Have Your Say! Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum – 10 March 2015

N and S PosterThe Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

Come along on Tuesday 10 March to Northowram Community Sport and Activity club, Westercroft Lane, HX3 7EN

5.30pm refreshments and signing in. Meeting starts at 6pm.

Up for discussion:

 

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Learn to crochet over a cup of coffee

crochet & CoffeeGo along to Illingworth Moor Methodist Church from 11.30am to 1.30pm for a fortnightly session where you can relax with a cup of coffee whilst learning the art of crochet.

Crochet is FREE and refreshments are available by donations.

For further information please call into Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

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Get active outdoors and walk it together!

walking for healthEasy Health Walks will be held on a weekly basis at 10.45am which will last approximately 30 minutes.

To get involved in one of the walks, please meet outside Illingworth Moor Methodist Church prior to starting and join in on the  stroll before finishing off back at the church where anybody who wishes to do so can stay around for refreshments and a chat.

For any enquiries about Walk-it Together or for information on bacoming a walk leader yourself please call 01422 397340 or email walkit@swyt.nhs.uk

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Diabetes Support Group – Tea and Talk

Diabetes Support Group, Tea CupPaula & Tahlia are Practice Champions and patients at Keighley Road surgery who will be re-commencing their monthly support group on Tuesday 31 March 2015 for anyone living with Diabetes to come along to Illingworth Fire Station from 10am to 12pm for a cup of tea and a chat.

You will receive a friendly warm welcome and a supportive environment and the opportunity to find out about support available and to meet and talk to other people living with Diabetes.

For further information contact Paula on 07938 320386, or Tahlia on 07733 398888 or alternatively you can leave your details with Reception at Keighley Road Surgery.

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Relaxation and Stress Management Group – FREE Group

Relaxation and Stress ManagementThe Practice Health Champions can show you tools and techniques to help manage life’s challenges and provide a supportive and creative space for the reduction of everyday stresses and tensions.

Learn how to de-stress and relax and how to work with your breathing in a powerful and effective way.

These classes are for beginners with no previous experience necessary, ideal for those looking to learn more about meditation, relaxation and stress management.

Get involved for FREE every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month from 10.30am until 11.30am at Assembly Rooms The Masonic Hall, 64 Briggate, Brighouse, HD6 1EF

For further information contact Jackie Braddock on 07857 223135, by email jackie@feelgoodnaturally.co.uk or leave your details with Reception at the Church
Lane surgery.

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Coffee Morning with the Bipolar Support Group

Bipolar Support GroupGo along for a coffee and a chat on Monday 16 March 2015 at The Oddfellows Hall, 2 Industrial Street, Brighouse, HD6 1TY from 10.30am to 12.30pm where there is a support group for anyone diagnosed and living with Bipolar to get together.

You will receive a friendly warm welcome in a supportive environment with the opportunity to find out about support available to you as well as meeting and talking to other people living with Bipolar

For further information contact David Craven on 07890 054920 by email to flossnboss@sky.com or alternatively you can leave your details with Reception at the Surgery.

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Enjoy a coffee and a chat with the Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes Support Group Coffee + ChatMichael and Janet are Practice Champions and patients at Beechwood Medical Centre who will be continuing their monthly support group on Tuesday 17 March 2015 at Beechwood Medical Centre from 10am to 12pm for anyone living with Diabetes to come along for a coffee and a chat.

You will receive a friendly warm welcome and a supportive environment and the opportunity to find about support available and to meet and talk to other people living with Diabetes.

For further information contact: Janet on 07809 460547 or Michael on 07961 926306 or email janet.222@live.co.uk or alternatively you can leave your details with Reception at the surgery.

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With a little help from our fundraising friends…

logo of gaolThe Illingworth Gaol and Stocks Group is looking for donations of goods to sell, and also require volunteers to help cover a group fundraising stall at the Southgate Precinct, Halifax on Saturday 21 March 2015.

If you can help will you please get in touch via the group’s email address llingworthjail@outlook.com.

The group will also arrange collection of any donations at your convenience.

