Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy. . . it’s the Sooty Show!

sooty showDirect from Citv, Sooty heads into town on Sunday 5 October 2014 at 11am in a fabulous new show which is sure to be a real treat for the children and bring a dose of nostalgia for parents.

Joining the nation’s favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty’s TV Partner Richard Cadell – who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! Boy will he have his hands full!

” Richard Cadell is as close to a Corbett as you will ever get- Sooty is on the right hands! ” – Matthew Corbett

There will be special party guests including legendary Sooty favourites Butch the bulldog and Ramsbottom the snake.

This Show is Suitable for a family audience and tickets cost £13 for full price and £11 for under 16s.

Book now by calling the box office on 01422 351158 or click here to book online.

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Meet the birds at Cromwell Bottom

cromwell bird watchingJoin members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group on Saturday 10 January 2015 at the bird feeding area for a morning spent watching the many visitors to the feeders.

Suitable for ages 5 and over – please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cromwell Bottom is signed from the main A6025 Elland – Brighouse Road, HD6 2RG.

Follow the bird signs from the car park opposite the pallet works and drop in any time between 10am and 12noon.

There is no charge but donations to Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group are welcome.

For further information, please contact Robin Dalton on 07795 965128 or Click here to visit the Cromwell Bottom webpage.


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Cycle Sessions at Halifax Fire Station

Calderdale Council CMBCThis October sees a number of cycle sessions being held at Halifax Fire Station. With bike games and bikeability courses on offer it would be a shame to miss out.

Bikeability level 1 and 2
28 and 29 October – 10am till 3pm both days.
A two day Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability course for children aged 9 to 14 – Cost FREE.

Bike Skills
Thursday 30 October – 10am till 12noon.
A two hour bike games, traffic free training course for children aged 5 – 9 Cost £7.50.

Pedal Free
Thursday 30 October – 1pm till 2pm.
Introduction to Balance bikes with bike games for children aged 3 to 5 – Cost £4.00.

Bikeability level 3
30 and 31 October – 10am till 3pm both days.
A two day Level 3 Bikeability course for experienced riders aged 11 to 15 – Cost FREE.

Click here if you have registered to use online booking; alternatively call on 01422 341527.

For further information email bikeability@calderdale.gov.uk or call on 01422 392800.

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Cinderella’s Magic Wand Workshop

Meet Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother in this magical costumed workshop.

Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys before you magic wandcreate your magic wand and cast a spell to send Cinderella to the ball.

The workshop is Suitable for children aged 3 to 6 and will take placeat Shibden Hall on Saturday 20 December 2014 at 11.15am and 1.30pm.

Tickets cost £3.50 for Adults and £7 for Children (includes admission to the hall)

Booking is essential and you can do so by calling 01422 352246 or click here to book online.

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Cunnery Wood practical days

ds-countrysideCome along, explore and look after Cunnery Wood, one of Calderdale’s smallest nature reserves for FREE.

Meet at the entrance off Shibden Hall Road, Halifax for practical sessions suitable for all the family on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday 12 October – 10am
  • Sunday 9 November – 10am
  • Sunday 14 December 2014 – 10am
  • Sunday 11 January 2015 - 10am

Suitable for ages 12 and over (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

For further information, please contact Chris Sutcliffe on 07769 954956.

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North Halifax Planning Group meeting

Residents of Bradshaw Village and Valley are invited to the next meeting of the North Halifax Planning Group on Monday 13 October at 7.30pm

At Bradshaw Cricket Club, Bradshaw Lane

Chaired jointly by Councillor Dan Sutherland and David Bates the Planning Group will update the meeting with progress of the Local Plan.

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Justin Fletcher Live At The Victoria Theatre

justin-fletcher-03Join CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher for an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza live on stage at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax on Saturday 8November and Sunday 9 November at 11am and 2.30pm.

Justin Live is a fun show for all the family packed full of popular interactive song and dance routines, including some of Justin’s own chart-hits, and ‘appearances’ by many of Justin’s well known television personas.

Famous for his many faces in hit programmes such as Something Special, Justin’s House and Gigglebiz, triple BAFTA Award winning Justin is bringing his very own spectacular show to our theatre this autumn.

Tickets cost £16 and the show is suitable for all ages.

Click here to book your tickets now or call on 01422 351158.

