DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

Running from Saturday 8 June to 30 September 2019Bankfield Museum will be holding a FREE exhibition of photographs and memorabilia.

September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed.

On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass.

The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service.

Ward Forum Grants Now Open to Applications for up to £500

It’s Back!

The ever popular ward forum grants scheme for 2019/2020 is back, if you have an idea for a project that is going to benefit your local community and need a small grant of up to £500 then please apply. The criteria for the grant is quite varied but it must benefit the community, it is preferred that your group has a constitution and bank account, but if you haven’t you still may get funding.

If you have an idea for a project in your area and want some advice then please contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or email Tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

One thing you must do is make sure you put as much information on the application form, many projects will not be funded due to poor application forms.

The deadline for the first round of grants is 31st August 2019.

The deadline for the second round of grants is 30th November 2018.

However if you would like a grant before the deadlines please submit your application and include why you need the grant before the deadline.

Good Luck!

To apply for the grant please open the link below;

https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Calderdale Staying Safe Latest Drop in Sessions

Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service can be contacted  Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm on 01422 323339.  The website also contains the number for the National Domestic Violence Helpline which can be called on 0808 2000 247 for out of hours support or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

07/06/2019, 05/07/2019, 02/08/2019, 06/09/2019, 04/10/2019, 01/11/2019 and 06/12/2019

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Todwell Centre,  Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 5EZ

(3rd FRIDAY every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

21/06/2019, 19/07/2019, 16/08/2019, 20/09/2019, 18/10/2019, 15/11/2019 and 20/12/2019

Please note that the drop in sessions at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre and Innovations Children’s Centre are no longer operating. Also ‘out-of-hours’ calls should now be directed to Women’s Aid and Men’s Advice Line as above as the number on earlier flyers is not operating now.

Download the Staying Safe Outreach Venues from May 2019.

Digital Dimensions at Eureka! Children’s Museum

Sound, Motion, Vision!

Step into Digital Dimensions for the latest takeover of the Spark gallery at Eureka!

From 25 May – 30 November 2019, experience digital activities for kids, including innovative motion tracking, touch-triggered games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects.

Created by Live Visual Design & Production students from Backstage Academy. Digital Dimensions mixes vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds to create an immersive exhibition for children to explore and enjoy.

  • Test your skills against our musical cubes
  • Travel through a colourful tunnel of motion-capture screens
  • Unlock some truly magical doors to digital dimensions

Next Brew and a Chat and More at St. Columba’s on Monday 15 April

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St. Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at https://stcolumbaschurchcommunityhall.com

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 15 April, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

This month, Emma Worsley from VAC (Voluntary Action Calderdale) will be visiting.

Emma will be filming two gentlemen in their eighties who rekindled their school day friendship at the Brew and Chat sessions. Emma has a one hour slot on Phoenix Radio every Friday morning discussing what is happening in our local area. Hope you can join in to showcase just how successful the monthly Brew and Chat actually is!

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants. 

Find Out More About Transport at The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms

Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge Railway Station HX6 3AB hold a number of transport related events through the year.

The next will be on Monday 15 April, 7:00pm where John Myddelton will be speaking about Tramways and a swinging railway.

See below for other events;

The Illingworth Messenger – February 2019

There’s lots going on in and around Illingworth and the February edition of the Illingworth Messenger which contains details of events, activities, local news and much more!

The messenger is advertising the National Nest Box Week 14-21 February, Illingworth Moor Boys Brigade 50th Anniversary Event, The Daisy Chain Cafe, Marie Curie and the Great Daffodil Appeal and much more!

As usual lots of local services are advertised and there are updates of local teams etc.

Read the latest messenger here …

If you would like something advertised in the Illingworth Messenger, items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at irene.mu@blueyonder.co.uk