Please show you support and tell your friends and family to come along too!

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Spring Clean up at West View Park – Help Wanted

west view parkThere are plans in place for a Clean Up session of West View Park and the surrounding area and volunteers are required to help out for it to go ahead.

The clean up will take place on Saturday 21 March 2015 so if you could spare a couple of hours to join in, please meet at the Main Entrance by the park Lodge at 10am, where you will be given the necessary tools for the job.

Afterwards as a reward for all your hard work, you will be treated to lunch at the Horse and Jockey.

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Donate knitting wool to Noah’s Ark Centre

noahsNoah’s Ark has a joint fundraising activity planned with Halifax Opportunities Trust which will involve knitting but wool is needed in order for the activity to go ahead!

If you think you could make a contribution, please drop off any knitting wool at Noah’s Ark or New Horizons.

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Staying Well update – what is social prescribing in North Halifax?

There is a growing understanding that people who lead happy and active social lives enjoy better health than those who do not. Make sense really doesn’t it?

Imagine if instead of a course of tablets your GP prescribed a Mindfulness course running at the local church, or an art class at the fire station…

In North Halifax there are loads of local groups offering all kinds of social activities and things to get involved in. And there are organisations that can help you get involved, even if you’re nervous about taking that first step out of the door.

The Staying Well project understands that doctors can’t be expected to know all of the varied activities and services available locally, and even if they did they probably wouldn’t have time to talk to patients in depth about what’s the right activity for them but they could prescribe a chat with someone from the North Halifax Hub.

SW logo with swooshThe Staying Well worker is based in the North Halifax Hub and is well equipped to know what’s available in the community because the Hub includes the Neighbourhood Team, Neighbourhood Schemes, libraries, community groups, voluntary organisations and other local services, residents and businesses.

Sometimes the solutions are simple and already exist locally. Sometimes it will take more than one conversation, and we might need to find some extra support like befriending or personal care to help someone get to an activity. Sometimes what a person wants to do won’t exist yet and the Hub will need to work with individuals to develop new things.

Everyone can be a social prescriber 

Tell your uncle about the new men’s group at the rugby club! Tell your neighbour about lunch clubs, history groups, community allotments, tenants and residents groups, walking football, tai chi, community choirs…

 If you or someone you know is a bit fed up and wants something to do, contact the North Halifax Hub!

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Our Communities Awards 2015 – Nominate Today!

our communities 2The 2015 Our Communities Awards for Park/Warley are almost upon us and with 10 awards categories to choose from there may well be an individual or group that you know of who fits the bill!… Awards & Criteria

Past winners of Our Communities Awards include groups such as the 12th Halifax Boys’ Brigade for its contribution to Children and Young People, Pellon High Five for the Contribution to the Older Generation and individuals such as Doreen Stansfield winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and who for 30 years, ran a swimming club for younger people and was also a guide leader for over 20 years.

You can find out more about the past winners by clicking here.

If you would like to nominate an individual or group for one of the 10 Awards categories then please take a moment of your time to show them your appreciation and help give them the recognition that they deserve… click here and nominate today!

For more information or help completing the nomination forms please ring us on 01422 255402 for the Halifax North and East Team or 01422 365948 for Halifax Central Initiative.

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The Shelf LAFF Family Fun Day

Shelf LAFF Fun DayShelf & District Community Group are pleased to present Laughter, Activities, Friendship and Fun with the Shelf LAFF Family Fun Day being held on Saturday 21 March 2015 from 12pm to 4pm at St Michael & All Angels School, Shelf.

Packed full of fun throughout the day and with Coronation Street star Joe Duttine on hand to start proceedings with the Grand opening, it would be a real shame to miss out.

The activities available throughout the event are:

  • Have your photo taken in fancy dress
  • ‘Power ’ your own smoothie
  • Learn how to decorate cupcakes
  • Make your very own Robot
  • Try ‘safe caving’ in the Cave Bus
  • Enjoy Easter crafting
  • Win a Trophy in our Football Competition
  • Meet players from Halifax RLFC
  • Visit our many stalls!

