Whether you’re just starting out or already have some good skills and just want to use your bike more safely and more often.
The right level of Bikeability training will help you to develop the best habits that will keep you safe whenever you cycle.
Holiday Bikeability courses are held at Halifax, Illingworth and Todmorden fire stations, where bikes and helmets are available.
Courses run over two days; Level 1 and Level 2 for children aged 9 to 14 and Level 3 for more experienced riders aged 11 to 14.
Courses are FREE of charge and children who successfully complete the course are rewarded with a badge and certificate
For details of these courses see Do Something! If you just want to book please register at Book activities and classes or telephone 01422 341527.
Calderdale Council’s Home Improvement Service and Energy Action Team have received a small grant from Foundations for 2015/16 which will be used to help make homes more energy efficient and or easier to keep warm.
Warm at Home Scheme
The funding can be used towards measures such as:-
Draught proofing to doors/windows/ceilings/floors/flues where unwanted cold air is an issue
Work to enable insulation work to lofts and walls
Repair to a boiler or if not part cost to a replacement
Improvements to the controls of a central heating system i.e. fitting thermostatic radiator valves (TRV’s)
Improvements to the performance of the heating system (bleeding radiators, fixing leaks)
A contribution towards main gas connection
Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT)
Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) helps older and vulnerable people live with dignity in their own homes. They do this by operating funds which enable local home improvement agencies (HIAs) to carry out repairs and improvements to people’s homes. Other funding available through Foundations:-
Providing small scale safety work in people’s homes with funding from the Electrical Safety Council
Ongoing partnership with npower Health Through Warmth, providing hardship funds for much-needed heating and insulation measures
Work with Gas Safe Charity to deliver work to keep people’s gas appliances safe.
If you want further information about any of the above schemes or think you may qualify then please call 01422 392479 – 01422 392471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council’s Economy & Environment Directorate are having a ‘Just Do It’ day on Thursday 17 September 2015 and are looking for projects within communities that staff can assist with.
A ‘Just Do It ‘ day is a team building event, with an emphasis on giving back to the community, whether it is planting in parks, tidying up sites, improving buildings, assisting a community group with I.T. skills, helping people with interview skills or visiting / giving talks in sheltered schemes etc.