Dec

We’re joining the 12 Days of Christmas Shopping Window Trail!

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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!

Today’s Image:

Can you guess where it is? Have you seen it? Let us know!

Come back tomorrow for a clue!

OSCA Foundation Christmas Fayre December 11

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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.

 

 

 

For more information ring Steve on 07727860731.

Christmas images courtesy of:

Join the fun this winter and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

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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 healthyholidays@calderdale.gov.uk

Click here to download flyer

www.calderdale.gov.uk/healthyholidays

Christmas with the Men United Group December 8th

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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.

 

Download Flyer here

 

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.

 

Men United

Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX2 8AR

For more details please ring Peter (07599524471) or Graham (01422 202253)

email daniel.marham@calderdale.gov.uk

Partnership Board meets in public 7 December 2021

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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 westyorkshire.stp@nhs.net 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

easyfundraising Donations Advent Calendar

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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.

http://efraising.org/yxZ3T4ZHBN 

Eat, Learn and Play with the Panthers Family Dec 20-23

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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

The Halifax Panthers

 

VSI Alliance Update 26 November 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. There is information on safer communities including a knife crime seminar, Christmas initiatives, consultations, funding opportunities and job vacancies.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Don’t forget the Starting Well Parent / Carer survey – December 5

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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

Or going to https://surveys.qaresearch.co.uk/Calderdaleparents.asp

The survey will be open until 5th December for you to give us your views.

Thank you!