July

RSPCA annual Shibden dog show with a Gentlemen Jack twist

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f916dee79ab17501edcc32680c13f594The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch are holding their annual Shibden Dog Day.

This Saturday 27 July – running from 12-4pm,  in the beautiful settings of Shibden Park.

All families and four-legged companions are invited to take part in their 12 class fun dog show, enjoy doggy ‘pawty’ games and peruse a wonderful variety of stalls and games to suit all!

This year the branch are excited to introduce a brand new dog show class – ‘Top Hat Top Dog!”. In celebration of the recent success of the Halifax-based drama Gentleman Jack, the branch hope to see which dog will look best in an Anne Lister-esque top hat, with top hats provided on the day!

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said “We’re really excited to be back at Shibden Park once again with our annual fun dog show and we think the ‘Top Hat – Top Dog’ class will be a really fun element for our attendees and a great celebration of this beautiful Halifax park and it’s incredible history’.

Classes cost just £1.50 and the schedule includes other favourite classes such as ‘waggiest tail’, ‘puppy love’ and ‘best junior handler’ – meaning there is something to suit all breeds and ages.

The local RSPCA branch, which is self funded, is hoping to raise crucial funds for their Wade Street Animal Centre and all of the animals in their care, whilst also raising awareness of the welfare work they do in the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district areas.

To find out more about Shibden Dog Day please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘Shibden Dog Day 2019’ in events.

Have you visited Shelf Park recently?

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Group photoHave you visited Shelf Park recently? There’s loads going on to get involved in and active. What do you think of our local park?

Friends of Shelf Hall Park – This newly formed group has been busy identifying potential projects for the development of the Park.  They would like to hear new ideas from people. Public consultation will take place over the summer months.

Green Events

  • Friday 26 July 2019 meet in the Bridle Stile car park at 10.00 am please bring gloves and appropriate footwear – all ages welcome to improve this local amenity
  •  Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 6.30 p.m.  Meeting at the Stone Chair Variety Club, Brighouse and Denholme Gate Rd, Halifax HX3 7LB all welcome.

Get Active!

Shelf Bowls – Open to anyone over 14 years playing from April until the end of September.  If you have never played, contact Bryan on 07840 70759 Cookbryan@Yahoo.com for information.

Bowls can be provided free of charge whilst you learn and you just need some flat shoes. The group plays on the green at the bottom end of the park; they are active in a number of local leagues and would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in playing or learning to play.

Walks in the Park – Several walks start from the Park and at Bridle Stile there is access to the Calderdale Way.  There is a link on “From Weaver to Web” and a pamphlet with four walks produced by Calderdale Council.

Meanwhile if you have an hour to spare a stroll around this local park it could be part of your 10,000 steps each day.  Further information can be found on the Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/665772030508502/?ref=bookmarks  or contact: Davidwager@btinternet.com tel 01274602429 or Nicklesfoster@yahoo.co.uk

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 19 July 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Calderdale Voluntary & Community Sector Grants Scheme
  • This weekend! Square Chapel – Beer and Gin Festival this weekend!
  • Calderdale Heritage Walks: Anne Lister’s Halifax this weekend.

Have a great weekend!

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 12 July 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Latest news from Lead the Way – July 2019
  • Love your Parks Week 2019
  • This Weekend! Overgate Colour Run, Hebden Steampunk and more

Have a great weekend!

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 05 July 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Garden Competition 2019
  • K9 Party in the Park at Manor Heath 2019 This Weekend
  • Have Your Say! Exciting Plans for Elland
  • This weekend! Great Get Together with Calderdale Youth Council

Have a great weekend!

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Great Get Together with Calderdale Youth Council

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Calderdale Youth Council are having a FREE Great Get Together on Saturday 6 July, 10:00am-2:00pm at the Piece Hall celebrating the work and words of Jo Cox – “We have more in common than that which divides us”. 

There will be live entertainment courtesy of Oxjam as well as team building and circus skills and more.

All you need to do is bring your own picnic and a blanket.

For further information please contact Shakkela on 07799 656464 or email Shakkela.Ajaib-Latif@calderdale.gov.uk

Greetland Allrounders Family Fun Day

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On Saturday 13 July 2019, 1:00pm, Greetland Allrounders ARLFC, will be holding a Family Fun Day at the Spring Rock Grounds, Rochdale Rd, Greetland HX4 8PS (Between the Sportsman and Spring Rock Pubs!)

  • UNLIMITED access to inflatables
  • FREE Face painting
  • Hot dog
  • Rugby based skills competitions & games
  • Art activities & more to be announced!

All the usual adult & children’s drinks & snacks available from inside and outside bars (including gin & fizz bar).

There will be hot food available throughout the day.

Great fun for all the family! Everyone welcome!!

They’ll also be joined by members of the Halifax RLFC.

Children’s tickets just £5 or £12.50 for up to 4 siblings.

Get Started with Boxing

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Are you 16-25? Want to learn new skills?

There is a Taster Day about boxing on Monday 8 July 2019.

The actual Course Dates are from 15 July to 19 July 2019.

At Halifax Fire Station you will meet new people and improve your skills by working on a group challenges as well as learning how to deliver a training session.

Not only will it help you discover new talents, but you could also secure a qualification and benefit from support from our staff or one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

The course is free and all boxing is non-contact. On the course you will:

  • Gain an introduction into coaching, pad work and nutrition
  • Improve confidence and communication
  • Workout with local professional boxers and sports coaches
  • Spend the week in a fire station with fire fighters and get to use some of the equipment

Travel expenses will be paid on programme and you’ll receive a free T-shirt.

It will not affect your benefits and you will have up to three months support from the Prince’s Trust.

To join the course or find out more:

  • Search ‘Prince’s Trust
  • Text ‘Call me’ to 07983 385418
  • Call for free on 0800 842842

Steampunk Returns to Hebden Bridge

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Maybe a little too far from the Lower Valley but well worth a visit as Steampunk returns to Hebden Bridge on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July.

So what is Steampunk?

It’s a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”.

Steampunk technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, examples of steampunk contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology as steam cannons, lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

So expect to see splendidly dressed Victorian / Edwardian Ladies and Gentlemen with their amazing steampunk accessories and steampunk vehicles.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on, visit the Facebook event.