New Defibrillators in Halifax

Whilst the website that shows the locations of AEDs (http://www.heartsafe.org.uk/AED-Locations) isn’t quite up-to-date, Halifax BID have recently installed defibrillators in the Woolshops by Marks and Spencers and outside Harveys.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

SCA is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.

SCA usually causes death if it’s not treated within minutes. In fact, each minute of SCA leads to a 10 percent reduction in survival. Using an AED on a person who is having SCA may save the person’s life.

 

Learn What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do For You!

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership covers the areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Northowram & Shelf and parts of Pellon. Holywell Green, Elland, Rastrick and Brighouse. There are 10 Children’s Centres and a Core Services team based within these areas.

They are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow; this includes embedding British Values into the curriculum and actively promoting these in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The following services are on offer:-

  • Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children 0-5
  • Child and Family Health Services, including Antenatal Services
  • Parental Outreach
  • Family Support Services
  • Support for Childminders
  • Support for Children and Parents with Special Needs
  • Effective links with Job Centre Plus to support parents and carers who wish to consider Training and Employment
  • Drop in sessions and other activities for children and carers at all centres
  • Termly Programme of Activities for Parents/Families
  • Activities for Families during School Holidays
  • Volunteering Opportunities

For more information on the services on offer visit the website at http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/.

Alternatively contact the core services team on 01422 251090.

The Vision is to work with parents and partners to ensure that all children across the area have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children.

To keep people updated with what they are doing more in real time, Sure Start Children’s Centres not only have the main Facebook page,  there are now Facebook pages for each of the individual Children’s Centres which are used to promote the services on offer as well as showing you what’s been going on in daycare.

Why not help to reach a wide audience by visiting and Liking Centre pages as listed below;

Ash Green Children’s Centre
Creations Community Children’s Centre
Elland Children’s Centre
Innovations Children’s Centre
Illingworth Community Children’s Centre
Field Lane Children’s Centre
Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Wellholme Children’s Centre

Not Long Now for Le Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Millions of spectators will line the route for the four-day men’s race and two-day women’s race which run between Thursday 3 May – Sunday 6 May.

The full schedule and race timings can be viewed online now at letour.yorkshire.com/timings

Over 2.2 million people stood roadside last year to cheer on these two wheeled titans. Yorkshire knows how to support a bike race and Welcome to Yorkshire as an organisation strongly promotes these events. This kind of support just isn’t seen in most races in the cycling calendar. Secondly, the terrain. Yorkshire is as beautiful as it is brutal and the riders know that taking part in the Tour de Yorkshire will be rough and rewarding in equal measure.

Cyclists want a challenge and Yorkshire provides that in abundance. As Aqua Blue Sport rider Matt Brammeier summed up quite perfectly; “Without pain and suffering we would be nothing and life would get pretty boring. [The Tour de Yorkshire] provided a fair share for me this weekend but I bloody loved every minute.

For the women taking part in the two-day Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race, there are other aspects of huge significance. Most important of all is the parity that the race brings. The race takes place on the same roads that the men tackle. The race has one of the largest prize pots in women’s cycling and it gets the same, full television coverage that the men’s race does – exposure that is crucial for riders, teams and sponsors alike.

The 2017 event was particularly enthralling viewing as a world class field including Olympic Road Race champion, Anna van der Breggen, lit up the roads from Tadcaster, through the Yorkshire Dales. The finishing podium was made up of a two-time World Champion, Giorgia Bronzini and American pocket rocket Coryn Rivera. However, the top spot was reserved for someone much closer to home. The Yorkshire flags in Harrogate were waved all that bit more vigorously than usual as the county’s very own hero, Lizzie Deignan, spectacularly sprung a solo attack with 15km to go and powered her way to victory.

“The finish was so special and so surreal and it meant so much to me to receive such great support,” Deignan said afterwards. “It was incredible and I’m struggling to get my head around it. This is up there with the biggest wins of my career, definitely.”

This year sees both races move into new ground; as the Asda Women’s race doubles in length to become a two-day race and the men’s race also gains an extra day, taking it from three to four.

From a racing perspective, this is exciting as it gives both races more time to develop and it presents the stage planners with more chances to create truly spectacular stages.

From a fans perspective, it gives more people more opportunities to see their cycling heroes and allows for more of Yorkshire’s remarkable scenery and brutal climbs to be showcased too. On top of this, 50 per cent of the host towns for this year are first time hosts, with Barnsley, Halifax, Ilkley and Richmond joining Beverley, Doncaster, Leeds and Scarborough in welcoming this year’s race.

Threeways Luncheon Club

Threeways are working in partnership with the Mixenden Parents Resource Centre to offer a reasonably priced 2 course meal and a drink for just £3.00.

The luncheon club is held every Monday at 12:30pm at Threeways, Nursery Lane, Ovenden.

For further information and to confirm your attendance, please call Steph on 01422 728050 (option 5).

Pennine Magpie Receives Duke of Edinburgh Awards Licence

Pennine Magpie is excited to announce that it has received the Duke Of Edinburgh Licence.

This means that they are now registered as a licenced organisation to provide Duke Of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold.

“To complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and plan and undertake an expedition, fulfilling six to 18 months of challenging activity. Through this sustained, meaningful activity, young people develop key life and employability skills, such as self-management, problem solving, team working, communication and confidence.”

For more information or to show your interest, please email admin@penninemagpie.co.uk

Celebrate 25 Years of Ravenscliffe School with Music and Dance

On Friday 11 May, 7:30pm Ravenscliffe High School is hosting a unique evening of music and dance, in celebration of 25 years of the opening of Ravenscliffe High School, Woodbank and Highbury Primary Schools.

The show features the remarkable and often unexpected talents of over 100 students from Calderdale’s three special schools and Copley Primary school.

Jam packed with live music, dance and performance both on stage and screen. The show promises to be a true celebration of 25 fabulous years for the schools. 

Tickets are £10 which includes £1.75 administration charge and are available from the box office at The Victoria Theatre or online at www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/victoria/visit/booking

This is Ravenscliffe’s 4th Victoria Theatre Event and they aim to make it be the best ever.

New Members Wanted for Allstars at Bradshaw Cricket Club

1 Month remains till the Official Launch of Allstars at Bradshaw CC – registration is open now!!

All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

By becoming an All Star your child will receive an exclusive Yorkshire All Stars Cricket Junior Vikings membership which gives your child access to all access to all Yorkshire domestic matches at Emerald Headingley and Scarborough (excluding the Vitality Blast fixtures against Lancashire Lightning) in 2018. Sign up to find out more!

Welcome back/Taster session – Friday 4 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Bring a friend session – Friday 11 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Official launch (session 1 of 8) – Friday 18 May 6.30pm-7.30pm

All sessions are at Bradshaw Cricket Club, Bradshaw Lane, Halifax, HX2 9XB

1st year activators get a starter Kit

  • Bat
  • Hat
  • Backpack
  • Ball
  • Personalised T-Shirt

Returning All Stars in 2018 will get NEW kit!

  • Bat
  • Ball
  • Stumps
  • Kit bag
  • T-shirt with new design!

For more information please contact Charlotte on 07399 457368 or email chazza_t403@hotmail.co.uk or visit the website.