Calderdale Resident Perception Survey Vision 2024 – complete by January 31st
We are sticking by our Vision for Calderdale in 2024(opens in new window) – a place of hope and kindness, where everyone can realise their potential.
The Vision 2024 annual survey commissioned by Robin Tuddenham is now live and you are invited to complete it. The survey looks at areas of life in Calderdale that are largely absent from official statistics that could help shape future policy and planning.
After completing the survey questions, you’ll also have the option to enter our prize draw to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes: 4 tickets to a show of your choice at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, or one of six three-month fitness memberships for Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge or Todmorden sports centres. Good luck!
This survey should take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. The live link is here: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/Vision24. The survey will remain live until 31st January.
2023 will be the 5th year of the survey and following the difficult pandemic years we’re really hoping to boost participation. The survey is mainly online for resource reasons but you may be able to find a copy of it in your local library.
SMKD in Bradford ask you to support Secret Santa Appeal
” This year, more children than ever are going to go without a Christmas present. That is why at SMKD we support the Secret Santa Appeal. “
For any further information on the secret santa appeal, this is the link to the website. https://www.jcibradford.org.uk/secret-santa-appeal/
Please donate by the 8th of December
It is getting to that time of year again when Christmas lists are getting longer and the shopping trips seem to never end. But SMKD, a Bradford based vape company, is getting into the Christmas spirit by giving back to the community and joining JCI Bradford’s Secret Santa Appeal.
JCI is a non-profit organisation for 18 to 40 year olds. It was founded to provide opportunities for young people to create positive change. Since 1989, JCI has held the Secret Santa Appeal.
This is an annual event where various organisations act as drop off points for people to donate Christmas presents to children in poverty. The appeal is needed now more than ever with so many families struggling to make ends meet.
According to the End Child Poverty Coalition, 3.6 million children in the UK were living in poverty last year, and this is set to increase considerably with the cost of living crisis.
This means parents all over the country are having to make the tough decision between making their child smile on Christmas, and putting food on the table.
SMKD are determined to give the children of Bradford, Calderdale, and Kirklees the magical Christmas they deserve. From November 21st to December 8th they will be collecting presents, donated by customers, in their Bradford, Halifax, and Huddersfield stores. We were able to speak to the managing director of SMKD, Moe, about their decision to work with JCI Bradford. “It is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of Christmas. Sometimes we forget that the whole point of the holiday is to give to others, and especially to those who can not
afford the luxuries that we take for granted.”
He went on to say, “when we heard about the Secret Santa Appeal, we knew we had to do something for the kids who need a bit of hope during this difficult time.”
The JCI appeal collects thousands of presents every year. SMKD’s goal is to collect 120 gifts, just 20 per participating store. The selected stores are:
- Bridge Street, Bradford
- Kirkgate, Bradford
- John Street, Bradford
- Sticker Lane, Bradford
- High Street, Huddersfield
- Market Street, Halifax
To learn more about the Secret Santa Appeal, you can visit the JCI Bradford website. Or visit www.secretsantaappeal.org.uk to find out how you can help make Christmas merry again for families in need.
Please donate by the 8th of December
Step into fitness with this 6 week Summer Walking Challenge
Newground Together invite you to join their Summer Walking Challenge starting 18 July 2022.
The activities are open to anyone in Calderdale over 18 years and out of work. We would like to involve as many people as possible in the opportunities.
Whether you walk a little or a lot every step counts. All abilities welcome.
Join our team of walkers for support and encouragement every week this summer.
First walk is on 22nd July at 11am. Meet at Bull House Green House, Halifax HX1 2EB
- Booking required for the Friday walks, so we can ensure enough picnic food for all.
- You don’t have to attend every week, just let us know when you are free.
- Free for people out of work, aged over 18 and living in Calderdale.
- Support will be provided from our Employment and Skills team.
- We can reimburse bus fares for those wanting to attend the Friday walks.
- If people need help to access the challenge due to lack of suitable footwear or clothing – we can help.
- Follow our progress updates on Facebook and Instagram.
- Plus one lucky walker will win a £25 ‘Love to Shop’ voucher!
Get in touch now to book onto the 6 week challenge and collect your challenge pack from Bull Green
House from the 11th July.
Call: 0300 330 5535
There are other events you may be interested in, take a look at the July / August timetable or visit our website : Newground Together
Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge
Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.
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The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world. This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale. Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future. In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.
Level 4 Public health intelligence apprenticeship vacancies
The Directors of Public Health across all 15 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region have collaborated to set up the Louise Brewins Programme, an innovative training scheme for Public Health Intelligence Analysts. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council offers this opportunity to be one of the first trainees on this exciting new scheme.
There are two posts available. Subject to confirmation, one trainee will complete placements in Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (based in Wakefield) then Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Bradford) and one trainee will complete placements in Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (Huddersfield) and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (Halifax).
Salary is £18,933
Closing date: 21 January 2022
Interviews are due to take place in mid-February with a start date of May
Further details and application form can be found here https://wamdcli.webitrent.com/wamdcli_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=aVFK113394&WVID=1R0q139950&LANG=USA
Save the date: VAC AGM – Thursday 9th December 2021
The VAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on
Thursday 9th December 2021
The meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing on this occasion and we would be delighted if you could join us. email@example.com. We will reflect on our work during 2020/21 but predominantly we will be looking forward to sharing our plans for 2022 and beyond with a view to ensuring we continue to support and advocate for our members and our sector by creating opportunities and solutions so we can all keep improving local lives. We will also be introducing our redesigned membership offer. The membership offer has been reviewed over the past year to ensure it is responsive and supportive of the sectors needs both now and in the future. After a period of consultation with current member and non-member organisations, we have developed a scalable offer that can grow year on year, supporting and nurturing a strong, unified membership across Calderdale and Kirklees.To register your attendance or apologies, please email
Live Engagement on Older People’s Care Homes
Consultation opens on Friday 15th October, closes on Friday 26th November 2021
Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) along with other providers, and professionals are committed to working together to build sustainable and quality services to improve the quality of life of older people who live in nursing or residential care homes.
Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale CCG are working in partnership, leading on a piece of engagement that will inform our work to build a sustainable model of older people’s care home provision across Calderdale.
It is important that we hear from residents, staff members/health and social care professionals and relatives/friends. Our aim is to gather as many views and experiences as we can so we have an understanding of what really matters to the people who live, work or have a relative/friend who lives in a Calderdale care home.
Please click here to take you to the survey that’s relevant for you to complete.
If you would like to know more information about this piece of engagement please contact Joanna Marshall, Commissioning Engagement Officer at Calderdale Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic collision updates for the 5 districts of Yorkshire
These are road traffic collision updates for the 5 districts of West Yorkshire.
This information was sourced through Leeds City Council.
The overall road casualties in 2020 remains well below last year’s level. The number of
weekly road casualties (all severities and those KSI) has fluctuated quite a lot in 2020,
mainly regulated by various lockdown phases.
All reports can be downloaded below
Wakefield: CORONAVIRUS ROAD COLLISION UPDDATE- WAKEFIELD 11.01.21
Bradford: CORONAVIRUS ROAD COLLISION UPDDATE- BRADFORD 11.01.21
Calderdale: CORONAVIRUS ROAD COLLISION UPDDATE- CALDERDALE 11.01.21
Kirklees: CORONAVIRUS ROAD COLLISION UPDDATE- KIRKLEES 11.01.21
Leeds: CORONAVIRUS ROAD COLLISION UPDATE-LEEDS 11.01.21
West Yorkshire Overall: CORONAVIRUS ROAD COLLISION UPDATE-WY 11.01.21