July

K9 Party in the Park at Manor Heath 2019

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch are inviting all two legged and four legged friends to their annual ‘K9 Party In The Park’ on Sunday 7 July 2019, 12:00pm-5:00pm at Manor Heath Park, Halifax HX3 0EB.

The self funded branch is hoping to raise crucial funds for the animals in their care, whilst having some fun in the sun and partying with local supporters and their canines!

The event is free but donations are greatly received and all party-goers will receive a free goodie bag! The dog show can be entered from 11:30am on the day and is just £1.50 per class.

A double ‘Eyes That Melt Your Heart’ class for little and large dogs along with ‘Puppy Love’ and ‘Heinz 57’ are just a few examples of some of the classes that will be running on the day.

Expect:

  • 25 Class Dog Show
  • Fun games
  • Great Food Vans
  • Delicious Ice Cream
  • A variety of fun and interesting local stalls
  • Have-a-go Agility
  • Staff on hand to help with behavioural advice
  • Great music all day

and lots more to keep the whole family, four-legged or two-legged highly entertained!

To find out more about K9 Party visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branches website here: https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘K9 Party In The Park’.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

The Big Yorkshire COTE Fundraiser

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Children on the Edge (COTE) working with The Body Shop exists to help marginalised and forgotten children who are living on the edge of their societies.

These are children without parental care, neglected or persecuted by their governments, ignored by international media and missed by large overseas agencies. They are children on the edge of society.

Forgotten – but not by us. Everyone deserves a childhood.

This fundraising event will be on Saturday 13 July, 6:00pm onwards at The Arches, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX. There will be entertainment including a magician, live music and a DJ. Dress code is Evening Wear.

Tickets are £32 by contacting Maria Bouckley on 07827 339746 or email mariabouckley@hotmail.com

Overgate Colour Run 2019

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If you haven’t heard of a Colour Run get ready to be amazed! This year, this fun family event will be held on Saturday 13 July at Savile Park, Halifax. It consists of a 5km route with runners being doused in coloured intervals culminating in a ‘Colour Party’ at the finish line.

The Overgate Colour Run celebrates its sixth year in 2019 and they are looking forward to making it the most colourful yet! Since it began in 2014 the Overgate Colour Run has seen more than 5,000 supporters take on the 5km course raising over £180,000 for the Hospice.

Registration for this year’s event is now open and you could be on the start line as we get colourful for Overgate.

Click here to register online or call the Overgate team on 01422 387121.

Tennis Taster Course for Adults

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We are Park Tennis Club in Brighouse, a friendly club with two well maintained clay courts and a recently revamped clubhouse.

We are supporting the Lawn Tennis Association‘s initiative to advance the interests of the game of tennis for senior players of all standards. Our aim is to encourage sociable, enjoyable, challenging and good value activities with benefits of good health and wellbeing.

We are offering the following programme of fun tennis sessions for adults, suitable for people of any level of fitness. Emphasis for the programme is on enjoyment and the social side, with an opportunity to play more formal singles or doubles games after the sessions.

Tennis is an amazing sport. Anyone can play, whatever their motivation or ability, from all communities and backgrounds. At any age and for a whole lifetime, tennis provides physical, social and mental rewards both on and off court.

Joining a tennis session can provide easy access to partners, coaches, rules of the game, and it’s also a fun way of challenging yourself.

The adult sessions will take place on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th July from 2:00pm until 3:30pm at a cost of £2 per person per session. Follow on opportunities will be available for those who enjoy this taster course and wish to continue playing.

Rackets, tennis balls, tea, coffee and soft refreshments will be provided free of charge, although you are welcome to bring your own racket if you have one.

All of these sessions will be led by organisers with technical/tactical guidance if required.

No booking is necessary, just turn up on the day, but to register your interest, or if you have any queries at all about this course, please contact infoparktennisclub@gmail.com.

The club is now open for play, and anyone who is interested in membership is invited to get in touch; eMail infoparktennisclub@gmail.com or visit the Park Tennis Club website for further information.

