Jan

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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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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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.

Unique Ways Afternoon Tea – Brighouse

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Unique Ways is hosting an afternoon tea on Friday 22 February 2019, 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Limelight Studios, 13 Church Street, Rastrick, Brighouse HD6 3NF.

We don’t have all the answers about what’s best for your child – after all, you’re the one who knows them best.

The aim of the afternoon tea is not only to relax and chat but to share tools, ideas and insight that will help you to recognise and improve the mental health and wellbeing of your young person. It is then up to you how to best use this information to support your young person, and if you believe that your young person needs further professional support then we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Peter Pan from the Halifax YMCA Pantomime Society

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The Halifax YMCA Pantomime Society presents its production of Peter Pan from Wednesday 26 January to Sunday 30 January at YMCA, The Marlborough Hall, 13 Crossley Street, Halifax HX1 1UG.

For more information and tickets (£8 adults, £6 children), please visit  The Halifax YMCA Pantomime Society

Tickets also available in person at the venue.

Dates and times of performances are;

 

  • 26 January 2019 – 1:15pm-3:15pm
  • 26 January 2019 – 6:15pm-8:15pm
  • 27 January 2019 – 1:15pm-3:15pm
  • 28 January 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 30 January 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 31 January 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 1 February 2019 – 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • 2 February 2019 – 1:15pm-3:15pm
  • 2 February 2019 – 6:15pm-8:15pm

 

FREE Creative Writing Course at King Cross Library

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The aim is to develop writing skills and to produce a collection of work.

Writing exercises suitable for novices or more experienced writers.

Starting with pair work and group writing.

Two meetings per month from 26th January to 25th May on;

  • 26 January 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 6 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 27 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 11 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 25 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more information, see King Cross Library or telephone: 01422 288028.

Please note, there is a 3 week break between course dates around the Easter holidays.

NewStart Calderdale Volunteer Required at Horton Housing

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Horton Housing‘s NewStart Calderdale team supports clients who are over the age of 18 and are ex-offenders or at risk of offending. The service supports clients to secure and sustain a tenancy, provide ongoing support to enable them to resettle effectively and reduce the likelihood of re-offending.

They are looking for someone who is friendly and enthusiastic to assist with the delivery of client focused support, administration and general tasks. In return, expenses are paid and a full induction and training is provided along with a training supervisor.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in the social care field or just has a passion for helping others. Please get in touch to find out more by emailing volunteer.applications@hortonhousing.co.uk or call 01274 753352 to speak to the Volunteer Service Manager.

Have You Ever Considered Fostering?

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Fostering is incredibly rewarding. As a foster carer you can make a massive difference to a child or young person and help give them the best possible start in life.

Foster carers are amazing people who provide a loving family home where children and young people can feel safe, settled and happy. Fostering with Calderdale Council means becoming part of a team that does everything it can to help young people live their lives to the full.

Steve, a Calderdale foster carer, said: “It’s been life changing and so rewarding for us. Knowing that we’re helping young people to be safe and happy is a brilliant feeling.”

To find out more about fostering in Calderdale, download the information pack here or go to the Calderdale Fostering Website.

The Fostering Coffee Morning is a monthly drop in to meet the fostering team and foster carers from Calderdale Council. The next coffee morning is on Tuesday 29 January, 09:30am-11:30am at COSTA Coffee, 8 Woolshops, Halifax and is an opportunity to have an informal discussion and find out about fostering for Calderdale.

There are information booklets for you to take away and the team is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 18 January 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Have Your Say on the Council Budget Proposals
  • 12 Months Sports Centre Membership for the Price of 11
  • Calderdale Industrial Museum ‘Ghost Hunt’
  • Elland Regeneration Open Public Meeting
  • Find Your Voice at Halifax WomenCentre
  • How to Train Your Dragon LEGO Bricks Workshop
  • Understanding Dementia Online Course

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

North Halifax Partnership Ltd is registered as a ‘data controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Data Protection Act. You can find out more about the Data Protection Act, and your legal rights at https://ico.org.uk

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.

Please click here to read our Privacy Notice on our website.

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.