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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 10 August – OUT NOW!!

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  • Halifax Agricultural Show This Weekend
  • Happy Valley Pride This Week
  • Fun Swims for Ages 14 and Under
  • Firefest Pop Festival Coming Soon
  • Free Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Have a great weekend!

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Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Bank Holiday Monday!

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On Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Unfortunately, the last time that you should have been able to go up the tower in May, it was snowing so much that the event had to be called off for safety reasons. Somehow, I don’t think that we will have the same problem this time!

Wainhouse Tower will be open from 11:00am to 4:00pm (last ascent 3.30pm).

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.

Funding Opportunities from the Postcode Lottery

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A number of different grant opportunities have been made available from the Postcode Lottery.

People’s Postcode Trust’s Community Project Small Grants – Round 2
Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales can take the first step in the application process by submitting an online expression of interest.
The funding is for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain. The projects can be up to 12 months in length.
The Trust will consider projects which focus on:
• Employability and skills development programmes.
• Promotion of human rights through combatting discrimination.
• Poverty prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage 1 applications will be accepted from 1 August to 15 August 2018.
http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

The Postcode Local Trust is offering grants for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces
The Trust aims to provide financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community.
In 2018 Postcode Local Trust will provide short-term, designated funding for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces such as:
• Community gardens and play areas using sustainable materials
• Outdoor education and heritage
• Green energy projects and flood prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000.
The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:
Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
Applicants that are registered with OSCR/Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.
http://www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk/

Postcode Community Trust Opens for Round 2 of Community Grants
Funding for projects which improve health and wellbeing in Great Britain.
Charities and other not-for-profit organisations with projects in Great Britain that improve health and wellbeing have two weeks to submit their initial application.
The People’s Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills and resources to effect change in their own communities. The Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Trust provides short-term, designated funding for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain.
The Trust will consider projects which improve health and wellbeing through:
• Grassroots sports, arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing.
• Projects that improve the health of communities, through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or reducing isolation.
The projects can be up to 12 months in length.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage one applications for Round 2 will be accepted from 1 August to 15 August 2018.
http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

Heritage Walk: The Wainhouse Trail

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Meet David Nortcliffe on Monday 27 August, 2:15pm by the base of Wainhouse Tower for a 2 hour walk through the area where John Edward Wainhouse operated. Looking at his life, his properties and his famous feud with Sir Henry Edwards.

This is a Calderdale Heritage Walk and there is a charge of £3 (all ages) – no booking needed.

Access on foot from Wakefield Gate (off Skircoat Moor Road), Halifax.

(If you plan to ascend the Tower and walk the trail on the same afternoon, you’ll need to do the ascent first starting around 1:15pm as the Tower will have closed by the time the walk ends!).

  • Easy walk on level paths
  • Bus available to near starting point
  • Walk – please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 3 August – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • Advice on Coping with Hot Weather
  • Halifax Agricultural Show Coming Soon
  • Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Weekend
  • Fun Swims for Ages 14 and Under
  • Do Something in the Summer Holidays
  • Free Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Have a great weekend!

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Open Day and Garden Party at ROKT and Millers Bar

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Climb ROKTFACE, (Millroyd St., Brighouse HD6 1EY) the UK’s highest man-made climbing wall, for just £10 (that’s half price!) on Saturday 11 August then join the FREE summer garden party at Millers Bar where there will be live acoustic music through the day, Prosecco, Pimms, picnics and much more, perfect for all the family to enjoy!

Whether it’s climbing or spectating from the Millers newly refurbished canal-side beer garden, families and friends to enjoy the ROKT experience!

Charity Jigsaw Festival at St. Martin’s Church

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The first Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival was held in 2012. Since then some 3,000 people have visited the Festivals and purchased over 2,750 jigsaws, some making round trips of over 100 miles. The Festival is a topic of conversation around the town for weeks afterwards and is now an established annual event in the local calendar with 2018 bringing the seventh annual Festival.

