Remember to Fall back this weekend

In the UK Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am Sunday 26 October 2014. 

The clocks go back 1 hour at this time.

So don’t forget to change your alarm clocks and enjoy the extra hour in bed!

You’re welcome :)

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Watch England’s C Team at the Shay Stadium

shay stadiumThe Three Lions will soon be roaring into Halifax, as the England C team visit the Shay Stadium on Tuesday 18 November.

Amongst the squad are 2 likely players who are more than familiar with playing at the Shay Stadium as Fc Halifax Town defender Marc Roberts and influential midfielder Matthew Pearson featured away to Turkey in Istanbul. Other possible names include Bristol Rovers defenders Lee Brown and Tom Parkes along with front-man Jordan Burrow of Lincoln City.

The match, against Estonia Under-23s, will take place at the Shay, after Calderdale Council and FC Halifax Town successfully negotiated with the FA for the chance to host England C’s final International Challenge Trophy match.

Entry to the fixture is free, and on top of this, there’s the chance to win cash prizes at half time. Each person entering the ground will be given a raffle ticket as they come through the turnstiles, with a top prize of £1000.

England C vs Estonia Under-23s kicks off at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18 November. There are no advance tickets for this match, just turn up on the day.

For more information on sport in Calderdale visit

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Christmas Food and Craft Fair

dscn5489Find the perfect Christmas gifts at Shibden Hall’s Christmas Food and Craft Fair.

Purchase locally produced food, craft items and gifts, including hand crafted leather goods, to delicious homemade cakes, chutneys and jams to beautiful selections of jewellery and candles.

Admission price’s are: Standard – £2.50, Concession – £2.00, Annual Pass holders – FREE

The fair will take place inside Shibden hall on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 15 November 2014 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday 16 November 2014 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Click here for more information or telephone 01422 352246.

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

Eureka HalloweenClick here to view the latest Friday Flyer..

Including a list of local Halloween events and activities, Bonfires and Fireworks displays…

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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Ivy House bonfire and firework display

Looking for somewhere to enjoy bonfire night this year?

Then why not come along with your family to the Ivy House, Shay Lane, Halifax on Saturday 1 November from 6pm onwards for a brilliant bonfire and firework display in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere.

There will be food available on the night and you are more than welcome to attend.

Find us on facebook for more information.

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‘Orrible Orangebox Halloween Half Term Fun

orangebox halloween funFrom Monday 27 to Friday 31 October, Orangebox young peoples centre will be hosting a handful of FREE fun Halloween activities for half term as a special treat courtesy of Calderdale Council Young People’s Services.

Graffiti up our Skate Park Monday to Friday - 10am to 12pm
Fancy yourself as a bit of an artist? Then come down to Orangebox and make your mark on our skate park. (All materials provided. Don’t wear your Sunday best.)

Killer Pool Tournament
Monday to Friday 1pm to 4pm
More frightening than the zombie apocalypse. Do you have the skills to survive our Killer Pool tournament?

Horror Film Club & Chilling Curry Night
Tuesday - 6pm to 9pm
Woman in Black* starring Daniel Radcliffe – enjoy a chilling curry and bring your own cushion to hide behind for our fright-night film. (*PG Cert)

Make yourself scary
Friday - 1pm to 9pm
All Hallow’s Eve: when ghouls and ghosts walk the earth… Best way to survive? Disguise yourself as one of them! Our resident make-up and fashion expert, Sophie, will make you look so scary you’ll even frighten yourself.

Carve up a Jack-o-Lantern
Friday - 1pm to 4pm
Take a harmless, innocuous-looking orange pumpkin and carve it mercilessly into a monstrous fright-light to scare those evil Halloween spirits away.

Zombie Zumba
Friday - 6pm to 9pm
Get a zombie make-over and join the rest of the spooks for the dance of the undead in this special Halloween Zumba.

For further information or to view our full half term daily schedule please click here.

You can contact us by phone on 01422 433200 or email at

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How the NHS works in Calderdale – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoThis session is a must for any organisation who would like to engage with the NHS.

