‘Do Something Different’ and win a day out!

‘DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!’  is for all parents/carers who have children and young people with disabilities.

We would love you to help us make the resource as diverse as we are.

Tell us about your favourite place – somewhere quirky, somewhere quiet, or a larger well known venue. It could be a special walk, a family friendly hotel, a museum with a quiet space or a very accessible park.

With the information we will create a useful accessible resource that will help you plan a day out or a short break.

We want to make sure that it will meet each of our families’ needs.

We want you to find enough information, easily and quickly, to give you choice when thinking of somewhere to go.  Families are the biggest source of information, that is why we appreciate you taking a few minutes to answer the survey questions.

Tell us about your experiences,  and help share information that can enable others to have a memorable and stress free day out.

Please complete the survey and enter our prize draw for one of three amazing days out of a venue in Yorkshire.  Closing date  is 4th September.
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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 22 July – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring:

  • Last call for Mixenden families!
  • West View Park Family Fun Day 2016
  • Summer Programme – MixMatch 2016 with Project Twelve:31

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 great weekend!

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Summer MixMatch 2016 with Project_Twelve31

sUMMER PROGWe’ve packed our summer programme full of FREE positive activities for young people in North Halifax to get involved in.

Some will make you think, some will make you sweat and others might just challenge you to try something new

It’s all for FREE!  Just 1 rule – you must Mix it Up!

Red activities collect skills for the future and can even look good on your CV!
Blue sessions are a mixture of fun and games – it is the holidays after all! Have a go at something new?
Purple sessions are volunteering roles or community projects for those looking for an extra challenge

Starting next week FREE sessions include:

  • MixMatch sessions
  • Real Life Futures course
  • Bake Off!
  • Boxing at Old Lane
  • Swimming / Gym
  • Skating/BMXing/Scootering
  • Football training with Ovenden Phoenix FC!
  • Taekwondo
  • Fitness Bootcamp

And we’re adding new sessions all the time!

BOOK NOW!! Ring 01422 255402 and ask for Karen. Or drop in Forest Cottage on Tuesady evening or Wednesday from 2pm.

Find us on Facebook   Project_Twelve31

MixMatch and Project_Twelve:31 are delivered in partnership by West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,  Ovenden Phoenix FC, Busoasis, West Yorkshire Positive Futures, Ovenden Sports and Community Foundation, Lifeline, Calderdale Council, and supported by Morrison’s Supermarkets ltd. 

For further information about these projects and the Summer Programme 2016 please contact the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative on 01422 255402 or email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com

MIxMatch

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Last call for Mixenden families!

Book now for the first ever Holiday Kitchen starting this Monday 25 July!

Get set for some dinnertime inspiration this summer as the Holiday Kitchen rolls in to town showing you how to make great tasting family meals that are good for your body and your wallet… read more…

Holiday Kitchen takes place every Monday from 25 July 2016 at Ash Green School – Lower Site and there are only a few places left!

Admission is FREE but places must be booked – ring us now on 01422 255402!

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Dick & Liddy’s Comedy Club

Friday 29 July, 8.30pm in the Green Room Bar, Victoria Theatre, Halifax

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Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate Green Room Bar, Dick and Liddy’s is a rare opportunity to get seriously close to serious talent.

Let the fun begin!

Tickets: £11.00 – £12.10* with concessions available

*Prices inclusive of a £1 Theatre Support Fee when booking via the box office and an additional £1.10 booking fee if booking online

Want more information? Call 01422 351158 or visit www.calderdale.gov.ukvictoria

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National Citizenship Services Course

NCS is a national programme for all young people aged 16-17 to experience.

28 July – 1 August and 7 August – 11 August 2016

Young people take part in outdoor residential, first aid training, presentation skills, volunteering, skills for life and social action activities in and around their local communities.

This is an opportunity to enhance young people’s CV’s, meet new people and share different experiences.

For further details about the programme please contact us on: 01539 439770 or Text your name and number to 07739 646 143 and we will ring you back

Venue: Ambleside (for residential) Fax fit at Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 5SW for social action sessions.

NCS co-ordinator Marcus Wolf 07739 646143, e-mail ncs@brathay.org.uk or see National Citizenship ServicesExternal link

Admission: £50 or less

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Summer Fun and Lunch for your bright Spark!

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Holy Nativity Church are once again running Sparks during the summer holidays offering fun, games, art and crafts for up to thirty 5-11 year olds!

All this for just £2 per session including lunch!

