Pellon Community Day & Big Lunch Event this Friday

Enjoy a Community Day and Big Lunch with fun for all the family including Face Painting, Football, Cave Bus, Archery, Family Entertainer and Bouncy Castle.

Friday 2 September 2016 – between 10.30am and 3pm
Meet at the Addy Centre, 53-55 Rye Lane, Pellon, Halifax, HX2 0QB

The event will begin at 10.30am. Residents will be invited to support a community litter pick of the local streets and get the area looking great.

FREE Lunch available at the Addy Centre after all the Hard Work!

ADDY Big Lunch

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IMPORTANT! Future of Children’s Centres Consultation dates cancelled

Please note the following consultation sessions with CMBC around the future of Children’s Centres will no longer be taking place.

  • Thursday 8 September – Creations Community Children’s Centre
  • Thursday 22 September – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
  • Wednesday 28 September – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Thursday 29 September – Innovations Children’s Centre

Please keep a look out for more news about the future of Children’s Centres in Calderdale.

 

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IMPORTANT UPDATE! This Thursdays Summer Activities in Mixenden Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Summer Activities on Thursday 1 September at Mixenden Activity Centre will not be taking place.

You can still get involved in the FREE activities this afternoon from 2pm to 3pm.

Meet Heather Stout at Mixenden Activity Centre at 2pm or at Mixenden Library at 1.45pm.

Please note all young people taking part must have a consent form completed by their parent or guardian.

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Enjoy afternoon tea at St Columba’s Church Hall

The Friends of St Columba’s and Community Hall Refurbishment Group invite you to join them for Afternoon Tea.

Saturday 17 September 2016 – 3pm
At St Columba’s Church Hall, Highroad Well Lane, HX2 0QF

Tickets cost just £5 can be purchased after Saturday Evening or Sunday Morning Mass at St Columba’s Church, by email to stcolumbascatholicchurch@outlook.com or by calling 07552079560.

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 26 August – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring:

  • Bank holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates
  • Next Week! Get Your Grown Ups Growing with Sure Start
  • Young people share their views on integration in Mixenden
  • FREE Open Day Event at Heath Campus with fun and refreshments

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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£50,000 fund launched for events and festivals

Local community groups can apply for a share of a new £50,000 fund set up by Calderdale Council to help put on events and festivals in the area.

The Council has launched the second round of grants under a scheme set up in March 2016 to help boost tourism, trade and morale after the Boxing Day… read more …

The first round of grants helped to kick-start popular events across Calderdale – the Brighouse 1960s weekend, ‘A Reet Royd Waater Do’ in Mytholmroyd, the Handmade Parade in Hebden Bridge, Elland Carnival and Mytholmroyd Arts Festival.

The Council also awarded £4000 for Hebden Bridge Community Association’s Hebden Royd Alternative Christmas.

Community groups have until Thursday 1 September to apply for funding. Find out more and apply on the Council’s website: Community festival and event fund.

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August bank holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

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

Usual (new) collection day:                          Collection will be on:

Monday 29 August                                                     Tuesday 30 August
Tuesday 30 August                                                    Wednesday 31 August
Wednesday 31 August                                               Thursday 1 September
Thursday 1 September                                              Friday 2 September
Friday 2 September                                                  Saturday 3 September

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 5 September and Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open throughout, operating Sunday hours on Bank Holidays

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FREE Open Day Event at Heath Campus with fun and refreshments

Get information, advice and guidance on courses as well as fun interactive computer workshops and demos, a taste of Spain & Italy through food and language; cupcake decorating and much more.

Saturday 3 September 2016 – 10am to 3pm
At Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax, HX1 2PS

All activities are FREE plus free refreshments including delicious cream teas and cupcakes served in the learner Coffee Bar.

15% early enrolment discount on most courses and you can enrol on the day to be in with a chance to win your course for free!

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Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – 7 September 2016

Warley PosterThis September we’ll be in Warley Town talking to people about what matters to them in their area.

Come along to the Warley Ward Forum on Wednesday 7 September.

Venue: Pellon Baptist Church, Spring Hall Lane, Pellon, Halifax HX1 4UA.

Refreshments and signing in from 6.30pm. Meeting starts at 7pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Police Update
  • Ward Forum Grants
  • Community group updates
  • Problem of Speeding vehicles in Warley

Click here for the full agenda…

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Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – 14 September 2016

Northowram & Shelf PosterJoin us on Wednesday 14 September for the Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum, and tell us what matters to you where you live.

Venue: Northowram Community Sport and Activity Centre, Westercroft Lane, Northowram HX3 7EN

Refreshments and signing in from 5.30pm.
Meeting starts at 6pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Healthwatch
  • Police Update
  • Prevent Presentation
  • Put your questions to the Police and Crime Commissioner

Click here for the full agenda…

If you have a question for the Police and Crime Commissioner please send them in advance to Heather Stout at Heather.Stout@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 255402

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MP’s ask Mixenden youths about integration

DSC00093Heather Stout from the Mixenden Initiative arranged for Halifax MP Holly Lynch and the MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, to visit Mixenden Activity Centre, where they talked to a group of local young people about their thoughts on integration.

