Last ever booksale at Halifax Central Library this weekend!

The last ever booksale will take place at Halifax Central Library this weekend featuring (books, CDs, DVDs), there are also some ‘special’ items from stock on sale and even 5 vintage wooden book-trolleys, for sale on a ‘sealed-bid’ basis!

Saturday 28 May 2016 – 9.30am to 2pm
At Halifax Central Library, Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UN

For further information email Jon Medcalf at jon.medcalf@calderdale.gov.uk

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‘Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – June 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.

Click here for sessions in June 2016

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

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Get involved and get active with Breeze Bike Rides for Women

breeze_logoBritish Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun and fitness. The amazing Breeze Champions are helping thousands of women feel fitter and more confident on a bike.

  • Rides from 3 miles to 30+
  • All ages and abilities welcome
  • Friendly and supportive

To find out more visit breezebikerides.com and find a ride near you.

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Careers Centre offers information and support for all ages

Calderdale & Kirklees Careers Centre, Halifax offers services for both young people aged 16 to 19 as well as adults over the age of 19 including’

  • one-to-one Careers Guidance
  • help with job, apprenticeship, course and training applications
  • benefits advice
  • setting up your own business and much more

Click here for more of what the centre has to offer for both age groups, or visit www.ckcareersonline.org.uk

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St George’s Preschool Fundraising Quiz Night

Are you part of the brainiest bunch in Lee Mount? Grab a team and find out at St George’s Preschool Fundraising Quiz Night to raise funds to purchase new resources and outdoor play equipment.

On Friday 17 June 2016 at Lee Mount Social Club

Just £3.50 in advance or £5 on the door which includes Quiz, Pie & Pea Supper and there’s loads of raffle prizes up for grabs!

Call Lee Mount Pre School on 07736 115131 or Lisa on 07903 859595 to get your tickets.

 

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Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – 21 june 2016

Mixenden June 2016 posterMeet the Services at the Ward Forum in Mixenden on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

At Holy Nativity Church, HX2 8RX

6.30pm refreshments and signing in

Up for discussion:

  • Meet the Services Market Place
  • Police Update
  • The Addy Update
  • Prevent – CMBC Neighbourhood Team

Click here for the full agenda…

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Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – 1 June 2016

Warley Ward Forum poster - June 16This June we’ll be talking to people about what matters to them in their area.

Come along to the Warley Ward Forum on Wednesday 1 June 2016.

St Columbas Church, Highroad Well Ln, Halifax HX2 0QF

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

Up for discussion:

  • Community Updates
  • Police Updates
  • New Job Club for Warley
  • Ward Forum Grants

Click here for the full agenda…

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Football Manager needed for Ovenden West Riding Junior Girls team

Ovenden West Riding Junior Girls are looking for a Team Manager and Team Coach for the new season commencing in September 2016, the team will be playing in the West Riding Junior Girls u/16 division.

Matches are held on Sunday mornings at various venues in the West Riding of Yorkshire and home games will take place on the OSCA Site, Cousin Lane, Ovenden.

Players are also required to join the club, girls must be under 16 by August 31 2016.

For further information or to express an interest contact Steve Smith on 07727 860731.

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Volunteer and help Greenhome help the community

Greenhome is based at the Threeways Centre in Ovenden and is working hard to recycle domestic appliances and furniture, which are then made available in the community at affordable prices or in some instances at no cost at all.

Greenhome is growing to such an extent that they could really do with help from anyone who might be able to do simple diagnostics and repairs on washers, dryers and dishwashers etc.

If you could volunteer and help our community please contact Lawrence Fear for further details on 07796 993976 or email lawrence@3ways.org.uk.

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Volunteering opportunities launch at Voluntary Action Calderdale

Go along to the drop in launch of VAC’s brand new volunteering opportunities.

Wednesday 1 June – 1pm to 5pm (Drop in)
At Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Our volunteering roles will help you make a real difference for local people when it comes to health and social care services in Calderdale including:

  • Mystery Shopping of health and social care services
  • Patient Experience volunteers to gain patient feedback
  • Engagement Champions to give communities a voice
  • And many more!

Refreshments and snacks provided – For further information call 01422 348777 or email info@cvac.org.uk

Click here for more VAC drop in locations during volunteer week 2016 (1 to 12 June)

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Buddy Bears Stay & Play Group

Drop in for a fantastic opportunity to have fun playing with your children including outdoor play, sand play, painting, water play, baking and jelly play.