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Your invite to Dads R Us Breakfast this Saturday

DadsRus_LogoCome along to Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre on Saturday 4 October from 9.30am till 12.30pm for a fun packed morning consisting of various activities for the dads/male carers and the kids to enjoy. And don’t forget the tasty breakfast that is also on offer.

Dads R Us is a group run by volunteers in North Halifax. It is there to support men that have a connection to a child within the area. The group has 4 board members that meet monthly to discuss up and coming events and the ongoing running of the group.

The group holds a regular meeting at different venues within North Halifax, on the 1st Saturday of every month. The session includes dads getting together having a full cooked breakfast with the kids and getting involved in all kinds of activities. Throughout the year Dads R Us arrange trips out to farms, museums, camping trips and dads social evenings out.

The dads have an allotment growing a range of fruit and veg, which is FREE to all dads attending the breakfasts and meetings. The allotment dads meet every Thursday evening.

The group is always looking for male carers and dads to join them. Contact the secretary via email Nathan-watts@hotmail.co.uk

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World Mental Health Day At The Shay Stadium

Insight Healthcare will be holding a FREE event at The Shay Stadium on Friday 10 October 2014 to raise awareness of Mental Health issues and Wellbeing.

The Event will run from 11.30am till 3pm and there will be performances by The Rock insightChoir and Pennine Magpies Dance Group.

There will also be FREE taster sessions in the following:

  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Pilates
  • Massage and Meditation

FREE refreshments will be made available on the day and there will be a FREE raffle with prizes donated from Saks, Halifax Town FC, Harvey’s, Body Shop, Unitas Floatation and BHair.

You are more than welcome to drop in on the day.

For more information visit the insight healthcare website here.

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Ovenden Phoenix Fc – Players Needed

ovenden phoenix fcAre you looking to join a Football Team?

Ovenden Phoenix Fc are looking for players to help improve their team and add a little more depth to the current squad.

Any new players must be over the age of 16 as you will be required to play in the Halifax Sunday League. There is a signing on fee of £10 and the subs are £5 per game.

Training takes place every Wednesday from 6pm till 8pm at the state of the art, floodlit, 3g Pitch at the Osca Foundation sports complex on Cousin Lane.

If you are interested in joining Ovenden Phoenix Fc please contact team management on Facebook by clicking here.

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Voluntary Sector Commissioning Programme Launch’s

The Calderdale Council is setting up a new funding programme to support the kind of work that the voluntary sector does.

They are pleased to advise that applications to the Cultural Objectives and Larger Funding strands of the scheme are now being invited.

For information about the scheme, how to apply and to make sure you are on the mailing list, please contact the Grants Team via email at grants@calderdale.gov.uk or contact one of the following:

Please note, the closing date for applications to the Cultural Objectives and Larger Funding Strands is 9am on Friday 31 October 2014 – late applications will not be considered.

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Mixenden High Rise Flats Community Garden Project

mhrcgpAre you a budding gardener in North Halifax?

The Mixenden Flats Community Garden Project currently has Volunteering opportunities for anyone with an interest in gardening.

Support can be given to a group with the design, practical training and funding support for community fruit, vegetable, herb and bee friendly flower growing projects.

The project runs every Wednesday from 10am till 12.30pm.

If you are interested in taking part or would like further information, please contact Deborah Ash on 07947567711 or email Deborah.ash@newground.co.uk.

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Magical Musical Evening

all souls operatic societyThe all souls’ amateur operatic society are proud to present ‘Accent On Song’, a magical musical programme which varies from musicals to opera, secular to sacred, traditional to classical – something for everybody!

Join Musical Director Colin Akers and Accompanist Catherine Warwick at various venues throughout October for an enjoyable evening of entertainment.

The dates and venues are as follows:

  • St Michael’s Church, Mytholmroyd – Thursday 9 October 2014 – 7.30pm
  • Square Chapel, Centre for the arts, Halifax – Friday 10 October 2014 – 7.30pm
  • St Jude’s Church, Savile Park, Halifax – Saturday 11 October 2014 – 7.30pm
  • St Stephen’s Church, Lindley, Huddersfield – Thursday 16 October 2014 – 7.30pm

Tickets are available to purchase from any Society Member or you can call on 01484 717934.

