Lower Valley Friday Flyer 30 April 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Don’t forget to vote in the May 6th Elections
  • Activity ideas to do with your children in May
  • Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
  • A Sure Start for your little one at Elland Children’s Centre

Have a great weekend!

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Don’t forget to vote in the May 6th Elections

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You are reminded that on Thursday 6th of May 2021 there are Calderdale-wide elections to vote for Local Government Councillors.

This year for the first time, Calderdale will be voting for a Combined Authority Mayor.

In some areas there will also be Parish/Town Council by-elections.

Households will have been sent packs with the profiles of the candidates for the Mayoral election.

Whether voting in person at a polling station or by post, don’t forget to vote.

It is your right.

Activity ideas to do with your children in May

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As we are still and will be for some time under Covid restrictions very few live group events are open but hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel and more events will become available locally.

In the meantime, the Sure Start creative minds have put together a list of fun activities for the whole family to take part in!

Download May Activity Ideas


You will find ideas about places to walk, arts and crafts with paper plates and more, to name but a few!

It’s National Gardening Week, 26 April – 2 May

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Be at one with nature and get yourself some green fingers.  Over the last year, we’ve come to rely on our gardens and green spaces more than ever.  Many of us have rediscovered the importance of connecting with nature for our mental and physical wellbeing and for National Gardening Week in 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are celebrating the feel-good power of plants and gardens, highlighting the scientific links between gardening and wellbeing and sharing easy tips.

For lots more tips, advice and to find out how gardening activities can boost your personal wellbeing, visit the RHS website.

How to garden without a garden in North Halifax
If you don’t have a garden but would still like to cultivate those green fingers, the Gardeners World website has 10 tips on how to garden without a garden. You can also sign up to the Gardeners World email bulletin for a daily dose of gardening inspiration. The Paddock in Ovenden is a community garden, get in touch with Joan and Lynne and get growing with them, or just go along and have a chat.
There are self-managed and council owned allotments or options to grow on council land. The Todmorden’s Incredible Edible and RHS community garden sites have lots of hints and inspiration and explains the benefits of community gardening for both people and places. If you’re a Together Housing resident you can even win prizes in their Garden Competition.

Grow your own veg
There’s something magical about growing your own vegetables; it’s rewarding, healthy and fun and it’s also cheap, good quality and there’s zero food miles.  Why not have a go and see what you can produce this year either in your garden, in hanging baskets or on your windowsill.  Have a look at this beginners guide to get you started.


RSPCA Halifax to host Virtual Cat show May 9th

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Could your cat win in our Virtual Cat Show?…



We’re celebrating all things feline this May with our Virtual Cat Show!

You can enter your cat or kitten into any of the 10 photo categories between 23rd April and 7th May. We will announce our winners during a live show on Sunday 9th May starring some of our kitty residents, virtual cattery tours and some fun feline activities too!

You can enter as many classes as you like from the 10 listed below. CATegories include:…

Class 1 – Bonniest Lass
Class 2 –  Handsome Lad
Class 3 – Cutest Kitten
Class 4 – Grumpiest Cat
Class 5 – Cosiest Cat
Class 6 – Best Rescue
Class 7 – Best Friends (your cat with an animal or human companion)
Class 8 – Mature Moggies
Class 9 – Cheekiest Cat
Class 10 – Best Pose

Each picture costs £2 to enter. Please visit the RSPCA cat show page to submit your pictures:

RSPCA Virtual Cat show May 9th

You will be able to submit your entries between 9am on 23rd April – 12pm on 7th May on this event page or you can also email your entries to Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

We will select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner from each category who will receive a rosette in the post.

We will then host a Facebook show from 2pm on Sunday 9th May live from our Animal Centre!! This will include:

-Live announcements of our virtual Cat Show winners

-Live Talks/Demo’s

-Live Raffle

-Live cattery tour; meet the cats in our care

Make sure you enter your kitty’s photo between 23rd April to 7th May (cut off for entries is 12pm 7/5/21) and tune in to the Virtual Cat Show on 9th May on Facebook!

