North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 17 April – OUT NOW!!

Happy Easter! Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think

Have a good weekend!

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It only takes a minute!

Lock up or lose out!

The ‘It Only Takes a Minute’ campaign encourages everyone to think about their home security and ‘lock up or lose out!’

It Only Takes a Minute to lock your doors and windows but it is also the same amount of time that it could take a burglar to enter your house and steal your belongings.

The key messages of the campaign are:

    • It only takes a minute to lock your doors and windows to secure your home.
    • It only takes a minute to hide valuables out of view.
    • It only takes a minute for a burglar to enter your property and steal valuable belongings if your doors or windows are unlocked.
    • You should keep doors and windows locked, even when you are in the house and when you get home. Try to change your habit if you don’t lock your door behind you.
    • Door chimes and burglar alarms will deter a burglar from entering your property.
    • Always remember to switch on your burglar alarm if you have one.
    • Being a victim of sneak-in burglary can have both emotional and financial effects. High value goods are costly to replace if stolen, and items such as phones and cameras often hold information with sentimental value such as photos, which cannot be replaced.
    • Many insurance companies will not pay out if your home has been burgled while insecure.
    • Keep doors and windows locked when in the garden having BBQs, gardening, hanging out the washing, etc.
    • Don’t leave garden tools or furniture outside, as they can be used by burglars to enter your property.
    • Dispose of packaging for expensive items properly; don’t advertise what is in your house.
    • Register your property on www.immobilise.com so that if it is stolen and recovered by the Police it can then be returned to you. 
    • Download free tracking software onto mobile phones and laptops.

For more information about home security call 101 and ask to speak to your local Crime Prevention Officer or follow us on Twitter using #WYPburglary.

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Upbeat Families Programme

Families can take part in FUN physical activities and healthy lifestyles sessions on the FREE Ten week Upbeat families programmes.

The activities are aimed at building self confidence, learning skills and an understanding of healthy lifestyles from sugar in drinks and the Importance of Physical activity. Sessions are family based so parent/carers must attend.

  • Saturday 3 May 2014 for 10 weeks – Calderdale College (10.00-12noon)
  • Saturday 3 May 2014 for 10 weeks – North Bridge Leisure Centre (1.00-3.00pm)

For more information or to book a place please contact upbeat on 01422 284418 or upbeat@calderdale.gov.uk

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 11 April – OUT NOW!!

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The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think

Have a good weekend!

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Tracy Beaker coming to the Victoria this Easter

Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer looking forward to playing Wendy alongside comedy legend Bobby Davro as Smee and Disney’s Lloyd Warbey as Peter Pan in ‘Peter Pan’ coming to Halifax this Easter.

Enchanted Entertainment will be bringing 4 action-packed performances of ‘Peter Pan’ to The Victoria Theatre over the Easter holidays on Thursday 24 April and Friday 25 April. The cast features a host of top quality professional performers including No. 1 children’s star Dani Harmer ‘Tracy Beaker’ in the iconic role of Wendy Darling. Dani also reached the Strictly Come Dancing Final recently and she will be joined in Neverland by comedy legend Bobby Davro as Smee and star of Disney’s Art Attack, Lloyd Warbey as Peter Pan.

Writer Guy Pascall said:

“It’s going to be great fun for all the family. ‘Peter Pan’ is the most magical pantomime of them all and ever since Disney sprinkled their magic touch on the story it’s become a firm favourite with audiences. The story has such wonderful characters, such as Tinker Bell, Nana the dog, Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, Pirates, Indians; it really has something for everyone. The flying sequences with Dani Harmer and Lloyd Warbey are very exciting and we’re really looking forward to entertaining Halifax audiences this Easter”.

Tickets priced from £17.50 – £19.50 are on sale and already selling fast with group booking discounts also available. Call The Victoria Theatre Box Office now on 01422 351158 or book online at www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

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Friends of Bradshaw Primary School 1st General Meeting

Friends of Bradshaw Primary SchoolThe Group are pleased to announce that their first general meeting was a great success.  Thanks to the help and support of parents and the local community they now have a full Committee and an army of fabulous volunteers.  They are now eager to start planning events and projects that will benefit the school as well as the local community and other great causes.

