NHP Children’s Centres are excited to let you all know about the new 50 things to do before your 5 app that Calderdale Council have developed in conjunction with the Children’s Centres and lots of other local partners.
It gives you 50 different, low cost and no cost activities that you can do with children aged under 5. There are lots of ideas for resources and children’s learning and it gives examples of where you can do the activities in Calderdale. You can download it from your app store today.
All the NHP Children’s Centres will be delivering 50 things to do before your 5 activities in the stay and play sessions this week and staff in these sessions will be able to show you how to download the app.
Why not pop along to one of the Centres groups this week and join in the fun and download the app.
Living Streets has created the greatest national Walk to School celebration where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.
Each year a new five-day walking challenge is developed aimed at primary schools – the perfect activity to take part in during Walk to School Week.
This year, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Living Streets, the challenge will get to the heart of walking and how it can benefit the whole community as well as improve individual wellbeing.
This Year’s Theme and Activity
Living Streets will take pupils on a special walking journey re-tracing the steps of their greatest achievements over the course of the last 90 years.
The classrooms packs and activities are built to make the pupils feel empowered to change their walking environment for the better: they’ll experience first hand the importance of walking to school.
Through the fun wall charts and stickers, children will work collaboratively to transform an unwelcoming and cluttered walking environment into the most walkable street imaginable.
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There will be a FREE Play Gym on Tuesday 28 May, 10:00am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-3:00pm at Adventure World, 2 James Street, Elland HX5 0HB.
This event is suitable for children up to 9 years old and there will be a buffet provided.
For more information and to book a place, call Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621 by Thursday 23 May.
Citizens Advice Calderdale has received funding to provide free training about gambling-related harm to frontline workers (e.g. individuals who work within alcohol/substance misuse, mental health, housing, finance/welfare, safeguarding, social care, social work, social prescribing, adult and children services, community assets/services/centres) across Yorkshire, the Humber and North Lincolnshire.
The service is offering awareness (up to 1 hour) and training (1-3 hour) sessions. The awareness session is an introduction to gambling-related harm and the training session is more in-depth and focuses on how to spot the signs and symptoms associated with gambling-related harm.
For more information visit our website https://calderdalecab.org.uk/gambling/.
To enquire about arranging training sessions, please email Stephanie Bramley (email@example.com) or telephone 01422 652250.
Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership are delighted to be supporting Men as Parents – a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. To help inspire dads, granddad’s, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be to take up the challenges they face in bringing up and supporting children aged Under 5 – Men as Parents fortnight (1st to 15th June) offers a range of activities and information, all tailored to men, their families and children.
The programme of activities can be downloaded here.
For more details on Men as Parents fortnight please visit www.healthyearlyyears.co.uk.
The men as Parents campaign also coincides with National Children’s Day on 1st June and Men’s Health Week (10th- 16th June).
- Dementia Action Day at St Paul’s Church, Sowerby Bridge
- Community Iftar at Hopwood Lane Masjid
- Bank Holiday Week Waste and Recycling Collections
- XS Leisure Activity Days Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May 2019
- Working Together to Prevent Moorland Fires
- Brighouse 1940s Weekend Coming Soon
Have a great weekend!
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The wait is almost over! Gentleman Jack will be on BBC1 this Sunday 19 May, 9:00pm – the story of our very own Anne Lister from Shibden Hall.
Find out more about this extraordinary woman and the fantastic place in which she lived.
It’s 1832 in West Yorkshire, England — the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution — where landowner Anne Lister is determined to save her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, even if it means bucking society’s expectations. In addition to reopening the coal mines, a part of Lister’s plan to help her family is to marry well. But the charismatic, single-minded Lister — who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society — has no intention of marrying a man.
“Gentleman Jack” examines Lister’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals, and would-be wife. The real-life Anne Lister’s story was recorded in her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life are revealed for the series.
Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.
Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.
From Friday 17 to Friday 31 May, markets across the world will be getting involved with the National Association of British Market Authorities’ (NABMA) Love Your Local Market campaign.
Now in its eighth year, the campaign celebrates markets being at the heart of local communities, with the theme ‘Markets – Close to your heart’.
Throughout the fortnight there will be an artist in residence at Halifax Borough Market, in association with Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) and Artworks, Halifax. Visitors will be able to see illustrator Louis Benoit at work, producing sketches and drawings inspired by the unique sights, sounds and atmosphere of the magnificent Victorian market. Shoppers are encouraged to come and watch, ask questions and chat.
Louis’ residency will be followed by a second artist and a poet, with the resulting pieces forming part of an exhibition in the summer.
Also at Halifax Borough Market will be a Record Fair on Saturday 25 May in the Albany Arcade and on Thursday 30 May the Arcade also hosts a Food Mixer Market, celebrating great local food and including a pop up from Halifax-based Darkland Brewery.
Todmorden will be hosting a ‘Foodie Fryday’ event on Friday 31 May, 9:00am-7:00pm, which will be a feast for the senses with a great selection of delicious food on offer, including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, fine cheeses, jams and preserves, freshly made pizza, vegan treats, Indian street food, sweet treats and much more.
There’ll also be special offers and tastings at other Calderdale Markets, including Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse and Elland.
Calderdale Council’s Markets Manager, John Walker, said:
“Love Your Local Market fortnight is always a special time at Calderdale markets. It’s a great time to visit, as in addition to the existing great stalls, there are lots of special events showcasing our wonderful markets.
“If you’re a young entrepreneur it’s also the perfect time to test out your ideas, with free stalls for young traders at our Open Markets.
“There are also lots of other incentives available, including free weeks and ‘trade for a fiver’ options. Get in touch to find out more!”
For more information about trader incentives, or if you’re interested in trading on any of Calderdale markets email email@example.com