By Leah Conway –
Here’s a quick pitstop about what’s been going on across the Kirklees district recently!
Start of National Walking Month
May marks the beginning of Living Streets National Walking Month. Everybody Active is encouraging people across Kirklees to get involved.
Around Kirklees there are Wellbeing walks with the Wellness Service. Every Wednesday and Thursday, there will be an accessible walk at Greenhead Park, Batley Wilton Park, Dewsbury Crow Nest Park and Slaithwaite Library. The walks take between 30minutes to an hour and are flat routes, suitable for all abilities.
Have a go at Walking Football, a low impact game at the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust and Huddersfield Town Foundation Leeds Road Sports Complex.
Bogus neighbourhood workmen
The council has issued a warning for tenants to be wary as a bogus workman has been seen driving around Huddersfield in a council-branded van.
Tenants are reminded that in all council housing, repairs are carried out by appointment only. The workforce will have ID and will never request money for repairs.
Naz Parkar, Director of Homes and Neighbourhoods, said: “Keeping our tenants safe is our top priority and we are very concerned to hear a vehicle has been spotted posing as Homes and Neighbourhoods.
“We’d like to remind all our tenants that we would never show up unannounced or ask for money, and if they have any concerns or encounter any suspicious activity to always call us first to check before letting anyone into their home.”
Health Check pilot reveals life-changing results
Kirklees Wellness Service organised a pilot health check scheme, which has revealed life-changing results in the first 6 months. People have come away with personalised health plans, residents were supported with the knowledge and support to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
One resident, Wayne, said: “I have made lifestyle changes, I am eating healthier, and I am exercising regularly. The results from the follow-up health check only encourage you to live life better. I wouldn’t have done this without the health check.”
Book your health check: The free health checks are available to Kirklees residents aged 40 – 74 who don’t have certain pre-existing health conditions.