4 Days of Action: Sowerby Bridge clean up…don’t muck about, get involved!

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We want our residents to feel pride in their surroundings, whether it’s by keeping the borough clean and safe, joining in with clean up activities or feeling confident that alongside partners, Calderdale Council will not tolerate littering, flytipping, dog fouling or speeding. Our message is simple – Don’t Muck About!

We have now done several focused days of action with partners including West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire Service, Together Housing and the Canal & River Trust.

It’s now Sowerby Bridges turn to get some attention and on 21-24 February 2018, we will be out tackling issues such as problem parking, littering, food hygiene standards, flytipping and our teams will be out cleaning and clearing away vegetation.

During the week we will be:

  • tackling speed awareness
  • checking on bars and doing food hygiene inspections
  • litter picking and bin emptying · removing graffiti, jet washing and de-odourising
  • issuing spot fines for littering and dog fouling
  • giving advice on recycling and pest control to residents and businesses
  • checking on air pollution and much more.

Follow what we’re up to and find out how you can get involved on twitter #dontmuckabout

 

Come along and have your say tonight at Sowerby Bridge Ward Forum & PACT meeting…

sowerbybridgenwfdec17Just a quick reminder…

Sowerby Bridge 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.

Monday 4th December 7.00pm start with refreshments and signing in from 6.30pm. St Paul’s Methodist Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

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

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.

River Calder Clean Up

On Saturday 14 October Halifax Community wardens Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar joined Halifax Canoe Club and Calder Future volunteers for a community river clean up in Sowerby Bridge.

Following a week of rain we were lucky to enjoy a sunny morning picking glass and litter from the beach area and clearing all manner of rubbish from the wooded areas. As well as the danger to local wildlife this kind of rubbish can cause a real risk to canoeists and kayakers.

Finishing up with a well-earned brew and a biscuit in the club house, Jonny and Zameer had a good look at the boats and expressed an interest in the winter pool sessions now available for booking! Keep an eye out for their Calderdale Council high vis jackets sailing by!

Halifax Canoe Club winter pool sessions are available from October 2017 to March 2018 and are suitable for beginners learning to paddle and for those that would like to learn to roll. Course run on Thursday evenings between 7 and 8pm and cost £35 (both adult and junior sessions) for 5 sessions – there’s a £5 winter membership fee for non-members.

More info: http://www.halifaxcanoe.org.uk/about-us/membership/book-winter-pool-session-now/