SCAMS: Update

Here are some reminders of how to avoid common scams.

Don’t throw out anything with your name, address or financial details without shredding it first. – This will protect you from ID Fraud.

If you receive an unsolicited email or phone call from what appears to be your bank or building society asking for your security details, never reveal your full password, login details or account numbers. Most banks will not approach their customers in this manner.

If you are concerned about the source of a banking call, hang up. Make sure if you call your bank to check it was them, before you make the call check for a dialling tone BEFORE dialling their number. The number will be on printed on your bank statements.

Check your statements carefully and report anything suspicious to the bank or credit company concerned.

Your bank will never come to your home address to collect you or to collect you bank cards. Some scammers will tell you that you have been a subjected to bank fraud and ask for your pin number. NEVER EVER give this number to anyone. Your bank will never ask customer for these details.

If you’re expecting a bank or credit card statement and it doesn’t arrive, tell your bank or Credit Card Company.

Don’t leave things like bills lying around for others to look at.

If you move house, always get Royal Mail to redirect your post.

Get regular copies of your credit report from a credit reference agency.

For further information please contact your Calderdale Crime Prevention Officers on 101.


POWER CUT: Call 105

There is now a national phone number “105” set up by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.
Key points to note about this service are:

Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.

105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.

105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.

Customers can call 105 no matter who they buy their electricity from.

Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

WINTER: Staying Warm

Affordable warmth is a household’s ability to heat their home to a minimum standard. This is recommended to be 18 – 21oC, without incurring fuel debt as result.

Calderdale Council is committed to helping lower-income households make their homes healthier, warmer and cheaper to heat. They have a range of heating and insulation schemes for residents who own or privately rent their own homes. Please note: You will need written permission from your landlord, if the property is privately rented.

Calderdale’s top 10 tips for staying warm

FITNESS: New Year Offer

If you’re looking to start the New Year off on the right foot then why not take advantage of Calderdale Council’s special New Year Offer.You can get 12 Months Sports Membership for the Price of 11 at Calderdale Sports Centres.

If you join the fitness membership during January you can get 12 months for the price of 11. That’s 12 months of gyms, classes, pools and courts at sites across Calderdale and with an extensive range of activities you’re bound to find something to suit.

Full details 

EVENT: The Making of Calderdale

Calderdale Industrial Museum, is presenting their next in a series of talks on ‘The Making of Calderdale’ on Wednesday 16 January 2019, 7:30pm. The speaker is Peter Robinson. Peter will be discussing recent discoveries about Calderdale Industrial Museum’s History and Exhibits at the Museum on Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG.

How to get there

Situated near to Halifax railway station and the famous Eureka children’s museum, and next door to the newly renovated Piece Hall, the new central Library and Archive, and Square Chapel, Calderdale Industrial Museum is well placed in the centre of Halifax’s growing ‘cultural quarter’.

Access is to the side of the Museum via our newly installed ramp and stairs, internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.

Disabled Parking is available by prior request

Open every Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Last entry 3:30pm.

Entrance fee: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.

RAIL – Halifax station is 200 yards walk.

BUS – Halifax bus station has links to all nearby towns and cities. A short walk through the shopping centre and the Piece Hall will take you to Calderdale Industrial Museum, just outside the new East Gate of the Piece Hall.

CAR – The museum address is Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG. There is no dedicated parking for the museum but on-street, pay-and-display parking is available close by and there are several pay-and-display carparks near the Minster to the north east.

PHONE – 01422 384721

XMAS: Multi-Faith Event

Jimah Dawah Mosque is presenting a familyevent for people of all faiths or none to describe how Jesus and the key events in his life are described in the Quran.

The event will be hosted by local Imams at the JMAH at 97 Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 4ET on Sunday 16 December, 1:30pm-2:00pm. 

Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. For further information call 07926 675989.