Illingworth Cricket Club Ovenden project success

COMMUNITY FIRST GRANT: OVENDEN INITIATIVE

This year, Illingworth St Mary’s Cricket Club’s Schools Kwik Cricket Festival Programme was delivered through a Community First Ovenden Initiative Grant. 

Emphasis on ‘the Spirit of Cricket’ focussing on respecting team mates, opponents, officials, the equipment and knowing how to win and how to lose took place in four Ovenden based Primary Schools prior to the festivals where they were joined by six other schools providing community cohesion.

A footfall of almost 1200 children took part in this year’s school based sessions and festivals which included 90 matches.

Ling Bob School Y5s were set a high standard in the first festival matches and matched by Lee Mount Girls team for the Girls festival before Dean Field won a dramatic victory in the Y6 Final by running 8 runs off the last ball to take the Y6 championship… read more on the club’s website…

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What’s On in Libraries and Galleries in Brighouse and Rastrick?

The Well and Highly Strung Quartet at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse Library Mon 15 Sep 7.15pm. £8.50 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324   http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

History Talk by Chris Helme 2pm at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse Library on Tue 16 Sept. £3 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324    http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

Jenny Stafford & Alistair Ollerenshaw – voice recital, Smith Art Gallery 7.15pm on Tue 16 Sep £7 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324   http://tinyurl.com/omjprba

James Nash Creative Writer’s Workshop on the theme of remembrance – at Brighouse Library, Wed 17 Sep 12 noon FREE (limited places) Details at Brighouse Arts Festival: 01484 718324   http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

‘Lady Randy’ A Talk by Pat Osborne on Winston Churchill’s Mother at Brighouse Library 11am on Wed 17 Sep £4 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324  http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

Talking Zebras – Poetry of WWI at The Smith Art Gallery 2pm on Wed 17 Sep. £3.50 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office at: 01484 718324   http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

Impressionism & Post Impressionism Lecture by Dr Tom Ratcliffe at Smith Art gallery Brighouse Library 11am on 18 Sep. £3 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324  http://tinyurl.com/omjprba

What is Art? Dr Tom Ratcliffe lectures at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse Library  11am on Fri 19 Sep. £3 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324   http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

Digital Photography workshop for all levels with Steven Lord at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse Library 1pm on Fri 19 Sep £5 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324    http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

The Wilkinson-Jackson Jazz Duo performing at The Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse Library 7.15pm Fri 19 Sep £8.00 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324    http://tinyurl.com/o4g39oq

Baa Baa Brighouse knitting workshop  Rastrick Library 10.30-12.30 Sat 20 Sep £20 (inc materials) Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324 http://tinyurl.com/kmtc896

Have a Go Saturday! Sue Smith’s Pastel Drawing workshop Smith Art Gallery Brighouse Library 1-4pm Sat 20 Sep £7.50 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324   http://tinyurl.com/owx847v

Have a Go Saturday! Children’s art workshop at Smith Art Gallery  Brighouse Library 10am Sat 20 Sep FREE http://tinyurl.com/o6nq7h3

Have a Go Saturday! Rug Making workshop Smith Art Gallery Brighouse Library 10-4pm Sat 20 Sep £20 Brighouse Arts Festival Box Office: 01484 718324  http://tinyurl.com/q5a6vaz

Smith Art Gallery at Brighouse Library ‘The Sum of Summer’ exhibition – July 26 until October 11 Tel: 01422 352334

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Healthwatch Task & Finish Group Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help Healthwatch Calderdale gather more information about what people said about local Health and Social Care.

To find out more, please email annmarie.maguire@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk or visit the Volunteer page of the website at www.healthwacthcalderdale.co.ukhealthwatch

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Become a Health Connections Engagement Champion

The Health Connections Team, in partnership with the West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (WSYBCSU) and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are seeking Voluntary and Community Sector groups to participate in a project to train staff and volunteers to deliver engagement / consultation activities on behalf of the NHS Locally.

Benefits include:

  • Participation in a package of free training
  • Eligibility to go on an approved provider list to deliver engagement /consultation activities on behalf of the NHS Locally
  • Skills development for individuals
  • Up to date research into your community that your organisation can use in its work

The package will include a combination of training and application of learning in a practical engagement task.

Training:

  • 11 November – Why Engage? – National guidance on public and patient involvement.
  • 25 November – The Public Engagement Toolkit – Delivering engagement and consultation activities.
  • 2 December – Safeguarding and Engagement – Your responsibilities
  • 9 December – Working in an Equalities Way – Understand the Equality Act 2010

All the sessions will take place at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax HX1 5AY from 4.30pm until 8pm.

To find out more or to book your place please contact Megan Vickery megan.vickery@cvac.org.uk

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Lee Mount Boys’ Brigade Needs You!

