Don’t forget the Free Open Day at the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve this Saturday 6th of August from 10am to 4pm.
Meet best selling author M.G.Leonard, winner of the 2022 ‘Crimefest’ children’s crime novel award for her book called ‘Twitch’ also winner of the Sainsbury’s 2021 book award, based on her experiences at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. You will have the opportunity to buy a signed copy of her book.
There will be a birds of prey display, guided walks, pond dipping, face painting, stalls, raffles and refreshments.
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.
Much is happening at the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve in Elland from connecting with local education centres to promoting the Reserve with organisations supporting mental health and wellbeing. Learn more about the residents of the reserve, activities including the moth trapping (no moths are harmed during this!) and spotlight on some of the people that make this place what it is.
Looking for some place to volunteer? Get in touch, there are many options for you to become involved!
On the 30th March, our Lower Valley Staying Well Workers linked with Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope to deliver an event in Brighouse, showcasing local community provision as well as developing a chance for community consultation.
Community stalls included the Memory Lane Cafe, Our Place, Turning Point, The Space at Fieldlane, Rastrick Big Local, Salvation Army and their craft group, Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, and a local Theatrical group.
Beside the stalls, a number of other people came to the event including the community champion from Morrisons in Elland, the Lower Valley Active Calderdale worker and the Lower Valley Better Living trainer.
The event took place from 11 – 2pm, with plenty of time for people to come in from the snow and have a lovely warming drink and a cake, take part in decorating heart shaped biscuits and painting rocks, talk to the many stall holders and discover how what is available in their area can enrich their lives.
Richard and Louise introduced the event in a fun, friendly way, and people relaxed and enjoyed themselves. A tasty sausage casserole and vegetarian chilli was provided by Focus 4 Hope, as well as fresh wood fired pizza from Alex at Crust and Crumb.
Once the food had time to settle, Marsha and David of Tai Chi Tigers got everyone moving. The effect of gentle movement, tapping and breathing made everyone feel more relaxed and positively energised.
We have received positive feedback from the event with many participants saying they felt uplifted.
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Arts and crafts
Some of the guests
Tai Chi activity
“It was a wonderful event run by all. Meeting new people, not feeling as anxious and just nice to manage to leave the house”
“This is the first time I’ve been in a group meeting since losing my husband to Covid 18 months ago. Thank you”
“Good event well organised. Thank you for your hard work”
“A good all-round event enjoyed the time spent with lots of info. Thank you”
As the days get brighter and longer and we venture more and more outdoors, how about discovering one of our local hidden gems?
Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group are a registered charity of volunteers . We work in partnership with Calderdale’s Countryside Team to sustain its beautiful surroundings and diversity of wildlife, for the public to enjoy.
Join Mike Henshaw and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group (CBWG) outside the cabin at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 21 April, 9.45am for a 2-hour walk (about 2 miles on easy paths) to observe and identify birds on the Reserve.
The walk is FREE, but donations to CBWG would be welcome. Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk.
There will also be similar walks on Saturday 19 May, Saturday 16 June, Saturday 21 July and Saturday 18 August.
Also NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 1st Annual General Meeting of Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group will be held at the Mulberry Suite, Brighouse Sixth Form College HD6 1AY at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.