North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 28 April – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • Ward Forum Grant applications now open – Apply for upto £500
  • Piece Hall to re-open its doors on Yorkshire Day
  • Funday, Boxing, Sales and more this weekend!

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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Volunteers needed for adult fitness sessions

Disability Support Calderdale are looking for volunteers to help with fitness sessions that we are running in Pellon.

Exercise will be very basic (hand and feet movements) due to people’s abilities. Volunteers must have an interest in fitness, health and well-being and the fitness sessions are running at present. Prior to starting there will be an induction programme.

For more information contact either Chloe dsccvdg@hotmail.com or Laura dsclaurab@hotmail.com  or call 01422353613 or 07990833521.

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Overgate Hospice Garden Party – 14 May

Join Overgate for stalls, food, drink and musical entertainment in the beautiful surroundings of the Overgate Hospice gardens.

Sunday 14 May – 12noon to 4pm
At Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

For information call Overgate Hospice on 01422 379151

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Help make gardens bloom with VAC

VAC is looking for volunteer gardeners, local horticultural and allotment groups to help deliver an exciting new project working with local residential care homes and Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The project called Molly and Bill makes a difference to the lives of people in later life or those that have recently left hospital through;

  • A creative activity and entertainment programme across the venues
  • Support from volunteer companions and supporters
  • Sccess to community resources

To find out more call 01422 348777 or email mollyandbill@cvac.org.uk

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Piece Hall to re-open its doors on Yorkshire Day

Piece HallThe Piece Hall in Halifax will re-open its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million pound transformation programme, which includes support of £7million from The National Lottery.

At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day of trading at The Piece Hall on 1 January 1779… read more…

Independent businesses from the food and drink, retail and leisure sectors, keen to be part of the Grade I listed building’s renaissance are now being encouraged to step forward – a final call to join an exciting list of tenants already signed up for the start of this exciting new chapter.

Prospective traders interested in finding out more should contact the commercial team on lettings@thepiecehall.co.uk / 01422 525200 or visit www.thepiecehall.co.uk/to-let

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What’s on at Square Chapel – 2017 Summer Brochure

There’s lots to enjoy  including family shows, comedy, music, movies and much more on offer at Square Chapel so why not take a look at the Summer 2017 Brochure and find something for you and your family.

Click here to view the latest brochure from Square Chapel.

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Time to read at Creations Community Children’s Centre

4 weeks of story time and reading. These sessions will help families bring reading and storytelling to life, showing families how to get children interested in reading by making it fun and interacting with the story.

Thursday 4 May – 1.30pm to 2.45pm
At Creations Community Children’s Centre, Albert Road, Pellon, HX2 0QD

To book a place please call NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres on 01422 266197 or book online at surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

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Enjoy 10 weeks of music making with your child

Go along once a week for 10 weeks and enjoy FREE music sessions. Play together musically and see how music supports your child’s development and allow us to track your child’s development to show you ideas and games you can use at home to build on these skills.

Starts Wednesday 3 May from 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Moorside Community Primary School, Keighley Road, Ovenden, HX2 8AP

For further information call 01422 252209

 

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International market returns to Halifax next week

The award winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again this year and over 40 traders from around the globe will set up stalls along Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street and Woolshops.

Thursday 4 May to Sunday 7 May 2017.

Opening hours of the International Market are:

  • Thursday and Friday: 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday:  10am to 5pm

Some of the tasty flavours which will be drawing visitors in to the international event include Greek delicacies such as gyros, souvlaki, and Greek pies; a traditional German Schwenkgrill selling bratwurst and currywurst; mouth-watering French crepes and galettes; Catalan cuisine, including tapas and paella; Pofitjes, the famous Dutch mini pancakes with loads of toppings and even ostrich and kangaroo burgers.

Find out more here…

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A fresh look at litter and fly-tipping

Ways to reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping in Calderdale have been discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel.

At the meeting of the Panel on Thursday 20 April, members of the Litter and Fly-tipping scrutiny review group presented their report and recommendations to reduce litter and fly-tipping in the borough.

The cross-party review group has been looking closely at the issue since October last year and their findings have now been published with fifteen recommendations for Cabinet to consider… Read more…

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Ward Forum Grant applications now open – Apply for upto £500

The latest round for Ward Forum Grants is now open to applications!

There will be 2 rounds of grants £2,500 to be given away in each round and as usual groups can only apply for a grant up to £500, groups applying must have a constitution and bank account, however groups that don’t have these can still apply providing they can prove their project benefits the community.

If you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us with grants available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 June 2017 at 5pm.

The criteria for grants is quite open but the application must show how the project benefits the community in that ward.

Click here for further information and to apply for a grant online or email Tony King at Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk if you require any help.