Running Wednesdays 27 July, 3 Aug, 17 Aug and 24 Aug from 9am-1pm.

For more information, check out http://holynativity.co.uk/sparks-2016/

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Yorkshire Day 2016

Yorkshire Day is the annual celebration of all things Yorkshire held on the 1 August each year. Amongst the celebrations is a Civic gathering of Lord Mayors, Mayors, and other Civic Heads from across the county, convened by the Yorkshire Society, which this year is being held in Halifax.

Why not come along and watch the parade which starts from the Town Hall at 10am.

Find out more at http://www.visitcalderdale.com/blog/yorkshire-day-2016

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Mount Zion Open Afternoon – 13 August

Enjoy Arts & Crafts, Digital Photography, view the Hird Collection of Pottery and enjoy Refreshments in the Cottage at Mount Zion Open Afternoon.

Saturday 13 August – 2pm to 4pm
At Mount Zion Heritage Chapel, Per Lane, Ogden, Halifax HX2 8Xg

For more updates and upcoming events find Mount Zion Heritage Chapel on Facebook.

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Donate your artwork to an exhibition and art auction for Healthy Minds

Donate your artwork to a fundraising event for Healthy Minds Mental Health Charity taking place in October at The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

Art can be a way to express yourself and work through difficult emotions or experiences and this exhibition is to inspire people from all walks of life.

Artwork must be between 4x6in and 12×16.5in and can be donated by handing it in to Healthy Minds at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Street between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 9 September – 10am to 3pm (Monday to Friday only)

For more information and to arrange handing in your artwork please call 07960 972685 or email mindspace@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

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Man to be buried alive to raise awareness of addiction

John Edwards is going to be burying himself alive for 3 days to raise awareness of drug & alcohol addiction having spent 20 years of his life as a drug and alcohol addict.

Friday 22 July – 8pm
At The Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Ovenden

John beat his addiction 27 years ago and has since set up a number of rehabilitation centres, homeless outreach and feeding centres for the homeless and addicts.

While he is buried he will be streaming live from beyond the grave, where people can chat to him about their addictions.

You can follow John on Facebook at John Edwards Walking Free or his website which is www.walkingfree.org.

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Talent Match in Calderdale for 18 to 24 year olds

Talent matchTalent Match is targeting young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.

The aim of the Talent Match Project is to engage with young people aged 18-24 who are long term unemployed and who require intensive support and coaching through a Key Worker approach in order to access a flexible and responsive pathway which will support them to get into, or closer to work.

Calderdale College are engaging with public and Voluntary Community Sector organisations in Calderdale to actively promote the Talent Match Project by chairing and facilitating meetings with the aim to create a mutual action plan with all colleagues who attend.

For further information or if you would like to attend these meetings please email abigailwy@calderdale.ac.uk or find out more about talent match atwww.fundingunit.org.uk/projects/talent-match

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Park Clean up in preparation for Family Fun Day

Pupils and teachers from the Halifax Academy joined Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener Team, Ward Co-ordinator Tony King and staff from the North Halifax Partnership for a clean up in the grounds of West View Park.

Joining volunteers from the Friends of West View Park Group, the aim of the clean up was to prepare the park for the West View Park Family Fun Day which takes place on Saturday 23 July 2016.

6 bags of litter were collected in total after a brilliant team effort by everyone who got involved to brighten up their local community.

Team Picture

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Todmorden 20mph Engagement Work

The Engagement Champions project is working in partnership with Calderdale Council to undertake a survey with local residents to determine their experiences and opinions of travel in the local area.

The method of engagement will be a series of door to door interviews to be conducted following the introduction of the new 20mph speed limit to determine resident’s views since its implementation.

This work will be paid at a rate of £7.50 for each completed survey.  Payment is made to your chosen local community organisation or charity.

The work MUST be carried out between Monday 1 August and Wednesday 7 September 2016 and will involve weekend and evening work.

To take part in this work you must be a trained Engagement Champion and attend a briefing session. 

We can also offer training for newly interested people which will run back to back with a briefing session as listed below.

If you do not attend the training or the briefing event then you cannot take part in this work.

Please ensure you attend one of the following sessions:

Date: 28th July 2016  Venue: Todmorden Health Centre
Training for newly interested:  2.30-4 pm or 6.30-8 pm
Briefing session only (existing Engagement Champions): 4-5 pm or 5.30-6.30 pm

Therefore, if you are newly interested you will need to attend 2.30-5 pm or 6.30-8pm

If you are interested in this Engagement task, please contact Megan on 01422 431094 or email megan.vickery@cvac.org.uk

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Dog Day at Shibden Park – 28 July

Enjoy family fun with your pooch at Shibden Park Dog Day with stalls & games, fun dog show and Have a Go Agility.