Chuka Umanna is making it his business to find out why the electorate voted to leave the EU, and he was particularly interested in what young people feel about the situation.

Chuka and Holly sat and talked to the youths at the Mixenden Activity Centre for an hour and asked them for their honest opinions on integration, leaving the EU and what they liked about living in Mixenden.

IMG-20160823-WA0002They weren’t left disappointed, as the young people spoke honestly and from the heart on the topic at hand before the MP’s had a tour of Calderdale’s Premier Outdoor Activity Centre.

MP Holly Lynch is a regular visitor to Mixenden Activity Centre and was very proud to show her colleague around who was very impressed with the centre, commenting that he wished his constituency had such fantastic facilities.

To find out more about the centre and some of the fantastic things to do there visit mixendenactivitycentre.org.uk

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Sleep under the stars to help the homeless this November

Calderdale SmartMove is giving you the chance to sleep under the stars at the Shay Stadium with its Under 1 Roof event, helping support homeless and vulnerable people into safe and secure accommodation.

Get involved on Friday 11 November 2016

For more details of Under 1 Roof visit calderdalesmartmove.org.uk

If you’re interested in registering for this unique event please call Craig or Stuart on 01422 361515 or find Calderdale SmartMove on Facebook and Twitter

Sleep under the stars

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Winter is Coming to Bankfield Museum

Don’t miss the stunning Game of Thrones White Walker embroidery at Bankfield Museum. Featuring a formidable White Walker, the work is over 17 feet wide and was originally created for HBO as a backdrop to mark the eagerly awaited release of Games of Thrones series five on DVD.

The highly detailed work will be on display until Saturday 10 September and features imagery from one of the most intense battle scenes in TV series history – the massacre of Hardhome (Series 5 episode 8).

The embroidery took over 5,000 hours to complete using a wide range of textile and mixed media materials, creating a one-off piece that showcases the artistry of hand embroidery and textile design in an impressive and imposing way.

To find more events and activities visit Calderdale Museums Website.

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‘Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – September 2016

Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start 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 Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.  Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions,

Please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.

Click here for upcoming sessions and start your own business

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 19 August – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring:

  • Project_Twelve:31 latest
  • Latest news from NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • FREE Dementia Awareness Session
  • Rocky at Halifax Boxing Club

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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Getting Real-Life training at Project_Twelve:31

Project_Twelve:31 😎 Summer Programme saw another fantastic session this week at Forest Cottage with young people learning First Aid with Open Airways Training. Many thanks to Halifax Boxing Club for funding the accredited Real Life Futures course.

This week its been all about bandaging as you can see in the photos below. However the young people demonstrated their learning from previous weeks lessons by applying what to do if you find someone unconscious to the drugs and substance misuse sessions with Dave Calcott from Lifeline.

Next week’s programme includes more sessions with Lifeline, Geoff, the Fire Service and tasty Bake Off with Kim!

And if you’re a babysitter, peer mentor or just want to know more, book now for our ‘Think Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe’ course with Karen or Heather.

Talk to Karen about getting involved in our North Halifax Young People’s Forum where you can get together to influence the services available for young people in North Halifax, and plan for future provision!!

For more information about these or anything else going on over the summer, contact Karen 01422 255402 or email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com

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North Halifax Staying Well – Dementia Awareness Session

Banner_Large4.pngDementia Champions Chris and June from the Memory Lane Cafe in Sowerby Bridge will be running a special dementia awareness session for North Halifax residents, businesses or organisations on Wednesday 7 September 2016

Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and build your confidence to be able to support the people with dementia you live or work with.

This session will:

  • raise your awareness of memory loss and dementia
  • introduce you to becoming a ‘Dementia Friend’
  • help spread the word dementia

Suitable for anyone who lives, works or volunteers in North Halifax…  Register here…

On Wednesday 7 September 2016

10am – 12pm (arrive 9.30am for refreshements)

At Holy Nativity Church Mixenden – Sunny Bank Road
Mixenden, Halifax, HX2 8RX – View MapVOlunteer North Halifax

This is a FREE  event but please BOOK as places will be limited! 

Register here…

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Have Your Say! Ovenden Ward Forum – 22 September

Ovenden flyer poster 22 September 2016Come along to the Ovenden Ward Forum and have your say on what matters to you.

On Thursday 22 September 2016

At Moorside Community Primary School, HX2 8AP

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm. Meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • £5k Ward Forum Grants
  • Moorside School Update
  • Police updates
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Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 15 September

Poster WF -Illingworth Thursday 15 September   2016The Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

The meetings includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Thursday 15 September to Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Rd, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm, meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • £5k Ward Forum budget update
  • Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • Local updates
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Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk

Don’t miss one of Overgate Hospice’s most popular events and walk for your star!   

Midnight WalkYou can choose to walk the 6 mile route or if you are feeling energetic, opt for 13 miles. The atmosphere is truly amazing on the night and it is wonderful to see Overgate’s supporters stomping through Calderdale raising funds for the Hospice.

Starting from North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax

Saturday 10 September 2016

Register here!

For more information on this or any other event please call 01422 387121 or email
fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk mw.overgatehospice.org.uk

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