Have your say on plans for a new bus station in Halifax

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Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are asking people to comment on plans for a new bus station in Halifax, which is due to be completed by 2023. The £15.4m scheme aims to deliver a modern, fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage and public space of Halifax town centre.

You will be able to see the plans and feedback your views online via the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s ‘Your Voice’ website at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/hbs between Monday 13 January and Wednesday 12 February.

There will also be two drop-in sessions where you can see the plans, meet the project team, ask questions and provide feedback. The details of the sessions are:

  • Tuesday 21 January 2020 at Halifax Town Hall –  4pm to 8pm.
  • Saturday 1 February 2020 at Halifax Borough Market – 10am to 2pm.

For more information, please read: Halifax Bus Station A5 Flyer (web)

Southgate Christian Centre Shoppers lunch first Friday of the month at 12pm

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Come down at the Southgate Christian Centre and unwind at our Shopper’s lunch on the First Friday of each month at 12pm.

Enjoy a two-course meal and a drink for £5.00 per person. Make new friends and have fun!

Our next lunch is held on February 7th at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street, Elland, HX5 0JL starting 12 noon.

For more information or to look at the proposed Shoppers Lunch menu, please visit

http://www.southgatemethodistchurch.org.uk/ and look under events.

You can ring Wilma on 07772123058 to book your tickets or just come on the day.


We look forward to seeing you!


Imaginary – A new Musical at Southgate Christian Centre – Opening night January 29

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Southgate Christian Centre are proud to host Imaginary – A  new musical by the Southgate Drama & Social Group.

This is a fantastic musical that is fun for all the family. Come and support our community drama group and enjoy a great evening.

There will be performances each night at Southgate Christian Centre starting 7.15pm from 29th January to 1st February including a matinée on 1st February at 2.15pm.

Ticket prices: Adults – £10.00, under 16yrs – £8.00. Group discounts available.
Tickets are available from Bramleys Estate agent, Victoria Road, Elland or online from www.southgatedrama.co.uk. There will be tickets available on the door, subject to availability.


For more information contact 07772123058.


Venue: Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street, Elland, HX5 0JL

Southgate Drama & Social Group: https://www.southgatedrama.co.uk/

Disability Partnership Calderdale Latest Newsletter

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Take a look at the January 2020 newsletter from Disability Partnership Calderdale.

We work with local authorities, volunteers groups and various service providers to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Calderdale. We also support our members with whom we consult regularly and for whom we provide meetings and social events.

This month we look ahead to our next Open Meeting, where we will be putting the focus on hearing and sight impairments, with some experts joining us to offer insights and advice! We hope you’ll join us!

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Welcome to the Winter/Spring 2020 Edition of Grow Calderdale News!

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The latest Grow Calderdale Winter/Spring 2020 newsletter is out, packed with help and tips on gardening and growing, broken down by month from January to April, not forgetting wildlife and tasty seasonal recipes.

Read the Grow Calderdale Winter/Spring 2020 newsletter here

Find out your nearest allotments, gardening events and motivate yourself about getting involved with gardening!


Lower Valley Friday Flyer 17 January 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer


Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…


This week:

  • Citizens Advice Energy Roadshow – to help vulnerable individuals
  • Exploring Isolation and loneliness – Free Workshop January 21
  • Various new Activities at The Space @ Field Lane!
  • Local RSPCA pet photography competition now open for entries!


Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

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Introduction to Childcare Level 2 – 6 week accredited course January 27

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Sure Start Children Centres are hosting a 6 week half day accredited course for anyone interested in a career in childcare at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre.

Enrolment is on Monday January 27 from 9.30am – 11.30am

Course runs from Monday February 10 – March 16 from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Venue: Illingworth Community Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

This course is leading to 3 qualifications:

  • Level 2 accreditation in Childcare
  • Level 2 certification in Safeguarding Children
  • Level 2 Basic First Aid Awareness

Plus experience of working in a  childcare setting.

Due to the very high popularity and demand for this course, book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book a place please complete the online application at www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Booking form found here: https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1_fsform3525422flt

For any queries please contact Leanne Barlow on 01422 266197

Sure Start Children’s Centres
North Halifax Partnership

Make the Most of You! Adult employability course with CKCareers

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Want to try something new and get into work?

We’re running an employability course for adults starting on 18 February. Come to our 4 week 3 hour sessions and let us help you Make the Most of You!

Gain confidence, become more self-aware and start considering employment options.

 The 4 half day workshops will include a variety of activities and discussion to help you know yourself a bit better.

  • What motivates you – what’s important to you?
  • What you are good at – your strengths.
  • How you like to learn – are you an observer or talker?!
  • What Next – You decide…..
  • You will keep a record after each workshop of what you’ve done.
  • There are no right or wrongs here – it’s all about you!

Contact Dominique Curran to find out more on 07812971816

C&K Careers: www.skcareersonline.org.uk
Halifax Careers Centre, 16 Alexandra Street, Halifax, HX1 1BS

Lead the Way January 2020 eBulletin Cloverleaf Advocacy

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The latest Lead the Way eBulletin is out now.

Read all about the progress of Living Well and upcoming events.

Lead the Way January 2020

  • Health awareness days outcomes
  • Living Well project report
  • LeDer programme
  • A look into sexual exploitation of vulnerable individuals
  • Carers Trust survey
  • Breast screening film for women with learning disabilities
  • Valentine’s Disco at Atik
  • and more…

“We believe everybody has the right to plan their own life, to be listened to, to be taken seriously, to be respected”


Exploring Isolation and loneliness – Free Workshop January 21

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Healthy Minds would like to invite you to a single day workshop exploring the factors contributing to the feelings of isolation and loneliness. Practical ways to reduce these will be discussed.

The workshop takes place Tuesday 21 January at 12.30-2.30 at Brighouse Library

Refreshments and light nibbles will be provided.

Booking is essential for this workshop as there is high demand and places are limited.


To book and for more info contact Nicola on 01422 345 154 or nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk


Healthy Minds: 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR

Venue: Brighouse Library, Halifax Rd, Brighouse, HD6 2AF


Supported by Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities