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Don’t forget your bin collection this Christmas

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There’s so much to remember over the festive season, but Calderdale residents are being reminded about the changes to their waste and recycling collections over the Christmas period.

The Christmas and New Year waste collection dates are as follows:

Usual collection day            –            Collection will be on
Monday 21 December               –             Saturday 19 December
Tuesday 22 December               –            Monday 21 December
Wednesday 23 December         –            Tuesday 22 December
Thursday 24 December            –             Wednesday 23 December
Friday 25 December                  –             Thursday 24 December
Friday 1 January 2016              –             Saturday 2 January 2016

Also, remember that by recycling weekly you can win great prizes, as part of the ‘Do it Weekly’ scheme which runs until July 2016.

For more information about recycling and other handy tips visit: www.calderdale.gov.uk/environment/waste/recycling.

Start the new year with Tea and Tech at Hamerton Close

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Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, equipment has been purchased as well as tutor support in order to help older people get online.

Launching at the end of January 2016
At Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD

If you would like to get online and you’re interested in learning more be sure to go along in the new year and get involved.

For further information email pauline.walker@togetherhousing.co.uk

FREE Cooking Club at The Orangebox

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obx cooking clubThe Orangebox Cooking Club is due to start in the next couple of weeks, so if you enjoy cooking and would like to expand your skills or just wanting to try something different, the Cooking Club may be just what you’re looking for.

What is the Cooking Club?
It’s an 8 week course for young people aged 15 or over, taking place in
the Orangebox kitchen and cafe every Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm.

What’s in it for me?
Lots of fun learning how to cook. A Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Award and a Level 2 Food Hygiene Qualification. You’ll also have the chance to get some paid work in the cafe at other times, and put your learning into action.

What does it cost?
It’s free, all you need is your time and commitment – It could be the start of something delicious!

If you are interested and would like to find out more call Linda on 01422 353073 or email linda@squarechapel.co.uk or Greg at gabroadbent@gmail.com

Greetland Academy evening classes – January 2016

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Greetland Academy has confirmed evening classes starting in January 2016 for 6 weeks learn to play the Ukulele or start Latin American dancing.

Starting Wednesday 6 January – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Learn to play the Ukulele with the opportunity to hire an instrument for the 6 weeks. £4 per session.

Starting Thursday 7 January – 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Get involved and have fun whilst you learn 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 01422 372893 or j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk

Grab the perfect gift for Grandad this Christmas

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Phoenix Shed - Friday Flyer PosterAre you stuck finding a present for the older man in your life, or maybe for your Grandad?

Look no further than The Phoenix Shed Membership Christmas Card, complete with a £20 membership to be a part of The Phoenix Shed.

The Phoenix Shed will open it’s doors to members, over 55 years of age at the beginning of January 2016 and to celebrate the good news, every new member application  before Christmas will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a £20 Local Shopping Voucher.

Apply now and be a part of The Phoenix Shed, a place to pursue your hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

To get involved call 01422 344074 – 07930 207537 or email chris.freeman@hotmail.co.uk  or if you require further information call Eddie Moss on 07533 610763 or Rob Clegg on 01422 254211.

 

Training Available from The PRG Support Project

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The PRG Support Project at Voluntary Action Calderdale are putting on briefing sessions for anyone who wants to know more about Patient Reference Groups in Calderdale, how they operate and what activities they become involved in on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 5pm to 7pm – Voluntary Action Calderdale
  • Thursday 28 January 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • Tuesday 16 February 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Central Methodist Church, Brighouse

Please email moya.kirkman@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 438723 to book a place.

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

Do Something – October to January activities in Calderdale

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do something logoThe October 2015 to January 2016 edition of Calderdale ‘Do Something’ is now available and can be viewed online here.

Packed full of activities for you and your children to get involved in from now and into the New Year… Take a look and see if there’s anything you fancy!

To find more local events in your area visit Calderdale – do-something

 

Courses with the Workers’ Educational Association

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Maybe you have been thinking about writing your very first novel but unsure where to start or just in need of inspiration!

Well think no more, as this Autumn from Monday 7 September 2015 there will be a number of courses which you can take part in such as creative writing, art, poetry, History and much more. No matter what your interests are, there’s a good chance you will find a course to suit you.

If you would like to take a look at some of the courses on offer, you will find details of each one including cost, duration and booking details by viewing the Autumn brochure here. (Calderdale courses can be found from page 13)