West Yorkshire Police Recruiting 300 Police Officers

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This Summer West Yorkshire Police will be recruiting 300 Police Constables and for the first time new recruits will complete an apprenticeship and study for a degree as part of their training. The police officers are being recruited under the new training pathway, which is being launched to equip student officers with the skills needed to tackle increasingly sophisticated crime.

The trainees will be mentored by experienced police officers at West Yorkshire Police’s Learning and Development Centre at Carr Gate, Wakefield and by academics at Leeds Trinity University.

They will complete a three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and will be a paid police officer from day one, with all university fees being met by the Force.

The Force is reaching out to those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as part of the latest recruitment drive in a bid to better represent the communities we serve.

Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: “It is a really exciting time to join the Force, and our new recruitment pathway will give budding Police Officers the chance to ‘earn while they learn’.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who has ever considered becoming a police officer to join us and see what an exciting and rewarding role it is.

“I have been a police officer here in West Yorkshire for 28 years and I can honestly say I’ve loved every moment. Every shift is different and challenging, but also rewarding.

“We want everyone living in West Yorkshire to feel their Force represents them and we are striving to better represent all of our communities, so we welcome applicants from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as we recruit new officers.

“That being said, the job will always go to the right candidate and will be based on merit. If you have the skills and experience required, then I would urge you to consider applying to join West Yorkshire Police.

“Being a police officer really is a job like no other and our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships will prepare and train officers to deal with evolving serious and complex crime.

“As it’s a three-year Apprenticeship, it allows our new officers to specialise as they move through the degree and they can look towards being a Detective, a Roads Policing Officer or a specialist working in our Neighbourhoods teams.”

The recruitment window will open in July and you can now register your interest online to be notified when recruitment opens.

The first trainee officers will be appointed to the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme in April 2020.

The starting salary for officers on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship is from £18,000, with incremental annual increases leading to a salary of £24,654 on successful completion of the programme and confirmation in role.

To become a police officer, you need to be 18 (at the time of application), have a level 3 qualification or equivalent or have experience as a PCSO or Special Constable, be able to pass a job-related fitness test, have no criminal convictions (minor offences will be considered on a case-by-case basis) and meet our attendance record.

A new Degree Holder Entry Programme will also open later this year to allow those who already hold a non-policing degree to complete a two-year learning programme to become a qualified police officer.

You can register your interest in applying now at:
https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/pc-registration-of-interest

Further information is available here: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/jobs-volunteer/police-officers/police-officers

Elland Charity Carnival 2019

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Elland Charity Carnival will be taking place on Saturday 6 July 2019, 11:00am-5:00pm. 

Did you know that the Elland Charity Carnival can trace its roots back to 1926? So in 2019, the 93rd Elland carnival will showcase the true spirit of the town.

The procession will include over 30 groups and floats, the largest in over 20 years. Situated in the Centre of Elland in Market Square, there will be over 25 stalls, fun fair, classic cars and bikes, Fire Engine and MORE!

There will be displays in the stage area from the Queensbury Scout Band, Karen Binns Stage School, Elland Jive Group, Huddersfield Alsatian Training Club, The Anchormen and Mark the Magician.

Come and show your support!! Why not get into the spirit of the gala in fancy dress and join the procession? There will be trophies for best junior and adult fancy dress, as well as a trophy for best dressed float.

The day will start at 10:00am with the opening of the fair. The stalls will be open by 11:00am and the procession starts at 11:30am. The procession starts at the C of E School on Westgate. It goes up Westgate to the top, along Jepson Lane and down Victoria Road. Displays will start at 12:30.

For more information of events please like our Facebook page ‘Elland Carnival’. Or use this link to go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Elland-carnival-910990052376525/

Elland Boxing gym as they will be bringing a bit of booooom to the Elland Carnival procession and keep an eye out for a couple of boxing local legends on the floats.

 

One of the biggest floats this year with over 80 juniors and adults will be the Elland RLFC squads ranging from under 5s to open age. Elland RLFC have been going strong for over 40 years.