The aim of Friends of Bradshaw Primary school is to enhance our children’s learning experience through events and activities which will bring the home, school and local community together whilst raising funds for a variety of causes.

If you have any ideas or suggestions they would love to hear from you. They are currently comprising a list of Venues and suppliers for future events . They will be on the look out for DJ’s , Gardeners, Caterers and anyone who would like to run a stall at a fair. If you would be interested in being involved in any way at all please email friendsofbradshawprimaryschool@gmail.com or ring Jenny on 07725524725 or Kate on 07904475042.

You can also follow us on Twitter at @FoBradshawPS or Like us on Facebook.

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Get connected @ your local library this Easter

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Calderdale Libraries now have a fresh new brand.

Get connected @ your local library this Easter. We have books, dvds, internet – something for all ages. Visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/libraries

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Easter Roller Skating Sessions at Halifax YMCA

Easter holiday skating sessions at the YMCA, Marlborough Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax.

Monday 14 April - Thursday 17 April and Tuesday 22 April - Friday 25 April

  • Easter skatingSession 1: 10.30am until 12pm
  • Session 2: 12.15pm until 1.45pm
  • Session 3: 2pm-3.30pm (only 14 April and 15 April)

£3 per person with boot hire. Or £2.70 per person if you bring your own boots

Skating at the YMCA is a fun, friendly activity which is suitable for all ages. And with a wide range of programes there are a number of ways you can skate. There are skating sessions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for families to attend, these are cheap fun and a great way to learn something new.

Halifax YMCA also has the facilities to offer Roller Skating parties that are a fun way to celebrate a birthday or another special occasion. Groups are always welcome at the YMCA as well and they offer group bookings too.

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Become a British Cycling Ride Leader

British Cycling is on the hunt for new Ride Leaders to help inspire more people in West Yorkshire to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.

A FREE, assessed one-day course qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths.

The next FREE  British Cycling Ride Leadership Award courses available in Calderdale will be Saturday 3 May.

Cost: FREE

After completing the leadership award, Ride Leaders will receive free kit and British Cycling Ride membership.

For more information and to register your interest visit the goskyride website.

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Wake up – it’s springtime!

Come and join Eureka! watch nature’s stage spring into life across their galleries this Easter, Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 April 
Join in on a bear hunt, see what happens when the Spring Fairy brings sleepy nature back to life and take a walk in the Eureka! jungle. Includes storytelling and animal handling on certain days.

What’s happening?

  • Take a walk through the Eureka! jungle. Dress up as your favourite jungle animal, put on your own jungle puppet show, play a game of jungle jeopardy and design a tropical butterfly.
  • Go on a Bear Hunt at certain times through the day.
  • Join the Spring Fairy for an interactive nature walk.
  • Visit the Miniature Mobile Farm! 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 April only. Meet a variety of familiar farmyard animals such as ducks, chickens, pygmy goats and lambs from Ripon based farm, Riggmoor Reindeer & Co. Including lamb feeding sessions at 1pm.
  • More info www.eureka.org.uk/events/natures-stage/
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Community Grants Panel Ballot Results

Calderdale Council wishes to thank all the organisations who took part in the Small Grants Panel Ballot. The votes have provided a conclusive result and a warm welcome is given to the following Panel representatives:

  • Communities of Interests Representative: Mr. Mohammed Rahoof of Queens Road Youth Association
  • Community Groups Representative: Mr. Brian Mansfield of Elland & District Partnership
  • Other Voluntary Organisations Representative: Mrs. Pat Akerman of Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

If you have any queries regarding the Small Grants Scheme please contact Sarah J Barker on 01422 392318 or Steve Martin on 01422 392317

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Have a Go – Your Route to Uni, Apprenticeships and Jobs

Looking to start college or sixth form in September 2014? Unsure of what to study? Come along to a ‘Have a Go’ interactive Open Evening on Tuesday 8 April between 4.30pm – 7pm at Calderdale College

  • Have a go at taster activities and speak to industry experts/industry experienced tutors about your chosen courses or apprenticeship
  • Student Finance and Advice & Guidance will be on hand to advise and discuss funding available
  • Speak to Student Champions and explore the 15 million pound campus and its facilities

Pre-register to jump the queues

Take advantage of our fast track Open Evening registration for a chance to win a Samsung Tablet! Click here to register…

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 4 April – OUT NOW!!

