Lower Valley Friday Flyer 23 August 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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  • Charity Jigsaw Festival in Brighouse this weekend!
  • August Bank Holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates
  • EU Resettlement Scheme Sessions

Have a great weekend!

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FREE one-to-one support & advice for community groups in Calderdale

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FREE one-to-one support & advice for community, voluntary and not-for-profit groups in Calderdale – 17th September

Book an appointment to discuss your group’s needs:

  • Setting up as a new group
  • Funding
  • Business & project planning
  • Legal structures
  • Policies & procedures
  • Social enterprise development
  • Governance

A member of the VSI Alliance team will be available for an appointment on Tuesday 17th September, 10am-1pm at Luddenden Foot Community Centre, Station Road, Luddenden Foot, Halifax, HX2 6AD.

VSI Alliance can help with all kinds of issues and support your group or organisation to become stronger, achieve more and be more sustainable.

For more information and/or to book a timeslot, please email info@vsialliance.org.uk.

EU Resettlement Scheme Sessions

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If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Resettlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

If you need support to apply to the EU Resettlement Scheme, there are FREE sessions to help.

Held at: Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 18 December 2019, 1pm – 3pm


We can scan your valid passport and help you to apply to the scheme and there will be staff who speak Czech and Polish as well as English.

You will need to bring:

  • valid EU, EEA or Swiss passport, or ID card (biometric), or UK-issued biometric residence card.
  • Mobile phone
  • Email address (this can be set up at the session).

Registration to the scheme is compulsory for all EU, EEA or Swiss nationals and thier family members, who don’t own a British Passport, or ‘indefinite leave to remain’.

Registration is FREE and will ensure that EU, EEA or Swiss nationals and their family members can continue living and working in the UK after Brexit and have the same benefits (NHS healthcare, social security benefits etc).

For further information, call 01422 434971 and speak to Zuzana.


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Explore Wellness with Healthy Minds in Brighouse

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Healthy Minds invites you to explore what wellness means to you using images, collage making and discussion.

On Thursday 10 October 2019, 11am – 1pm at Brighouse Library.

The workshop is FREE though booking is essential.

Refreshments and nibbles provided.

For further details, and/or to book your place, please call 01422 345154 or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.



Have your say the Bus Information Strategy 2019-24

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Still a chance to have your say!

The engagement will close on Sunday 25 August 2019.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is looking at how to provide information about bus services in a way that best meets people’s requirements. We are asking for public feedback on our proposed Bus Information Strategy 2019-24.
Further information is available via www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/bus-information-strategy.

Although the demand for the traditional, printed sources of information is declining, we recognise that there are still a number of passengers who rely on them. We want feedback from people to understand their requirements.

Our updated Bus Information Strategy acknowledges this and sets out how we plan to provide information in the form people want and to increase awareness of the information sources that are available.

Please visit our online consultation and engagement hub for further information and let us know what you think via our online survey.

You can find out more about the engagement through our Your Voice portal at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/bus-information-strategy or if you would prefer printed information please email yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk or call Metroline on 0113 245 7676.

We will be assessing all the feedback received and will incorporate these views into a finalised Bus Information Strategy which will be presented to the Combined Authority Transport Committee meeting in November.

Facebook for Beginners

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vsi allianceExpression of Interest – Facebook 101

The VSI Alliance are currently gauging the demand for a session around the basics of getting started with Facebook.  This would be a specifically tailored beginners session for those who have never used Facebook before or for those who may personally use Facebook but may have never set up and populated a business page on the social media platform.

The session would help you to create a Facebook business page, upload a profile picture, add contact information and explore the background administration of the page.

If you would like to express an interest in attending a session like this, please click on the button below.

Yes, I’d be interested!