We know activity plays a huge part to promote good physical and mental health and wellbeing in people of all ages.
Last year IBM worked with the Council to identify how to encourage more active, healthy and longer lives in the borough. Their recommendations included working with local organisations and people to create even more activities, and giving residents more information about how healthy they currently are to inspire them to make healthy choices.
On the back of that partnership, a new physical activity strategy, Active Calderdale, has been developed that sets out a range of measures to help us become the most active borough in the north of England by 2021.
Now we urgently need your input to make sure the strategy is right. Join us on the journey to a more active Calderdale by giving your thoughts and feedback by Sunday 5 March.
As a young person, how would you like to receive information regarding services which are available to you? Facebook, Google, Twitter… Something else!
Take a short survey being carried out throughout August to let us know how you currently find out about services available to you and how you would like to hear about them in the future.
If you are working with any young people during August please take the time to have them complete the survey.
A new consultation entitled ‘Your Priorities, Your Plan’ has been launched to find out what matters to the public, police and partners across the county to inform the new Police and Crime Plan for 2016-21
The consultation involves a survey on your priorities, but will also see the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire talking to communities and many of you in person over the coming months.
Please spare some time to fill in the survey and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to do the same.
For more information and to complete the survey visit www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/your-priorities-your-plan.aspx, or to request a survey call (01924) 294000.
Have your say on the proposed changes to hospital services and further improvements to community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield in a series of drop-in information sessions.
This is your opportunity to contribute to the biggest single report on what it is like to live as a family of a child with disabilities or additional needs in Calderdale in 2015.
When the survey closes Calderdale Parents and Carers will compile a detailed report which will:
- Help to shape the way services are provided and influence local priorities
- Be presented to senior managers and commissioners in Calderdale
- Provide information to influence policy and approach
All feedback will be anonymous and your contact details will not be shared.
There will also be a drop in session on Tuesday 15 March from 1pm to 3pm at the Calderdale Parents and Carers office on Hanson Lane, where staff from the Advocacy service will be on hand to help you.
Alternatively you can schedule a telephone session with Amanda Rorrison by calling 01422 343090 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Each completed survey will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 4 Marks and Spencers vouchers worth £50 – Click here to complete the survey online
Are you aged 10 – 24 and living in Calderdale?
The PRG Support Project is based at Voluntary Action Calderdale and works with GP Surgeries to increase the involvement of patients.
The project wants you to think about your GP Surgery; how do you feel about it? Is there anything you would change about the way you receive care and treatment?
Calderdale Council is asking for people’s views on whether children’s playgrounds should be smoke free, with public consultation running for the next week.
The Council is committed to reducing smoking prevalence, and as part of this commitment the proposal is to make all Calderdale playground areas smoke free… read more…
Research carried out in Calderdale parks, children’s centres, parent and toddler groups and primary schools found that 97% of respondents said they would support encouraging people not to smoke in children’s play areas and 78% said they would be more likely to visit smoke free play areas.
The short survey is live online here until Sunday 31 January and takes around 5 minutes to complete. Get involved and have your say.
The Sex Education Forum campaigns for good quality sex and relationship education (SRE) and is running a national survey about young people’s experiences of SRE and would like your views!
The questions are about whether or not you learnt about your body, sexual development and consent at school and if you discussed this at home too.
None of the questions are about your personal experience of relationships or sex. If you are aged 11-25 you can help out by taking the survey online here taking the survey here.
The current Police 101 contract expires in March 2016 and ahead of this, the Home Office are undertaking a review of the service to identify options for the future of the 101 service.
As part of the review, they are keen to hear the public’s views on the 101 police non – emergency number and feedback will be used to help ensure it continues to meet the needs of the public.
Please take a moment of your time to complete the online survey.
Calderdale Countryside and Woodlands Service are conducting a visitor survey on Norland Moor over the summer and autumn to find out what people do on Norland Moor, how often they visit and what (if any) things they would like to alter about the way the moor is managed.
The information gathered will be used to help decide how best to manage the moor in the future. The survey is the first stage, followed by a series of focus groups to zoom in on issues faced by different user groups.
After all this has been completed, a management plan will be produced for the moor taking to account people’s views before the final document goes out to consultation during spring/summer 2016.