Apr

Upcoming Parenting Support Courses

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Being a parent is not always easy, that’s why Parenting Support Provision run courses to give you ideas and tips to help. They have dedicated teams that can provide structured and tailored family support that suits you. They offer practical, friendly advice to help you deal with any aspect of family life.

The next course starts on 13 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Mellow Babies is a 12 week  course following ideas of Mellow Parenting which promotes positive parent-child interaction. Mellow programmes allow parents to take the lead in exploring their relationships and provide a structured environment where they can learn how to improve their relationship with their child.

For further information on this course call 01422 392689.

Details of all upcoming courses available can be found in the Parenting Support Provision Leaflet.

A fresh look at litter and fly-tipping

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Ways to reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping in Calderdale have been discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel.

At the meeting of the Panel on Thursday 20 April, members of the Litter and Fly-tipping scrutiny review group presented their report and recommendations to reduce litter and fly-tipping in the borough.

The cross-party review group has been looking closely at the issue since October last year and their findings have now been published with fifteen recommendations for Cabinet to consider… Read more…

Family Funday – Halifax RLFC vs Batley Bulldogs this weekend

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Halifax RLFC V Batley Bulldogs (6pm KO)

Sunday 30 April 2017 – from 4pm
MBi Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS

  • Rugby Ball Coconut Shy
  • Strongman Game with leader board
  • CCCT’s Blender Bikes
  • BedzRus Photo Finish Try Challenge
  • Passing Accuracy Challenge
  • Challenge Cup Trophy on display (subject to availability)
  • Photos with our life size photo board & Halicat mascot
  • Junior showdown: Batley U7s, Drighlington U7s & Siddal U7s play off in a curtain raiser.

Family tickets will be on sale in the ticket office on the day for £30 (Usually £60) including 2 x Adults and up to four U16s. Transfers to the fanzone available in the ground.

Calderdale receives top award for disability sports

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Disability sports teamCalderdale Council has received an impressive regional accolade for its disability sports programme.

At the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards, the Council received the Outstanding Local Authority Award, recognising the exceptional and inclusive service development and support for disabled young people and adults… read more…

Five-time Paralympic gold medallist, Hannah Cockroft, said of the award:

“I am so pleased that the great work my local Council in Calderdale have been doing to help make sport totally inclusive has been recognised at the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards. Sport changed my life and I hope that many other disabled young people can benefit in the local area through the efforts of the team.”

Young people with disabilities can now take part in sports like football, tennis, swimming, trampolining and dancing, from ages 6 to 19.

For more information about any of the sessions, please contact Calderdale Council’s Disability Sports Development Officer, Debbie Greenwood by email to Debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 341527.

Calderdale Community Grants Schemes

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The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.

The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.

The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.

There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale

To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:

  • Be a voluntary, community or faith group
  • Be properly constituted
  • Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
  • Be open and accessible to the community you serve
  • Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Tuesday 2nd of May 2017. 

For further details visit the Grants pages on Festivals and Events and the Small Grants Scheme or email grants@calderdale.gov.uk.

Can you help restore St Matthew’s Churchyard?

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Friends of St Matthews

The Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard are holding a working party for St Matthew’s Churchyard restoration project on Sunday 23 April, 2pm to 4pm.

Jobs will include clearing around graves, cutting grass and generally tidying up!… Any help will be much appreciated.

The group will provide equipment but gloves are advisable.

St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road,  Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH (opposite the Sun Inn)

Please meet by the tower opposite to the Sun Inn on Wakefield Road.