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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.

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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.

Age UK Todmorden Looks for Leaders

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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.

Chance to join the chibs befriending team

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Join our Team of Befrienders

Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service is a small local charity offering support to people with issues relating to bereavement and we are looking for befriending volunteers to join our rapidly expanding service.

Apply now to join our next comprehensive training sessions commencing October 2015

CHIBS fully trained volunteers provide an invaluable service for the people of Calderdale and receive extensive ongoing support and training along with the opportunities to attend social events.

Request your Application Pack by contacting us on: 07921 879853

Or email us at: recruitment@chibs.org.uk

www.chibs.org.uk

Registered Charity 1101093

(DBS Checks carried out on all applicants)

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Launch of Volunteer Kite-mark

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CommuniTEA – Free Tea and Taster Sessions

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ver de gris call for volunteers

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New flood warning website for Calderdale

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Keep an Eye on Calderdale – visit www.eyeoncalderdale.com, your “one stop” website… for up to date information about flooding, weather and traffic disruptions across the Borough.

I am happy to hear your views and would appreciate your assistance in advertising this to anyone who might be at risk.