Calderdale Self Advocacy Network Spring-time Raffle

Great prizes to be won in the Calderdale Self Advocacy Network Spring-time Raffle!
  • 1st prize – Laser Quest for up to 15 people
  • 2nd Prize – family ticket to Eureka
  • 3rd prize – family ticket to Cannon Hall Farm
And many, many more great prizes to be won!!
The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 7 March and tickets can be purchased from the Lead the Way office at Threeways Centre.

For more information ring 077691 67762 or 07436 102544 or e-mail

Have Your Say: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

Consultation on the Government green paper will close at noon on Friday 2 March 2018.

The consultation on this green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out this Government’s ambition to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention particularly in or linked to schools and colleges.

A green paper is a document where the Government states what it wants to do, so that people can tell the Government what they think.

There is a quick read version of the children and young people’s mental health green paper to explain what changes the Government want to make. The changes will affect:

  • pupils, students and staff at schools and colleges
  • specialist mental health services
  • families and communities

More in-depth information can be found at but the actual consultation process is through another website.

FREE Activities with Positive Futures – Never Be Bored Again!

Positive Futures provides FREE activities for young people all over Calderdale! From Gym and Swim, archery to climbing and bouldering, the current programme of activities can be downloaded here with details on how to book.

If you cannot see something you like contact them with your ideas as they might be able to add something to the programme.

For more information on any of the activities or how to get involved please contact Sammy or Leanne: Sammy: 07702 916526. Leanne: 07947 785320.
Office: 01422 415550 (opt2)
Email – or

Power Calderdale – Community Energy for Community Buildings

Calderdale Community Energy is holding an event at Hebden Bridge Town Hall specifically for those who own, operate and love community buildings– community centres, schools, churches, mosques, and children’s centres.

Who isn’t excited about a clean future – where fossil fuels and pollution are just memories? Sometimes progress feels slow, but local projects are making changes and creating this future right now.

At this event, which takes place on Tuesday 6 March, 9:15am-1pm, you will hear directly from community groups who have run successful projects. We will also explore how we can work together to unlock bigger opportunities.

The event is FREE but places are limited to just voluntary and community organisations. To book a place please go to the Eventbrite page:

This event will include lunch.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Julie Hall, School Business Manager, Holywell Green Primary School
    Margaret Crossley, Norland CE School
  • Finn Jensen, Pennine Community Power & Power to Change
  • Mark Simmonds, Co-Op Culture & The Community Shares Unit
  • Kate Gilmartin, My Green Investment & the Micro Hydro Association

Fat Cat Print Supporting SmartMove for the Homeless and Vulnerable

SmartMove Calderdale have teamed up with Fat Cat Print of Greetland to support homeless and vulnerably housed in Calderdale.

For every individual or company that buys a woolly hat between 1 January and 1 April 2018, plain or embroidered, Fat Cat Print will donate a warm hat and a warm pair of socks to a homeless or vulnerable person.

For further information call Fat Cat Print on 01422 378471 or email

Better Living Team’s Free 10 Week Family Club

Are you and your family looking to be more active and lead a healthier lifestyle? The Better Living Team’s FREE 10 week family club gives you the opportunity to work with instructors who can help you with this in a fun yet informative way. So, what have you got to lose?

The next course starts on Saturday 13 January 2018 for 10 weeks 10am -12pm or 1pm – 3pm.

Call 01422 230230 to book a place for you and your family or for more information email

Calderdale Heritage Walks: Dark Halifax

The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Tuesday 26 December – Dark Halifax 


Certain areas in central Halifax have experienced objects such as severed heads, ghosts, creaking gibbets, strange burials and other peculiarities – like the guilty pig . Find out more!

Meet John Billingsley at 2.15pm by the West Gate (i.e. top gate) of Halifax Piece Hall.

The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

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