Mum2Mum Market in Sowerby Bridge

Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Saturday 3 February – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Trinity Academy, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2NW.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

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 – Samuel.fillan@disc-vol.org.uk or leanne.rivers@disc-vol.org.uk

New Community Warden for North and East Halifax

We welcome the appointment of Lee Ackroyd our new Community Warden for North and East Halifax covering the wards of Illingworth & Mixenden, Northowram & Shelf, Ovenden, and Warley (including Pellon).

You may see Lee walking about in your area where his role is to tackle issues from anti-social behaviour and road safety to littering and dog fouling.

Community Wardens work closely with Council services and partners such as the fire service, West Yorkshire police and trading standards.

If you have any issues of concern, you can speak with Lee or go to the open Ward Forum meetings that we advertise here and on the Friday Flyers (if you are not already subscribing to this email us on team@halifaxnorthandeast.com).

Alternatively you can contact us directly on the same email address or by calling 01422 255402.

Halifax Stories 2018 Comes to the Piece Hall

Halifax Stories is part of Stronger Communities project funded by CFFC and the Ghandi Statue Memorial Trust currently underway in Calderdale. The project focuses on building stronger and more connected communities through helping participants to develop self-belief, well-being, and practical skills & knowledge around influencing the world around them. The project also importantly focuses on building understanding between people from different backgrounds through the facilitation of community conversations and story-telling.

Stella Barnes, an associate artist with Counterpoints Arts will offer a series of creative workshops enabling participants to explore the rich stories within their own lives. Through a story telling process, Stella will work with participants to enable them to develop new narratives and perspectives on their lives in Calderdale. The work produced by participants will be exhibited in the Piece Hall between June and August 2018. Alongside Stella, a photographer will take the portraits of willing participants, which will also be exhibited

Anyone can come. But to organise lunch and refreshments the organisers need to know numbers so please text or call Roisin on 07771 655617, or email roisincavanagh@all1collective.org.uk. You will need to book on by Thursday 1 February, giving your name and when you will be coming.

These workshops will take place in the Learning Studio on the south wall of the Piece Hall over 5 days. The workshops will run from 11am-2.30pm with lunch included. It is hoped that many participants will participate in all 5 workshops, but that some people might only be able to do to a few. It is asked that participants try and participate in as many workshops as possible as this will guarantee that you have a finished piece of work to exhibit in the Piece Hall on Thursday 8 February, Friday 9 February, Monday 12 February, Tuesday 13 February, Wednesday 14 February.  There will be a special workshop in the evening, designed for young people, parents who would like to drop in with their children, or for people who work in the daytime. This will take place from 6pm-8:30pm on Thursday 8 February.

More about Stella Barnes: Stella Barnes is an experienced artist who has worked extensively with communities. In 2017 she was the artist-in residence with idle women living and delivering workshops on a narrow boat and in the community in Mirfield and Dewsbury. Before this Stella has worked for many years on a range of different community projects and previously worked as Director of Participation in Ovalhouse, a theatre based in South London where she developed ‘We are London,’ a theatre project for young migrants and other young people and set up the Paper Project, a collective of young migrant artists.

 

Emotional Health & Wellbeing – Survey for Parents, Carers and Family Members

Calderdale Council are consulting with parents, carers and family members to inform the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan. If you are a parent/carer or family member then please complete the anonymous survey using the link below. On average the survey takes less than 5 minutes, which I hope encourages you to fill it out.  If you wish to make any general comments about the survey or want to know more about the Local Transformation Plan, please contact Joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk  

Survey Link:   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CMBC-EHWB

Family History Society – How do you know if you’ve got the right person?

Calderdale Family History Society – How do you know if you’ve got the right person?

Find out at a talk by Mary Twentyman on Thursday 25 January, 7:30pm-9pm at The Shibden Room in Northbridge Leisure Centre. Admission is £1 (members of the Society free). 

Making new discoveries searching for ancestors can get people carried away with themselves. It is easy to presume we are on the right track, when we are not.

Mary Twentyman will give us some checklists to guide us and some pitfalls to avoid.

For more information, visit: Calderdale Family History Society .

Landscapes Experience at Square Chapel

Aimed mainly at 3-8 year old, Landscapes is an award-winning show that is a theatrical experience like no other! Taking place inside a custom-built tent, the audience is taken on a sensory journey around the world: the sun rises over a buzzing desert where snakes and eagles hunt for food. In the rainforest, apes, butterflies, spiders and birds try to steal the crocodile’s eggs. Jelly Fish and turtles light up the underwater world of the deep ocean and in the freezing Antarctic, a mother penguin shields her chick from the cold arctic air. This non-verbal show is magical and a real treat for all the senses.

Sunday 28 January. Two shows at 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm, tickets priced £8 can be booked at Square Chapel Arts Centre or call the box office on 01422 349422.