Celebrate Yorkshire Day this weekend – Events

Yorkshire DayThis Saturday is Yorkshire Day and there’s a lot of events and activities going on in Calderdale for you and your family to enjoy:

Halifax Visitor Centre, Central Library, Halifax.
Yorkshire Day Raffle to win a Yorkshire Hamper and other great prizes. £1 a strip with all proceeds to the Mayors Charities. Tasting of Farrahs’s biscuits and fudge.

Kershaws Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD
Yorkshire Day Fayre 1st & 2nd August. Face Painting, Games, Stalls Competitions a great family event – Tel: 01484 713435

Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, Elland
Yorkshire Day activities and the launch of the New Bar Grill 54 Bouncy Castle, Garden Games, leisure access – Tel: 01422 375431

Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre, The Marina, Hebden Bridge
Yorkshire Day Wine tasting from Luddenden Valley Wines and Yorkshire parkin treats to try from Lottie Shaws – Tel: 01422 843831

Another World Adventure Centre, Moss Farm, Ogden, HX2 8YB
A Reet Yorkshire Weekend. Free Entry, Free Parking, £3 per activity or £25 for a day pass to all activities – 1st & 2nd August 10am to 5pm – Tel: 01422 240464

Lammas Day celebrations at Ogden Water Halifax 11am-4pm
Learn how to make a corn dolly and make some flatbread to cook over an open fire. £3.50 per person or £2.50 with  passport to leisure – Book Now 

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
1st & 2nd August a Rally for vintage, veteran & classic vehicles. Family event

Yorkshire Day Themed Park Run at Shroggs Park, Halifax, HX3 5BX.
5k route, Free event just need to register and start running. Blue and White clothing the order of the day.

Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HJ
Opening of Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition 1st August and runs until 3rd October
Free Entry – Tel: 01422 352334

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New pool table and a weekend of fun for SharX youth group

pool tableThe SharX youth group in Pellon recently received a £500 Ward Forum grant which was spent on a new pool table for the club as well as being put towards trips to lightwater valley and a camping trip to Holly bush in Thirsk.

SharX provides a safe Christian environment where young people aged 10 to 18 can meet for fun & games such as Pool, X box , Air Hockey, Wii, Play Station, laptops with wifi, Karaoke or simply chill out with their friends.

campingThe youth group also enjoy subsidised trips to  paintballing, carting, laser quest, tenpin bowling and other fun venues as well as a fantastic weekend away every summer with other Christian youth groups from the North of England.

Click here for further information about the Sharx youth group or contact Norman McDonnell, Christ Church Christian Youth leader on, 07851142694 or email norm.mcdonnell@gmail.com

If you would like more information on Ward Forum Grants of up to £500 or would like to apply before the deadline, please click here or email Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

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Improving sexual health services in Calderdale

Calderdale Council CMBCA number of sexual health services will soon be brought together as part of a new integrated service in Calderdale.

Sexual health services will continue to be provided by Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust after Calderdale Council invited bids to run the service through a competitive tender process.

It will provide the same high level of support for sexual health needs, and ensure that Calderdale residents have the best information available to make decisions about and take care of their sexual health… read more here…

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

“It’s important that people know how to go to seek help and advice on sexual health issues. Many find it a hard subject to talk about, so we’re trying to make the whole process easier and simpler, keeping people well informed and safe. The support available through this new integrated service will address the sexual health concerns people have and also assist them to take responsibility and care of their own sexual health.”

For more information about sexual health services visit www.calderdale.gov.uk or for help and advice call 01422 261370

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Volunteer and make a difference to young people

volunteer picCalderdale Council is looking for adult volunteers to support its work with children and young people who are in care and they are particularly looking for people who can volunteer to be Independent Visitors.

Most people can be an Independent Visitor and the council are seeking adults aged 21 or over who:

  • Get on well with children and young people
  • Have lots of patience and enthusiasm
  • Can communicate easily with children and young people

This is a long term volunteering opportunity, so it is asked that you are able to support a child or young person for at least 12 months and although no formal qualifications are required to volunteer as an Independent Visitor, it is necessary that you have had some experience with children and young people… read more here…

If you’re interested in giving your time to help a young person, there will be information sessions held during August and full training starts in early September.

To find out more about these sessions, or for more information please email sarah.maligranda@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 288253.

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3 is the Magic Number for Disability Support

DisabilitySupport_jointA new project with 3 organisations working together can provide all-round support to help you maintain good mental health

  1. Disability Support Calderdale can support you to find the right help for all your needs
  2. Noah’s Ark Centre offers a free, confidential counselling service as well as money management and debt advice
  3. Healthy Minds runs mental health support groups where you can meet people with similar issues and share experience

You can choose any or all of the above. All services are FREE

To find out how we could help you, please call Beverley on 0777 306 2261 or email dsbevm@hotmail.com

This project is funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale

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Are you playing out?

archeryGive Archery a try for FREE this Thursday at the Mixenden Outdoor Activity as part of this year’s Mixenden Playing Out!

