Active Calderdale

Rastrick Pole-to-Pole New Challenge for a New Year!

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Following the success of the Rastrick Around the World Challenge, we are delighted to announce that we have an exciting new challenge planned for the new year! Once again we will be asking the residents of Rastrick to move their way around the globe in the Rastrick Pole-to-Pole Challenge!

All details can be found on the link below.

https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/rastrick-pole-pole-challenge

The Pole-to-Pole Challenge is shaping up to be our most ambitious challenge yet and will involve two teams competing against each other in a race to be crowned Pole-to-Pole champions!

Beginning on the 3rd of January 2023, one team will set off (virtually) from the North pole and aim to reach the South pole, while the other will set off from the South, heading North.

Anyone is welcome to join at any stage of the challenge!

Did you know? You can record your progress with The Space @ Field Lane!

Each week, the distance travelled will be updated, with a visual provided to see who is on course to reach the opposite pole first. It’s envisaged it could take anywhere between 6-12 weeks for both teams to reach their poles and complete the challenge.

To find out more, including how to join and several helpful links to improve your fitness, no matter your level, visit the Rastrick Pole-to-Pole challenge page!

Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – When we move, we’re stronger

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Are you interested in being 1 of the 8 organisations to pilot this approach and receive a grant of £250 to implement your ideas?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – Why?Because when we move, we’re stronger

Active Calderdale works with communities to make physical activity and moving more a part of day-to-day life for everyone in Calderdale. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Calderdale are inactive: taking part in less than 30 minutes of activity per week. We believe every organisation can play their part in supporting and encouraging those who visit their organisation to move more.  Here are some examples to inspire you! Get involved – Voluntary and Community | Active Calderdale

Benefits for your organisation & everyone connected to it

Being an Active Calderdale organisation can have a huge impact on the health of everyone connected to your organisation.  Benefits to your organisation

  • Contribute towards delivering a holistic approach
  • Provide a more attractive, diverse offer as a service
  • Help to meet targets
  • Good leadership
  • Good evidence and case studies

Benefits to the people you supportEven small changes in activity levels can make a big difference

How do you become an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter Organisation?

Our ask of you is that you review your organisation against 6 criteria including how you make Moving More desirable, how you lead the way and provide people with the skills and knowledge and see how you can:

  • Support your staff and volunteers to ‘Move more’
  • Support your members / services user to ‘Move more’
  • Understand and monitor the changes being implemented and the impact the changes are having
  • Celebrate successes

Through partnering with Active Calderdale – We will provide support (knowledge, resources, funding, connections) to enable you to implement changes to help you meet the criteria.   When you’ve signed up, we’ll also send you an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter certificate you can display proudly in your offices, highlighting the positive changes you aim to make.

Sign up today!

We have made the process easy with our online form to submit applications. As this is a limited capacity pilot project, we will be accepting applications until 12pm Wednesday 31st August.  We will review the level of interest and be in touch with those selected to take part.

Sign up to the Active Calderdale VCSE Charter

Rastrick Around the World Community Walk Sunday 21st August

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Active Calderdale invite you to a guided walk, suitable for everyone through Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. We will walk for about 1km but you are welcome to walk further. Likely to be a few slight gradients.

Meet at the cabin at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve on

Sunday 21st August 1.00pm

There will be some snacks available afterwards (limited) and the chance to win several Love2shop vouchers.

Rastrick Around the World Community Walk Poster

Calderdale athletes regional homecoming at first direct Arena

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Calderdale’s sporting heroes will be attending Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic homecoming event at the Leeds first direct arena on Sunday 10 October.

 

Olympians and Paralympians will take to the stage to talk about their achievements in an event hosted by 2016 Olympic medallist Nile Wilson and sports broadcaster Tanya Arnold.

 

Athletes attending include Calderdale’s Hannah Cockroft MBE, Steve Bates and Adam Duggleby, as well as athletes from across the Yorkshire region including Jess Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jack Laugher MBE among many others. The fantastic achievements of local Calderdale athletes, Harry Brown and Megan Shackleton will also be celebrated at the event, although they’re unable to attend due to other commitments.

 

Tickets are on sale now for just £5 per ticket which includes a donation to charity SportsAid, an organisation that has supported so many of the Yorkshire athletes. The event will include live entertainment including headline Yorkshire act, The Skylights, along with Phoenix Dance, Yorkshire Prose live poetry and others. Tickets have been priced as affordably as possible to give thousands of people the chance to be part of this historic event to celebrate our county’s athletes under one roof, together.

 

In addition to the public tickets, Calderdale’s free tickets are being distributed to individuals who have supported the athletes and also those that have made a significant contribution to supporting Calderdale residents to lead active lives as part of our Active Calderdale mission.

 

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:

 

“It’s wonderful that we’re able to celebrate our Yorkshire-based athletes who did the county and country proud at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. I’m delighted that inspirational athletes from the Calderdale area will be attending, as well as some of the local people who helped them achieve their dreams.