The session will be Delivered by Dawn Pearson, West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU and will cover:

  • An overview of the NHS National and local structures
  • How responsibilities for health services are divided across the National Commissioning Board, The Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and the Local Authority
  • How these link in together and how the VCS can engage with the NHS
  • The role and function of the Commissioning Support Unit (CSU)

The course will take place on Friday 31st October 2014 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email

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Recognising and Responding to Neglect – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoThis course considers different types of neglect and the tools to explore what this may look like in practice.

Participants will be introduced to the Multi Agency Assessment tool to collate and analyse evidence of neglect.  It will consider why assessing and working with neglect can be difficult for staff, volunteers and trustees and how to overcome difficulties.

The session will be delivered by Allison Waddell, Multi Agency Safeguarding Trainer and offers the learning outcomes below:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of neglect
  • Use the Neglect Toolkit to gather evidence of neglect and promote analysis
  • Working in partnership with parents

The course will take place on Tuesday 11th November 2014 from 9.30am to 1pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email

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Safeguarding Children and Young People – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoThis 3 hour session aims to raise awareness about child  protection and identify the steps to follow when there are concerns.

Safeguarding is everybody’s business; therefore it is extremely important that anyone who comes into contact with vulnerable groups, either by volunteering or paid work, is aware of their responsibilities.

The session will be delivered by Tracy McWhire from the Health Connections Team and the its objectives are:

  • Be aware of the child protection procedures within your organisation
  • Recognise a child who potentially needs safeguarding
  • Recognise types and indicators of abuse
  • Know the process for making a safeguarding referral
  • Have an understanding of relevant policy and legislation that underpins safeguarding

The session will take place on Wednesday 19 November 2014 from 9.30am to 1pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email

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Top 10 tips for a safe bonfire night.

wyf fire serviceBonfire night is just around the corner, and to make sure it is as safe as possible for you and your family, please see the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s top 10 safety tips below.

  1. Attend an official organised bonfire rather than celebrate at home or round a friends. – Please visit your local council website for details of official organised events.
  2. Keep bonfires small and manageable, ensuring they are away from houses, garages, fences, overhead cables and trees.
  3. Never use flammable liquids Paraffin or Petrol to light a bonfire.
  4. Keep everyone, especially children, away from the bonfire.
  5. Avoid drinking alcohol whilst in charge of a bonfire or fireworks.
  6. Keep buckets of water, a hose or fire extinguisher ready in case of emergency.
  7. Make sure fireworks conform to British Standards BS7114, EN14035 or EN15947.
  8. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
  9. Light fireworks at arms length using a taper or fuse wick and stand well back.
  10. Never give sparklers to a child under the age of 5.

If you suspect a retailer is selling fireworks to under age children you can report it to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

To see the law on fireworks please visit

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Celebrate Bonfire Night with the Greetland Allrounders

greetland allroundersWe are pleased to announce that our legendary family friendly bonfire and firework display will be held on Sunday 2 November at the club.

Please click here to view the clubs location on a map or to get directions.

The bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm and our fireworks display (sponsored by Direct Discounts) will follow on from that.

Admission costs just £3 for adults, £2 for U16s or £9 for a family ticket.

Halifax’ own Oats Brewery (from our successful beer festival) will be back to join us with an outside bar, plus food, music & a great atmosphere.

We hope you can all make it and look forward to seeing you there.

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Trick or treaters welcome poster

trick or treat welcomeAs Halloween is just one week away, please see attached a useful poster that you may want to have printed to display in your window if you are happy for trick or treaters to visit your home.

Parents, please ask your children to only visit houses on the estate where it’s obvious that they are welcome e.g. where this poster is displayed, where the outside light is on, and/or where residents have decorated or put a pumpkin outside.

Please click here if you would like to save or print your free poster.

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Elland Round Table Charity Bonfire And Firework Display 2014

Come to Hullen Edge Park on Saturday 1 November from 5.30pm till 8pm to see the Elland Round Table public Bonfire and Firework Display, Now in its 44th year and the Biggest and Best in the area!

