Announcements

Elland Library refurbishment and closure of Coronation Street

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Those of you in Elland regularly will have noticed that work has commenced on the refurbishment of the library.

The location of the building has necessitated that some of Coronation Street is closed for the duration of the works.

It will be closed from the Boxhall Road junction to the Victoria Road junction, with access strictly for residents only. There is no way through to Victoria Road from Coronation Street, this is in the interests of health and safety.

The library will be co-located with other Council services once the refurbishment is complete, in the meantime there is a temporary library at the former cash office in Southgate.

Although the refurbishment will likely take a while, it is essential work and every effort is being made to minimise impact. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Flood Drop-In sessions – in response to the impact of Storm Ciara

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Drop-in sessions have been set up to address the impact of the recent flooding in the region of Calderdale. You are invited to attend for your opportunity to discuss your concerns and propose your ideas.

 

Dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 11 March  –  Mytholmroyd Community Centre, HX7 5AF   11am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12 March  –  Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 13 March  –  Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA      11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 March  –  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY   10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 19 March  –  Brighouse Civic Hall, HD6 1RW   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 20 March  –  Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, HX6 1AN   11am – 7pm

 

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! March 2020

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation:

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner x 2
  • Community Early Years Practitioner Plus
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus
  • Early Years Practitioner

 Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th March 2020

 

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:

www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

HALI-CON postponed due to weather – Storm Jorge can do one!

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Halifax’s own Comic Convention has been postponed due to storm Jorge. For more information stay tuned on the Event’s Website:

HALI-CON Comic Convention – hali-con.co.uk

If you have purchased tickets for the event, there are options to claim a refund or to transfer them to the Huddersfield Comic-Con event. Please contact the Hali-con website.

We will also keep you informed once we know more.

Improving Access to Talking Therapies – Calderdale CCG survey open till 6th March

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Talking therapies help people manage anxiety and depression through self-guided help, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and counselling. It is about providing people in Calderdale with accessible and appropriate psychological support to help improve and maintain their mental wellbeing. There are currently two providers of talking therapies in Calderdale – Insight Healthcare and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT).

The CCG wants to review how talking therapies are delivered in Calderdale.  The engagement will look at what’s working and what opportunities there are to provide low level mental health interventions in different ways.

It wants to obtain feedback and ideas from people who have used talking therapies since June 2018 along with staff, referrers and people who feel talking therapies are not for them. This will support the CCG to shape talking therapies in the future.

We would like to know more about:

  • How you manage your mental wellbeing
  • What patient’s and staff’s experience are of the talking therapies
  • Exploring the use of digital technology to support managing your mental wellbeing

Your feedback will be used to inform and shape a service that meets the needs of local people.

For more information and to access the survey, please click on the link below.

https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/iapt-survey/

Brighouse Central Methodist Church Lent Lunches

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Brighouse Central Methodist Church is running a series of Thursday Lent Lunches during the period of Lent, with the first one on Thursday February 27.

Brighouse Lent Lunches

 

You are welcome to come to the Brighouse Central Methodist Church.

Lunch costs £5.00 per person and it includes a choice of two home-made soups, roll and butter, followed by cake or scone. There is unlimited tea and coffee provided.

Dinner is served between 12.30 – 1.30.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Venue: Brighouse Central Methodist Church, Commercial St, Brighouse HD6 1AQ Tel01484 714854

 

Community Foundation for Calderdale Launch Flood Appeal

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Calderdale Flood Appeal Launched

The Community Foundation for Calderdale has launched an appeal for people to give to a fund to help those affected by the devastating floods on 9th February.

Storm Ciara created significant damage through severe flooding across the Calder Valley, where a month’s rain fell in just 12 hours. Days later Storm Dennis swept over the flood-hit towns still recovering from the disaster. This is the third time in eight years that our resilient community has been devastated by flooding. It is estimated that 500 homes, 400 businesses, eight schools and two care homes have been affected. We are leading the response to support the local community.

How the funding will be spent

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is a registered charity with 30 years experience of fundraising and giving out grants to people in need across the Calder Valley. We have led the response to all of the significant floods in the area. We are awarding emergency grants to householders, charities and businesses affected. More information will be posted on our website and on social media.

How this will benefit the community

The financial support that we will be offering the communities affected will help people to get back on their feet after the devastating impact of the floods. The more funds that we raise through this appeal will enable us to have a greater impact.

More information and to donate: https://localgiving.org/appeal/2020FloodAppeal/

Next Shoppers lunch March 6th at Southgate Christian Centre

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The next Shoppers’ Lunch at the Southgate Methodist Church will be on Friday March 6th at 12pm.

 

Tickets are £5.00 per person for a two course meal and a drink.

 

Meal is served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information please ring Wilma on 07772123058.
You can book your tickets or just come on the day.

 

We look forward to seeing you!