New Beginnings for Over 60s

new beginnings posterA new group for over 60s starts this week at the Threeways Centre in Ovenden.

On Thursday 2 July, 10am – 12 noon.

Come along and enjoy a game of indoor bowls or dominoes.

£4 per person per visit includes Tea/coffee, cake and biscuits.

For more information please call 01422 385207.NHX wantabrew logo

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Shelf & District Community Group meeting tonight!

Shelf & District Community Group is holding a Village Meeting at the Duke of York, West Street, Stone Chair, Shelf, Halifax, HX3 7LN on Monday 29 June 2015 at 7pm.

This is an opportunity to have a voice about local matters so please come and have your say.

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Having trouble accessing links on the Friday Flyer?

It has come to light that there appears to be an issue where links can not be pressed on the Friday Flyer.

If you are using an iPhone to view your flyer and you are having a similar issue it can be easily fixed by downloading iBooks App FREE from the app store.

Once downloaded, simply open your Friday Flyer using iBooks and all links should then be accessible.

Please note this has only been tested on the iPhone but if you have the same issue with a different device then a similar app may be needed.

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 26 June – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

  • Get involved with the new Phoenix Men Shed
  • Enjoy the 2015 Routes Festival at Orange Box this weekend
  • Nominate for the Calderdale Council Citizen Celebration Award and more!

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 great weekend!

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Mount Tabor Community Caring Association – Annual Gala

Mount Tabor Community Caring Association’s 36th Annual Gala will be held on Saturday 11 July 2015 at the New Inn car park.

The Gala starts at 2pm with lots of attractions and stalls for you and your family to enjoy and not to mention a tasty barbecue and refreshment tent.

Everybody is welcome to go along on the day.

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Box your way to a new job with FREE training

FREE training for under 25s starting July 2015

Improve your CV and your chance of job with 12 training sessions in First Aid, Fire Safety, Security, Diet, Food Hygiene, Nutrition, Manual Handling, Health and Safety.

Plus time in the Gym to learn the ropes of the Ring!

If you are interested contact Mick on 07870 266 002

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Hold a stall at West View Park Family Fun Day

West View Park Family Fun Day is set to take place on Saturday 12 September 2015 from 12noon to 4pm and offers the chance for you to hold your own stall on the day.

Charges for stalls are Organisations/Community groups £15; Businesses £20

If you would like to have a stall at this year’s family fun day please complete the application form above and return it to Tony King at tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk.

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Every man needs a shed of his own…

LogoImagine a bigger version of the shed at the bottom of the garden. 

A place where you can enjoy a chat and a brew…

We are a group of men in Halifax looking for other men to join us in creating a place where we can get together to share and learn new skills.

A Men’s Shed is a place to pursue hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

The Phoenix Shed Halifax is aimed at men over 55 years but anyone is welcome to attend.

Find out more about our project and how you can get involved at our Launch Meeting on Wednesday 5 August 2015. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE…

Or get in touch on 07481 543 881 or  email phoenixshed@outlook.com

And we need your ideas!  

Please complete our questionnaire and tell us how we can make the Phoenix Shed the kind of shed that would appeal to you. Click here…

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Social Group for over 60’s at New Beginnings

New Beginnings Church at Threeways invites you to go along and get involved with a social group for over 60’s.

Starting Thursday 2 July from 10am to 12 noon and then every alternate Thursday after.

Play indoor bowls and dominoes or just sit and chat over tea/coffee and why not treat yourself to cake and biscuits.

The cost is £4 per person per visit.

For further information please call 01422 385207

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An illustrated history of St. Michael’s Church

st michael historyAn illustrated history of St. Michael’s Church by Ben Stables is now finished and available to buy at a cost of just £5 with all profits going to the church.

Includes photographs dating back almost a century and perfect for anyone with an interest in the area.

If you would like to purchase a copy, contact Ben Stables at benstables@hotmail.co.uk

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Salterlee Primary School Summer Fair

Go along to Salterlee Primary School on Sunday 12 July 2015 and join in the fun at the annual Summer Fair from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Includes a barbecue, tombola and a variety of stalls.

For further information contact the school on 01422 365464

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Big Lunch Tea Party at Natty Lane Playing Fields

Natty Lane Big Lunch PosterJoin us at Natty Lane Playing Fields, Illingworth for a Big Lunch Tea Party on Wednesday 1 July from 2pm to 5pm.

The Big Lunch will give you the opportunity to talk with local councillors and services about what matters to you in the local area whilst having fun.

Includes a FREE healthy tea from Uncle Sam’s Van and also the chance to try your hand at Archery.

Everyone welcome to join us.

 

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Play Development Service Summer Play Schemes

Calderdale Council CMBCThe Play Development Service provides FREE open access play sessions for children and young people aged between 5-14 years old. The sessions are open access and are offered at various centres, parks and open spaces across Calderdale.

