Men as Parents Survey with Calderdale Council

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Are you a male? Do you care for a child aged 5 or under? Do you live in Calderdale? Then Calderdale Council wants to hear your views.

This survey aims to capture the views from men who care for a child or children under the age of five e.g. dad, grandparent, uncle, brother, step dad, dad to be.

This will help to inform and potentially shape the development of future Calderdale Council and other partner organisations’ services, activities and groups for men who have a caring role for a child aged 5 or under in Calderdale.

All the information collected is anonymous.
(Please note: where a question says ‘my child/ren’ it is referring to the child/ren you look after in your caring role.)

Take the survey by following

Giants of Science at the Victoria Theatre

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From the people who brought you the hilarious – 6 Wives of Henry VIII, Living Spit are returning to Halifax, this time to the Victoria Theatre with their new comedy show on Thursday 28 February, 7:30pm.

Howard Coggins knows nothing about Science. Stu Mcloughlin knows even less.

Nevertheless, they have agreed to give a lecture on the subject, and after enlisting the help of the smartest scientific sages of the ages, that’s just what they aim to do.

They’re determined, like a pair of Atoms missing a couple of electrons, to stay positive. With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry and the silliest of scientific songs, you can expect this raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity to be… well, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining.

It might even be… scien-triffic!

Tickets are available through the Victoria Theatre booking office on 01422 351158.

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

BRODSTOCK 2019 – Tickets on Sale Soon

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BRODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL returns Saturday 15 June 2019!

Organised by Old Brodleians RUFC gates will open at 11:30am with over 10 hours of live music to follow.

Featuring superb local musical talent as well as stuff for the kids to do in Hipperholme!

A great day out for the whole family with something for every age! Plenty of bars, street food, stalls and dedicated areas for the little ones.

Last year tickets sold out in 11 days (3 months before the festival) and will be £10 each with accompanied under 12s getting free entry.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday 16 March from the Old Brods rugby club.

Bands and performers who are interested in performing – we are now putting together our line up based on everyone that got in touch before the end of November.



and WON:

Shortlisted for….

Nominated for….

**This is a not-for-profit event organising solely by volunteers and raising thousands for local charities (£75k already raised over the past 5 years)**

If you’d like to join their volunteers please get in touch

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 15 February 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…


  • Memory Lane Café – Winter 2018/19 Newsletter
  • Quiz Night and Coffee Morning Supporting Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge
  • Free Family Fun Swim with Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • Half term Hullabaloo at Eureka!
  • Roller Skating at Halifax YMCA

Have a great weekend!

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Home Instead Senior Care in Your Own Home

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Home Instead Senior Care enables people to remain at home where they’re most happy and comfortable. Families can enjoy the freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands, being cared for by the world’s leading home care company specialising in older age adults.

They offer a wide range of one-to-one services such as, Home-help, Personal care and Companionship, tailor made to the needs of the individual – and home visits can be from an hour a day up to 24-7 care that includes weekends and holidays.

For further information call 01422 292424.

Roller Skating at Half Term at Halifax YMCA

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Attention All Skaters! YMCA Halifax, Crossley Street, Halifax are holding Skating Schools on both Wednesday 20 February, 2:00pm-3:30pm and Friday 22 February, 2:00pm-3:30pm. For just £5 (including skate hire), qualified coaches will show you how to stop, turn and skate backwards.

Booking is essential on 01422 353626.

Great News from the Phoenix Shed

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Thanks to kind donations, The Phoenix Shed now has sufficient wood carving and wood turning tools to be able to offer more older men (over 55s) the chance to take up either, or both, wood turning and wood carving.

Sticky George (of Ogden fame) runs walking stick making and wood carving on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Several members are now doing wood turning and one member has made two lovely wood carving mallets for the Shed.

If you, or someone you know, would like to come along and try out walking stick making, wood carving, or wood turning, please ring Chris Freeman 07930 207537 to book a place. Price is £2.00 per session for members and £5 for non members. Membership is just £20 per year.

They are a really friendly bunch and we can assure everyone that they will receive a warm and hearty welcome.

Funding Opportunities from the Postcode Lottery

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A number of different grant opportunities have been made available from the Postcode Lottery.

Funding rounds in 2019 are;

Round 1 Stage 1: 6-20 February

Round 1 Stage 2: 27 March-10 April

Round 2 Stage 1: 31 July-14 August

Round 2 Stage 2: 11-25 September

The Postcode Local Trust is offering grants for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces
The Trust aims to provide financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community.
In 2018 Postcode Local Trust will provide short-term, designated funding for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces such as:
• Community gardens and play areas using sustainable materials
• Outdoor education and heritage
• Green energy projects and flood prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000.
The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:
Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
Applicants that are registered with OSCR/Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

Other grant opportunities

There are also grant opportunities from the Postcode Community Trust and the People’s Postcode Trust with the same dates for the funding rounds.