Elland Anchormen are back in the Carnival this year on their very own float and in the Carnival show. They are in terms of history, legends of Elland.

Elland Rex Cinema will be opening the doors at 11:00am on Carnival day when anyone and everyone will be able to walk around this historic little cinema.

There will be films etc. played throughout the day (pictures house to confirm films etc.) and free liquid refreshments for children.

This is what Elland is all about and is a brilliant way to see a little bit of history on Carnival day.

The Elland Carnival is going to be bigger than ever this year. But with the Carnival growing they will need help on the day from some local Elland Volunteers. You could be part of a group or just want to help out. From setting up stalls, helping on the procession to cleaning up after the event. If you are interested then please can contact the organisers with your details via the Facebook page.

60th Annual Shelf Gala 2019!

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This year is the 60th anniversary of Shelf Gala on Saturday 6th July 2019 at Shelf Hall Park.

The gates will open at 11:30am and the entry fees will be £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for OAP’s and £1.00 for children over 5. Under 5’s free.

Entry bands (to avoid queuing are available from both St Michael’s & Shelf J&I schools, 65th Bradford South Scout Group and Shelf Pre-school.

This year the parade will leave Bethel at 12:15pm and come through the village, arriving at Shelf Park by 1:00pm (all timings are approximate).

More information will be published on the Facebook page in the run up to the day.

Calderdale Heritage Walks: Anne Lister’s Halifax – Her Public Face

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.

Unusually, for this walk pre-booking is essential at £4 with tickets available from Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE.

The Centre is open 7 days a week 10:30am to 5:30pm. Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725.

The walk is on Sunday 21 July, 2:30pm and is a two hour walk to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister’s estate in 1832.

On 7th May, she returned home from her travels despondent, betrayed by yet one more woman’s marriage plans. Then reacquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker of Lightcliffe changed her life forever.

Anne Lister deployed all her considerable skills to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman – all out of sight of Halifax’s prying eyes.

Meet Jill Liddington – details of the meeting place will be given when tickets are booked.

Walking boots/shoes are advised, and bring a packed lunch/snacks.

The walk includes short readings from Nature’s Domain, and ends at 4:30pm with Q&A plus tea and cake.

Bus back to Halifax as this is a linear walk.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Upcoming Illustrated Local History Lectures from David Glover

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David Glover, the president of the Halifax Antiquarian Society will be presenting a number of local history lectures in June and July 2019.

On Thursday 20 June, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Central Library, Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG there will be a talk on The Brontës & Halifax Parish: Links Old & New. Calderdale has an amazing variety of little known connections with the Brontës. Did you know Charlotte bought her wedding dress in Halifax? Hear about this and much more.

On Tuesday 25 June, 7:30pm, David is speaking at The Grayston Unity Bar (opposite Halifax Town Hall Porch) about Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights and High Sunderland.  Tickets at £5.00 must be booked in advance on 07807 136520 as seating is very limited.

On Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm, at St. Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, there will be a talk about John Crossley & Sons of Dean Clough 1803-1982.  Entry is  £5.00 and tickets can be obtained from Tony Hillam on 01274 675405.

A talk about the Young Anne Lister, 1791-1811 will take place on Friday 12 July, 7:00pm at Halifax Minster where Anne is buried. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or from Halifax Minster on 01422 355436.

The following day, Saturday 13 July, 3:00pm there will also be an Anne Lister themed tour of Halifax Minster. Tickets again £5 may be obtained from the Minster on the number given above.

Halifax Minster Summer Festival 2019

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Halifax Minster will be holding the Summer Festival from Thursday 27 June to Sunday 7 July with a variety of music, art, poetry and tours. The full program can be downloaded here.

The events in June are;

Thursday 27 June, 1:00pm – Organ Recital by Dr Simon Lindley

Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm – Brass Extravaganza

Friday 28 June – an Evening with Barry Rutter of Northern Broadsides

Sunday 30 June – Sparkling Music for a Summer’s Evening

Tickets can be booked through http://www.halifaxminster.org.uk/events