Have your say on plans for a new bus station in Halifax

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Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are asking people to comment on plans for a new bus station in Halifax, which is due to be completed by 2023. The £15.4m scheme aims to deliver a modern, fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage and public space of Halifax town centre.

You will be able to see the plans and feedback your views online via the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s ‘Your Voice’ website at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/hbs between Monday 13 January and Wednesday 12 February.

There will also be two drop-in sessions where you can see the plans, meet the project team, ask questions and provide feedback. The details of the sessions are:

  • Tuesday 21 January 2020 at Halifax Town Hall –  4pm to 8pm.
  • Saturday 1 February 2020 at Halifax Borough Market – 10am to 2pm.

For more information, please read: Halifax Bus Station A5 Flyer (web)

Southgate Christian Centre Shoppers lunch first Friday of the month at 12pm

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Come down at the Southgate Christian Centre and unwind at our Shopper’s lunch on the First Friday of each month at 12pm.

Enjoy a two-course meal and a drink for £5.00 per person. Make new friends and have fun!

Our next lunch is held on February 7th at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street, Elland, HX5 0JL starting 12 noon.

For more information or to look at the proposed Shoppers Lunch menu, please visit

http://www.southgatemethodistchurch.org.uk/ and look under events.

You can ring Wilma on 07772123058 to book your tickets or just come on the day.


We look forward to seeing you!


Imaginary – A new Musical at Southgate Christian Centre – Opening night January 29

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Southgate Christian Centre are proud to host Imaginary – A  new musical by the Southgate Drama & Social Group.

This is a fantastic musical that is fun for all the family. Come and support our community drama group and enjoy a great evening.

There will be performances each night at Southgate Christian Centre starting 7.15pm from 29th January to 1st February including a matinée on 1st February at 2.15pm.

Ticket prices: Adults – £10.00, under 16yrs – £8.00. Group discounts available.
Tickets are available from Bramleys Estate agent, Victoria Road, Elland or online from www.southgatedrama.co.uk. There will be tickets available on the door, subject to availability.


For more information contact 07772123058.


Venue: Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street, Elland, HX5 0JL

Southgate Drama & Social Group: https://www.southgatedrama.co.uk/

Make the Most of You! Adult employability course with CKCareers

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Want to try something new and get into work?

We’re running an employability course for adults starting on 18 February. Come to our 4 week 3 hour sessions and let us help you Make the Most of You!

Gain confidence, become more self-aware and start considering employment options.

 The 4 half day workshops will include a variety of activities and discussion to help you know yourself a bit better.

  • What motivates you – what’s important to you?
  • What you are good at – your strengths.
  • How you like to learn – are you an observer or talker?!
  • What Next – You decide…..
  • You will keep a record after each workshop of what you’ve done.
  • There are no right or wrongs here – it’s all about you!

Contact Dominique Curran to find out more on 07812971816

C&K Careers: www.skcareersonline.org.uk
Halifax Careers Centre, 16 Alexandra Street, Halifax, HX1 1BS

Everyday Maths for Parents Thursday morning at The Space @ Field Lane

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There are two new Everyday Maths courses aimed at adults running at the Space @ Field Lane.


  • 6 week course starts on January 9th, ending on February 13 (6 sessions in total)
  • 18 week course starting February 27 ending July 14 (18 weeks)


Come along to our free course aimed at adults for help with everyday maths in a friendly, relaxed learning environment.

Taught by a qualified teacher from Calderdale Adult Learning, this course provides tutoring in Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing, as well as working out Percentages, Interest rates, Measurements and Conversions.

The classes are run at The Space every Thursday between 9.30am – 12.00pm


For more information:

  • Calderdale Adult Learning: 01422 392820
  • The Space: 01484 556924, Field Lane, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT.


Sparks! Half term fun at the Bankfield Museum – various dates

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As part of the Calderdale Photography exhibition come and create your own landscape picture.

The event takes place on three separate dates during the Spring Half term:

February 18, 19, 20 from 11:00 – 16:00.

Suitable for 4-12 years old. £4 per child or £3 for Passport to Leisure.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/979825569068364/


Part of the Calderdale Local Offer

Physical Activity Survey for parents/carers and childcare providers of children under 5

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Are you pregnant, a dad-to-be or parent/carer/grandparent of a child/ren aged under 5?
Do you represent  a PVI Childcare Provider or Children’s Centres?
Do you work as a Child minder?
If so we would like to hear your views.

As part of the movement for Calderdale to be the most active borough in the UK, Active Calderdale and partners are promoting a survey for parents and carers of children under 5 years to help us to understand how we can help you to be more physically active.

We are interested to know what would help you to be more active and the answers could help develop and plan Calderdale projects.

Please take five minutes to complete the survey and share your views with us.

There are two surveys, one aimed at parents/carers and one aimed at providers of childcare.

>> Parent/Carer survey <<

>> Childcare provider survey <<

The survey will be open from 9th January until the 8th February 2020.

Anger Management and Managing your Mood Free Workshops by Healthy Minds

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Healthy Minds are running two free of charge workshops to address the issues of Anger Management and Managing your Mood.

  • Managing your Mood One day workshop to help explore feelings of low mood, stress or anxiety and helpful ways to manage them to improve your wellbeing.
    Tuesday February 4th, 10.30am-12.30pm,  Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane, HX2 8SH
  • Anger Management A three week long workshop to give you the  opportunity to identify what normal anger is and learn practical tips on how to deal with anger in a healthy way.
    Tuesday March 17th, 24th, 31st,  11am-1pm, Causey Hall, Dispensary Walk, Halifax HX1 1QL

Refreshments will be provided for both events.

Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis, so book as soon as possible.


To book, contact Nicky on 01422 345 154 or nicky@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk


Healthy Minds is the operating name for Calderdale Wellbeing, a limited company registered in England & Wales. Registered Office: 1 King St, Halifax  HX1 1SR Company No: 6828871, Charity Reg: 1132316

Healthy Minds, 1 King Street, Halifax HX1 1SR, 01422 345154

Support Healthy Minds via JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/calderdale-wellbeing

Harry Potter Book Night at Brighouse Library February 5th.

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Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night in style on Wednesday 5 February at Calderdale Libraries very own answer to Hogwarts, Brighouse Library.

Choose your house & take part in 4 Hogwarts lessons; History of Magic with Professor Binns, Herbology with Professor Sprout, Care of Magical Creatures with Newt Scamander’s associates Zoolab & for the first time we are being joined by renowned Potion Masters, Love Science who will deliver this year’s Potion class.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/discover

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Ticket price: £12 per child £5 per adult.


The event is featured in the Do Something! February – April 2020 activity issue. For more similar events read the latest Do Something! issue here.


For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on Hx 392620.

Complete the Calderdale Survey today! Vision 2024 Perception Survey January 2020

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2024 is an important year for Calderdale. It’s the year that marks our 50th anniversary and will be a time to celebrate and reflect on what’s been achieved over the last half century. But what is it like to live here right now? Your views of our place really matter. They change where we’re going and how we get there. If you’re 16 or older and live here, please take a few minutes this January to complete our short survey and tell us about life in Calderdale. Do you have friends and family who live in Calderdale too? Ask them to take part too!


If you complete the survey during January you’ll be in with a chance of winning great local prizes including:


  • Two cinema tickets for Square Chapel in Halifax
  • Two tickets for the Streets in the Sky Tour at Halifax Borough Market
  • Two tickets for entry to Shibden Hall