Wellbeing @ Moorside Community Primary School

Parents who attended the Wellbeing @ Moorside on Friday 17 May were treated to a talk about energy saving tips from Jeremy from Calderdale Council Affordable Warmth Team.

The session also looked at counterfeit and fake  goods with Angela  from West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

Also in attendance and ready to give support was Kev from the Basement Project and Alan from Dads R Us and West Yorkshire Police ward officer PC Chris Newton.

For anyone wanting to attend the session or want more information please contact Karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 17 May 2019 – OUT NOW!

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  • Our Communities Awards 2019 – Last chance to nominate! 
  • Tonight! Outdoor Screening of Bohemian Rhapsody at Shay Stadium
  • Community Iftar at Hopwood Lane Masjid
  • Love Your Markets Fortnight
  • Dementia Action Day at St. Paul’s Church, Sowerby Bridge
  • Final Days of Mental Health Awareness Week

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Have a great weekend!

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Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) of Shibden Hall

The wait is almost over! Gentleman Jack will be on BBC1 this Sunday 19 May, 9:00pm – the story of our very own Anne Lister from Shibden Hall.

Find out more about this extraordinary woman and the fantastic place in which she lived.

It’s 1832 in West Yorkshire, England — the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution — where landowner Anne Lister is determined to save her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, even if it means bucking society’s expectations. In addition to reopening the coal mines, a part of Lister’s plan to help her family is to marry well. But the charismatic, single-minded Lister — who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society — has no intention of marrying a man.

Gentleman Jack” examines Lister’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals, and would-be wife. The real-life Anne Lister’s story was recorded in her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life are revealed for the series.

Love Your Local Markets Fortnight

Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

From Friday 17 to Friday 31 May, markets across the world will be getting involved with the National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) Love Your Local Market campaign.

Now in its eighth year, the campaign celebrates markets being at the heart of local communities, with the theme ‘Markets – Close to your heart’.

Throughout the fortnight there will be an artist in residence at Halifax Borough Market, in association with Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) and Artworks, Halifax. Visitors will be able to see illustrator Louis Benoit at work, producing sketches and drawings inspired by the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of the magnificent Victorian market. Shoppers are encouraged to come and watch, ask questions and chat.

Louis’ residency will be followed by a second artist and a poet, with the resulting pieces forming part of an exhibition in the summer.

Also at Halifax Borough Market will be a Record Fair on Saturday 25 May in the Albany Arcade and on Thursday 30 May the Arcade also hosts a Food Mixer Market, celebrating great local food and including a pop up from Halifax-based Darkland Brewery.

Todmorden will be hosting a ‘Foodie Fryday’ event on Friday 31 May, 9:00am-7:00pm, which will be a feast for the senses with a great selection of delicious food on offer, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, fine cheeses, jams and preserves, freshly made pizza,  vegan treats, Indian street food, sweet treats and much more.

There’ll also be special offers and tastings at other Calderdale Markets, including Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland.

Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, John Walker, said:
“Love Your Local Market fortnight is always a special time at Calderdale markets. It’s a great time to visit, as in addition to the existing great stalls, there are lots of special events showcasing our wonderful markets.
“If you’re a young entrepreneur it’s also the perfect time to test out your ideas, with free stalls for young traders at our Open Markets.
“There are also lots of other incentives available, including free weeks and ‘trade for a fiver’ options. Get in touch to find out more!”

For more information about trader incentives, or if you’re interested in trading on any of Calderdale markets email john.walker@calderdale.gov.uk

Spring Bank Holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through bank holiday weeks.

Usual collection day:                                          Collection will be on:

Monday 27 May                                                     Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 28 May                                                     Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 29 May                                             Thursday 30 May
Thursday 30 May                                                   Friday 31 May
Friday 31 May                                                          Saturday 1 June

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 3 June. 

We prefer flat plastic!
Please remember also to squash your cans and plastics before placing them in the white bag; they will take up less room so you can fit more in the sack and it will help the items to stay more securely inside the sack on a windy day.




Charity Fair with Calderdale Riding for the Disabled

Looking for something to do with the kids on Bank Holiday Monday??

The Riding for the Disabled Group will be holding a charity fair at Meadowview Stables, Cow Hill Gate Lane, HX2 9PB on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May, 1:00pm. 

There will be pony rides, face painting, glitter tattoos and a raffle.

For more information visit the Facebook page or email rdacalderdale@outlook.com



Better Living Team at Valley Medical Centre, Hebden Bridge

Chris Wooler of the Better Living Team will be starting a weekly session at Valley Medical Centre, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge starting on the afternoon of Thursday 9 May and weekly thereafter.

They  can support you to:

  • Lose weight
  • Increase your activity level
  • Reduce your alcohol consumption

They work on a one-to-one basis, ensuring they understand your health needs, supporting you to access and use local services to improve your health and wellbeing.

To find out more or book and appointment call 01422 230 230.

If you have any questions call into Valley Medical Centre on a Thursday afternoon where you are welcome to chat to him.

Better Lifestyles Sessions are available throughout Calderdale so to check on a venue close to you call 01422 230230 or email blt@calderdale.gov.uk