You can also call Square Chapel on 01422 349422 (Friday Show Only)

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Sure Start Autumn Courses

Sure Start Children’s Centres will be running a number of courses and activities throughout Autumn from now until December.

sure startCourses range from Baby Massage and Nature Escapes to Paediatric First Aid and Karate for the Under 5’s
See timetable below -

surestart courses

Please Click Here here to view a copy of the full timetable.

If you would like to book a place on one of the courses please call Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax on 01422 251090 or click here to book online.

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Schools get the Sex Factor

Csex-education_2805017balderdale Council is helping local secondary schools to educate pupils aged 13-15 years old about relationships, staying safe and safe sex through means of theatre.

The ‘Sex Factor’ theatre production teaches pupils about how to stay safe; delaying sex until they are older; safe sex and where to go for help, through a performance which will appeal to young people.

The programme is based upon research with young people and showcases a range of different scenarios that pupils may find themselves in. After the play, pupils can talk to a range of experts to ask questions and get more advice.

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is already part of the curriculum across all schools and Calderdale Council is working with the ‘Theatre & Learning’ company to help them deliver these sessions.

Out of 14 secondary schools 10 have so far signed up for the new programme and remaining schools are in discussions.

Places for the performance are limited so parents are encouraged to book as soon as possible by emailing sexfactor@calderdale.gov.uk

Parents can also make use of the fantastic support on offer at www.sexeducationforum.org.uk or www.fpa.org.uk which helps parents talk about growing up, relationships and sex.

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CEILIDH at St John’s Church

Warley Community Association & St John’s Church are jointly holding a “CEILIDH” in Warley at St John’s church hall on Saturday 11 October 2014 from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.

Tickets cost just £5 and there will be a pie and peas supper with a vegetarian option on offer and also a raffle.

If you would like to book and purchase a ticket please call one of the following numbers
01422 833824 – 01422 839458 – 01422 367979


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Eid-ul-Adha festival Celebration

The ladies of Integrated Calderdale would like to invite you to go along and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha festival with them.

Go and listen to some interesting presentations of “why and how Muslims celebrate Eid”.

The event will be held in the conference room at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre on Thursday 2 October 2014 from 11.30am till 3pm and you are more than welcome to take a guest.

If you are interested in attending please contact Nighat by phone on 01422 347392
or via Email at nighat@regen.org.uk

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Disability Partnership Calderdale Meeting

edev-logoThe Disability Partnership of Calderdale have arranged a meeting for Tuesday 30 September 2014 at the Kings Centre, Halifax starting at 5.30pm.

You will be able to meet:

  • Kerry Maynard who will update us on council tax, the under occupation charge and discretionary housing payments.
  • Jackie Codman who will update us on universal credit, the claimant commitment, personal independence payments and digitalisation of JobCentre plus.
  • Alastair McGregor who will tell us about employment support allowance and the help available from the CAB.

Do you have a disability or do you care for someone who does?
If so, then do come along to this essential meeting for your chance to keep up-to-date with welfare reform-especially how it affects people with a disability.

Registration and light refreshments will be available from 5pm and Sign language interpreters and communication support will be available.

To help us manage this meeting please book your place and let us know your access and communication needs.

Contact Kate Smyth. Telephone: 07831 380160 (voice or text) or email at katesmyth@compuserve.com

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Save a life – Give Blood

bloodbus2Have you ever considered giving blood?
The North Bridge Leisure Centre of Halifax will be
holding blood donor sessions on Wednesday 22 October from 2.15pm to 3.45pm and 4.45pm to 7.30pm.

Each blood donation could save or improve the lives of several people.

To find out more, to register, or to book an appointment please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk.

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Home library service roadshows

Reading is therapy for many people, especially if they live alone and you may know a neighbour, friend or relative who loves reading but can no longer visit the library.

To talk to someone about the Home Library Service, call in to one of the libraries below between 10am and 1pm.

  • Central Library, Halifax: Friday 3 October 2014
  • King Cross: Monday 6 October 2014
  • Northowram: Tuesday 14 October 2014
  • Beechwood Road: Thursday 16 October 2014

This is a FREE service for housebound residents of Calderdale where you will be able to ask questions, find out more about the service and take an application form.

For more information visit Home library Service or call 01422 288062 / 07712 869866.

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