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Dean Field Junior Wardens meet the Police

New ward officers, PC Gary Watson for Ovenden and PC Ian Harris for Mixenden visited  the Dean Field Junior Wardens this week for an afternoon of fun and a serious message, about how the Police are working with partners to tackle the issue of off-road motorbikes ridden illegally in the area.

From litter picks to fire prevention to traffic monitoring, Junior Wardens get involved in all kinds of safer and cleaner environmental issues, working alongside the North and East Halifax Neighbourhood Team and local services like Pennine Housing and Fire Service.

 

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Square Chapel Easter Family Coffee Morning

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Drop in to Square Chapel Centre for the Arts on Wednesday 16 April for a Family Coffee Morning, 11am-1pm .

Coffee, home made cakes, Easter Bonnet making workshop, tombola and Easter Egg hunt. 

Suggested donation: £2.

All proceeds go towards Square Chapel Cornerstone appeal. For more details on the Cornerstone campaign, click here…

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A Tour de Faith!

You will have heard that the Tour de France is happening in Calderdale in early July – but you may not yet have heard of the Tour de Faith!

This is a bicycle ride being planned for Saturday 21 June – it won’t be as long or difficult as the real Tour – but will have cyclists from a whole variety of faiths – and this is where you come in – volunteer cyclists are needed!

Can you take part – or persuade someone you know to have a go?

The route is still being developed – but Cragg Vale definitely will not be included! It will pass by and perhaps call in at some places of worship – churches, mosques and so on. This is for men and women – so get your bikes ready!

For more information, please email margaretbarnes28@hotmail.co.uk

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Calderdale Women’s Inter-faith Group meeting – 8 April

The next meeting of the group is on Tuesday 8 April, 10 am at St Paul’s Church, Queens Road, King Cross, Halifax HX1 3NU.

This will be a further talk in our series on different faiths – this time it is about Christianity and will be given by Rev Madeleine Russell. These talks have all been interesting and enlightening – a chance to hear about a religion and find out how it helps you to run your life on a daily basis.

Everyone is welcome! Tea and coffee provided, and time to chat.

For more information, please email margaretbarnes28@hotmail.co.uk

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Start Your Own Business – Free ‘Drop In’ Sessions

Free, no nonsense advice on becoming self-employed/starting your own business from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

  • Elland Library - Monday 7 April, 1pm – 2.15pm
  • Mixenden Parents Resource Centre - Thursday 10 April, 1.15pm - 2.30pm
  • Brighouse Library - Monday 14 April, 1pm – 2.15pm
  • Calderdale Adult Learning Service, Horton House - Wednesday 30 April, 10am – 11am

For further details or if you are unable to attend a session and you would like to arrange a free 1-to-1 advice meeting, please contact Eric Binns – Tel: 01422 392222 or email: eric.binns@calderdale.gov.uk  Follow us on Twitter – @Startyrownbiz

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Bunnies and Chicks Easter Fun at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre

EasterCake decorating and arts and crafts activities for families at Mixenden Parents Resource Centre this Easter

On Monday 14 April, 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Please ring 01422 240043 to book your place.

Mixenden Parents Resource Centre, 30/34 Stanningley Road, Mixenden, HX2 8RJ

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Friends of Bradshaw School group meeting – 8 April

On Tuesday 8 April, 7pm at Bradshaw Cricket Club the group will be appointing the committee. Everyone is welcome and the bar will be open. A list detailing the various roles available is available by emailing friendsofbradshawprimaryschool@gmail.com or phone Jenny on 07725524725.

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bradshawfriends or follow us on Twitter @FoBradshawPS

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