have been sent packs with the profiles of the candidates for the Mayoral election.
Whether voting in person at a polling station or by post, don’t forget to vote.
It is your right.
As we are still and will be for some time under Covid restrictions very few live group events are open but hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel and more events will become available locally.
In the meantime, the Sure Start creative minds have put together a list of fun activities for the whole family to take part in!
You will find ideas about places to walk, arts and crafts with paper plates and more, to name but a few!
Any one of us might need to self isolate because we have (or could have) COVID-19. If you have to self-isolate make sure you’re prepared.
The following information is available in English, Czech, Urdu and Bangla.
If you are in need of support, the Council can help. Call 01422 392890 or visit
Be at one with nature and get yourself some green fingers. Over the last year, we’ve come to rely on our gardens and green spaces more than ever. Many of us have rediscovered the importance of connecting with nature for our mental and physical wellbeing and for National Gardening Week in 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are celebrating the feel-good power of plants and gardens, highlighting the scientific links between gardening and wellbeing and sharing easy tips.
For lots more tips, advice and to find out how gardening activities can boost your personal wellbeing, visit the RHS website.
How to garden without a garden in North Halifax
If you don’t have a garden but would still like to cultivate those green fingers, the Gardeners World website has 10 tips on how to garden without a garden. You can also sign up to the Gardeners World email bulletin for a daily dose of gardening inspiration. The Paddock in Ovenden is a community garden, get in touch with Joan and Lynne and get growing with them, or just go along and have a chat.
There are self-managed and council owned allotments or options to grow on council land. The Todmorden’s Incredible Edible and RHS community garden sites have lots of hints and inspiration and explains the benefits of community gardening for both people and places. If you’re a Together Housing resident you can even win prizes in their Garden Competition.
Grow your own veg
There’s something magical about growing your own vegetables; it’s rewarding, healthy and fun and it’s also cheap, good quality and there’s zero food miles. Why not have a go and see what you can produce this year either in your garden, in hanging baskets or on your windowsill. Have a look at this beginners guide to get you started.