Calderdale Council

Elland Silver Band Receive Ward Forum Grant

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Elland Silver Band are delighted to announce they have received a Ward Forum grant from Calderdale Council.

The grant will be used to fund tuition, equipment and music for our new “HIT IT” beginner percussion class, led by professional percussionist, Lauren Rosborough.

The class will be held every Thursday evening from 6 – 7pm at the bands headquarters in Dewsbury Road, Elland. Children aged 7 to 12 years are welcome to come along and join the class. The class will introduce children to a range of different percussion instruments from drum kit to glockenspiel, and will focus on basic rhythms and different drum beats. We have held three taster sessions, which have been a real hit with the children, and already they are making great progress.

“We are delighted to welcome Lauren as our percussion tutor. Lauren is a former member of our senior band, and has recently graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Percussion players are a key part of the band, and add so much colour and interest to our performances, providing opportunities for children to learn and have fun is essential to our organisation’s development. This grant will help to subsidise our costs, so we can make the class more affordable”, Secretary, Kathleen Harrison.

If you think your child would like to come along to the class please contact our Secretary, Kathleen Harrison on ellandband@hotmail.co.uk.

Support and Integration Fund launch

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Grant funding of between £500 – £50,000 is available. To find out how you can get involved go to the launch event on  November 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm to find out more. The FREE event is to be held at the CFFC Offices on Discovery Road HX1 2NG but you must register your interest through Eventbrite where you will also find more information about the aims of providing the grants.

Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) are particularly interested in seeing locally-based community and faith organisations who may not currently support asylum seekers and refugees, but who would like to widen their offer to asylum seekers and refugees This could be a safe, well-promoted local group for asylum seekers in need to contact, an offer of befriending, lunch clubs or coffee mornings, parent and child groups or to a local project to increase the community understanding and cohesion around asylum and migration issues. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

In addition we also have a grant of £50,000 available. The large grant is to support asylum seekers’ and refugees integration in Calderdale. This would include holding a caseload of people who may be in need of support as well as working with locally-based community and faith organisations to help build the integration support they are able to offer. Immigration advice would not be expected. Ideally, this post will be over a maximum of two years. A total of £50,000 is available to one organisation.

 

Calderdale Council on being Winter Wise

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It’s getting cold out there! Calderdale Council have produced a short film for a guide to staying Winter Wise.
Winter is a time when people are at more risk of injury or illness. By thinking ahead you can reduce risk and be prepared should the cold weather hit suddenly.

You can also download the download the Stay Winter Wise booklet.

Insulate your Attic or Loft Space to Save Energy and Money

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Calderdale Council is committed to helping its residents heat their homes for less. Offers and funding are limited so are on a first come, first served basis.

Find out about the latest work in your area and across the whole scheme throughout Yorkshire by taking a look at our case studies just by clicking here.

Click here to get a personalised offer for your home in just 4 simple steps

Every home in Calderdale is different and particular areas are entitled to different measures. Just click the link above to create a unique offer just for YOU and your circumstances. Or, if you want to talk through options available to your home, please call our friendly advisers for more information on 0800 597 1500 or 0113 897 0977

There are many energy efficiency improvements we can carry out to make your home warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. Once a survey of your property has taken place Better Homes Yorkshire will be able to make recommended measures for your home.

The links below explain some of the energy efficiency improvements that may be installed to your home and their benefits.

New Community Wardens

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A new group of community wardens will be tackling issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling across the borough. Calderdale Council has increased the number of its wardens to provide a more visible presence. This will build on the service already provided by the Council’s eight existing neighbourhood-based community wardens. Councillor Susan Press, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “Community wardens provide a valuable contribution to communities around Calderdale and we know that residents feel reassured by their presence. “I’m delighted that we’ve recruited another 15 new wardens to contribute to the great work that our existing wardens have been providing across Calderdale.” The new recruits have been in training since the start of October, working closely with Council services and partners such as the fire service and trading standards. West Yorkshire Police has also provided a vast amount of training to help the wardens understand partnership working. Police Chief Inspector Gareth Crossley said: “Community Wardens are a fantastic asset to the communities of Calderdale and further extend and complement the partnership working already in place across the district. “Community Wardens enhance the high visibility presence we have already across Calderdale and their support in tackling civil issues will allow our teams to focus on appropriate enforcement where justified.

Read more at: http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/politics/new-wardens-to-protect-and-serve-calderdale-s-communities-1-8856481

Remembrance Sunday in Calderdale

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On Sunday 12 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and Calderdale Council is working hard to make sure events in the borough act as a fitting tribute.

The main focus for commemorations in Halifax will be the Remembrance Sunday parade from Halifax Town Hall to the cenotaph in Duffy’s Park at Halifax Minster. The Service of Remembrance will be held there at 10.45am prior to the service inside the Minster at approximately 11.15am.

This will be one of 20 services throughout Calderdale.

New Grants to Support Calderdale’s Voluntary Groups

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Local people will now have more opportunities to volunteer and will see more cultural events after proposals were approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 2 October.

The Council recognises the big difference that voluntary and community groups make to people’s lives across the borough. It helps the groups through grants and support services to enable them to thrive.

To build on this, the Council has launched new large and small grants schemes to align them more to its priorities for Calderdale, and is inviting local groups to apply. For example, the larger grants are now split into:

Culture. Grants will be awarded to voluntary and community groups which put on cultural events and activities that help boost the local economy, and give people more opportunities for people to get involved with these.

Stronger neighbourhoods. Applications will focus on the Council’s three priorities for Calderdale to become the best borough in the North – growing the economy, reducing inequalities and building a sustainable future. For example, grants will be awarded to groups bringing communities together, e.g. through volunteering, especially in areas where people have fewer opportunities to get involved in community activities.

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Elland Ward Forum

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Calderdale Council CMBCOpen to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6.30pm start

Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

For more information on the meetings, see Lower Valley ForumExternal link

Halifax International Market

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From Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 October, Market Place will be returning to Halifax with a huge selection of traders from across the globe. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with a great variety of tasty treats and unique crafts and gifts from all over the world!

As well as providing a unique shopping experience for local residents and visitors, the Continental and Gourmet Food Market will bring both a true flavour of British and international cuisine to the Halifax creating life, colour and vibrancy.