This year the festival will be held on Friday 24 August – Monday 27 August, 10:00am-5:00pm (except Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm)

There will be over 1,000 made-up and boxed jigsaws, including:

  • children’s puzzles;
  • traditional scenes;
  • double-sided;
  • murder mystery;
  • crossword;
  • impossipuzzles;
  • mirror image;
  • wasgij;
  • XL pieces; and
  • 3D.

Approximately 200 assembled and upto 200 boxed jigsaws will be displayed at any one time. As soon as an assembled puzzle is sold, another will replace it.

Admission to the Festival is £2 for adults with accompanied children free. The entry programme includes £1 voucher towards the purchase of a jigsaw at the Festival. It has to be seen to be believed!

There will also be:

  • a golden jigsaw competition paying cash prizes;
  • tombola;
  • a luxury raffle; and
  • craft stalls.

Delicious food will be available: morning coffee, Yorkshire breakfast, lunch and traditional afternoon teas.

For more details, visit: Charity Jigsaw Festival.

 

Firefest Family Friendly Pop Festival Supporting Fire Fighters Charity

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On Saturday 18 August, 1:00pm-11:00pm the Fire fighters Charity will be holding a fantastic family friendly pop music festival featuring some of the best tribute acts in the UK! The event is in aid of Charity which celebrates its 75th Anniversary!

The event will be held at Headquarters of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Whitehall Road West, Birkenshaw BD11 2DY.

As well as the full headline of performing acts, there will also be a licensed bar selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, a specialist gin tent (provided by Ginger Whale Delicatessen in Gomersal), some small children’s rides and attractions and various catering outlets. There could well be an appearance from Little Freddy fire engine too! The whole event is aimed at families and you are encouraged to bring a picnic, chairs, blankets etc. However your own alcohol or glass bottles/containers cannot be brought in (Glass Free Zone).

Featuring top tribute act performances including tributes to Cold Play, Take That, Little Mix, David Bowie, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, The Bee Gees and Pink!

More information is available on the FireFest Birkenshaw 2018 Facebook page and tickets are available through eventim.co.uk .

‘World Builder’ – Summer Workshop with LEGO Bricks

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On Friday 10 August, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Bricks4Kidz will be holding a workshop at Southowram Community Centre, off Law Lane HX3 9QJ using LEGO bricks.

The workshop is suitable for children 5 and above.

Bricks4Kidz are doing what they do best …. awesome building fun with LEGO bricks!

It doesn’t take much for a child to use their imagination to create new worlds and environments using LEGO bricks.

The “World Builder” workshop fuses the idea of Minecraft, alongside LEGO City and Friends, to allow the children to create buildings, communities, or the natural world around us.

The Technic LEGO builds will add something special to their creations.

Tickets are £4.90 per child and are available through Eventbrite.

All the bookable sessions will be available on www.brickworkshops.co.uk – keep checking as additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

RSPCA ‘Paws for a Cause’ Dog Show at Holmfirth

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Local charities RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch and Kirkwood Hospice are delighted to be collaborating on a brand new event after being chosen as Mayor of Kirklees, Gwen Lowe’s, Charities of the Year. The local RSPCA and Kirkwood Hospice, along with the Mayor, are introducing ‘Paws for a Cause’, a charity dog show raising funds for both charities to Sands Recreation Park, Holmfirth on Saturday 18 August,12:00pm-4:00pm.

The event is brand new to the area and the two charities are hoping for success. ‘Paws for a Cause’ is proudly sponsored by Donaldson’s Vets and will include: a fun dog show, Have a Go Agility, local trade stalls, games plus food and drink for all of the Kirklees community and their canines to enjoy. All funds raised on the day will be split 50/50 to benefit both the hospice and the animal charity.

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator for RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford said “This is such an exciting opportunity for both of our charities and we’re thrilled to be able to bring the event to the Holmfirth community. We can’t thank Mayor Gwen Lowe enough for all of her encouragement and support, and for choosing our local RSPCA and the Hospice to raise funds for this year. We hope that with the support of the Kirklees community we can raise vital funds for two very important local charities and what better way to support both an animal and human charity by attending a fun dog show! ‘’

‘Paws For a Cause’ is free to attend, suitable for all ages and is sure to be wags of fun, so we really hope you can all join us for the first event of it’s kind in the area.