North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 March 2019 – OUT NOW!

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  • Calderdale Council Suicide Prevention measures
  • Caring Together – an event for carers and their loved ones 
  • Upcoming Ward Forums
  • Halifax Canoe Club Information evening
  • Free Training  

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Tea and Talk with David Glover

St Mark’s Siddal presents an afternoon tea and talk with David Glover, president of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

On Saturday 23 March 2019.

Join us for a delicious afternoon tea preceded by a historical address Halifax in the 1930s: Slideshow.

3pm to 5pm at St Mark’s Church, Siddal, HX3 9AD

£10 per person. Ticket only event! Buy tickets online at: or from Debs on 07960 097058.

Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel

By David Glover. A series of fundraising events:

Wednesday 20 March, 2pm

  • Old Halifax Photos – Part 8
  • See past views of Woodside Mansion and Woodside Baths
  • Old houses such as Castle Carr and upper Saltonstall
  • And, be amazed at forgotten buildings in Southowram Bank, Claremount and Lee Mount.

Wednesday 3 April, 2pm

  • Some scientists, engineers and inventors Calderdale gave birth to
  • A man who made scientific instruments for King George III
  • The man who brought electric light to Halifax and helped develop the telephone
  • And, the inventor of Linoleum and Lincrusta! 

Wednesday 10 April, 2pm

  • John Crossley & Sons of Dean Clough, 1803-1982 – a slideshow
  • The story of the world’s largest carpet factory told in pictures
  • A Halifax institution and one of the town’s most respected employers


Tickets £6.00 [£5.00 Concessions]

Tour de Yorkshire Quiz Night

tour de yorkshireFun quiz, raffles, supper and more!

On Saturday 23 March 2019, 7pm start. At Bradshaw Cricket Club, 15A Bradshaw Lane, HX2 9XB

Only £1 per person.

All funds raised go towards the purchase of bunting, flags etc. to decorate the village for the Tour de Yorkshire in May.

Everybody welcome

Halifax Canoe Club – we love canoeing and want you to love it too!

hxcc7Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you!

We’re an active and family orientated club based on the River Calder in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. Those new to the sport will need to start on one of our beginners courses where our qualified coaches will introduce you to the skills you need to start paddling safely.

As you progress our coaches can introduce you to move advanced skills, white water paddling, open canoes, slalom and freestyle canoeing. There’s also the chance to try sea kayaking, surfing, slalom racing, weekends away and during the winter much of the club’s activity is heading off on river trips to suit various levels of ability.

Never paddled before and want to see if it’s for you?

Try one of our taster sessions – they’re on 6 and 7 April. We provide everything you need – boats, kit and coaches to keep you safe and make sure you’re having fun! Available for anyone ages 7+.

Want to paddle but don’t know how?

You should take our Learn To Paddle Course – this runs for 8 weeks. These are on Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April. There’s a course starting in June as well, subject to demand. We’ll release dates nearer the time. The Learn to Paddle Course is available to everyone aged 7+.

Already know how to paddle and want to refine your skills?

Take our River Skills Course – you can choose Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April.. There’s a dry induction night on Monday 8th April or Thursday 11th April. There’s another course running in June – we’ll release dates nearer the time. This course is available to everyone aged 7+.

How do I sign up for a course? 

Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you.  We’ll be there between 7 and 8.30pm. Or get in touch if you have any questions before – email:

Can’t make it to our Hollins Mill sign up night and want to join a course?

Sign up online HERE – NOW!

Annual membership includes the cost of all river courses, coaching and also the cost of using our equipment (boats, safety gear etc). We offer reduced rates for families, concessions rates and junior rates – please take a look at our membership options HERE.

Please get in touch if you have any questions –

Please remember that everyone at Halifax Canoe Club is a volunteer – we give up our own time to support you as a paddler – have fun and we’ll see you on the water!

Caring Together – an event for carers and their loved ones

FREE EVENT for carers and their loved ones on Friday 22 March 2019.

Hosted by the Calderdale Carers ProjectMemory Lane Cafe, Bluebird Care and Age Uk Calderdale and Kirklees.

Learn about what support is available to carers while enjoying:

  • Favourite hits from the 50s and 60s performed by Darren Lee
  • Hand and heck/neck massage
  • Lunch

Venue: VAC, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD

This event is for Carers and the person they care for to come along together or the Carer alone. They must be either currently registered with Calderdale Carers Project or undertake registration prior to the event.

All places must be booked via Calderdale Carers Project by ringing 01422 369101.

Transport may be available but must be mentioned at the time of booking. Respite care may also be available but we will need at least 1 weeks’ notice in order to arrange this subject to availability.

To find out more, please email

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FREE GDPR Surgeries

vsi allianceThursday 21 March 2019 – book your half hour slot now!

Venue: Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Do you have any queries about data protection under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations 2018)?

Are you a new group and haven’t yet begun your GDPR audits or procedures?

Do you already have them in place but are unsure on how to administer certain aspects including a general GDPR audit or the right to be forgotten?

We are holding half hour sessions at VAC on Thursday 21 March where you can bring any of your GDPR queries and we will help you with the solutions. No question is too small.

To book your GDPR surgery with Emma, please email