July

Vote for the Piece Hall in the National Lottery Awards 2018

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Time is running out to vote for the Piece Hall transformation project in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards 2018.

The winner is purely down to public votes so your vote really does count. We’d love to see The Piece Hall recognised on national television later this year.

It’s really quick and easy to vote:
1. Visit http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/piece-hall,
2. tweet using #NLAPieceHall
3. retweet a post containing #NLAPieceHall
4. or call 0844 836 9703 (calls cost 5p).

Voting runs until midnight on Friday 27 July 2018.

Let’s celebrate the #distinctiveness of The Piece Hall on a national stage! #VisionCdale2024

Summer Camps at Park Tennis Club

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Want to keep the children active and safe and off their iPads during the summer holiday? These sessions are for you! Park Tennis Club is offering lots of tennis and other sports activities to ensure they will be kept busy!

There are a variety of different sessions which allow you flexibility to choose what suits you and your child.

Fun games organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches on;

  • Wednesday 25 July
  • Thursday 9 August
  • Wednesday 15 August
  • Thursday 16 August
  • Monday 20 August
  • Tuesday 21 August
  • Wednesday 22 August
  • Monday 27 August
  • Tuesday 28 August
  • Wednesday 29 August

Booking is essential – the booking form can be downloaded here as PDF or Word DOC.

Enquiries to infoparktennisclub@gmail.com or 07778 523867

Memory Lane Cafe Receives Quality for Health Award

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Earlier this month, Memory Lane Cafe was presented with their Quality For Health award after successfully completing Foundation Level. Memory Lane Cafe is run by June and Chris Harvey and supported by a team of volunteers. The group was set up to support those living with dementia, other forms of memory loss or isolation in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax and the surrounding areas.

The cafes are open in Sowerby Bridge (2nd & 4th Saturday of each month between 1:30pm and 4:00pm in St. Paul’s Methodist Church) and in Halifax (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm in Maurice Jagger Centre).

Paul Mansley, Chair of Memory Lane Cafe said:

“It’s great to have an objective assessment of what we do and the benefits that we bring to our members.”

Dipika Kaushal, CEO of VAC who presented the team with the award, said:

“Seeing more and more organisations demonstrating the quality of their services through Quality For Health is fantastic. Well done to the team at Memory Lane Cafe – this award is thoroughly deserved and the importance of your services to the community is clear to see.”

To find out more about Memory Lane Cafe, please visit their website http://memorylane.yolasite.com/ or call 07920 549131.

Morrisons Introduce Quiet Hour for Those with Autism

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Morrisons Supermarkets is introducing a ‘Quieter Hour’ across all stores from this Saturday 21 July. From 9:00am until 10:00am every Saturday morning, they will attempt to make the store environment quieter and calmer for customers. For more information see po.st/QHour.

A statement from Morrisons reads;

This new initiative has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society. Many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. Having carried out a trial earlier in the year in our Lincoln, Woking and Gainsborough stores, we identified improvements that could be made as well as the best time for the Quieter Hour to take place.

“Around 700,000 people are on the autism spectrum in the UK. This means they see, hear and feel the world differently to other people, often in a more intense way. Morrisons ‘Quieter Hour’ is a step in the right direction for autistic people who find supermarket shopping a real struggle.”
Daniel Cadey, the from the National Autistic Society

Listening to customers, we found that one in five had a friend or family member with autism* and many liked the idea of being able to shop in more comfort at 9-10am on a Saturday. Angela Gray, Morrisons Community Champion at Woking said: “I was involved in the initial trial as my son is autistic and we found that these changes made a real difference. The trial showed there is a need for a quieter shopping experience for some customers.”

During Quieter Hours, our stores will:

  • Dim the lights
  • Turn music and radio off
  • Avoid making tannoy announcements
  • Reduce movement of trolleys and baskets
  • Turn checkout beeps and other electrical noises down
  • Place a poster outside to tell customers it’s Quieter Hour

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 20 July – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring

  • Last Chance to Have Your Say on the New Elland Station
  • Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life
  • Halifax Police Station Open Day
  • Do Something in the Summer Holidays
  • Free Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Have a great weekend!