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Family Funday – Halifax RLFC vs Batley Bulldogs this weekend

Halifax RLFC V Batley Bulldogs (6pm KO)

Sunday 30 April 2017 – from 4pm
MBi Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS

  • Rugby Ball Coconut Shy
  • Strongman Game with leader board
  • CCCT’s Blender Bikes
  • BedzRus Photo Finish Try Challenge
  • Passing Accuracy Challenge
  • Challenge Cup Trophy on display (subject to availability)
  • Photos with our life size photo board & Halicat mascot
  • Junior showdown: Batley U7s, Drighlington U7s & Siddal U7s play off in a curtain raiser.

Family tickets will be on sale in the ticket office on the day for £30 (Usually £60) including 2 x Adults and up to four U16s. Transfers to the fanzone available in the ground.

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Pre-loved 2nd hand shop in Mixenden

Community Works, Mixenden proudly presents ‘The Pre-Loved Emporium’ open to the public to go along and purchase 2nd hand goods.

Open Monday to Friday – 10am to 3pm

Based at the Mixenden Addy, Slippy Lane, HX2 8QD

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New class open for over 50’s at High Five, Pellon

High Five opened another exercise class for over 50s on Tuesday 2 April due to the popularity of the 10am class.

The class takes place at Highgate Methodist Church Stretchgate Lane (Up Pellon Lane & first left after Springhall Lane)

Our 10am class is so popular that we had to close it to newcomers so we are adding a new one. It will include posture work to help your joints, balance, flexibility, endurance (Your heart works a bit faster & you breathe harder) strength, falls prevention & we hope lots of fun & laughter. Sue, the tutor has training in Pilates, exercise for older adults & at the moment is doing a level 4 CYQ course in postural stability-Falls prevention.

Sessions cost £3 but your first class is free.

If you haven’t done exercise for a while or have any medical conditions which you are worried about do check with your doctor. Sue is an exercise tutor not a medical practitioner.

For information call 07964713926 email pellonhighfive@gmail.com or visit www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.com

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Spring Table Top Sale at Northowram Community Centre

Have fun at the Northowram Community Centre Table Top Sale with beautiful stalls, including crafts and pre-loved items plus delicious hot and cold crepes and waffles!

Sunday 30 April 2017 – 1pm to 4pm
At Northowram Community Centre, Westercroft Lane, HX3 7EU

Entry costs just £1 which includes a drink and biscuit – Children go FREE

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The Illingworth Messenger – May 2017

There’s lots going on in and around Illingworth and you can find it all in one place!

The Illingworth messenger provides information of upcoming events, activities, local news, adverts and much more… read the latest edition here…

If you would like something advertised in the Illingworth Messenger, items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at irene.mu@blueyonder.co.uk

Illingworth Messenger

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Play Touch Rugby at Calderdale College

Individuals and teams are welcome to join Calderdale Community Coaching Trust and get involved with Touch Rugby for just £2.50 per person.

Every Monday (Starting 8th May) – 6.30pm
At Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax HX1 3UZ

For further information contact project manager Chris Mitchell on 07947 827627.

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Learn to dance at Mixenden Activity Centre – Ages 10 to 19

A chance to learn all styles of dance for ages 10 to 19 during school term time for just £1 per session.

Every Tuesday – 6pm to 7pm
At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane, Mixenden HX2 8SH

Contact Mixenden Activity Centre for further details and to get a consent form on 01422 245006 or by email to Mac.activities@calderdale.gov.uk

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Tesco store has Mental Health Awareness in mind

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 May 8th to May 12th 2017, Tesco’s  Aachen Way Store on Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax, will be hosting an event over three days, on the Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

The event will enable customers and colleagues to access information and resources, in order to encourage  better mental health in our community.

Local Mental Health organisations involved include Healthy Minds, Insight Healthcare, Improving Access To Psychological Therapies, Staying Well & Andy’s Man Club.

Customers are invited to come and have an informal chat with the representatives of the various organisations to find out what support is available locally and to discover what they can do to  improve mental health for themselves, for family members or  friends.

Organiser Tracy Smith, Community Champion at Tesco Aachen Way explains,

“With 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health issue each year, we have several colleagues here who feel the need for a wider awareness. Through the presence of Mental Health practitioners and support groups who operate within our community, we hope to promote the support that can be accessed locally.   At the same time, we hope to contribute towards the movement to remove stigma around mental health issues.”

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 21 April – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • The Phoenix Shed completes the Vaughn Hirst Memorial Bench
  • Project_Twelve:31 says ‘Let’s hear it for the girls’
  • Get Knitting at Beechwood Library this weekend

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!

Posted in Apr, Events, Get Involved / Have Your Say, Health, Illingworth & Mixenden, May, Mixenden, Northowram & Shelf, Ovenden, Police Priorities Updates, Project_Twelve, Staying Well, Training&Employment, Warley, Young People | Tagged | Leave a comment