Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 – the power of words

Calderdale Interfaith Council in partnership with Calderdale Council is commemorating the Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 on Monday, 29 January for  1.00pm – 2.00pm at Crossley Heath School, Savile Park, Halifax HX3 OHG. hmd

For 2018, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has chosen the theme, ‘The power of words’.

Crossley Heath School pupils will be participating in the commemorations by displaying artwork, reflecting on the work they have been involved with and sharing poetry.

We are pleased that Rudi Leavor (born 31 May 1926, Berlin, Germany) is a Jewish community leader from Bradford will be attending. Rudi, along with his parents and sister, left Germany for Bradford in 1937, when he was 11, all were refugees, and we hope that he will share with us some of his experiences.

Please note that this is an open invitation to attend and no RSVP is required. The access to the premises is from the main entrance at the school.

If you would like any further details, please do not hesitate in contacting Sail Suleman, Cohesion & Equality Officer on 01422 392869 or by email at Sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk

Come along tonight to your Skircoat Ward Forum & PACT meeting, starts 7pm at Copley Cricket Club

skircoatwafdec17Ho Ho Ho Just a quick reminder…

Skircoat Ward Forum and Police and Communities Together meeting

 Ward Forums are for people in Calderdale to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future. The meetings are a great place to meet your local councillors, Calderdale Council staff, police and other services we work with. The evenings start with refreshments and a chance to network and chat informally.

Wednesday 6th  December 2016 7.00pm start with refreshments and signing in from 6.30pm. Copley Cricket Club, Copley Lane, Halifax

Up for discussion:

  • Ward overview – Councillor Update
  • Police Update – Set your local priorities
  • Open Forum (Questions, Comments and suggestions)

For information on ward forums click here

Remember if you cannot get to a ward forum but would like to raise an issue, suggestion or comment on the area you live in ring the Halifax central ward forum team on 01422 365948 or email wardforumhalifaxcentral@calderdale.gov.uk

We look forward to seeing you there,

Come along next month to your festive round of Halifax Central Ward Forums…

christmas-treeYour next round of Halifax Central Ward Forum & PACT meetings are taking place in December:

  • Sowerby Bridge: Monday 4th December, 7pm start, with signing in from 6.30pm at St Paul’s Methodist Church, Tower Hill,  Sowerby Bridge
  • Boothtown:  Tuesday 5th December, 7pm start, with signing in from 6.30pm at Boothtown Methodist Church, Beverley Place, Boothtown
  • Skircoat: Wednesday 6th December, 7pm start with signing in from 6.30pm at Heath United Reform Church, Free School Lane, Skircoat
  • Siddal Wednesday 13th December, 7pm start with signing in from 6.30pm. St Marks Church, Whitegate Road, Siddal
  • Park: TBC

Ward Forums are for anyone living or working in Calderdale, to get involved in what happens in their local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future. The meetings are a great place to meet your local councillors, Calderdale Council staff, police and other services we work with. The evenings start with refreshments and a chance to network and chat informally.

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