As part of a summer programme there will be various activities taking place from Monday 27 July to Saturday 28 August… Click here to view scheduled activities…

For further information contact the Play Development Service on 01422 380995 or visit www.calderdale.gov.uk

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Young People’s Service Summer Play Schemes

YoYo-logoCalderdale Young People’s Service delivers youth work for young people aged 13+ across the Borough of Calderdale, through youth clubs, detached and mobile provision, one to one support, activities and discussion whilst actively seeking young people’s views on services and programmes.

As part of a 6 week summer programme there will be various activities taking place from Monday 27 July to Saturday 28 August… Click here for a full schedule…

To find more events and activities for young people to get involved in, visit yoyo.calderdale.gov.uk.

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Calderdale Council Citizen Celebration Award

The Citizen Celebration Awards are all about recognising the work of individuals, groups and organisations in their communities. It is also a great opportunity to bring people together to share and celebrate the many contributions to our civic pride.

The annual Citizen Celebration Award is awarded to an individual, couple, group or organisation that has : 

  • Undertaken outstanding voluntary work over a long period
  • Contributed to improving and making a difference in their community 
  • Been an exceptional neighbour 

How will it Work?

Nominees will be judged at Ward Forum meetings and each ward will chose one nominee to represent their ward.

The 17 nominees will be invited to a celebration event at Halifax Town Hall where the Calderdale winner will be announced.

The Mayor of Calderdale will present the winner with a certificate, trophy and a contribution of £250 to their chosen community initiative.

Nominate online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/citizenaward2015

You can nominate more than once.

Who to Contact

Neighbourhood Teams in each area will be facilitating the Awards. If you have any questions, or if you require help completing the form please contact in each area:

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How do you access the internet?

If you live in Illingworth, Mixenden or Ovenden, Calderdale Council would like to ask you a simple question….

Do you have Broadband at home?

And if not, how do you access the internet?

Please click here to take our quick survey…

The results of this survey will help the Council to understand reasons people chose services and any barriers they might face.

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Ash Green Car boot sale cancelled

Due to a change in circumstances, the Ash Green Car boot sale planned for Saturday 18 July 2015 will no longer take place.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Yorkshire Smokefree helping people to quit and get fit

yorksmokefreePeople who have given up smoking in Calderdale are being given a chance to test out leisure facilities in the local area with the launch of a new initiative offered by Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale which is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Working in partnership with Calderdale Council, the ‘Quit and Get Fit’ initiative offers local people who have stopped smoking for 4 weeks with the service, a free 7 day pass to use at 6 local leisure and sports centres. This includes Halifax Swimming Pool, North Bridge Leisure Centre, Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, Todmorden Sports Centre and Brighouse Leisure Centre.

Jan Spence, stop smoking specialist said:

“Sometimes people who have given up the habit of smoking often worry about gaining weight.

“This new initiative will give people the chance to enjoy and test out what the local Calderdale Council sports centres have to offer. There are a range of activities people can take part in, such as working out in the gym, taking part in a variety of exercise classes or swimming. We hope they will take advantage of this offer and become more active.”

Cllr Simon Young, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Engagement, said:

“Quitting smoking is a fantastic achievement and we want to reward those who stop by helping them to feel even better by offering a free seven-day pass for our Council sports services.

“With centres located across Calderdale there’s something for all ages and abilities. We want to help people live healthy lifestyles, and joining up our services is a great way to do this. It’s hard to quit smoking and going to the gym could help deal with the cravings whilst improving your health, making you feel happier and helping with weight loss.”

Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale offer a range of resources to help people quit that you can pick and mix to suit you including telephone support, face to face sessions and an online quitting programme.

If you would like to quit smoking call Yorkshire Smokefree on 0800 612 00 11 free from a landline or 0330 660 116 free from most mobiles, or visit www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk

For more information contact Amraze Khan. South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on 01924 327029 or email amraze.khan@swyt.nhs.uk

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Enjoy yourself at the Wednesday Mens Group

Picture2Come along and have some fun at our weekly mens group at Halifax Rugby Union Club.

Wednesday’s from 10am to 12noon.

Wether you like to play Dominoes, Cards and Board Games or enjoy more active based activities such as Indoor Kurling and Indoor Golf, you’re sure to enjoy it.

Even if you just fancy a chat over a nice warm brew in good company with like minded people you will be made to feel welcome.

hxrufcFirst session is FREE then £2 a week thereafter including tea/coffee and biscuits.

Open poster…                      Open A5 leaflet…

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Lee Mount Baptists Messy Church

Go along to Lee Mount Baptist Church on Saturday 11 July from 2pm to 3.30pm and get involved with arts and crafts, singing and stories.

The Messy Church is FREE to attend with food available and everybody is welcome.

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