We are providing a 12 week rolling programme aimed at women in the Lower Valley Community. Each Week we will cover a different topic aimed at promotic Healthy Lifestyles and Wellbeing.
Calderdale Council has a vision for 2024 that our borough should be a great place to live and to visit. Together with our partners we want to keep communities safe and protect our environment from harm. Calderdale Council is working proactively through the Community Safety Partnership with partners such as West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to prevent crime and disorder order and tackle the harm caused by anti-social behaviour (ASB). Being proactive is critical to delivering better outcomes from communities so where there is an opportunity to stop the harm before it happens, we will act first. Such action includes the use of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which is an order made by local authorities by virtue of s75 Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014. The introduction of a PSPO can prohibit certain behaviour/ activity as well as require action to be taken in a defined area. Calderdale currently has seven Public Spaces Protection Orders.
- The Moorland Fire Public Space Protection Order was implemented in June 2019 to protect our Moorland and upland areas by preventing the risk of fire.
- Five of the remaining PSPOs introduced restrictions on a person in charge of a dog/s, for example not entering specific areas such as children playgrounds and failing to clean up after their dog.
- The final order is in respect to the consumption of alcohol in a public place or other designated area. The order allows Police and Wardens to require individuals to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol.
Our PSPOs are due to expire on 16th June 2022. These orders can be extended therefore, the Council is currently reviewed the orders before a decision is taken whether to extend or not. The Council can also vary the order to make them more effective and we are currently considering the following changes to ensure communities are safer and to further protect our environment:
- Following the success of the Moorland Fire PSPO and the identification of further issues on the moors that are causing a detrimental effect to the public, we are proposing to Prohibit the recreational use of off-road vehicles on Calderdale Moorland area and extend the current designated area to take in some of Calderdale’s beauty spots.
- In respect to our Dog control PSPOs we are proposing to introduce a requirement that a person in charge of a dog must be in possession of some means with which to pick up dog excrement and lawfully dispose of it.
- The final variation we are proposing is to extend the area designated under the Alcohol Consumption PSPO. Currently only built up areas and civil amenities such as parks are designated under this order so the proposal is to make this a borough wide order as we have experienced alcohol related ASB and disorder in more rural areas of Calderdale.
The Council is consulting of these proposals so this is an opportunity to hear the views of everyone as to whether these orders are still relevant as well as necessary and therefore need to continue.A Lower Valley Drop-in consultation will be taking place on Thursday 26 May 2022 17.00-19.30
Langdale Room, Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL.
Please come along and give us your views!
We are also organising an online consultation for all areasTuesday 31st May 6.30 – 7.30pm.
Looking for something fun to do with the little ones this half term?
Why not join us for a fun session of movement and crafts?
Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres and Curious Motion bring Curious Minds, a free session for babies and children up to 5 years of age.
To book on either session, please ring Welholme Park on 01484 714768
- Tuesday 22nd February: The Space @ Field Lane from 1pm – 2.30pm
Address: Burnsall Rd, Brighouse HD6 3JT
- Friday 25th February: Savage Hall, Elland from 10am – 11.30am
Address: The Savage Centre, Eastgate, Huddersfield Road, Elland HX5 9DQ
Calderdale Council’s Support and Independence Team in the Lower Valley is celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection… read more…
The team helps people who need support to regain independence following an accident, illness or after leaving hospital. The service is based in Brighouse, but supports people in their homes in Brighouse, Elland, Halifax and Rastrick.
The service was previously inspected by the CQC in December 2015 where it was rated as ‘requiring improvement’.
Being pregnant (especially for the first time) can be extremely exciting and a very happy time as you prepare for your new arrival. However, it can also feel daunting at times and a little overwhelming as you realise the idea of bringing your child home for the first time.
Surestart and the Lower Valley Health Visitors team want to help you feel confident and reassured about those first few days and weeks after your baby has arrived.
So if you are 30 weeks+ then come along to our antenatal workshop and meet your new health visitor on the following dates!
- Thursday 19 January 2017 – 6pm to 7.30pm at Elland Children’s Centre
- Thursday 23 February 2017 – 6pm to 7.30pm at Field Lane Children’s Centre
- Tuesday 7 March 2017 – 6pm to 7.30pm at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
To book a place on any of the sessions call Sure Start on 01484 714768
Enjoy a family gathering or penalty shoot out in Lower Valley with Sure Start summer activities for all the family next month.
Family Gathering on Friday 12 August – 10am to 12pm
All things fun One off event for children up to age 8 years at Whinney Hill Community Centre, Whinney Hill Park, Brighouse, HD6 2NQ – Book by contacting the Training Team on 01422 266197
Penalty Shoot Out on Thursday 25 August – 10am to 11.30am
Fun for the entire family at this one off event suitable for children aged 2 to 6 at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AF – Book by calling 01484 714768
For other events and news from Sure Start Children’s Centres visit surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk
Saturday 5 December is this year’s ‘Small Business Saturday’ so please show your support for local businesses on the day and get involved by shopping local!
Small Business Saturday 2014 was a runaway success
- 16.5 million People shopped in a small independent business on the day, representing a 20% increase in footfall on 2013 or 2.7 million more shoppers
- 64% of UK consumers were aware of the day, a 33% increase on 2013
- Over 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trended at number one all day on 6 December 2014
Calderdale’s local independent small businesses appreciate your support all year round so join the ‘Get Involved’ campaign on Saturday 5 December and make it a fantastic and successful day!
With Christmas just around the corner Santa Paws will be at the Garden Centre waiting to meet and greet your four legged friends with a gift and all breeds, ages and sizes are welcome between 1pm – 4pm.
As this is the season for giving, Kershaws are teaming up with the local RSPCA Branch, RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District to see if customers will help animals less fortunate than their own and make a donation to give them a better life in 2016.
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are also holding a Christmas Open Day at their Animal Centre on Sunday 6 December for families to go and get in the festive spirit!
With stalls, games, meet the animals and of course, mulled wine and mince pies! 12pm to 4pm at RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1SN