Meet Heather at Mixenden Library at 1.45pm.

Or at Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane at 2pm.

All children and young people must have a signed consent form prior to taking part which can be obtained from Mixenden Library.

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Voluntary Action Calderdale Survey – Share your needs!

Voluntary Action CalderdaleVoluntary Action Calderdale is currently reviewing its services and would like to make sure that they continue to meet your needs in the future.

Could you spend a few minutes telling them about your current and future needs by completing a short survey before Friday 4 September 2015.

Please click here to complete the survey online and feel free to skip any questions that are not relevant to your group or organisation.

If you are not sure what your needs are and would like to talk to a member of the team beforehand give them a call on 01422 431095.

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Ward Forum Grants – Apply for upto £500 by Friday

The application deadline for Ward Forum Grants is this Friday 31 July 2015 so if you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us by the deadline.

Grants of up to £500 are available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

For further information or to apply for a ward forum grant contact Tony King by email to Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

Remember… The deadline is this Friday so you’ll need to get your application in to us as soon as possible.

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Girls under 15 football team – Players needed

Ovenden West Riding under 15 girls are on the lookout for new players to join their team for the season commencing in September.

Training takes place Wednesday’s – 7pm to 8pm at OSCA,Cousin Lane, HX2 8AD.

For further information or to get involved contact Steve Smith on 07727 860731

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Play out this summer with FREE fun activities – Starting today!

rock climbThis time last year we provided fun FREE activities for young people to get involved in throughout the summer holidays and this year we’re doing the same!

If like today, it’s wet outside and you want something to do, brighten up your day by having a go at indoor rock climbing and archery or try out various outdoor activities when the weather is good.

If you would like to get involved just meet Heather Stout at Mixenden library at 1.45pm every Tuesday and Thursday or at Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane at 2pm.

All children & young people must have a signed consent form prior to taking part which can be obtained from Heather at Mixenden Library on a Tuesday or Thursday morning.

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Taekwondo duo recognised with awards

North Halifax Taekwondo, based at the Threeways Sports Centre on Nursery Lane, were yet again celebrating more success last week as two students won awards from two different establishments.

holly taekwondo1st Dan Black Belt, Holly May Humphrey, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis was presented with the Martial Arts Illustrated, Hall of fame, Student of the year award for her sheer determination and commitment to Martial Arts in general and Taekwondo in Particular.

Having recently started a new course of treatment; Miss Humphrey was unable to attend the  full presentation and instead the award which is open to all martial Arts Students, regardless of the discipline in which they train, was brought to North Halifax Taekwondo and presented to her in class by the editor Mr Robert Sykes.

Her Instructor, Neil Capper said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Holly. She has had to fight this disease her whole life, a disease which affects her lungs, making breathing difficult at times, but she has persevered and battled through to not only gain her black belt, but also to have entered and won many medals in competitions.

Holly was recently discharged from intensive care after a particularly bad attack caused by the disease and in her determination to succeed she has shown that there is no barrier to success.

In addition to this, Nikola Trojanowska won the Sporting Achievement Award, 2014-2015 from her school, Brighter Futures Academy Trustfor her achievements in Taekwondo.

During the year, Nikola has won many medals at local, Regional and National level, passed several gradings as well as helped out in class and acted as a mentor to new students, passing on her knowledge and skills.

Neil said:

“Nikola is a real credit to the club and this award is something in which she should be proud of. She constantly works hard in class, regardless of the obstacles and having taught Nikola for several years, it is a pleasure to see how she has developed both as a Martial Artist and as a young child. Nikola will soon be entering more competitions and I would be surprised if her medal tally does not double this year since she is one of the rising stars of Taekwondo”

North Halifax Taekwondo trains at the Threeways Sports Centre, Nursery Lane, Halifax every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like more information, please contact the instructor at Threeways on 01422 321155, or visit www.north-halifax-taekwondo.co.uk

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Rugby World Cup Tour and Fun Day at Halifax RUFC

hxrufcAs part of the Rugby World Cup trophy tour, the Webb Ellis Cup is coming to Calderdale with Halifax RUFC having been selected as one of the host venues for the 100-day Tour.

The famous Webb Ellis Cup will be on show at Ovenden Park on Wednesday 5 August, with a festival of fun planned between 11am and 4pm.

The event is FREE to attend and there will be a mixed ability rugby game as well as lots of fun stalls and entertainment for the whole family.

For more information about the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Halifax RUFC, contact director of rugby Sarah Clough on 07734 823685 or Yorkie Stout on 07808 361717.

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The Calderdale Cares Lottery

calderdale caresThe Calderdale Cares Lottery from Halifax Rugby League Football Club is administered by Community Foundation for Calderdale and has been set up with the aim of raising funds to support worthy charities, organisations and individuals in the Calderdale community.

