CREW and Heartbeat Autumn and Winter Walks 4 miles+

CREW Heart Support Group have just updated their longer winter walks programme, starting from various places in the Calder Valley and beyond.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 22 September – OUT NOW!!

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  • Consultation on Calderdale Local Plan
  • RSPCA Big Walkies at Shibden Park
  • Halifax Model Railway Exhibition at North Bridge
  • Ward Forum Grants now open to applications
  • NHP Energy Levels Autumn message

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!

Energy Levels Family Cooking Session in Northowram

The next Family Cooking Session at Northowram & Shelf Children’s Centre Hub is on Wednesday 11 October.

Book now for a FREE 90 minute session by downloading the booking form.

Please email your completed form to  or ring Liz on 07852 173723, or NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres on 01422 251090 by Wednesday 4 October.

You’ll make and taste delicious recipes , which will save you time and money , and boost your energy levels. Cooking places are limited to 9 adults and 10 children per session. Children must be age 3 and above to take part and must be accompanied by an adult.

Each cooking session lasts 90 minutes, and there will also be some fun activities to beat the autumn chills at Northowram & Shelf Children’s Centre Hub Northowram Library, Lydgate, HX3 7EJ

If you don’t get a place on one of these sessions, watch out for sessions later in the autumn. They’ll be advertised on N&E Blog and Facebook: Sure Start Children’s Centre North & East Halifax .

16-25 and Looking for Work. Get Into the NHS

The Prince’s Trust, NHS and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are running a 4 week course on getting into Business Administration or Clinical Support for 16-25 year olds not in education, employment or training. The training is Monday 6 November – Friday 1 December in Leeds but there is a taster session on Tuesday 10 October also in Leeds.

Boost your confidence and employability skills whilst on work experience and at the end of the programme, you’ll also have the chance to benefit from the support of one our mentors for up to 6 months to help you uncover your next steps.

  • Boost employability skills
  • Doesn’t affect your benefits and travel will be covered
  • Opportunities to work in the NHS!
  • Potential to gain training in various Healthcare skills
  • Improve your interview skills and CV

To register your interest and for more information, contact Hannah Beswick on 07436 582316, Email or Text ‘[Your Name]’ and ‘NHS’ to 07436 582316.

You can also visit and complete a short online enquiry form.

Public meeting – Equality Forum Calderdale, all welcome!

The Equality Forum for Calderdale aims to provide an opportunity for the views and needs of different communities of interest to be fed into the policy and service planning processes of statutory organisations within the district.equalitylogo

The Equality Forum for Calderdale will hold its annual public meeting on Wednesday 4 October.  The meeting will take place at the Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS from 5.30pm.  We are pleased to announce that Julie Killey,  Service Manager for Commissioning & Partnership (Adult & Children’s Service) will be attending.

One Community, Many Beliefs has been produced for Calderdale Council by Pennine Learning. It provides guidance to Calderdale schools on affirming and including students belonging to faith communities.

All members of the public are welcome to attend as it will provide you the opportunity to ask direct questions on issues that may be of concern to you. It is important that all members of the community representing different groups attend to ensure that we are listening and taking into consideration issues that affect you in terms of  Commissioning & Partnership in Calderdale and we can then try and address some of these concerns.


NHP Energy Levels – How to save energy in Autumn

As summer draws to a close, the evenings grow darker and there will be a cold chill in the air. Now is a good time to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible.

Just a couple of things you could do are:

  • Check your windows and external doors for draughts – USwitch advises you could save up to £50 or 10% on your annual heating bill by draught proofing alone.
  • Move furniture away from radiators to allow heat to circulate and make sure radiators are not covered by long, heavy curtains.

For more Energy Saving tips like this be sure to join up below and why not take our quiz to find out just how energy efficient you are and how much money you could save with simple changes around your home! …The result may surprise you!!

Monthly Book Club Starting in Shelf/Northowram

Emi & Sarah have decided to host a new book club (with tea and cake) starting Thursday 19 October 2017 at 7pm. For further information email so that Sarah can confirm the time, place and directions and make sure there are enough goodies to go around!