Happy Advent month everyone as the countdown to Christmas has officially begun!
This year, Calderdale Lower Valley blog (and Halifax North and East blog) will be doing the 12 days of Christmas Shopping Window trail and we hope you join us! It will be fun and actually… we haven’t found them all, so we need your help!
For the third year in a row, several shop windows in the town centre have had a little festive makeover, thanks to the very talented Jenny Tribillon.
This Shopping Window Trail features 12 Christmas full window paintings of colourful wintery themes and Christmas celebrations.
The blog will embark in this festive treasure hunt, starting December 1st with one picture going live every other day leading to December 24th.
Join us and see if you can spot them all!
Can you guess where it is? Have you seen it? Let us know!
Come back tomorrow for a clue!
You are invited to our Christmas Fayre at Forest Cottage in the Enderby Hall.
Our Christmas Fayre is on Saturday the 11th of December from 1pm to 4pm.
Our Pub will be open from 1pm onwards.
Hot drinks and cakes will be available.
We will be holding a raffle and tombola with lucky prizes!
There will be stalls where you can buy Christmas gifts and stocking fillers.
You can even have your own table to sell your goods or promote your organisation.
Tables can be purchased at £5 each.
This Winter, during the December school holidays, children and young people across Calderdale who are eligible for free school meals are getting the chance to access free holiday club places through our Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme.
The scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school-aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. We are developing inclusive places as part of Healthy Holiday provision.
Visit Healthy Holidays for more information, contacting providers and booking your place
You can contact the team via email at email@example.com
Men United would like to invite you to the group’s Christmas get together on
WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2021
10AM TO 12PM
Come along for a bacon sandwich and a coffee!
Have a conversation on topics such as how Covid has affected you and your family or ways you can get actively involved in your community.
The MEN UNITED group meets every Wednesday THROUGHOUT THE YEAR from 10am to 12noon
Come along to our sessions (First one FREE! Then £3 per session) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men, make new friends, and enjoy group Discussions.
Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX2 8AR
For more details please ring Peter (07599524471) or Graham (01422 202253)
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Partnership Board will meet in public on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 2pm. The meeting will be held virtually to ensure people are not at any unnecessary risk of COVID-19.
The Partnership Board further strengthens joint working arrangements between the NHS, councils, care providers, hospices, Healthwatch, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Together, the Partnership improves health and care of all people living across the area.
The Board is an important group for the Partnership, which covers Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield. It brings together elected members, executive and non-executives, and independent co-opted members in one decision making process.
Chaired by Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council and Chair of Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Board, the meeting will focus on the Partnership’s COVID-19 response and recovery including the development of the area’s ‘People Plan’, and support for minority ethnic communities and colleagues. Board members will discuss the Partnership’s governance arrangements in response to the Government’s national proposals to further join up health and care services. They will also hear from a member of the planned care citizen panel.
Working alongside communities, the Partnership Board aims to give people the best start in life with support to stay healthy and live longer. Many factors determine whether someone leads a long and healthy life, including good housing, access to green space, and building an inclusive economy that creates more good jobs, reduces health inequalities, and promotes opportunity for all. These important factors are at the heart of the Partnership Board.
The Partnership Board is also influenced by the voice of local people. It has co-opted four independent members of the public and has a strong commitment to listening to the public’s views.
The Board meets in public every three months and gives people the opportunity to ask questions and have their say. Members of the public will be able to ask a question at the start of the meeting via a video link. All questions submitted will receive a written response after the meeting and will be published on the Partnership’s website.
Members of the public are asked to email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 6 December at 5pm – highlighting the question to be asked at the Board. People can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions. Members of the public who want to ask a question will then be sent a Microsoft Teams link to the meeting.
The agenda, papers, and link to watch the meeting live can be accessed at: www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/meetings/partnershipboard/papers from Tuesday 30 November.
You can find out more about asking questions to the Board at: www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/meetings/partnershipboard/questions
Open the door to £250 donations this Christmas
It’s officially Christmas, and helping you to jingle all the way to the big day, are easyfundraising who are giving third sector organisations daily opportunities to win free donations.
Open the doors in their big Advent giveaway and open doors to Christmas magic – daily donation prizes of £250 and a huge £10,000 donation giveaway on 25 December.
Give your organisation the gift of free donations this year, more info here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community/?utm_medium=partner&utm_source=bc+com+partnerships&utm_campaign=december21+comms&utm_content=newsletter&origin=par
About the scheme:
Each day through December easyfundraising give away a £250 donation to a good cause and then on Christmas Day they give away a huge £10k donation! This has run for a number of years and it is really well received. All people have to do to enter is click the daily door to open it and they could win £250 for their chosen good cause.
Halifax Panthers invite you to join them in an action packed three day Christmas events, at the Shay Stadium in Halifax.
You will have the chance to play Rugby, Football, Cricket, Dodgeball and New Age Curling.
All attendees will receive a hot meal as well as health and nutrition information and much more!
You can book your tickets through the Halifax Panthers Shop
Are you a parent/carer with children under 8? Or expecting a child? Calderdale Council would love your views!
By completing the survey you have the chance to be entered into a free prize draw to win one of three prizes of high street vouchers before Christmas.
You can find out more and complete the survey by scanning this QR code
The survey will be open until 5th December for you to give us your views.