Together Fasting: Come join us for our Community Iftar

On Wednesday 15 May 2019 you are invited to join Halfiax Central initiative and Together Housing in breaking the fast for Community Iftar.

Iftar; the evening mean when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

From 8.30pm at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Halifax, HX1 4NE

Limited placed. Please RSVP to HCI on 01422 365948 or email hci@calderdale.gov.ukiftar

Dean Field Junior Wardens tackle a very smelly problem

Dean Field Junior Wardens have got a message for flytippers and litter bugs everywhere – You Stink! 

In just 30 minutes this team of young people collected six very smelly and very full large bags of discarded rubbish mostly made up of plastic and cans from the area surrounding their school. 

“It feels good to be able to do something to make my community better but I just don’t understand why people can’t just find a bin, or take their rubbish home”, said Josh aged 10.

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To follow on from the clean up the Junior Wardens will be visiting a local SUEZ Recycling and Recovery site to hear more about their vision for a society where there is no more waste. 

Over the course of a year,  Suez handle over 10 million tonnes of waste in the UK. They believe waste is a resource and have a goal to help create a circular economy in which nearly all waste materials are given a second life and reused, recycled or recovered for their energy content.

Waste left on the ground, especially plastic waste causes pollution, looks unsightly and the value from these recyclable materials is never recovered.  For more information about Suez, visit the website here…

Back Onside for Men

The Back Onside project is a Sport England funded project offering a range of activities designed for men who haven’t exercised for a while to get back into exercise in a gentle and fun way.

Monday nights, 6.30 – 7.30pm at 3GI Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mill, Halifax, HX3 9ET

Aimed at men aged 35 – 64 years this 10 week programme with Halifax RLFC Foundation is FREE to attend and includes walking, running, touch rugby, netball type games, circuits and dodge ball.

To join the team, call 07947 827627 or email chrismitchell@halifaxrlfc.co.uk

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Award-winning International Market returns to Halifax

A fantastic selection of global traders will be returning to Halifax from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 April as part of Market Place’s award-winning International Market.

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with tasty treats and unique crafts and gifts from all over the world at Corn Market, Russell Street and Southgate in Halifax town centre.

Some of the returning favourites will be Greek Taste who will be offering the famous and authentic flavours of Greece, including souvlaki and gyros; Island Spice Grill offering their authentic Jamaican food; whilst Minot will be cooking fresh French crepes and galettes with a range of tasty toppings such as fruit, chocolate and other sweet and savoury goodies.

Other delicious flavours to arrive in Halifax will include Asian-twist chicken skewers, spicy ramen noodles, Korean and Chinese BBQ chicken and for those wanting to take the flavours of the world home with them, there will be a great selection of fresh foods including cheeses, olives, salami, breads and cakes.

There will also be UK based traders, with the Little Red Pizza Shop selling wood-fired pizza, all individually made, as well as family-run business, The Crusty Pie Company bringing their homemade pies and chutneys.

It’s not all about food though, as Market Place will be bringing a fantastic range of crafts and gifts from a number of countries, with jewellery, coasters, mugs, keyrings, magnets and much more.

Taking advantage of the lighter nights, keen gardeners can liven up their outdoor space with some unique garden ornaments, or create the perfect place to relax with some beautiful garden furniture.

Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, John Walker, said:

“The International Market is always a popular event, with food, drink and unique gifts from around the world lining the streets of the town.

“Whether it’s a delicious lunch, a perfect present, or food and drink to take home, there’s something on offer for everyone. And of course our historic Borough Market is just around the corner, with our friendly traders always happy to help.”

The International Market will be open in Halifax from 9am to 6pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

Family Fun Day at Threeways

Bradshaw Fun Day 2018On Saturday 4 May 2019

2.30pm – 6pm at Threeways Sports Centre, Ovenden

£1 entry

  • bouncy castle
  • face painting
  • caskes stall
  • brick a brack
  • Entertainment
  • raffles
  • games
  • food and drinks available to purchase

All proceeds to raise money for a new maternity bereavement suite at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Newground can help you take you next step into employment

Living in the Calderdale area and thinking about returning to work? You may be unsure where to start or worried about juggling childcare and work.

Don’t worry! Newground Together offer free and impartial careers and employment service is here on your door step.

They can help updating your CV, applying for jobs, mock interviews, training, in-work benefits, childcare advice and much more!

Call the Newground Together team on 01422 284644 to take your next steps into employment or text JOB to 07764244799

Stallholders/Bands/Artists wanted for Halifax Festival & Funfair

hxrufc-fair.jpgHalifax RUFC are holding a fundraiser in conjunction with Heartbeat of Sport to raise money for a defibrillator and to improve facilities for our Mixed Ability Rugby Team 😃

We are looking for any individuals or bands interested in performing or anyone interested in hosting a stall 👍

Bands/Artists can have up to a 45 minute slot. You will be sound checked with our sound man before performing our stage equipped with full lighting rig, Drum kit, PA system & microphones.

The club will provide food & drinks vouchers for all artists.

We are expecting a massive turn out as it’s a free event.

There will be funfair rides & stalls throughout the day 🥁🎤🍺🎹

For more information contact us through our facebook page or via http://www.raptureeventsyorkshire.co.uk/apply