Category Archives: Community volunteers

Seven Calderdale community groups have benefited from grants worth £600,000 in total from Calderdale Council – helping to boost volunteering, skills, health, wellbeing and access to jobs and cultural activities in the borough. The Council awarded the funding in 2015 as part of its strategic grants scheme, and a new report highlights the amazing impacts… read more … about Cash boost helps Calderdale community groups to thrive>>

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Commenting at today’s Calderdale Flood Recovery and Resilience Programme Board, Cllr Tim Swift, Chair of the Board and Leader of Calderdale Council, reiterated the Council’s thanks to everyone who came together to help during the recent water main bursts in Mytholmroyd (5 September) and Luddendenfoot (9 September), which caused parts of the A646 Burnley Road… read more … about Thank you to Calderdale communities>>

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Two new Calderdale Council apprentices are taking the ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-litter message out into the Calderdale community. Joel Duncan and Rachael Crane are the Council’s new Apprentice Litter Champions, funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and Halifax Rotary Club. They will be visiting local schools and community groups and explaining the impact of… read more … about Champions ‘Don’t Muck About’ with anti-litter message>>

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Calderdale parks have once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award scheme as some of the best in the world. Seven parks in Calderdale have received the prestigious Green Flag Award, which is the mark of a quality park or green space. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Flying the flag for a great park>>

This week is national Volunteers’ Week (which runs until Thursday 7 June) and Calderdale Council is hoping to inspire more local people to give volunteering a try. Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, said: “Over the last year, 1,500 volunteers have completed projects in 200 local places. We want… read more … about Get involved in Volunteers’ Week>>

Press release from the Environment Agency Sixty flood wardens who volunteer to help protect people and their properties throughout the Calder Valley are being invited to an event to help them learn from each other. Anyone who wants to get involved in supporting residents during a flood event, either as a flood warden or by… read more … about Learn from others how best to protect against flooding in the Calder Valley>>

Press release from Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group: Voluntary and community sector organisations in Calderdale can now access a range of support services from a single place. Six organisations have come together to form Calderdale’s Voluntary Sector Alliance, which will offer advice, training and a range of other support services through a single… read more … about New partnership to support Calderdale’s voluntary groups>>

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Calderdale Council is getting involved with the Great British Spring Clean – a national campaign aiming to get half a million people out about cleaning up their local communities. The Great British Spring Clean is organised by the charity, Keep Britain Tidy, with events all over the country. It follows on from the successful launch… read more … about Get involved with the Great British Spring Clean>>

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