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.
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
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.
- 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
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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 email@example.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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01274 753352 to speak to the Volunteer Service Manager.