Harrogate Flower Show with Community Transport Calderdale

harrogate flower showMake sure your season ends in a spectacular blaze of glory with great ideas for keeping the colour coming right into autumn.

On Friday 15 September 2017 Community Transport Calderdale will be taking visitors to Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show offers everything you need to create a year-round garden, plus spectacular displays, lots of live entertainment and a fantastic day out!

4 hour stay at the show – local pick ups and times will be confirmed when all bookings have been received.

Price for trip – £29

Price includes accessible transport to and from the venue (Local pick up points), and admission to the show.

To reserve your place please complete the reservation form at http://www.ctcalderdale.co.uk/harrogate-autumn-flower-show.html

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Volunteer Open Evening

On Thursday 7 September 2017, Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be hosting a volunteer open evening. Why not go along for a chat to find out about the many different ways you can help to save a life!

The open evening will start at 6:30pm at Cue Gardens, Stadium Mills, Stadium Rd, Bradford BD6 1BJ. ​This is a walk in event so you don’t need an appointment, however where possible please confirm attendance. ​

For further information contact Jenny on 07880 389052

Not everyone realises that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across the region. In fact, as an independent Charity they only receive help through secondment of the paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. We need to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances and highly-trained crew in the air.  This is the equivalent of £4.4M every single year.

As a rapid response lifesaving emergency service, our air ambulances serve a population of five million people across four million acres.  Our two new Airbus H145 helicopters operate from Nostell Priory near Wakefield in West Yorkshire and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, covering the whole of Yorkshire seven days a week, 365 days per year. Night vision flying from 2017 extends the hours of operation. Continue reading

Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival 2017

The weekend of 2 September 2017 – 10:00 to 17:30 and 3 September 2017 – 10:00 to 18:30

The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival is one of only a few instances of this particular English tradition still being celebrated annually.

Rushbearing itself dates back several centuries to the time when church floors consisted of little more than stone flags or beaten earth and rushes were used as a winter covering. Each year, in late summer, the old and rotten rushes were cleared out and new ones taken to the churches in carts. Human nature being what it is, this annual custom developed into an excuse for celebration involving revelry, music, dancing and much drinking of strong ales.

Over the course of the weekend, our own festival sees the progress of the rushbearing procession around 7 towns and villages visiting many churches and local hostelries along the way. The focal point of the procession is the sixteen feet high, two-wheeled, handsomely decorated and thatched rushcart. A team of young ladies take turns to ride on top of the cart as it is pulled by sixty local men dressed in Panama hats, white shirts, black trousers and clogs. Accompanying them are a group of supporters in Edwardian dress along with some of the region’s finest musicians and Morris Dancing teams to provide entertainment for the crowds.

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of our first event back in 1977 and we have planned a weekend of entertainment appropriate to celebrating this landmark.

Archery Taster Session with Community Transport Calderdale

Ever fancied having a go at something different?  Why not try archery?

Community Transport Calderdale have teamed up with the energetic folk at CI Adventures to bring you a great afternoon taster session.

The itinerary for the afternoon of Friday 15 September 2017 is:-

Arranged transport from local pick up points (Times to be advised)

Arrive at venue – 1pm

Introduction and H&S briefing – 1pm to 1.15pm
Archery session – 1.15pm to 2.45pm
Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) 2.45pm
Close of session approx 3pm

Children aged 6+ with an accompanying adult are welcome to join the session.

Return transport to local pick up points.

This is a great opportunity to try something new!  This session is open to all – any age, any ability.

Price for the activity day – £14 per person

Price includes accessible transport to and from the venue (Local pick up points)

To reserve your place please complete the reservation form at http://www.ctcalderdale.co.uk/archery-taster-session.html

NHP Energy Levels – Disposable BBQ’s and CO Awareness

CO Awareness – Disposable Barbecues
With some warmer weather on the horizon you may be planning on a family camping trip. Will you be using a disposable barbecue?.. STAY SAFE!

Although instant barbecue’s are an efficient time saving way to cook whilst camping they also carry a risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide can kill within just three minutes and there have been a number of tragic deaths in recent years throughout the country.

Disposable barbecues give off carbon monoxide when being used and continue to do so until they are completely cold. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas that, even in relatively small quantities, prevents blood from providing essential oxygen to cells, tissues, and organs.

Exposure to carbon monoxide in enclosed spaces often causes drowsiness and the victims fall asleep unaware of the poison gas that is killing them.

Although most people are aware, charcoal barbecues are sometimes taken into tents, caravans, vehicles and buildings to be used for cooking, keeping warm or simply to keep camp sites looking tidy which is extremely dangerous.

Campers are reminded never to light, use or leave smouldering barbecues inside tents, awnings or other enclosed spaces because of the risks and when you have finished with the barbecue, dispose of it carefully and ensure the ashes are fully extinguished to prevent a fire risk.

Symptoms of COpoisoning include:

  • headaches
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • chest pains
  • nausea
  • vomiting

At high levels, CO poisoning can cause:

  • sudden collapse
  • loss of consciousness
  • death

Anyone who suspects they are suffering from CO poisoning should go outside into the fresh air and seek medical help from a qualified healthcare professional, and call NHS on 111.

Find out more about carbon monoxide poisoning or more about barbecue safety here.

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Find out more at https://northhalifaxpartnership.org/energy-levels/

Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan – what issues are important to you?

Want to help change Calderdale for the better? Then Have your say on the Local Plan consultation.

The consultation on the initial draft of the Calderdale Local Plan is now open and information on the plan is available at www.calderdale.gov.uk/localplan and comments can be submitted using the Council’s Consultation Portal.

A Planning Officer will also  be in attendance at the following locations to assist you in making comments online.

The Flashbacks Swing Style Band at St. Hilda’s

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks, a Swing Band playing music in the Glenn Miller style are coming to St. Hilda’s church on Sunday 3 September from 2:30pm.  Playing music from 1930s and 1940s such as  Tuxedo Junction.

Tickets are £5 per person which includes tea, coffee and cakes.

For further information contact Brian or Margaret on 01422 250099.

The Flashbacks rehearse at the Bailiff Bridge Community Centre every Thursday morning 10:30 – 12:00. Further information can be obtained from Nigel on 01274 602214.