North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 29 August – OUT NOW!!

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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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Ash Green 10th Birthday Celebrations

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Come and join Ash Green Children’s Centre’s on Saturday 13 September for a FREE family event to 10 years of the Centre in Mixenden.

From 10am – 12noon

Throughout the morning there’ll be a number of activities for your enjoyment including:

  • Pony Rides
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Creative Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Visits from Police
  • Pony Rides
  • Sweet Shop
  • And Much much more!

More info at www.nehalifaxchildrenscentres.org.uk
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Support Groups with Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds run a number of mental health support groups, including:

The groups give an opportunity to meet other people, to share experiences and to learn from each other.

If you have questions about any of the groups please email dianne@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or ring 01422 438722

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Have Your Say on the Health and Social Care services

blog posterMore chances for you to have your say on how health and social care services should be provided in the future

Thursday 4 September 2014
7pm – 9pm Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Wednesday 10 September 2014
6pm – 8pm Halifax Town Hall

Saturday 13 September 2014
10am-12noon Todmorden Town Hall

For details visit calderdale.gov.uk search ‘People’s Commission’

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Illingworth Gaol & Stocks Open Days

The Illingworth Gaol building will be open to the public on Saturday 13 September and Sunday 14 September, from 12pm to 4pm.

logo of gaolVisitors can see the double (two seater) stocks dated 1697 and the interior of the 1823 Illingworth Gaol. Hear some true stories of crimes committed and the prisoners held in the Gaol and feel what it would have been like to have been imprisoned here.

There’ll also be information on how the Trust plans to restore the Gaol together with the adjacent early Co-operative store (1863)

A variety of items will be on sale, including pictures, key rings, fridge magnets, coasters and Christmas Cards, designed by a local artist.

See more at: www.heritageopendays.org.uk

The Trustees of Illingworth Gaol and Stocks Preservation group would like to thank everyone who helped last Saturday at their stall at the Challenger’s Fun Day. Overall they raised a total profit of £262.63.

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Northowram Fields CC Annual Dinner

Tickets now on sale for the Northowram Fields Cricket Club Annual Dinner (including Senior; U17 and U15 presentation )

Friday 14 November, 7.30pm at The Raggalds Bar & Dining, Queensbury

3 course dinner, entertainment and disco. Everyone Welcome!

Adults £20, Children/Students £15

For more information please contact Emma Ramsden on 07891 317790 or Sarah Page on 07576 071583

 

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Take the Guide Dogs Sensory Challenge

guide dogThursday 4 September, 10am – 4.30pm at Halifax Police Station

Guide Dogs for the Blind is offering you the opportunity to experience the challenges faced by blind and partially-sighted people by walking through a sensory unit.

Experience different noises, textures and obstacles altering the senses used in everyday life.

Entry to the sensory unit is FREE. Please come along at any time throughout the day or make an appointment.

For more information on the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind, or to make an appointment to visit the unit, please contact Debbie Linford, Community Engagement Office for North & West Yorkshire at debbie.linford@guidedogs.org.uk or on 07825 905 901

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Council Tax Hardship Fund

Calderdale Council has introduced a local hardship fund for people who receive Council Tax reduction.

In order to access the hardship fund you must:

  • Be receiving Council Tax Reduction at the time of application
  • Be receiving financial advice and support

In return the Council:

  • Will temporarily suspend any recovery action
  • Assist with signposting to appropriate organisations who can help you
  • Consider 3 months hardship payment to meet your council tax charge

How to claim assistance

Contact our advisors on 01422 288003

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Family Fun this Weekend at West View Park

WVP Fun Day 14It’s the 4th West View Park Family Fun day this weekend on Saturday 30 August

Lots of activities for you and your family including the Mobile Cave, Falcon Display, Donkeys, Children’s Entertainer, Face Painting, Inflatable’s, Big Yellow Bus, Lion Learners
Music, Information Stalls, Food Stalls…

12 noon – 4pm

At West View Park, Warley Road, Halifax.

FREE Entry

For further details ring 01422 255402

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Business advice: FREE Start Your Own Business Drop In Sessions – September 2014

Can’t find a job and are you 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 ring 01422 392222 to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on. Evening appointments are available by arrangement only.

