New community safety wardens coming to a local area near you!

 Fifteen new community safety wardens who will soon be patrolling the streets to help keep Calderdale safe, clean and green started their training this week. The Council has increased the number of its wardens to provide a more visible presence in local areas, to help people feel safer and keep the borough looking its best. Keeping Calderdale’s communities safe, clean and green.

Spring Hall Bowling Club awarded £3000 from the small grants scheme

Caklderdale Council’s small grants scheme has awarded the popular Spring Hall Bowling Club with a grant of £3000. Neighbourhood officer, Janice Dawson from Halifax Central Initiative has been working with the group, who have been suffering from anti social behaviour resulting in damage to the  pitch and club house.

Janice helped the group complete the funding form along with letter of support from the ASB team, Safer Greener Cleaner team and neighbourhood Police team. The money will be used to erect railings around the pavilion. Work has commenced this week to secure the site.

The Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in and visit. For more information on how to apply click here

Park ward school children present the Mayor of Calderdale with a neighbourhood plan

Students from Beech Hill School and Mount Pellon Junior & Infant school in west central Halifax, have been working with Park Ward Neighbourhood forum, sharing their ideas about they would like to see in the Park Ward neighbourhood plan.  The schools have been working with  Calderdale Council’s Voice and Influence Team and Halifax Central Initiative, and attended a range of workshops to talk about what they like in Park Ward and what they would like to see more off in their area.

Around 40 young people from both schools have produced a report with their suggestions and findings, and this was presented to the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Ferman Ali at the Town Hall.  The young people were given a tour of the town hall and had the chance to visit the Mayors Chamber. For some children this was the first time they had ever visited the Town Hall and were amazed at the building. The children and staff spent a enjoyable afternoon learning about the Town hall and its history. Thank you to the schools for taking part.

Safeguarding Week 2017 – 9 to 15 October – Get involved!

Safeguarding Week 9th to 15th October 2017

This year we are pleased to be holding Safeguarding Week at the same time as our colleagues across West Yorkshire. safeguarding-week

Working with partners in Adult and Children Services, we are able to bring you a variety of events throughout the week starting with a launch event at the Shay Stadium on Monday 9th October.

Please see the Safeguarding Week Booklet 2017 for details of events, contacts, times, locations and booking arrangements.

Last minute changes to the programme will be reflected below.