The 2017 Voice Your Choice results are in!

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vyc-resultsRastrick Big Local would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote in the Theme Vote for Rastrick Big Local, Voice Your Choice 2017 – you have once again, made a huge contribution to making Rastrick a better place.

The voting closed on 18 September 2016 and a total of 503 votes were cast… a 63.8% increase on last years theme vote.

The results are as follows:

  • Category A – Health and Well Being – 200 votes
  • Category D – Community Safety – 153 votes
  • Category B – Leisure – 112 votes
  • Category C – Work and Money – 38 votes

In the coming months we will be contacting groups and organisations to determine if they would be interested in putting forward any proposal that could be delivered to improve health and wellbeing in Rastrick and your ideas are welcome!

If you are interested in putting forward a proposal then please contact Danny Leech at Rastrick Big Local on 07544 684954 or by email to

FREE one-to-one advice with Sector Support Calderdale

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Sector Support Calderdale is offering a FREE one-to-one Support & Advice session for community, voluntary and not for profit groups in Calderdale on Tuesday 25 October – 10am to 2pm at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse, HD6 4DX

Book an appointment to discuss your group’s needs whether it be:

  • Setting up as a new group
  • Funding
  • Business & Project Planning
  • Legal Structures
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Social Enterprise development
  • Governance

For further information and/or to book a place contact Gill or Olivia on 01422 345174 or by email to or

Get ready for the return of the Halifax Comedy Festival

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Halifax Comedy FestivalGet ready to laugh your socks off this October when the Halifax Comedy Festival returns to boast yet another great line up of events including comedy from the ‘Pub Landlord’ Al Murray and the brilliant Jimmy Carr!

From Friday 21 to Saturday 29 October 2016

For further information, event listings, venues and more visit

Sowood Pre-School Open Day – 15 October

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Sowood Pre-School would like to invite new and existing families to attend an Open Day providing a fantastic opportunity to have a look around the community Pre-School facilities as well as fun for your children with face painting, bouncy castle and refreshments.

Saturday 15 October 2016 – 11am to 3pm
At Sowood Pre-School, Sowood Community Centre, Stainland Road, Sowood, HX4 9HY

To find out more about Sowood Pre-School, find them here on Facebook


Celebrate Weekend Cares 25th Birthday with a party

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Weekend Care invites you to celebrate their 25th birthday with a party including party games, buffet lunch, music, talks and (of course) cake!

Sunday 9 October – 11am to 2pm
At Higgins Close, Savile Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2ES

Anyone interested in this event should RSVP to Melanie on 07825 429034 or by email to

Take the Lead at the RSPCA Big Walkies this weekend

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch are hosting their second Big Walkies – a sponsored dog walk for pooches and their owners to show their support for their local RSPCA Centre.

Sunday 25 September at 11am
At Shibden Park, Godley Ln, Halifax, HX3 6XG

To register please visit it’s only £10 and once you’ve signed up, you will receive a Big Walkies Participant Pack, T shirt and dog bandana.

All sponsorship raised will go directly to the local RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield Centre, which is a self funding branch of the National RSPCA responsible for raising their own funds within the local area.