Alternative weed control methods will be used at Northern Primary School, Burnley Rd, Bacup OL13 8PH on Wednesday 12th June – Friday 15th June, from 10-4pm approx – traffic permitting as the contractor is travelling down from York.
The contractor will be working at the school using a foamstream machine to tackle the weeds, clean play areas and equipment, clear weeds on the artificial surfaces, fence lines, and forest school and undertake a pioneering exercise marking the school pitch. (Apparently glyphosate is usually added to the paint during conventional marking of pitches). Continue reading
Like other Calderdale parents of disabled children, Katherine Horner has recently received a letter inviting her to a consultation at the Shay Stadium in Halifax on Wednesday the 29th November, about Calderdale Council’s proposed cuts and changes to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) provision and Disabled Children’s Access To Care (DCATCH) funding for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilty (SEND).
Calderdale Council says it has to make cuts because of government changes to Early Education Funding requirements. Continue reading
Please support the #McStrike #McSolidarity protest outside Halifax McDonalds, 20/22 Old Market, on Monday 4th September, 12- 2pm, organised by Calderdale Trades Council. Continue reading
Calderdale Council, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are surveying Calderdale residents’ views on pharmacy services in Calderdale.
This is to help them to provide the right type of services to meet residents’ needs, including what pharmacies offer and how easy they are to access.
You might want to tell them you don’t appreciate chemists like Boots that avoid/evade paying taxes. Continue reading
If you are one of the 29,798 people who voted for a progressive Parliamentary candidate on June 8th – and even if you’re not but live in the Calder Valley constituency – please consider signing this letter to Craig Whittaker MP.
Please note that on Monday June 12th I collected the signatures and sent off the letter with the signatures. Continue reading
If you are thinking of going to support Kirkby Misperton Protection Camp, here is some info about how to get there and what they need.
On Saturday 29th October, Calderdale Freedom from Torture and Together We Grow are hosting a Welcome Festival at the Birchcliffe Centre in Hebden Bridge, for Calder Valley to welcome refugees. The Festival is from 1.30pm to 4pm.
The organisers would be very grateful for sponsorship towards covering transport costs for asylum seekers and refugees to come to this event, and providing them with a free lunch and refreshments. Around 80 refugees and asylum seekers are expected, from Halifax, Rochdale, Leeds and Sheffield. Continue reading
Preston New Road Action Group say they are devastated that Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities, has upheld the appeals in favour of Cuadrilla, and overruled local democracy.
Undeterred, the Group say they will fight on. There is a protest tomorrow, 8th October, at Maple Farm forecourt – Preston New Road, Lancashire (between Blackpool & Preston – alongside World of Water). People are going from Calder Valley. Continue reading
Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation on the future of the Cragg Vale Junior and Infant School. The Council has decided to close the school building because it is costly to run, maintain and update. They propose three possible courses of action:
- Merge Cragg Vale with Scout Road Academy (this option is subject to the agreement of Scout Road Academy) or Calder High School.
- Relocate Cragg Vale to a stand-alone provision on the Calder High School site.
- Close Cragg Vale and ask parents for their preference at alternative schools.
Hebden Bridge people will gather in St Georges Square at 9am on 12th and 13th August to protest the not-so-glorious 12th August, traditionally the start of the grouse shooting season.
It is widely accepted that mismanagement of the Walshaw Moor blanket bogs for intensive grouse rearing has contributed to three severe floods in Hebden Bridge over the last four years, and downstream in the Calder Valley.
Some households and businesses have still not recovered from the terrible Boxing Day flood last year, when the town centre was under up to five feet of filthy water. Continue reading