Yellow Ribbon Day 2017 – working together to make our roads safer…

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On Wednesday 15th Novemeber, HCI along with our partner West Yourkhire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and road safety officer from Calderdale Coucil put on a mock car crash scene for children in park wrad to demonstrate the dangers of drivinfg, with out seatbelt, speeding and using a mobile phone whilst in chage of a vehicle. We have ran ty and Calderdale College. The college also provided students to play the victims in the car his event over a number of years and asked the children to sign a pledge and take one home to give to a driver in their household. We had over 130 pupils yesterday from, primary, secondary and Calderdale College. Students from the college also volunteered to be the crash victims with various mock injuries, that were cut from the car.

During the morning, the children were shown some road safety videos, prevention manager from West Yorkshire fire & rescue Karina Gonzalaz spoke with the children and did an interactive session about how and why we need to drive safe. The Central neighbourhood Police team were also on hand to give out information and speak about issues locally. We hope the children and young people have taken on board the important messages shown to them and we would like to thank our partners for working with us again in holding this event.

Incredible Edible Aqua Garden Upcoming Workshops and Volunteering Opportunities

Incredible Aqua Garden run Growing and Cooking Workshops at Calderdale Royal Hospital Diabetic Clinic using fresh local produce every fortnight, on Tuesdays from 12.00-1.30. They’re fun, informative and tasty:

  • 21st Nov: Rainbows and Roots
  • 5th Dec: Gorgeous Grains
  • 19th Dec: Festive Delights

Do you enjoy healthy cooking and eating? Are you interested in growing your own food? Keen to learn new skills in a friendly, inspiring environment? If so, volunteering with the Incredible Edible Aqua Garden could be just for you!

They require volunteers to:

  • Help hospital visitors know about their sessions
  • Help people with mobility/health issues to be involved in cookery sessions
  • Help clear and re-plant raised beds ready for new spring planting

Contact Alison for more information: call 01706 813448, email

Insulate your attic or loft space to save energy and money…

bhy-calderdaleIs your attic room or loft space costing you money?

Did you know that up to 25% of a home’s heat can be lost through the roof?If your attic room or loft space is not properly insulated, you could be wasting money on your energy bills.

Better Homes Calderdale is a scheme that could help make your home warmer and cheaper to heat.

The scheme is available to privately owned and privately rented properties in certain areas of Calderdale.

This offer could provide you with these works free of charge*.

You have received this leaflet as your home is one of those that could be eligible to receive these works.

So how does it work?

We will arrange for one of our assessors to visit you and carry out a full, no obligation survey of your property. This survey usually takes around two hours. During this time, the assessor will explain the scheme in more detail to you and be able to answer any questions that you have.

* All work is subject to survey and resident’s circumstances

This offer is only available for a limited time!

Find out more today: call 0800 597 1500 or 0113 897 0977