 

“Our Olympians and Paralympians may not have had crowds in Tokyo, due to the pandemic, but we’re sure to give them an incredible Yorkshire reception to welcome them home.”

 

Calderdale’s Hannah Cockroft MBE, seven times Paralympic champion, said:

 

“I feel so lucky to be a Yorkshire athlete as we always get the best support and the best welcome homes! It was difficult being out in Tokyo without any of our family and friends, so to be able to come home and have the celebration we missed whilst out there is so exciting.

 

“We had a lot of Calderdale representation out in Japan, and in the past, we have been welcomed home to the Piece Hall and the Shay and it has always been an incredible turn out, so to even begin thinking about filling the First Direct Arena is crazy. Massive thank you to everyone who watches and supports what we do, we can’t wait to be there with you!”

 

Channel 4, who have just opened their new National HQ in Leeds, is backing the event – which will take place from 3-5pm – as headline partner. Sinead Rocks, Channel 4 MD Nations and Regions, said:

 

“Channel 4 is delighted to join the celebrations welcoming back Yorkshire’s athletes from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic and Olympic Games. Having just opened our new national HQ at the Majestic in Leeds, we’re thrilled to be able to join the party giving our athletes a rousing welcome home.”

 

Tickets are £5 plus booking fee and can be purchased via the arena. For more information, visit www.firstdirectarena.com

 

 

Better Living Service info. Lose weight, be more active!

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The Better Living Service is back!

We are here to support people in Calderdale to lose weight and be more active.

Our partnership with Slimming World is continuing and 12 weeks of fully funded Slimming World vouchers are available for people who would like support to lose weight.

We have increased this offer to more people than ever – vouchers are now available to most Calderdale adults (18+) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (Calculate your BMI).

The Better Living Service offers support to people face to face, by phone or via Microsoft Teams to suit each individual’s preferences.

Referrals can be made online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving or by ringing 01422 230230.

 

             

Beechwood Park Staying Well Party Popper on August 18th

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Staying well are excited to announce their first event in North Halifax, the Beechwood Park Party popper!

More on the Staying Well Twitter page

If you are interested in attending, please book a place by either emailing or giving us a call!

If the flyer doesn’t display, download here

The Staying Well Beechwood Party Popper will take place on Wednesday August the 18th from 11am to 2pm. Arrival from 10.45 am.

Bring your own picnic and join us for fun activities that improve overall health and wellbeing

Activities include:

  • Park & Woodland Mindfulness Walk
  • Tai Chi with the Tai Chi Tigers
  • Pimp my Pebble
  • Art in the Park
  • Fishing with Dan

Booking essential. To book your place call 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Where to find us:
Beechwood Park, Heathy Lane, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 9LN

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your views matter Active Calderdale Survey extended

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Active Calderdale want your help to gain true insight across the borough. This is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that Active Calderdale can gain further understanding of how to help improve the perceptions and reduce the inequalities.

 

That’s why we’ve launched the Your Views Matter Survey, which is aimed at adults living in Calderdale and will be sent out annually from 7th May to 7th June. This year’s survey is now live and can be completed via https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX.

This survey will provide us with the insights we need to shape the direction of Active Calderdale and create impactful change.

Complete the survey before 7 June 2021 to have your say and make real difference.

Accessibility

Translated forms are available in the online version of the survey https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX

If you prefer a paper copy, you can pick up one from an open local library. Paper copies are available in English only.

Further information on the Your Views Matter Survey can be found at https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/your-views-matter-local-survey-2021

If you have any other questions or feedback regarding the Your Views Matter Survey or the Your Views Matter Partner Pack, please contact activecalderdale@calderdale.gov.uk

Your answers will help to tackle inequalities and get more people moving in the borough, evaluate the perceptions of residents on their physical and mental wellbeing, and how they feel about being active in their local areas.

 

Your views matter Active Calderdale Survey

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Active Calderdale want your help to gain true insight across the borough. This is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that Active Calderdale can gain further understanding of how to help improve the perceptions and reduce the inequalities.

That’s why we’ve launched the Your Views Matter Survey, which is aimed at adults living in Calderdale and will be sent out annually from 7th May to 7th June. This year’s survey is now live and can be completed via https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX.

This survey will provide us with the insights we need to shape the direction of Active Calderdale and create impactful change.

Complete the survey before 7 June 2021 to have your say and make real difference.

Accessibility

Translated forms are available in the online version of the survey https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX

If you prefer a paper copy, you can pick up one from an open local library. Paper copies are available in English only.

Further information on the Your Views Matter Survey can be found at https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/your-views-matter-local-survey-2021

If you have any other questions or feedback regarding the Your Views Matter Survey or the Your Views Matter Partner Pack, please contact activecalderdale@calderdale.gov.uk

Your answers will help to tackle inequalities and get more people moving in the borough, evaluate the perceptions of residents on their physical and mental wellbeing, and how they feel about being active in their local areas.