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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Have Your Say at Elland Ward Forum
- Family Fun Day at West View Park
- Get Involved with Your Local Children’s Centre
- Have Your Say on the New Elland Station
- Phoenix FM Calling for Young People with ASD
- Ramfest 2018
- Rough Ride Challenge in Aid of Happydays Charity
Have a great weekend!
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Orange Box young people’s centre will be hosting FREE Summer Holiday activities over the school holiday for ages 13 – 19 years.
Activities will run from Wednesday 25 July to Friday 31 August, 2:00pm–4:00pm, Monday – Friday (excluding August Bank Holiday).
This Summer Holiday activities will be taking on a health and well-being theme, chosen by our young people. Get active in the fitness workshops run by Orange Box volunteers and young people.
Enjoy art and design sessions for a mood boost and release your inner interior designer by upcycling a piece of furniture!
You will also have the opportunity to create something stylish to wear with Worn Reborn, show your talents on our open mic stage, sing karaoke, climb the bouldering tunnel, play table tennis and pool, skate in the rooftop skate park and try a Mindfulness or Drama workshop delivered by Time Out Calderdale.
There will also be access to Youth Works drop-in which is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to go along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.
The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.
The drop in is open weekdays from 3:30pm to 5:45pm.
No need to book, just turn up – you will need to register when you arrive (with parent or carer if under 16) if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come.
Activities will vary from week to week so keep an eye on the Orange Box Facebook page for regular updates.
Along with demonstrations by police and other emergency services there will be dance displays, family entertainment, children’s rides and much more.
Please note there is no on-site parking so you are advised to travel by public transport.
By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.
The next meeting is on Tuesday 17 July 2018, 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.
Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL
For more information on the meetings, see Lower Valley Forum