Community Foundation for Calderdale welcome back sport with grants of £3,000 for Sports Clubs

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As the UK begins to plan for a post-pandemic future, sport and community clubs need to play a vital role in our recovery so the Community Foundation for Calderdale have partnered with Made by Sport to make grants of up to £3,000 available to local sports clubs to save, resume or adapt their activity.

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale commented, “We believe sport is a vital tool to help young people develop and overcome social issues such as mental health, fight crime and anti-social behaviour, increase employment skills and pathways and to bring communities together.”


It is estimated that sport returns £4 for every £1 spent on reductions in spending on crime, truancy and ill health. Young people who are physically active thanks to their local sports clubs and organisations can show up to seven times better levels of teamwork, six times better levels of greater resilience and five times better communication skills.


Find out more about how your club can secure #ClubsInCrisis grant by visiting www.cffc.co.uk

Free Counter Terrorism Awareness courses available

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With the coronavirus pandemic changing all of our day-to-day routines, it is understandable that the threat from terrorism isn’t necessarily front of mind for everyone across the country. Counter Terrorist Policing know, sadly it has not gone away which is why we still need the public to be vigilant when they are out and about – where ever they may be, therefore,

Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisors on behalf of Counter Terrorism Policing North East are delivering ACT Awareness and SCaN (See Check and Notify) presentations remotely via Microsoft Teams on the following dates :-


ACT Awareness

Monday 26th April 10:30 – 12:00
Wednesday 28th April 13:30 – 15:00
Friday 7th May 10:30 – 12:00
Wednesday 12th May 13:30 – 15:00

SCaN (See Check and Notify)


Monday 26th April 13:30 – 15:00
Wednesday 28th April 10:30 – 12:00
Friday 7th May 13:30 – 15:00
Wednesday 12th May 10:30 – 12:00


SeeCheck and Notify (SCaN) aims to help businesses and organisations maximise safety and security using their existing resources. Your people are your biggest advantage in preventing and tackling a range of threats, including criminal activity, unlawful protest and terrorism. (numbers are limited on these courses),


Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is more of a broader course which covers all aspects.

These courses are free of charge. To reserve a place, please email rob.pyke@calderdale.gov.uk


Rob Pyke
Community Safety & Resilience Officer
Community Protection Team
Calderdale MBC

Online confidence and wellbeing courses by Eve Remington

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There are still available places for Eve’s online confidence and Wellbeing courses running in May 2021.

Available courses:

Transform your Anxiety into Resilience
3rd-5th May 8-9.30pm

Boost Your Wellbeing
10th-12th May 8-9.30pm

The courses run for three days at the same time every day.

Eve is a life coach, committed into helping people achieve their full potential. She has been running workshops and courses aimed at improving mental wellbeing and promoting self affirmation for a while. Her courses provide the tools to instigate positive changes and living life to its full potential.

If interested, email Eve at hello@everemingtoncoaching.com

Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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Wellholme Park Children’s Centre is looking for an inspirational manager who is able to provide leadership to a staff team and a provision of 37 children aged 0-4 years. Alongside our nursery we offer Children’s Centre services to across the areas of Brighouse, Rastrick, Bailiff Bridge & Lightcliffe.


Based at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

37 hours per week

£30,000 per annum


We are looking for someone who has substantial experience of managing a staff team together with the knowledge and understanding of how to support staff to provide high standards of care and education for our children.

Along with these skills you will need to have experience and a clear understanding of managing safeguarding issues and working together with a range of partner agencies.

If you think you are the person we are looking for and would like to visit the Children’s Centre or discuss the role in more detail, please contact Nicola Earnshaw on 07851774679.

For an application pack please visit our website www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk . If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

Closing date for the post is 12 noon on Wednesday 12th May 2021

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.