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Survey on Cancer Recovery Package

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Are you a cancer patient who has received treatment in West Yorkshire and Harrogate?

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance is keen to find out patients’ experience of being offered any of the different parts of the ‘Recovery Package’, which means that the support you get is built around you and your own needs. New national cancer guidance says that all people diagnosed with cancer should have access to the ‘Recovery Package’ by 2020.

They want to know which parts you were offered, what was useful and beneficial and your views on how we could improve.

Please follow the link to the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance website where you can complete the survey and submit it online. The survey will be available from July 10 to September 14 2018. https://canceralliance.wyhpartnership.co.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/complete-our-patient-survey-living-and-beyond-cancer

Train Like a Jedi and Change4Life

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Taking inspiration from everyone’s favourite Star WarsTM characters, Rey and Luke, it’s time to get your kids moving as they learn to master the ways of the Jedi with our fun, play along video. Check back for new games every week throughout the summer – play now!

The Resistance needs you!
Calling all friends of the Resistance, the First Order are fast approaching and the Resistance need as much help as they can get during their darkest hour. This is your chance to help, so get ready!

Through this fun Train Like A Jedi video, Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones will guide you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi. Be strong, healthy and prepared for when the Resistance might need you.

The 12 moves become one Jedi training routine. Don’t worry if you can’t manage them all at once – some of them need a bit of practice. And once you’ve mastered these don’t be afraid to have a go at creating your own moves too!

Once you have finished the training, these Jedi skills will be valuable in the next part of the journey – a series of secret challenges during the summer holidays.

Have fun, work hard and Train Like A Jedi. May the Force be with you!

Have Your Say! New Plans for North Bridge Leisure Centre

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From Monday 16 July to Monday 13 August have your say on plans for the new Halifax leisure centre. Click here to take part in the survey and help shape the plans.

Exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax.
Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to continue to operate.
To ensure the future provision of modern leisure facilities in the town, the Council has been exploring a number of options for the construction of a new facility in the town centre to meet the needs of the community.

A feasibility study concluded that a new combined swimming pool and leisure facility on the existing North Bridge site would provide the most cost effective solution, by incorporating the existing main sports hall and viewing balcony.
Work is currently progressing on the detailed design, construction and consultation requirements and we will commence a stakeholder consultation process from July to August 2018 to ensure that those who are using the facilities will benefit from them.

 

Transforming Halifax

The outcomes of this project will:

  • Grow the economy – Contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre as part of an improved retail and leisure offer.
  • Reduce inequality – Reduce health inequalities throughout the Borough by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes.
  • Modernise the Council – Increase productivity by addressing the current demand for leisure activities, reducing unused spaces, dealing with the existing maintenance backlog and achieving greater energy efficiency.

‘World Builder’ – Summer Workshop with LEGO Bricks

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On Thursday 26 July, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Bricks4Kidz will be holding a workshop at the Sun Country Inn, Lightcliffe using LEGO bricks.

The workshop suitable for children 5 and above will be using the function room upstairs which means that parents / grandparents / carers can drop off the children and make use of the bar / restaurant for some R&R knowing that they’ll be entertained.

Please note that the workshops take place on the first floor and not accessible for wheelchairs.

Bricks4Kidz are doing what they do best …. awesome building fun with LEGO bricks!

It doesn’t take much for a child to use their imagination to create new worlds and environments using LEGO bricks.

The “World Builder” workshop fuses the idea of Minecraft, alongside LEGO City and Friends, to allow the children to create buildings, communities, or the natural world around us.

The Technic LEGO builds will add something special to their creations.

Tickets are £4.90 per child and are available through Eventbrite.

All the bookable sessions will be available on www.brickworkshops.co.uk – keep checking as additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

Storytots – The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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There is a Storytots session inspired by the well-loved book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr at Brighouse Library on Monday 23 July, 10:30am-11:30am.

You will listen to the story and make your own tiger-themed crafts. You will even get to play the brilliant game, Pin the Tail on the Tiger!

This activity is suitable for children aged 2-4 All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Places are limited so tickets should be booked through Ticketsource.