Safer Giving to Charities

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The Charity Commission for England and Wales gives advice on ensuring that any charitable donations are being given to genuine, registered charities.

Charitable giving holds a firm place across the UK, irrespective of religious background. As a result, this is often exploited by illegitimate collectors as a means to obtain funds. Street collections, door–to–door collections and even soliciting drivers who stop at traffic lights are all methods that have been used.

It is known that extremist organisations in the UK receive hundreds of pounds through small, anonymous public charitable donations; it is their main source of income. Extremists can portray themselves as charities and disguise their intent for monies to coerce people into donating.

People have a right to feel confident that their generosity is not abused and that their donations are being used for legitimate charitable purposes. We want to ensure the donations people make end up supporting the intended causes and not going towards dubious derivations.

Before giving, check the charity’s name and registration number against the online charity search tool.

 

Rastrick Big Local – Voice Your Choice 2018

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All residents of Rastrick should be receiving in the next few days a voting form to decide which project they would like to win up to £65,000 in Rastrick Big Local’s 2018 Voice Your Choice.

The theme chosen by the Community for 2018  is “Children and Young People”.

The acceptance of proposals closed at the end of February.  RBL have spent some time going through all the great ideas and it’s your turn now!

There are 8 projects to choose from namely;

  • Phoenix Radio – Drawing the line
  • Illuminated Rastrick
  • Aye up Rastrick art festival
  • Bradley wood scout campsite and activity centre Challenge Valley Project
  • Sling Swing
  • Burnsall road play area and Rastrick Health and fitness centre
  • 100 Doorsteps – Rastrickians in words and images
  • Scavengers of Rastrick

Full details of every project are included in the voting form with information on how to vote with voting open now until Sunday May 13.

Alternatively, to find out more information and to vote online go to Vote Your Choice.

Rastrick Big Local will be having a stall on Sunday 29 May at the Brighouse Artisan Market where details of the projects will be displayed and the chance to vote if not done so already.

Calderdale MayDay Film Screening; Dispossession

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On Monday 30 April, 2:30pm-4:00pm at Brighouse Library, Calderdale Libraries will be holding a FREE screening Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle. 

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home.

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in the UK.

These failures include government policy that prevents local councils and housing associations from building homes for the 1.4 million people on council housing waiting lists and the quarter of a million homeless people in Britain. Or the deliberate neglect of council estates by local authorities that s used to justify regeneration projects with private developers, which often force those who cannot afford homes in the new properties to relocate to other parts of the country, far from their families and support networks.

With unprecedented access to residents, politicians and experts in the housing industry and media, Dispossession is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who know the difference between a house and a home, and who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.

The screening is FREE but places are limited so you are asked to register with Eventbrite.

Field Lane Fun Day

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Fun for all the family at the Field Lane Fun Day on Saturday 5 May, 1:00pm-4:00pm at Burnsall Road Park.

FREE entry to take part in face painting, treasure hunt and other play events such as a bouncy castle.

Tea and cakes available. The event has been planned by young people from Field Lane Estate to engage different sections/age groups and spread the word about the Space project.

The Space will be open for visitors to view plans for the community centre and talk to the trustees.

Elland Walk and Talk with Warren

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Meet Warren on Wednesdays at 10:15am (for a 10:30am start) for a free short walk in the Elland area supported by CREW Heart Support Group.

Meet new friends and take some gentle exercise whilst seeing some parts of Elland you may not go to very often.

No special walking gear is needed – just come as you are.

For further information call Warren on 07706 915833.

CREW offer 7 different walks in Calderdale, 7 different exercise classes and hold social events.

For more information on these other activities call Sophie on 07982 728548 or email SophieLeighChevolleau@hotmail.co.uk 

 

 

Shibden Hall – Closures due to Filming of ‘Gentleman Jack’

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In 2018 Shibden Hall will be involved in the filming of a new costume drama for the BBC and HBO.

“Gentleman Jack” will be an eight part series for television written by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister of Shibden Hall.

 

In order to facilitate this Shibden Hall will be closed to the public from:

  • Monday 14 May until Sunday 22 July (10 weeks)
  • Monday 3 September until Sunday 21 October (7 weeks)

It will open for the summer holiday period and all of August.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 20 April – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring

  • RSPCA Poochfest Comes to Stainland
  • Dr Simpo’s Print-making Class
  • Not Long to Tour de Yorkshire
  • What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do for You
  • Start Training for the Rough Ride Gravel Challenge
  • Staying Well Funding Opportunities

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

Learn What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do For You!

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Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership covers the areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Northowram & Shelf and parts of Pellon. Holywell Green, Elland, Rastrick and Brighouse. There are 10 Children’s Centres and a Core Services team based within these areas.

They are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow; this includes embedding British Values into the curriculum and actively promoting these in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The following services are on offer:-

  • Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children 0-5
  • Child and Family Health Services, including Antenatal Services
  • Parental Outreach
  • Family Support Services
  • Support for Childminders
  • Support for Children and Parents with Special Needs
  • Effective links with Job Centre Plus to support parents and carers who wish to consider Training and Employment
  • Drop in sessions and other activities for children and carers at all centres
  • Termly Programme of Activities for Parents/Families
  • Activities for Families during School Holidays
  • Volunteering Opportunities

For more information on the services on offer visit the website at http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/.

Alternatively contact the core services team on 01422 251090.

The Vision is to work with parents and partners to ensure that all children across the area have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children.

To keep people updated with what they are doing more in real time, Sure Start Children’s Centres not only have the main Facebook page,  there are now Facebook pages for each of the individual Children’s Centres which are used to promote the services on offer as well as showing you what’s been going on in daycare.

Why not help to reach a wide audience by visiting and Liking Centre pages as listed below;

Ash Green Children’s Centre
Creations Community Children’s Centre
Elland Children’s Centre
Innovations Children’s Centre
Illingworth Community Children’s Centre
Field Lane Children’s Centre
Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Wellholme Children’s Centre

‘FLAMINGO CHICKS’ Inclusive Dance Sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre

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Flamingo Chicks’ are offering inclusive dance sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre.

The dance sessions will provide an environment where disabled children and young people can enjoy themselves, learn, grow and have fun!

The programme of ‘free’ dance sessions, supported by ‘Calderdale Short Breaks’ will take place on the following dates;

  • Wednesday 9th May 
  • Wednesday 16th May
  • Wednesday 6th June 
  • Wednesday 20th June
  • Wednesday 4th July
  • Wednesday 18th July

All sessions will run from 4.00pm–4.45pm

To book a place, please contact Debbie Greenwood on 01422 341527 or email debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flamingochicks
www.flamingochicks.co.uk

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