The Boys’ Brigade restarts for the new session on Thursday 11 September.

New boys are welcome for a night of games, socialising, bowling, camping (throughout the year) and just having general fun for one night of the week.

Your first week is free and after that we are reasonably priced.

For more information email us 22halifaxbb@gmail.com twitter: @LeeMountBB Facebook: 22nd Lee Mount Boys’ Brigade. Website: www.22halifaxbb.wix.com/leemount

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Illingworth & Mixenden: We’re breaking up but it’s not over!

ILLINGWORTH mIXENDENSince October 2009 the Illingworth & Mixenden Ward Forum has alternated every three months between a Mixenden venue and an Illingworth venue.

But from September this year we’ll be running separate ward forum meetings for the two Illingworth and Mixenden areas.

We think this’ll mean that meetings are more relevant and locally focused.

There’ll still be some issues that affect the whole ward but we hope that by offering two meetings, more people from across the ward will want to get involved and have their say.

The September Ward Forum dates are as follows:

  • Mixenden Ward Forum – Wednesday 10 September
  • Illingworth Ward Forum – Thursday 11 September

Venues, times and agendas to follow.

To make sure you’re kept up to date with information about ward forums in North and East Halifax, please join our mailing list by emailing us at team@halifaxnorthandeast.com

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Mums FREE Exercise Class

Build up your fitness or lose that little bit if extra baby weight. These FREE exercise sessions are designed for women who have just had a baby.

Every Tuesday, 11am – 12pm at North Bridge Leisure Centre.

Babies are welcome too, just bring your pram or car seat!

For more information contact Upbeat Mums on 01422 284435 or email upbeat@calderdale.gov.uk

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Whitehill Allotment Fun Day

On Saturday 30 August, 1pm – 3pm there will be refreshments, produce from allotments, cakes and preserve stall, tombola, bric-a-brac, lucky dip and games for children.

All welcome.

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 August – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

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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‘Start Your Own Business’  Drop In Sessions – August 2014

Considering starting 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 the Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

You are welcome to attend any sessions at any location but if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact us to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222.   Evening appointments are available by arrangement only.

Click here to find out more…

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Get Into Cricket! Club Open Day!

20140811_timeline (3)Illingworth Cricket Club is holding an open evening/taster day and BBQ on Friday 22 August, at Alloe Field View, Illingworth.

At 6.30pm

Open to anybody interested in playing for or volunteering at Illingworth Cricket Club.

The club is open to junior and seniors of any age but they are particularly wanting  juniors for their five teams from under 9s upwards, for 2015.

The club is situated at the top of Alloe Field View, Illingworth HX2 9EU and the entrance is adjoining the rear entrance to Whitehill Academy School.

Further information from Andrew Smith 07979-645379 or visit www.illingworthcc.co.uk

 

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Healthy Lifestyles Get Active Outdoors – Allotment Sessions and Courses

Gardening is good for you! It can help you to feel happier, more confident and healthier. It’s a great way to take more physical activity as well as learning new skills. It can help prevent and manage some health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, and can also improve your mental health.

Get Growing Course 

This FREE 4 week course will teach you the basics of growing fruit and vegetables.

Whether you have a new allotment, a patch of garden or even space for a few pots, you can find out how to get started and what to grow.

Course Dates: Wednesday 3 September, 1pm – 3pm for 4 weeks

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Growing Healthy – Allotment Growing Sessions – Would you like to learn to grow fruit and vegetables and improve your health and wellbeing? Weekly gardening sessions on our community allotment are open to anyone resident in Calderdale. You’ll also take home a share of seasonal produce.

 Gardening for Wellbeing – Taster Sessions – There will be one off taster sessions on the allotment for groups and individuals running in September. Please contact us for more details.

Venue for all sessions : Pellon Allotments, Stretchgate Lane, Halifax HX2 0EU

For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions contact 01422 397370.

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Mount Tabor Gala – 6th September

Mount Tabor Community Caring Association welcome everybody to the annual Mount Tabor Gala on Saturday 6 September at New Inn, Mount Tabor.

2pm to 4pm

Stalls, burger bar, refreshments, bouncy castle, football shoot out and many more…

Opening by Halifax Rugby League star Frank Watene, who will be preforming the Haka AND expects everyone to join in!!

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MacMillan Coffee Morning and Health Walk

Get healthy and have a nibble and a chat for charity.

Join Walk It Together on Friday 26 September at 10am for a 60minute health walk, starting and finishing at Illingworth Fire Station.

Followed by a MacMillan coffee morning from 11am – 12pm in the hope of raising money for MacMillan, cakes, teas and coffees will be available for a small donation fee.

