Category Archives: Mixenden

Growing together at Threeways

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A new exciting project encompassing food growing and all aspects of gardening has been launched at Three Ways.

This project will bring interested members of the community together to share ideas and tasks to transform the grow site into a productive and creative space. A wide range of plants will be grown for food and attracting beneficial wildlife to create a stimulating and inspiring environment. This will transform a former underused grassed area of little community interest into a valued resource managed by the community for the community.

With the fantastic support from Lloyds Bank, existing volunteers and local people the site has already been transformed.

3 ways polytunnelTwo plastic tunnels are in the works which will provide dry spaces protected from the great Pennine weather to grow delicate plants such as tomatoes and cucumbers and raise seedlings.

 

20 timber framed raised beds have been installed together with a rain water  collection system for watering plants.

3 ways veg beds

To provide on going support with all aspects of the development of the project and to work alongside local people a facilitator (Debs) has been appointed on a part time basis for 12 months.

if you have an interest in gardening, food, fresh air, exercise, would like the chance to get a little fitter, an opportunity to do something different, something social, learn some new skills or just want an excuse to get out of the house… Then this initiative could be right up your street.

All interested people can contact debs by email: debs@3ways.org.uk

The site will be open Mondays and Thursdays 10 am till 3pm every week for now. It is hoped that further funding can be obtained to extend the opening hours of the site to include weekends.

No appointments are necessary just turn up on either Monday or Thursday.

As this is a community resource it will be open to the public on designated days. This means that anyone can come to the site on these days and have a look around. We will publicise these public open days soon.

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Event for Adults with Learning Difficulties

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Stress Management and Confidence Building Course

Mr Wrong and Mr Right

Support for younger carers

  • Are you aged between 18 and 25?
  • Are you caring for someone?
  • Do you need some support?

Calderdale Carers Project is here to help you as a carer!

We offer a range of services especially for young adult carers such as:

  • Case Working (Including a home visiting service to identify your needs)
  • Activity Sessions/ Support Group
  • Access to £250 small grant to take a break
  • Emergency Back-Up Plans
  • And much much more!

For More Information Please Ring Lydia on

01422 369101 or 07858714068

Also please search for our Facebook Page: Calderdale Carers Project.

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And you are also invited to the launch of this project:

The launch event will take place on Tuesday 16th October from 6.30-8.30 pm in the Bancroft Suite at Calderdale Carers Project, Rimani House, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD.

The event will include:

  • Get to know each other activities
  • Brainstorming activity to gather further ideas for the new service
  • A handover presentation from the young carers service
  • And a pizza buffet!

If you would like to attend or would like more information please contact Lydia on 01422 369101 or email

lydia@calderdale-carers.co.uk

Online weight loss clinic – open til 8th June

If you’re worried about your weight or trying to lose weight, the online clinic on weight loss, run by NHS Choices, is your chance to get expert advice and information specifically about your concerns.

Specialist consultants, dieticians and fitness experts are available to answer your questions on diet and dieting, obesity, nutrition, exercise, fat and health issues related to being over or under weight.

The clinic is in ‘forum’ format, and there is information on the front page helping you to understand how to use it. First of all you will need to register with TalkHealth – you can do this by clicking here. Once you are registered and logged in, you’ll have access to all of the information on the forums.

The online clinic on weight loss, hosted by talkhealth with support from the charity Weight Concern, is open until Friday June 8 2012.

Upcoming online clinics in 2012:

Next Illingworth and Mixenden Ward Forum

You are invited to attend the  lllingworth & Mixenden Ward Forum on 22 February, at 6.30 for a 7pm start at Trinity Academy.

The Agenda  includes

  • Update on Halifax Central Library and Archive
  • Police updates and priority setting with you
  • Discussion of Local Development Framework
  • Open forum for your issues

If there are specific issues you would like to raise, contact the Halifax North and East Ward Forum team:

Name: Liz Broadley, Neighbourhood Manager

Email: wardforumsnorthandeast@calderdale.gov.uk

Telephone: 01422 380827

Covering Illingworth & Mixenden, Northowram & Shelf, Ovenden and Warley Wards.

Ward forums take place all over Calderdale. To find your local forum, or for more information in general, visit the Calderdale Council website here.