Every Wednesday – 9.30am to 11.30am
At Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, HX2 9RL

Just £1.60 per family including a snack. Call the centre on 01422 243633 for further information.

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Ogden Water Practical Day – 19 July

Help manage the reserve and get involved with controlling vegetation around the area on Thursday 19 July – Meet 9.45am at the Ogden Water classroom

Please contact Chris on 07769 954956 for further information.

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Up & down from Ogden Water – Guided Walk

Meet Chris Sutcliffe outside the Ogden Water visitor centre for a 6 mile, medium grade walk over hill and dale taking in the south and eastern countryside – Sorry no dogs

Thursday 14 July – Meet at 10.30am

Please take your own lunch and contact Chris on 07769 954956 if you require more information.

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Discover the Watery Worlds of Ogden

Delve into the stream and ponds around Ogden Water and come face to face with the many beasts that live there.

Saturday 2 July

Please contact Chris on 07769 954956 for further information.

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Practical Day at Ogden Water

Get your hands dirty and help manage the reserve, making repairs to the reservoir fencing and brash layer.

Tuesday 21  June – 9.45am (Meet at the Ogden Water classroom)

Please contact Chris on 07769 954956 for further details.

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Practical day at Beechwood Park

Help out with the management of the wilder side of Beechwood Park including wet stone walling, balsam bashing, litter picking and a vegetation clearance.

Tuesday 7 June 2016
At Beechwood Park, Brickfield Lane, Holmfield, HX2 9AZ

Steel toe capped boots/wellingtons required for walling. Please contact Chris on 07769 954956 for more details and meeting point.

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Adult Fitness at Mixenden Activity Centre today – Just £2

Adult Get FitAdult fitness classes in Mixenden for adults, with fully qualified fitness coach Chris Cocker who has the following experience and qualifications’

  • level 2 in gym instructing
  • level 3 in personal training
  • Degree in sports coaching
  • 12 month S&C (strength and conditioning) internship with halifax town football club
  • 3rd dan black belt
  • international fighter

Every Tuesday – 5.45pm to 6.45pm

At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8SH

Just £2 per person.

It is advised that you take a cold drink and attend dressed in footwear and clothing appropriate for exercise – Please see a member of staff for a consent/medical form prior to attending the session.

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Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Lifetime Achievement Award – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Mohammed Sultan

Mohammed Sultan is a person who for the last 40 years has been very active in the Park ward area, volunteering his time and commitment in breaking down barriers to help create a more integrated community.

Mr Sultan is a committee member on the council of mosques, Interfaith Council and he has also developed excellent relationships with the police, Calderdale Council and other partners through working on many complex issues within the community.

He is a key spokesperson for the Madni Mosque and has provided much needed advice and support to the community who have needed help with religious issues, family matters and arranging funerals.

Mohammed Sultan is a fantastic resource in the local area and through all he does for the community, a very worthy of the 2016 lifetime achievement award.

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Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Community Involvement Award – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Christine Henderson (Halifax Food and Support Drop In)

Christine is one of our local unsung heroes who for the last seven years has volunteered for the Halifax Food and Support Drop In which operates in Park Ward.

She is there every Saturday morning in the kitchen making sure all who come have refreshments are well looked after.

Unseen to many she spends most days collecting food from supermarkets which would otherwise go to waste and she then takes it to the Drop in on Saturdays or to The Gathering Place during the week.

She has a heart full of compassion for those she helps and spends time befriending and supporting many people.

Further information on the Halifax Food and Support Drop In is available online here.

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Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Contribution to Children and Young People – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Susan Clark (Mount Tabor Brownies)

Susan Clark has been involved with guiding movement since the age of 7 when she first joined the brownies.

She has ran a brownie pack at Mount Tabor for the past 40 years which has included taking the brownies on a pack holiday every  year to places such as Disney land Paris and several different holiday parks.

There’s usually a waiting list to join the brownie pack which is evident on just how important she is to the group and local community.

Susan works tirelessly to make the young people’s time at brownies more enjoyable every week.

With her help the brownies take an active role at the Church they attend and every year they take part in events such as the Halifax Gala in the procession and also holding a stall.

For further information on the Mount Tabor Brownies find them on Facebook here

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