The grants programme will support local organisations that will benefit Calderdale residents.

Unlike the National Lottery, which is £2, the Calderdale Cares Lottery is only £1 a week to enter.

You could win one of over 40 weekly prizes with daily draws (Mon-Fri) of £100, a rollover jackpot every Saturday of up to £2,000 and £5,000 super draws twice a year.

A minimum of 35% of every pound will be donated to support good causes across the Calderdale area, which is more than the National Lottery and Health Lottery as they only donate 28% and 20% respectively. To join, click here…

If you would like to apply to the Calderdale Cares Lottery Fund, please click here to visit their website.

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Try Pilates with the Illingworth & Bradshaw LA Group

LAGroupThe Local Activities Group in Illingworth & Bradshaw was formed to improve the health and wellbeing of people aged over 50 in the local area and they invite you to go along and try out their Pilates class.

Every Thursday from 6 August until 27 August – 10am to 11am – at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

Just £3 per person and open to both men and women so go along and give it a try!

For further information on the LA Group visit www.illingworthandbradshaw.btck.co.uk, email lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk or call the Secretary on 01422 249070 or if you would like to see what activities the group currently run, please click here.

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Science Talks at St. Andrew’s Church

Go along to St. Andrew’s Church, Beechwood Road throughout September and take part in a number of science talks.

  • Tuesday 1 September – Wonders of Madagascar – 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 8 September – Fascinating Birds – 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 15 September – Amazing Insects – 7pm to 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 22 September – Secrets of Sleep – 7pm to 8.30pm

For tickets or further information contact, Ann and Gary Skinner by email annskinner@blueyonder.co.uk or call into the church at any service

The cost is just £5 per talk or £2.50 for students which includes light refreshments and all proceeds are in aid of the Church.

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Family Fun Week “The Colour of Life” at Halifax Minster

Bring your senses alive through sight, touch, sound, smell and taste at Halifax Minster in our Family Fun Week, Monday 24 – Thursday 27 August 2015, 10am – 12.30pm each morning

£2.50 per person (child or adult)

To book: contact Gillian on 01422 355436 or email: info@halifaxminster.org.uk

Monday  – “The Colour of Life”family fun days 013

A morning of activities around the theme of colour, inspired by our beautiful windows and fabrics.  Think about how colour works using fabric dyes, paint and other materials.

Suitable for all ages; please bring an apron.

Tuesday  – “History Comes to Life”

A journey through history meeting and becoming different characters from the Minster’s history, including the creator of the gibbet, the Minster monks and Old Tristram.  A time to dress up and have some fun! History comes to life, and it’s not all nice!

Suitable for age 4+

Wednesday  – “Bread for Life”

Make bread and soup for your lunch!  A chance to think about the magic of bread-making and the importance of bread for the Minster.  Discover other interesting foodie facts, and fictions.

Suitable for all ages; please bring an apron.

Thursday  – “Music of Life”

Explore the bells and the bell tower of Halifax Minster; use hand bells; and discover the Minster’s historic organs.

Suitable for age 7+

Please be aware that the bell tower is accessed through a narrow, dark, spiral staircase.

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Yorkshire Gardens Trust small grants

The YGT Trustees have allocated a grant fund for 2016 to help projects concerning important parks and gardens in the County, both large and small.

The maximum possible single grant will be the lesser of £1,000 or 50% of the total cost of a project.
The grant may be awarded either towards the cost of one or more of the following:

  • A survey or environmental assessment, covering physical, horticultural, botanical, archaeological or historical aspects;
  • A management, development, restoration or conservation plan;
  • Restoration or conservation works;
  • The creation of a new garden;
  • The restoration of appropriate garden ornaments or statues;
  • The preservation or restoration of documents associated with any of the above or with an important person who has been concerned with Yorkshire’s parks and gardens;
  • The public interpretation of a park or garden;
  • A project satisfying the educational objectives of the Trust

For more details please visit www.yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk

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Creative Minds funding – applications for 2015/16 now open

Applications are now open for voluntary and community organisations throughout Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield to apply for support from the Trust to help deliver creative activities in local areas.

For further information see www.creativemindsuk.com

Deadline: Friday 7 August.

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Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund

Is your organisation looking for funding for an event or equipment?

Monday 3 August is the next deadline for the Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund.

Calderdale-based voluntary, community or faith groups can apply for up to £3,000 from the Small Grants Scheme, and up to £5,000 from the Festivals & Events Fund.

You will need to provide copies of your most recent annual accounts and an eligible constitution; if you work with children or vulnerable adults you will also need to provide a copy of your safeguarding policy.

In the past the schemes have supported youth groups, sports clubs, and community centres, as well as major festivals and events throughout the Borough.

For further information and application packs visit the Council’s grants webpage.

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 24 July – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

  • Find out about a NEW Go Walking initiative in North Halifax
  • What happened when Fire Service and Ovenden Phoenix went head to head?
  • Have your say on Council services

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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