Active Calderdale

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!

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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.

 

Take Ten in May with the #StepOutChallenge!

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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

Living streets will teach you to Walk this May!

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May is National Walking Month

We know walking is good for us, but did you know even 10 or 20 minutes a day can make a difference to how you feel, to the air your breathe and your bank balance.

Living Streets #WalkThisMay have tips and free resources to help you find time and inspiration to include a stroll as part of your day, whether you’re working from home, at school or self-isolating.

Need a little more inspiration

Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge, it can be anything from 100 steps to a 100 mile joint effort from 30 April to the 3rd May. The amazing 6yr old Tony Hudgell has been inspired to walk 100 steps on his new prosthetic legs.  What can you do?

Park Run’s  Park Walk provides an easy 8 week guide to help you successfully build your walking up to 5k.

Visit the CREW website for the latest on  guided walks  and  self-guided walks around Calderdale, including weekly walks from Keighley Road and Beechwood medical surgeries and Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

Check out Mixy Marchers Facebook page for details of when they’ll be resuming their walks.

 Remember to Stay Safe
Where ever you wander, please remember to keep yourself and others safe by following the local government restrictions.

A Spring in Your Step Outdoor Volunteering and Activities

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Being outdoors brings with it a wide range of benefits to mental and physical wellbeing, many of which have helped people to cope with the lockdowns and social isolation that we’ve had to endure during the pandemic. Our local countryside has never seen so many people walking and cycling and hopefully once the pandemic isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s minds, local people will have established being outdoors as part of their routine and will continue to take part in outdoor recreation.

Calderdale’s Countryside Service have lots to contribute to the health and wellbeing agenda. We manage some wonderful places that are very dear to the residents of Calderdale including Ogden Water, Jerusalem Farm and Cromwell Bottom. These places have proved invaluable to many visitors during the lockdowns and visitor numbers have shown a significant rise. Just being outdoors in a wood or walking on the moors helps with feelings of wellbeing and reduces stress.

To help look after our sites and maintain the rights of way network, we are heavily reliant on the assistance of volunteers to be able to build stiles, cut back vegetation, plant trees and a myriad of other things. We benefit hugely from the support we get but at the same time, we offer our volunteers support, friendship and a chance to exercise outdoors, so it is a two way relationship from which everyone benefits.  Volunteer work parties are hoped to start in the next few weeks, so please email countryside@calderdale.gov.uk if you want to know more.

Another aspect of the Countryside Service’s work which has benefits for people’s wellbeing is the events we ran pre-COVID. These include family events such as bird box building, mini beast hunts and kite making, and those aimed at adults such as our gardening events, where we focus on basic gardening skills such as planting up containers and baskets. The Countryside Team are hoping to start running events again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Here are some ideas from Active Calderdale you can do while out and about this week.

Sensory Walks : Activity Booklet
Get up and Grow – Mindful Mandalas
Get Up and Grow – Treasure Hunt Mobile

Better Living is Back!

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Calderdale Better Living Service is now taking referrals for people who would like support with weight management, healthy eating, physical activity or cutting down on alcohol. The service is now back open, after having had to suspend services last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  New referrals are being received and can be made by a  health professional or by self referring.

The service is using new ways to engage with clients like phone/WhatsApp/internet conference calling and other computer platforms until it is safe for us to resume our face to face service again.

For more details visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving or phone 01422 230230