Thursday 28 July – 12pm to 4pm
At Shibden Park, Godley Lane, Halifax, HX3 6XG

For enquiries call RSPCA Branch Office on 01422 341160 or Shibden Hall on 01422 352246.

Dog Day at Shibden

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Bands wanted to perform at the Halifax Oxjam – 15 October

Bands are required to perform at the Halifax Oxjam Music Festival… An all day multi-venue event where music fans can purchase a wristband and visit any of the participating venues – just like any other festival.

From rock to rap, dance to classical your talent is wanted on Saturday 15 October

If you are interested in performing to raise money for Oxfam contact Shane on 07932 665820 or email oxjamhalifaxtakeover@gmail.com

Oxjam Music Fest

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FREE activities at Orangebox this summer

Enjoy FREE activities throughout the summer for ages 11+ including arts & crafts, acting & singing, skating & climbing, cooking & baking and hair & beauty.

Every Monday to Friday – 2pm to 5pm
At Orangebox Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF

For further information email hello@orangeboxhalifax.org or call 01422 433200

Summer Orangebox

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Fire Service hit for 6 as Phoenix rises

Ovenden Phoenix and West Yorkshire Fire Service went head to head at Trinity Academy in their 3rd annual football match on Saturday 16 July.

Both teams

It looked set to be a case of Deja Vu as Ovenden Phoenix found themselves 4 – 1 down within the first 20 minutes before some changes were made.

Dan, Morgan, VinnyWith a strengthened back line, some great goalkeeping from Trav Allinson and more creativity added in the middle of the park it wasn’t long before Phoenix gained a foothold in what became a closely contested match.

There were some impressive debut’s made by new signings Vinny Finelli, Riley Farrar, Jordan Comer and Morgan Scott who’s football talents were noticed at Project_Twelve:31.

Dan Marham, player of 2 years and former captain said:

“It’s great to play a part in such an event and to know we still have the support of the West Yorkshire Fire Service and other services is brilliant.

We have some young lads coming through who really did themselves proud and the team seems to have that togetherness that we somewhat lacked in the past.

With Branny (Brandon Wilkinson) taking over as captain and Paddy Cooling taking on management for the new season I’m sure I’m not the only one with a higher level of optimism moving forward.”

Rayner and DomGoals from Brandon Wilkinson(3), Tommy Wade(1) and Ash Scully(2) were enough to see a comeback and a 6 – 4 win for Phoenix who lifted the trophy for a second time.

Karen Scanlon chair of Ovenden Phoenix said:

“It’s always good fun to play West Yorkshire Fire service as it marks the beginning of the season within the Halifax Sunday League and gives the team the opportunity to prepare for the coming 2016/17 season plus the added bonus of reclaiming the trophy!”

Adam Rayner was awarded man of the match for Ovenden Phoenix whilst Dom Furby was awarded Man of the match for West Yorkshire Fire Service.

Post Match Celebrations

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

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

  • Get set for some dinnertime inspiration this summer as the Holiday Kitchen rolls in to Mixenden showing you how to make great tasting family meals that are good for your body and your wallet… Find out more in this weeks 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 great weekend!

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National day of Memory for Victims of Honour Killings

Honour-based violence incidents are acts committed to defend the supposed honour or reputation of a family and community.

This week would have been the 30th birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, who was killed by her parents when she was 17 after suffering years of “honour-based” violence and the National Day of Memory for Victims of Honour Killings takes place annually on 14 July in remembrance of Shafilea.

Jasvinder Sanghera, CEO of Karma Nirvana, a charity which supports victims of honour crimes and forced marriages, said:

“We are going to be honouring the memories of the most honourable human beings where the perpetrators tried to erase them completely. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness about the issue of honour based abuse and the scale of the problem in Britain.”

If you know someone is at immediate risk call the Police on 999. For non- emergencies call West Yorkshire Police Safeguarding Unit on 01422 337041.

For advice and support contact Calderdale StayingSafe on 01422 323339 or Calderdale Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team (MAST) supports anyone concerned about a child or young person at risk. Tel. 01422 393336 or email: MAST@calderdale.gov.uk.

Karma Nirvana will listen in complete confidence and offer support. It doesn’t matter how old you are, male or female. Tel: 0800 5999247

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