FREE Food Hygiene Course at Creations Children’s Centre

On Thursday October 19 2017 you can gain a full Level 2 accreditation in Food Hygiene on a single day practical course. Great for anyone looking to get back into employment or change their career along with the knowledge to help keep your family safe from harmful bacteria.

The course is at Creations Community Children’s Centre, HX2 0QD and runs from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

The children’s centre can offer a limited number of creche places. Free tickets can be booked online here.  More information can be seen on the Facebook Events page.

After School Table Tennis at Ling Bob

The Ling Bob School parents association were recently successful in securing a £500 Warley ward forum grant that was used to purchase a range of table tennis equipment including tables, bats and ping pong balls and as you can see this activity is really popular with students.


Warley Town Museum 1st Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the first anniversary outside The Maypole, with entertainment from The Friendly Band, The Landlubbers and a special guest appearance from Aunt Grizelda!

Sunday 8 October 2017 2pm-4pm 

Rainbows Programme Accepting New Referrals

The Rainbows programme run by Noah’s Ark have places for available children who may benefit from their service. As well as the main Community Cafe and Counselling Centre in Ovenden they also have outreach projects in Elland, Brighouse, Beech Hill (Pellon Lane) and Hebden Bridge.

The aim of RAINBOWS is to help children who have faced loss to believe in their own goodness and the value of their family.

Rainbows is a structured programme to help children talk through their feelings with other children who are experiencing loss in their family.

The Rainbows programme helps by providing a safe setting. They use adult facilitators and materials, journals, storybooks, games and creative activities to help lead them gently through the grieving process.

The children learn to develop trust, express their feelings, be heard and valued and work together as part of a group.

Children can attend the programme when experiencing:

  • Death or divorce, family situations
  • Foster home
  • Coping with grave illness of a family member
  • A parent serving a prison sentence
  • Families where one parent has never been part of a child’s life
  • An adoptive home
  • Families headed by grandparents or other relatives
  • Families in which children have experienced abuse or violence

Rainbows group consists of 3 – 5 children and 2/3 trained adult facilitators who have been fully DBS checked.

If you feel that a child you know could benefit, contact the Rainbows Co-ordinator on 01422 300457 or email

Advertise your 2017 Halloween and Bonfire events with us

Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year?.. Let us know and we will advertise it for you.

Last year we received over 20,000 blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Note – The email subject is pre-written to ensure your event isn’t lost or overlooked!



Public meeting – Equality Forum Calderdale, all welcome!

The Equality Forum for Calderdale aims to provide an opportunity for the views and needs of different communities of interest to be fed into the policy and service planning processes of statutory organisations within the district.equalitylogo

The Equality Forum for Calderdale will hold its annual public meeting on Wednesday 4 October.  The meeting will take place at the Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS from 5.30pm.  We are pleased to announce that Julie Killey,  Service Manager for Commissioning & Partnership (Adult & Children’s Service) will be attending.

One Community, Many Beliefs has been produced for Calderdale Council by Pennine Learning. It provides guidance to Calderdale schools on affirming and including students belonging to faith communities.

All members of the public are welcome to attend as it will provide you the opportunity to ask direct questions on issues that may be of concern to you. It is important that all members of the community representing different groups attend to ensure that we are listening and taking into consideration issues that affect you in terms of  Commissioning & Partnership in Calderdale and we can then try and address some of these concerns.


NHP Energy Levels – How to save energy in Autumn

As summer draws to a close, the evenings grow darker and there will be a cold chill in the air. Now is a good time to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible.

Just a couple of things you could do are:

  • Check your windows and external doors for draughts – USwitch advises you could save up to £50 or 10% on your annual heating bill by draught proofing alone.
  • Move furniture away from radiators to allow heat to circulate and make sure radiators are not covered by long, heavy curtains.

For more Energy Saving tips like this be sure to join up below and why not take our quiz to find out just how energy efficient you are and how much money you could save with simple changes around your home! …The result may surprise you!!