More information email walkit@swyt.nhs.uk

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Live @ The Ivy 2014

Live at the IvyFREE festival of LIVE MUSIC and entertainment on Sunday 24 August 2014, from 12pm.

A charity event in aid of Heatbeat of Sport and The Basement Project.

Live music and fun for all the family… bouncy castle, stalls, face painting and food available all day.

The Ivy House, Holdswroth Road, Halifax, HX2 9BB.
Tel 01422 244696

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The Midnight Walk is less than 5 weeks away!

midnightLogoA 13 or 6 mile walk in aid of Overgate Hospice on Saturday 13 September 2014, starting at Midnight. The midnight walk attracts over 900 walkers yearly and the route changes every year. The event starts at North Bridge Leisure Centre and the route is kept secret until the night. Entry costs £12, which includes a t-shirt, medal, refreshments on route, and a goody bag. So what are you waiting for lets recruit 1000 walkers this year, email fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk for further details. Or sign up by calling 01422 387121 or clicking here…

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Be part of the Orangebox Youth Board

If you’re aged 13-19 years then this is a great opportunity to get involved at Orangebox.

orange boxJob Title: Youth Board Member
Duration of post: 1 Year office, subject to annual review
Accountable to: Chair/Vice Chair of the Youth Board, Youth Board
Responsible for: (Indirectly) Director, Centre Manager, staff & volunteers

Main purpose of the post:

  • To inform the Orangebox Steering Group and partners of young people’s views and to support joint decisions on the development of Orangebox.
  • To work on projects which support the development of Orangebox.
  • To actively involve young people across Calderdale in the development of Orangebox young people’s centre.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular monthly meetings at Orangebox.
  • Influence the recruitment and selection of Orangebox staff & volunteers.
  • Support the fundraising strategy.
  • To undertake additional duties from actions of meetings.
  • To participate in activities that promote Orangebox.
  • To sit on sub-working groups .
  • Contribute to the fundraising activities that the Youth Board are involved in.
  • Work with young people, Orangebox staff, volunteers and the Steering Group.
  • Inform the Youth Board of current opportunities for development, to apply for funding or to boost Orangebox’s reputation.
  • Represent the Youth Board on the Steering Group (this is up to the Member to decide to apply in writing to the Chair).

Terms & Conditions of Acceptance:

  • Newly appointed Members will received on-going support, training and an information session before their first Board meeting.
  • A Member must fall between the age bracket of 13-19 years old, but exceptions to this can be made at the discretion of the Chair/Vice Chair in conjunction with the Youth Board.
  • Member’s who fail to attend 3 consecutive meetings without valid reason or prior warning will be given the opportunity to explain why to the Chair. The decision to ask a Member to leave is made jointly by the Youth Board.
  • Membership will be reviewed annually.

Please send your applications to:

Sam Mitchell, Chair of the Youth Board
Orangebox Young People’s Centre
1 Blackledge
Halifax
HX1 1AF
E-mail: sam.mitchell1996@yahoo.com

The Orangebox Youth board recognises the benefits of celebrating diversity and equality of opportunity for all. The Orangebox Youth Board will build fairness in to all it does and will not tolerate any form of discrimination. Every member of the Orangebox Youth Board will be expected to do all he or she can to promote equality and to ensure that no one is discriminated against or treated unfairly. Any member not complying to this statement will be subject to the code of conduct.

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Flippertastic! Snorkling Classes at Halifax Pool

Hsnorklingalifax Swimming Pool still has places available for their fantastic SNORKELLING classes next week.

Monday 11 – Friday 15 August at 10.30am and 11.15am.

Only £17.50 (£12.50 Passport to Leisure) for the whole week!

Practice for your holidays or learn a new skill and have lots of fun whilst doing it
Call 01422 366624 to book NOW!!!!

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Exam results not what you expected?

If your A  level or GCSE results are not the grade you’d hoped, don’t worry…

exam resultsC&K Careers have advisers who can help.  They will talk things through with you and help you decide what next.

C&K Careers advisers are available at Halifax Careers Centre.

Call in or contact us at:

Halifax Careers Centre, 16 Alexandra Street, Halifax.
Open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.
Tel: 01422 342106   Text: 07906 814604   Email: askus@ckcareers.org.uk
Website: www.workabout.org.uk

Or, why not come and see us at The Woolshops Shopping Centre. Our advisers will be there all day on Wednesday 20 August, Friday 22 August and Wednesday 3 September.

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Lifesaving and Rescue Qualification at Halifax Pool

lifeguarding qualSport Calderdale is running courses for those interested in gaining lifesaving and rescue qualifications.

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification:

A nationally recognised qualification in the leisure industry for swimming pool lifeguards.

It provides skills in swimming pool supervision, intervention and rescue, first aid and resuscitation.

Click here for more information and how to apply…

 

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