Click here for more information…

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Grow Your Own in Shelf

Have you ever wanted to grow your own fruit and veg? Residents in Shelf have identified a piece of land that they’d like to develop into a community allotment site but to make this happen we need to show that there are enough people interested.

If you would like to get involved, please contact:

Peter Caffrey on 01422 204238 or email councillor.PCaffrey@calderdale.gov.uk or Tony King on 01422 255402 or email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com

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Great News for Lower Valley Children’s Centres!

Lower Valley Childrens CentreSure Start Children’s Centres are here to stay with services now being provided in the Lower Valley by North Halifax Partnership.

Full daycare places available at your nearest Children’s Centre. FREE early education places available for 2 year olds (subject to eligibility) and all 3 and 4 year olds.

Various sessions times available, Competitive rates, Ofsted rated Good and Outstanding.

 “Staff throughout the nursery consistently and highly effectively support children’s and babies rapidly developing communication  skills.  The staff are enthusiastic in their approach to them’.  Ofsted 2014

Why not come and have a look at our facilities?

Elland Children’s Centre
Boxhall Road, Elland, HX5 0BB
Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AF
Opening: 8am—6pm
T: 01422 266197
E: Nicola.earnshaw@calderdale.gov.uk or Michelle.fairbairn@calderdale.gov.uk
Opening: 7.45am—5.45pm
T: 01484 714768
E: Gail.crabtree@calderdale.gov.uk or Dawn.hufton@calderdale.gov.uk

We also offer a wide range of other services at our centres including Antenatal Care, Baby Clinics, Family Learning, Parent & Child Activities and Support to Families.

Find us on FacebookLike us on Facebook to receive the latest updates in your newsfeed: Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax

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Fostering information event

Have you thought about fostering? Could you make a massive difference to the lives of children and young people in Calderdale? Now’s your chance to find out more and take that first step.

On Wednesday 17 September we’re holding an information evening for people to drop in and find out more about fostering and in particular, what it’s like to foster teenagers and sibling groups.

There’ll be staff on hand to answer any questions you have and some of our foster carers who currently look after teenagers and sibling groups in Calderdale.

The information evening will be held at the Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street from 7pm.

For more information about fostering and to register your interest, visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/fostering or call 01422 288001. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Charity Tea Dance in Mixenden

tea danceCome along to Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

On Friday 19 September, 11am – 2pm.

Admission: £3

Refreshments – tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits, dancing and raffle.

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Blood donor sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre

The next blood donor session at North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax will be held on Wednesday 10 September from 2.30pm until 4pm and again from 5pm until 7.30pm.

To book an appointment visit blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23. Some stand by appointments are available.Give Blood

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Still chance to register for Halifax Marathon!

​The Halifax Marathon is making a return for the first time in 30 years on Sunday 31 August 2014.

The marathon will start and finish at the Shay Stadium with the route taking runners round some of the borough’s most scenic views. Entries are limited and booking fast so to avoid disappointment book now.

You can book online through http://www.halifaxmarathon.co.uk/. If you have any enquiries please email Info@HalifaxMarathon.co.uk

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Free guided bike rides

Make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend with two easy-going rides on Sunday 24 August.

If you’re looking to get into cycling, there’s the ideal introduction on the Wainhouse Tower ride starting at 10am. This three-mile ride is suitable for everyone.

Also on Sunday is the Copley and Calderdale Canal Cycle. Starting at 2pm at the Old Rishworthians Rugby Club, this gentle, five-mile, easy-going ride is great for those wishing to become more confident on their bikes.

For more information visit goskyride.com/calderdale

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Piece Hall newsletter

Keep in touch with what’s going on in the Piece Hall in this bi-monthly newsletter. Visit August 2014 to read the latest newsletter.

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Bank Holiday waste collections

Remember your waste and recycling collections will be one day later next week.

See Bank Holiday collections. Please recycle all that you can.

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Like Us! in Brighouse, Elland, Rastrick and Holywell Green

Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax:

You may be aware we have now extended the area we cover and now run the Children’s Centres in Brighouse, Elland, Rastrick and Holywell Green Hub.

If you have friends or relatives in this area please encourage them to like our page so they can receive the latest updates in their newsfeed… Like…

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