FREE Family cooking sessions coming soon…

Have you signed up to NHP Energy levels?

We’re  sending out invitations to people who’ve signed up to boost your energy and save your money.

We’ll be running 90 minute sessions where you can try out  a number of  energy  saving recipes with  taste and share  at the end of the session, and take away your NHP Energy Levels Cook Book.  Some sessions will be specially for families with children, others will be for adults, and young people.

Invitations will go out  from 1 September  – so get signed up   to Energy Levels  if you’d like a chance to come along to one of the sessions

which will happen on these days   :

  • Wednesday 13 September am – Ash Green Children’s Centre  Mixenden ,  Upper  Site
  • Wednesday 13 September pm – Ash Green School  Mixenden,  Lower Site
  • Wednesday 11 October – Northowram Children’s Centre Hub
  • Wednesday 1 November – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Brighouse
  • Tuesday 21 November twilight session – Men only ! – venue probably in North Halifax
  • Wednesday 22 November – after school session  – Illingworth  Community Children’s Centre

If you would like to take part in one of the Family Cooking sessions be sure to sign up online here.

Beechwood Big Picnic a Big North Halifax Blast!

Our first ever Beechwood Big Picnic was a proper community event that wouldn’t have been the same without all the groups and services involved on the day.

The event was packed with activities and entertainment for all ages… even our canine friends got involved in the dog show.

Sun or rain such effort and hard work from a fab team and fab volunteers made the day!!

We met up again in August to reflect and evaluate, and to decide whether to aim for a 2nd Beechwood Picnic next year! Let us know what you think – anything that you particularly enjoyed, or what you think could have made the day even better!

See all our photos from the day here

Shrink your bills, not your clothes…

Did you know that 90% of a washing machine’s energy expenditure is spent on heating the water, so if you wash your clothes at 30-40 °C you can save a significant amount of money.

It’s hard to predict the exact amount of money you will save by lowering the temperature but according to the Energy Saving Trust washing clothes at 30 degrees uses around 40 per cent less electricity over a year than washing at higher temperatures.

You could also save a bit of money by having a go at making your own washing detergent… Find out how and have a go yourself…

It’s not all about washing though! Instead of using a dryer when it comes to drying your clothes why not try hanging them instead, accomplishing the same thing for free.

Sleep Better

Spending your nights tossing and turning can definitely make you feel exhausted the next day. While you sleep, your body is restoring and repairing the day’s damage.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, try;

  1. Keep a consistent sleep schedule which will help regulate your internal body clock.
  2. Eliminate caffeine after 3 p.m. — the effects can last up to 12 hours.
  3. If you are stressed, it may help to write down what’s keeping you up at night.

Our Centres have been busy growing… 

Courgettes grown at Innovations Children’s Centre

Throughout August, our Children’s centres have been busy growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Preschool children at Innovations Children’s Centre have been growing courgettes, carrots, onions, peas and beans as well as strawberries which have been frozen to make jam to have with scones.

Elsewhere, children at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre have planted fruits and vegetables and much to their delight they spotted a handful of juicy blueberries that were ready to be picked and tasted.

Wildlife Discovery Adventure

Tue 12 September – 1.15 to 2.45pm

Field Lane Children’s Centre
3 weeks of discovering all things wild on our nature toddle around the area. Suitable for children aged 2+ but children of all ages invited.
Call 01422 266197 to book

Every Tuesday – 9.30 to 11am

At Innovations Children’s Centre (Term time only)

Stay and play group for parents and children from 0-3 years old.
  • Messy Play
  • Musical Instruments
  • Healthy Snack
  • And much more

Come along and join the fun – £1.60 per family. **First Session FREE**

Call 01422 248222 for information


Find us on Facebook!

Our NHP Energy Levels Project is now on Facebook.

Keep upto date with everything that’s going on including energy boosting and money saving tips as well as details of any upcoming sessions you could get involved in.

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