Jan

Pennine Magpie recruiting new Trustees – various roles

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Pennine Magpie is a charity based in Halifax that offers a wide range of activities, experiences and training to adults with learning disabilities.

We are at an extremely exciting time of development and are looking for new Trustees to help us achieve our strategic aims.

We are particularly looking to recruit new Trustees who have experience in the fields of:

  • Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Governance
  • Health and Social Care
  • Project management
  • Adult Education
  • Learning Disabilities

You do not have to have a particular professional background to become a Trustee. You may know someone with a learning disability, or care or have cared for someone, you may be someone who believes strongly that all people no matter what their disability deserve to be respected and valued by society. If this describes you, you could have a lot to offer.

Pennine Magpie is committed to promoting equality and diversity opportunities and we welcome applications from all aspects of society.

If you feel you have the experience skills and drive to help us deliver our strategy, please contact amanda.goulding@penninemagpie.co.uk or phone 01422 383550 in the first instance.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Join the Calderdale Heritage Walks every fortnight until March 2020

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Even walks in Brighouse attract walkers from further afield so why not join in a fun activity that combines gentle exercise with fascinating insight into the history of Calderdale?

Walks take place every second Sunday on a fortnightly basis. Each walk has its own topic of interest and takes place in a different part of Calderdale. All welcome to join, all levels of fitness welcome.
Walks that are wheelchair accessible are marked as such.

December walks:

  • December 1st: Big ‘Cs’ IN RIPPONDEN:  Church, catastrophe, conflict, cooperation, Chartism and more. Ripponden had them all!
  • December 15th: Brighouse Extends Northwards: In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich histories. Wheelchair accessible.
  • December 29th: How Hebden Bridge: The story behind the growth of the town and the changes that have taken place. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, take a look at the Calderdale Walks or visit CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk

Projects Administrator – North Halifax Partnership

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37 hours per week
£18,135 pa
Fixed term to July 2020

North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative help people into employment and training, provide youth activity and diversionary projects and deliver activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

We are looking to appoint an individual with a strong customer focus to provide friendly and efficient administrative support and help ensure the smooth running of the projects of the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative (OMI) and Staying Well programmes.

The role involves:-

  • Providing a friendly welcoming service to service users and stakeholders
  • Assisting with the organisation’s internal communications through administration of databases, triage of enquiries and preparing documents for meetings.
  • Undertaking service evaluation surveys over the telephone
  • Maintaining appropriate records and data standards to ensure information is organised and evaluated effectively in adherence to the Data Protection Act.

It is essential that you have at least 1 years’ experience delivering excellent customer service working in a paid or voluntary capacity for an organisation with a lot of direct customer contact.

Please email completed applications to Julie.Jones@nhpltd.org.uk.

For more information about this role, please contact Vicky McGhee on 0300 555 0266.

Closing date 12 noon Wednesday 18th December 2019
Interviews to be held week commencing 6th January 2020.

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

Come to Bridge House Day Centre to discover our range of activities!

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As the dark nights draw in the isolation for those living alone can increase.

Do you know someone that would benefit from a day out in a stimulating, warm and friendly environment?

At Bridge House Day Centre we are able to offer all that and more

We have a range of activities including but not limited to knitting, baking, bingo, puzzles, quizzes and movement classes.

Sound interesting? Pop in for a visit or call to discuss a free trial session.

Transport options are available

For more details contact

Aisha Daji, Day Centre Manager on 01484 905111 or aisha.daji@bridgehouse-care.co.uk

 

Bridge House Residential, Day & Nursing Care
95 Bracken Road
Brighouse
HD6 4BQ
01484 905111

Bookstart Busy Babies at Brighouse Library – Ages 0 to 2

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Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature.

Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

Sessions run from 10.30am to 11.10am on the following dates;

  • Tuesday 8, 22, 29 October 2019
  • Tuesday 5, 12, 26 November 2019
  • Tuesday 3, 17 December 2019
  • Tuesday 14, 21, 28 January 2020

Just £2 per child or FREE with a passport to leisure

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.

Do Something Oct 19 – Jan 20

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The Do Something Booklet for Oct 19 – Jan 20 is now available & so are tickets for events & activities.

Booking is essential via www.ticketsource.co.uk/discover

Calderdale has some fantastic events planned from Busy Babies to make your own Roving Spacecraft. Dear Zoo, make a stop-Motion video, design your own Bloxels video game or learn to code with a micro bit, we have something for everyone CMBC #TakeALook #BookYourTickets

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Sign up for #electricvalley to Petition for Electrification of the Calder Valley Rail Line

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A petition calling for the electrification of the Calder Valley line has been launched by Calderdale Council as part of its campaign for greater investment in the service.

After months of misery, the Council is asking commuters to pledge their support for change by signing the online petition at www.calderdale.gov.uk/electricvalley. Find out more about the campaign at Sign up for #electricvalley.

Commuters, businesses and visitors can also back the campaign through social media by demanding change using the hashtag #electricvalley on Twitter and Facebook.

The Calder Valley line is consistently one of the poorest performers across the West Yorkshire network.

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said:
“Improving the service, its reliability, capacity and quality, is a priority because of the economic, social and environmental benefits which it would bring. Regular commuters have suffered delays and cancellations for months as a result of the timetable changes in May 2018.  We need everyone to sign the petition to express their frustration and really demonstrate the weight of public opinion. It’s time for change.”

The Calder Valley line links Leeds and Manchester via Bradford, Halifax and Rochdale, plus several other towns in the Upper Calder Valley.

It also provides a connection between York and Blackpool and Huddersfield via Brighouse.

Full electrification of the line would improve journey times; make train services more reliable, cheaper to run and less costly for passengers; help cut congestion on the roads, leading to better air quality and fewer carbon dioxide emissions.
The Council also wants faster, more frequent trains; better access for walkers, cyclists and buses; and improved station car parking, especially in the growth area of Brighouse.

Age UK Winter Newsletter

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Age UK have published the Winter Newsletter which can be downloaded here discussing their Advice and Information Services (I&A), Tackling Isolation in Calderdale and much more.

You can also make use of their free energy saving help and many other local services.

Call into the shop at 4-6 Woolshops, Halifax HX1 1RJ phone 01422 252040 or
email enquiries@ageukck.org.uk

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Have Your Say on the Council Budget Proposals
  • Elland Regeneration Open Public Meeting
  • Find Your Voice at Halifax WomenCentre
  • Peter Pan at YMCA
  • Have You Considered Fostering
  • Understanding Dementia Online Course

Have a great weekend!

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North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

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You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us via email, or by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.

Poetry Competition at Rastrick Library

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Now in its third year, this competition is open to anyone currently living in or attending school in Rastrick or Brighouse.

There are three age groups: under 11, 11 to 18, over 18, as at 1 September 2018.

You can enter a maximum of 2 poems. Poems can be on any subject, of any length and take any form.

There is no entry fee.

There will be three cash prizes per age group.

The judging panel comprises Benjamin Guilfoyle, performance poet, Susan Field, published poet and leader of a writing group, and Darren Martin, nephew of John Harrison.

You can get an entry forms from the library or you can email entries to friendsofrastricklibrary@hotmail.com. If emailing your entry, please include which age group you belong to.

Entries should be emailed or handed in at Rastrick Library by 1pm on Friday 15 February.

Prize winners will be asked to take part in the awards evening to be held at Rastrick Library on Wednesday 27 March, 7:00pm.

If anything is not clear, please ask staff at the Library.