And if that isn’t enough, why not take part in the Great Shelf Bake Off!

  • Bake a cake and win a prize!
  • Bake any cake, any size, any flavour.
  • Please make sure all decorations are edible.
  • Please enter your cakes between 12pm and 1pm

Cakes will be displayed and judged at 2.30pm with first, second and third place winners in each category receiving a prize! – Cakes will then be sliced and sold on the day.

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Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – 4 March 2015

Mixenden March PosterMeet the Services at the Ward Forum in Mixenden on Wednesday 4 March.

At Holy Nativity Church, HX2 8RX

6.30pm refreshments and signing in

Up for discussion:

  • Police update
  • Demolition and Development
  • Your issues

Click here for the full agenda…

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All Souls’ Amateur Operatic Society present ‘Brigadoon’

all souls operatic societyGo along to Halifax Playhouse on Tuesday 21 April to Saturday 25 April to see ‘Brigadoon’, presented by the All Souls’ Amateur Operatic Society.

The performances will be held daily at 7.30pm as well as a Saturday Matinee performance at 2.15pm

Americans Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, on a hunting vacation in Scotland, discover a quaint and beautiful village, Brigadoon. Strangely, the village is not on any map, and soon Tommy and Jeff find out why… read more…

Tickets to Brigadoon cost £12 for adults, £10 for Seniors/Children (£5 for Children, Saturday Matinee) and £9 for all tickets to the first performance on Tuesday 21 April.

For Group bookings you get 1 FREE ticket if you purchase 10.

To purchase your tickets, please call the Ticket Hotline on 01422 648722 or click here to purchase tickets online.

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Go smoke free! The stress less way – FREE 10 week course

yorksmokefreeGo smoke free! The stress less way is a FREE 10 week course for people looking to stop smoking who would benefit from receiving support and learning new skills to cope with quitting.

Run by health professionals from NHS stop smoking service Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), the course teaches you how to manage stress and quit for good.

Starting on Thursday 12 March from 10am to 1pm and on every Thursday following for 10 weeks until Thursday 14 May, the course will be held at The King’s Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS

For the answers to common questions asked about ‘Go smokefree , the stress less way’, please click here to view the Q&A sheet.

For more information or to book a place, call Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale on 01422 255540.

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Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do…

People who lead happy and active social lives tend to enjoy better health than those who do not.

There are loads of local groups in North Halifax offering all kinds of social activities and things to get involved in.

And there are people who can help you get involved even if you’re nervous about taking that first step out of the door.

NHXteapotSometimes the solutions are simple and already exist.

Sometimes it’ll take more than one conversation, and you might need some extra support like befriending or personal care to help you get to an activity.

Sometimes what you want to do won’t exist yet and we’ll need to work with you to develop something new.

If you are feeling a bit fed up and want something to do, contact us on 01422 255402 or email stayingwellnorthhalifax@gmail.com

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 27 February – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Including the upcoming Neighbourhood and Community awards of North Halifax, Park and Warley… Nominate your local heroes today!!!

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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FREE! Rugby League training for 11 – 16’s – Girls Only

illy girls rugby badgeThe Illingworth Girls Rugby League team are currently looking for players and are holding FREE training sessions for girls aged 11 to 16.

The training sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6pm at Trinity Academy Sports Hall and Sunday mornings from 10.15am to 11.30pm at Illingworth Sports and Social Club.

For more information contact Steve Stead on 07840 722213 or email illingworthgirls@gmail.com

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Scams and Frauds Education for over 55’s

wytsScams and frauds education is made up of FREE Interactive Workshops for Over 55’s to help raise awareness and offer guidance on the following:

  • Doorstep Crime
  • Scams and Frauds
  • Benefits for Older People

The workshops also offer information, advice and support on dealing with:

  • Nuisance calls
  • Scam mail
  • Bogus/doorstep callers
  • Financial health checks

For further information on how you can get involved please contact Rebecca on 0113 393 9814 or by email to rfinch@wyjs.org.uk

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