Local community comes together to celebrate Jo Cox’s The Great Get Together Iftar

On Thursday 15th June, we hosted our fifth annual community iftar as part of the Jo Cox The Great Get Together.  People from all across Calderdale came and opened their fast with us during this holy month of Ramadan. ( Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.)

The Mayor and Mayoress attended along with leader of the Council Tim Swift and the new Chief Executive of the Council Robin Tuddenham, who also helped served the dhal to our guests ( its nice on rice!).

Nearly 90 people from all faiths ate together and shared food asweel as chatter. This iftari demonstrated the strengths of our communities in Calderdale and how together we have #MoreInCommon.

We would like to thank the local ladies from Park ward for providing us with some dishes and the their kindness for spending the day cooking for the masses.

We would like to wish Ramadan Mubarak to our fellow Muslims, who will soon by celebrating Eid next Monday.

Junior Wardens Spring Clean Beech Hill area

DSCF4705.JPGOn Tuesday 23rd May 2017 in the glorious sunshine, Community Wardens Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar from the Halifax Central Initiative team joined forces with the junior wardens from Beech Hill School to cleanup around the Beech Hill area in Halifax. Armed with litter picks our wardens filled 6 bags full of rubbish that had been dropped in the area, which is just off Pellon Lane in Halifax. Local residents came out to thank the students for making the place look so clean and tidy.


Calderdale’s response to the raising of the UK’s terror threat level to critical

Statement from the Calderdale Community Safety Partnership

Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrendous incident in Manchester on Monday 22 May.

In response to the incident, the Prime Minister has raised the UK’s terror threat level to critical, which means that a further attack may be imminent.

 Due to this threat level, across the country people may see additional armed response police officers and armed military personnel. This is a precaution to keep the public safe.

 Don’t be alarmed if you see them here in Calderdale – this is a national response as part of a pre-arranged plan and there is no intelligence to suggest that there is a specific threat to us here.

 There may also be increased police presence at events that would not usually require this – again, this is precautionary only.

 We have robust partnership arrangements in place and continue do everything we can to keep people safe and provide community reassurance.

 For example, the Council is supporting schools, and its neighbourhood coordinators are out in the community offering reassurance and are ready to discuss any local concerns.

 You can help by staying calm, being vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity to the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789321.