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.
Two 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Do you have what it takes to manage a small charity in Todmorden? Do you have skills in people management, charity and voluntary sector management experience or an understanding of the needs of older people and how to plan and deliver services to meet their needs? Or do you have transferable skills such as fundraising or financial management from previous roles or life experiences that you would like to contribute?
Age UK Todmorden is looking for new people with ideas, enthusiasm and some time on their hands to join their Board of Trustees and share some of the responsibility of managing the charity and supporting the work of the paid staff and volunteers. Board members take part in regular trustee meetings, Annual General Meetings and are also required to attend training on an ad hoc basis to develop their skills.
Age UK Todmorden is a small local charity whose main aims are to support older people in Todmorden to access services, benefits advice and information. It is also one of the main providers of social activities in the town providing 3 lunch clubs a week, trips, social groups and regular coffee mornings and afternoon teas.
If anyone is interested in joining the Board or would like to find out more, Age UK Todmorden is holding a Trustees’ Open Day on Saturday 2 April from 1pm to 3pm at the Age UK Todmorden offices, 11 Burnley Road, Todmorden. Alternatively call 01706 817926 for more information.
Age UK C&K is helping you to make a will
Making a will
Making a will is the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death.
Make your will this April and help Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees provide services and support for older people!
Local solicitors are donating their time and expertise to write wills for Age UK supporters.
All you have to do is contact a solicitor from the list and make an appointment between 1st and 30th April. Please say you are calling about Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees ‘Make a Will’ month.
All we ask is that you make a suggested donation of £60 per person or £100 per couple.
This offer is open to anyone aged 50+, does not include home visits and only covers straight forward wills.
More complicated wills may incur extra charge. Please check with the solicitor.
Armitage Sykes Solicitors
01484 538121 / 01484 714431
Offices in Huddersfield and Brighouse
Offices in Brighouse, Batley, Birstall and Cleckheaton
Angela Thorpe and Nosheen Bukhari
Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors
01422 330601 / 01484 519999
Offices in Halifax and Huddersfield
Ridley & Hall Solicitors
Offices in Huddersfield
01422 284350 / 01484 825200
Offices in Halifax and Huddersfield, Honley and Dewsbury