Sure Start Courses in North Halifax

There are a number of Sure Start courses taking place from September to November in North Halifax; from Fun with phonics to Paediatric First Aid… see table’s below for course details.

Further information can be found online at surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk and you can book onto Sure Start courses online here or if you require further information call now on 01422 251090.

Surestart Courses North Halifax

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 28 August – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

  • Have your say on how the Council spends its Budget!
  • Have your say at the North Halifax Ward Forum’s!
  • Enjoy live music at Northowram Sports and Activity Club tonight!

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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Emergency Services Day at Halifax Fire Station

Go along to Halifax Fire Station and enjoy a fun filled day with the Emergency Services, with Children’s Rides, Bouncy Castle, Fire Service Band, RTC Demonstration and Fire Service Demonstration.

Sunday 13 September 2015 – from 10.30am to 4pm
At Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Road,King Cross, Halifax, HX1 3JF.

Entry costs £1 for adults and children go FREE.

For further information please call 01422 386820

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Support Overgate Hospice at Bradshaw Fun Day

Bradshaw Fun DayBradshaw Cricket Club and AMEY Calderdale invite you to a jam packed fun day in support of Overgate Hospice with stalls, childrens attractions, BBQ, live music and more.

Saturday 19 September 2015 – 12.30pm to 11pm
Bradshaw Cricket Club, Bradshaw Ln, Halifax, HX2 9XB

Entry costs just £3 or £5 for two people and children go FREE.

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Learning Disability Awareness Training at Voluntary Action Calderdale

Voluntary Action CalderdaleLearn more about Learning Disabilities and how you can improve your communication skills and learn how to develop a personalised approach to Learning Disabilities in this training session Delivered by Cloverleaf.

Tuesday 22 September 2015 – 1pm to 4pm
Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Steet, Halifax, HX1 5AY

For a booking form contact choice@cvac.org.uk or nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk

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The Illingworth Messenger… Read yours today!

There are lots of things going on in and around Illingworth and you can find it all in one place!

The Illingworth messenger provides information of upcoming events, activities, local news, adverts and much more… read your copy here…

If you would like something advertised in the October edition of the Illingworth Messenger the last day for contributions to be included will be Sunday 13 September 2015.

Items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at irene.mu@blueyonder.co.uk

Illingworth Messenger

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Mayors Charity Hoedown at the Ukrainian Club

Enjoy yourself at the Charity Hoedown with entertainment by the ‘Last Chance Saloon band’ in aid of Halifax Parkinsons UK and the Calderdale Womenscentre with all raised funds being matched by Barclay’s bank.

On Saturday 19 September – from 7.30pm
Ukrainian club, Fairfield Ho/Queens Rd, Halifax, HX1 4LN – Directions

Tickets cost £15 which includes a steak pie and pea supper or vegetarian option also available.

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Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – 9 September 2015

Ward forum poster sepThis September we’ll be in Mount Tabor talking to people about what matters to them in their area.

Come along to the Warley Ward Forum on Wednesday 9 September.

At Mount Tabor Methodist Church Hall, Mount Tabor, HX2 0UP

Refreshments and signing in from 6.30pm. Meeting starts at 7pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Your Community
  • Police Update
  • Ward Forum budget update
  • Calderdale Council Budget Consultation

Click here for the full agenda…

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Volunteer for Healthwatch Calderdale and make a difference

Healthwatch_Calderdale_logoWant an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Then become a Healthwatch Volunteer!

Healthwatch Calderdale is the local health and social care watchdog who rely on volunteer participation to reach all communities within the Calderdale Council area to gain views, experiences and ideas on local services.

There’s a broad spectrum of volunteer roles to suit all groups, ages and abilities so why not get involved today?

To find out more about Healthwatch volunteering roles, please email jo.sygrove@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 431099.

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History classes in Calderdale

WEA LogoGet involved with history classes in Calderdale covering topics such as Industrial history & heritage of Yorkshire, Victorian Explorers, Family History and more.

Starting autumn and winter terms in Halifax or Hebden Bridge.

Fees are £20 to £70.88 depending on the length of course you choose and if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a FREE course.

You can enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or telephone 01422 822342.

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Art & Literature classes in Calderdale

WEA LogoAre you a fan of art and literature and looking to brush up or expand on your current skills?

Get involved with classes in Art and Literature in Calderdale covering skills such as creative writing, philosophy, drawing and painting, poetry and more.

Starting autumn and winter terms in Halifax or Hebden Bridge.

Fees are £20 to £70.88 depending on the length of course you choose and if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a FREE course.