Our annual bonfire with two firework displays, fairground and stalls is a well known charity event that promises fun for all the family with activities including:

  • hullen edgeFire Dance Display Team Show
  • Food Stalls
  • Hot Drinks and Cakes
  • Novelties and Sweets
  • Fairground Rides
  • Games Stalls
  • Washroom facilities
  • Music and PA

Its a night that promises to bring enjoyment to you and your family with a fun schedule as listed below:

  • hullen edge 25.30 pm – Gates Open
  • 6 pm Children’s Fireworks Display
  • 6.10 pm Hellfyre Magpies – Fire Dance Display Team
  • 6.30 pm Lighting of the Bonfire
  • 7.15 pm Main Fireworks Display

Admission price is £5 for Adults and £2.50 for Children and it is a pay on entry by cash only event. Note – Tickets are not sold in advance for this event.

This event is organised and run by Elland Round Table volunteers; all funds raised from entry ticket sales go to local good causes .

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Do you want to learn sign language?

Voluntary Action CalderdaleFrom Monday 3 November 2014 there will be a FREE 6 week long course to help individuals learn sign language at Calderdale College Cafe from 2pm till 3pm.

Whether you are just beginning or looking to improve on any sign language you already know, you are more than welcome to attend.

This is a great opportunity to practise signing with deaf students and those currently on the BSL college courses.

If you are interested please contact Audrey Smith by email at or call now on 01422 438727.

bsl signing course

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The Moorlands Inn Marque Firework Party

MoorlandsJoin us at The Moorlands Inn for our best Firework display ever on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

There will be Pie and Peas served and a Live Band to provide entertainment Doors Open at 6pm.

Doors open at 6pm and the entry fee is £5 or £2.50 for under 12’s.

Restaurant bookings for our 3 – 6pm early bird menu are now being taken and proceeds are donated to the NSPCC.

Please call 01422 248943 for bookings and further information.

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The Annual Heath Bonfire Night

heathCome along to the Heath Bonfire on Sunday 9 November for a great family night not to be missed.

We have fireworks of every kind and we warmly welcome public contributions of parkin and toffee.

We have food and an outdoor bar available but understandably this is weather dependent.

Our Bars will open from 4pm with festivities kicking off outside around 6 and the great fire lighting at approx 7pm.

We hope to see you there for this super occasion!

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October Holidays Sports Camps

inspireSports camps will be running at the Inspire Centre, Calderdale College from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October for children aged 5-7 and aged 7-11.

There is a sport mix camp available for 5-7’s on Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday £25.

There are sport specific camps available for children aged 7-11 years which include:

  • Rugby or football — 1 week camp £45
  • Dance & performing arts — Monday-Wednesday £30
  • Boxing — Thursday & Friday £20

If you require any further information or wish to make a booking please contact the Inspire team on 01422 399331.

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Sports coaching lessons at North Bridge Leisure Centre

The North Bridge Leisure Centre is holding coaching sessions in various sports and activities for ages 5 and over.

North Bridge CoachingAll sessions cost £4.95 or £3.75 for Passport to Leisure holders and advanced booking is required.

For further details and a booking form, please ask at reception or contact North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax on 01422 341527.

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The New Hobbit double Bonfire and Firework display

Skyblazers Firework displayThe New Hobbit Inn will be holding two bonfire and firework displays on Saturday 1 and Wednesday 5 November.

Both days will see the bonfire lit at 6.30pm followed at 7.30pm by a spectacular firework display by Skyblazers Ltd.

There will be an outdoor bar, barbecue and mulled wine available.

Admission costs just £3 and entry is FREE for under 16’s with profits being donated to Overgate Hospice.

For more information please call 01422 316231, email or visit our website at

We look forward to seeing you!

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Dick and Liddy’s Comedy Club at the Victoria Theatre

Dick and Liddy's Comedy Club detailLaugh your way into the weekend with a regular and hugely popular comedy club at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

Scheduled to take place on Friday 31 October at 8.30pm and Friday 21 November also 8.30pm, Dick and Liddy’s hosts the cream of the stand-up crop; John Bishop, Alan Carr, Ross Noble, Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges early in their career. So come on down to our laid-back Green Room bar for your chance to see the comedy stars of today and tomorrow.

Tickets cost £11 which includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee (Discounts available)

Click here to ensure that you’ve got your tickets for one of the hottest comedy events in town.

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