Dec

Have your say on maternity and paediatric services

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If you and your family are currently using or have recently used local maternity and/or paediatric services then share your views at an informal session and talk about Community & hospital services, Transport issues, Emergency & urgent care for children & young people and Issues about maternity & paediatric services you think important.

Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 10am to 12.30pm
Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

Only a small number of places are available so please contact moya.kirkman@cvac.org.uk as soon as possible to book your place or call 01422 431094.

If you can’t make it to a session but still want your views to count complete this online survey,  quoting code CEC/12, by 14 December 2015

Donate and help the most vulnerable this winter

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Are you clearing out the old before bringing in the new this Christmas?

If so then why not consider donating your unwanted items to the One Good Turn charity at one of their Give and Take sessions being held across Calderdale throughout November and December. – The most urgent items required include:

  • Men’s clothes, shoes, coats – Ladies coats, shoes
  • Children coats, pyjamas, dressing gowns, slippers, shoes – Toys, Games, Books
  • Bedding, duvets, duvet covers, sheets, blankets for single and double beds and cots
  • Toiletries, Toothpaste, Soap, Deodorant, Sanitary Towels, Nappies, Shower gel

Donations can be made on Tuesday 8 December at Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse from 1pm to 3pm.

For further information visit onegoodturncharity.org.uk

Calderdale Local Plan Consultation

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The Council is currently working to produce a Local Plan for Calderdale. This will set out a framework for how the District will grow over the next 15 years to meet the need for new homes and jobs. It will also identify sites for proposed development, and areas that will be protected.

The consultation starts at 12 noon on Friday 6 November and runs for 6 weeks until 5pm Friday 18 December. Residents and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on potential sites, and other aspects of the Local Plan, and the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for CIL.

We are very keen to encourage residents and others involved in the community to view the information on the Council’s website and make their comments on line, using the following links to the Local Plan page on the Council’s website.

The following drop-in events will be held around Calderdale and each will provide information covering the whole of the District. There is no need to register for these events, and people can come along to the venue that is the most convenient for them.

  • Monday 16 November – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 November – Halifax Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 19 November – Todmorden Town Hall – 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 21 November – Elland Library – 12pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday 24 November – Foundry Street Centre, Sowerby Bridge – 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 26 November – Mulberry Suite, Brighouse High School, – 4pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 8 December – Threeways Centre, Ovenden – 4pm to 7pm

To find out more visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search Local Plan, or you can email
spatial.planning@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 392206

Light up a Life this Christmas

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overgate light up a lifeOvergate Hospice would like to invite you to be part of their Light Up A Life Appeal 2015.

Sunday 29 November – 2pm
Light a candle at The Memorial Service at Halifax Minster on

Sunday 6 December – 4pm
Light a candle at The Memorial Service at St Mary’s Church, Todmorden

Sunday 6 December – 4pm
Join in the lighting of a tree of remembrance at Overgate Hospice

Thursday 17 December – 6.30pm
Join in the lighting of a tree of remembrance at Overgate Hospice

Click here for more information on The Overgate Hospice or visit lightup.overgatehospice.org.uk for details of the Light Up A Life Appeal 2015

The true cost of burglary campaign

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Burglars know the price of everything and the value of nothing – that is the message being highlighted by West Yorkshire Police as part of their latest burglary campaign.

The campaign aims to make people think about the true cost of burglary, as this can be both emotional and financial.

Being burgled can be devastating for victims, not only is it upsetting and inconvenient to lose the items that you have worked hard to pay for, but it can also lead to sleepless nights, feelings of anger and the loss of treasured memories and personal items.

Following crime prevention tips can help to secure your home and deter burglars. Find them at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/truecost

For more information about home security call 101 and ask to speak to your local Crime Prevention Officer or follow on Twitter using #wypburglary.

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Saturday Art Clubs at Smith Art Gallery

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A variety of arts and crafts activities for ages 8 to 14 at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse from 10.30am to
art club12.30pm on the following dates:

Saturday 31 October 2015

Saturday 14 November 2015
Saturday 28 November 2015

Saturday 12 December 2015

Saturday 16 January 2016
Saturday 30 January 2016

The cost is £5 per session and places can be booked by calling Jeffrey on 01422 352334 or by email to jeffrey.andrews@calderdale.gov.uk

Festive Family Fun at the Victoria Theatre

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Enjoy festive shows for all the family at Victoria Theatre this year with The Nutcracker, The Snowman, Santa’s Rusty Robot and Cinderella.

Sunday 15 November at 7.30pm – The Nutcracker
Presented by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House, this high quality ballet is performed to a large live orchestra and is an inspiring introduction to classical ballet for the whole family – Tickets cost £34 to £35.10* – Book Now

Wednesday 2 December at 2pm and 7pm – The Snowman
Rated No. 2 in The Guardian’s top 10 things to do with the family over Christmas, this classic story is shown on a large screen accompanied by a professional orchestra – Tickets cost £9.90* to £24.10* – Book Now

Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December – Pre-School Special: Santa’s Rusty Robot
In response to the success of Santa’s Dizzy Day last Christmas, Iain Lauchlan and Imagine Theatre have come up with a brand new Santa show for 2 to 6yr olds – Tickets cost £7* to £11.10* – Book Now

Saturday 12 December to Sunday 3 January – Cinderella
Schools’ performances run w/c 14th December and tickets are selling fast for all performances of our fun and popular panto – Tickets cost £14 to £19.05* – Book Now

For more performances and entertainment coming up at the Victoria Theatre visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria/events.jsp

Start your own business drop in sessions – November / December 2015

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

Click here for details of upcoming sessions and further information.

Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.

The Greetland Academy Evening Classes – Nov 2015

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Greetland Academy has confirmed evening classes starting in November for 7 weeks.

Wednesday evenings from 4 November – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Ukulele group – £4 per session with the opportunity to hire an instrument for the 7 weeks

Thursday evenings from 5 November – 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Latin American Dancing – £4 per session

If you would like to enrol for any of the courses or require any further information please contact Jayne Firth at The Greetland Academy for further details on 01422 372893 or by email to j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk.

Bookstart busy babies at Brighouse Library

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Baby bounce and rhyme sessions for babies and toddlers aged 0 to 2 years – Activities include songs and rhymes on the following dates from 10.30am to 11.10am

  • bookstart busy babiesTuesday 27 October 2015
  • Tuesday 3 November 2015
  • Tuesday 10 November 2015
  • Tuesday 17 November 2015
  • Tuesday 24 November 2015
  • Tuesday 1 December 2015
  • Tuesday 8 December 2015
  • Tuesday 5 January 2016
  • Tuesday 12 January 2016
  • Tuesday 19 January 2016
  • Tuesday 26 January 2016

The cost is just £2 per child or FREE for Passport to Leisure card holders and all children must be accompanied by a parent/carer – Booking is not required, please pay on the day.

For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.