You can enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or telephone 01422 822342.

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Have your say on how the Council spends its budget

budget consultation logoCalderdale Council is currently looking at the best ways in which to allocate the budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial year and would like you to get involved to help make these decisions by finding out what the council does, balancing their budget and expressing your views.

The results of this consultation will be published prior to the budget being decided in November… Click here for further information on the Council’s budget and how and where the money is spent.

Get involved

Have your say by taking a short survey and playing the councils budget simulator to register your priorities for spending whilst trying to maintain a balanced budget.

The results of this consultation will be published prior to the budget being decided in November and taken into consideration when the budget is officially assigned next year by Calderdale’s councillors.

This simulator helps to illustrate how Calderdale’s budget is currently allocated, and how changing the budget could affect the lives of people in Calderdale.

Calderdale Council would like you to use it to tell them how you would allocate Calderdale’s money, and which services are most important to you.

           

Alternatively the consultation is available in paper format here and once complete it can be returned by email to YourCouncilYourVoice@calderdale.gov.uk or by post to Westgate House, Halifax, HX1 1PS

To find out more or to see how you can get involved email yourbudget@calderdale.gov.uk

The closing date for survey responses is Saturday 31 October 2015 so get involved and help shape the future of Calderdale today!

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Start your own business drop in sessions – September 2015

Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team… Session details here…

Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493

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Get healthy with the Better Living Team – FREE health courses

The Better Living Team offers physical activities and healthy weight courses that are specifically designed for certain groups of people at various venues in Calderdale.

All Better Living Team courses are free of charge for approved members for the first twelve weeks, after which members can benefit from a price subsidy for certain Council Leisure Activities for a further 12 months.

If you would like further information call 01422 230230.

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Celebrate 30 years of Calderdale and Kirklees Women Centre

WomenCentre Calderdale and Kirklees is celebrating its 30th anniversary of great work and support of women’s health and well-being!

To mark this special occasion, different events have been organised and the first one is the 30+3 songs challenge!

On Saturday 19 September – 12pm to 4pm
At Byram Arcade, Westgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1ND

You can be a part of this challenge and choose which songs you would like to hear on the day by bidding and choosing 10 songs from a list of 30 which can be found here.

You can place your bid online here or by calling into the Huddersfield/Dewsbury Centres, alternatively call into Byram Arcade if you require further information.

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Friday drop in at the Orangebox Cafe

openbox cafeDo you need advice on getting ready for work, information on apprenticeships or help with your CV?

Drop in Every Friday – From 11am to 4pm
Orange Box Young People’s Centre, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF

Go along for a chat at the Openbox Cafe, Friday drop in where you can receive the help and advice you need as well as enjoy an affordable meal with £1 specials on offer every week.

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Volunteer and join a team of befrienders

Chibs logoCalderdale Help in Bereavement Service is a small local charity offering support to people with issues relating to bereavement and they are looking for befriending volunteers to join their rapidly expanding service.

Apply now to join the next comprehensive training sessions commencing October 2015

CHIBS fully trained volunteers provide an invaluable service for the people of Calderdale and receive extensive ongoing support and training along with the opportunities to attend social events.

Request an Application Pack by calling 07921 879853 or email recruitment@chibs.org.uk  or visit www.chibs.org.uk for further information.

Please note that DBS Checks are carried out on all applicants.

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Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 17 September

September Poster-Illingworth KSThe Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

The meetings includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Thursday 17 September to Illingworth Cricket Club, Aloe Field View, Illingworth, HX2 9ER

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm, meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • £5k Ward Forum budget update
  • Abbey Park update and Development
  • Calderdale Council Budget Consultation

Click here for the full agenda…

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West View Park Family Fun Day 2015

Enjoy yourself at the 2015 West View Park Family Fun Day. Packed with fun activities for all the family including ferret racing, falcon display, childrens entertainer, pony rides and more.

On Saturday 12 September 2015 – 12pm to 4pm
At West View Park, Warley Road, Halifax.

If you would like a promotional/fund raising Stall or for further information, please contact Tony King on 01422 255402 or tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

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The Clock Strikes 12 – Midnight Walk for Overgate Hospice

overgateJoin the 6th annual Midnight Walk and support Overgate Hospice.

On Saturday 12 September 2015.
Starting from North Bridge Leisure Centre for a 13 or 6 mile walk for Overgate Hospice.

For more information on the midnight walk or any other events call 01422 387121 or email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk

Booking forms are also available from North bridge Leisure Centre.

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