June

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 21 June 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyerClick here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Armed Forces Event This Weekend
  • Routes Festival at Square Chapel Arts Centre
  • Exciting Plans for Elland
  • Uniformed Day at Eureka! for Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies and Cubs
  • New App – 50 Things to do Before You’re 5
  • Halifax Minster Summer Festival Coming Soon
  • Sign up for Overgate Colour Run 2019 
  • Get Involved with Elland Carnival

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

Tea in the Garden with Friends of Rishworth Mill Dam

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The Friends of Rishworth Mill Dam invite you to Tea in the Garden on Sunday 23 June, 1:30pm-3:30pm at The Gatehouse, Rishworth HX6 4QE (opposite Rishworth Palace).

Have tea, coffee and cake and learn about the project and plans for the future.

Tickets are £3 and are available from Geoff on 07912 079999, from the Malthouse Hotel in Rishworth, Ripponden library and from Hair Care in Ripponden.

If you are going by car, can you please use Heathfield school car park.

Routes Festival 2019 at Square Chapel Arts

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Routes Festival is a family friendly event that provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year on Saturday 22 June, 1:00pm-7:45pm at Square Chapel Arts Centre,  there will be live music across two stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to indie, metal to acoustic.

See some of Calderdale’s most talented young people! Plus there’ll be a special festival food offer available from the Square Chapel café bar throughout the day.

Tickets at just £4 can be booked online or by calling the Box Office on 01422 349422 open
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 8pm

Halifax Food and Drink Festival Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019

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The Halifax Food & Drink Festival runs across the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm bringing together the very best of the regions home grown local produce along with a taste of Yorkshire and the rest of the world.

The festival will take over a number of town centre streets (Southgate, Cornmarket, Russell Street and the Woolshops) with around 100 stalls and exhibitors promoting a vast offering of both food and drink.

Plus a live demonstration kitchen with local chefs and regional food producers onstage, showcasing talents and tricks in the kitchen.

Neighbourhood Watch Week 17-23 June 2019

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This week is Neighbourhood Watch Week 2019 where we’ll be celebrating the amazing work our volunteers do in their communities. We’ll be looking at areas where you expect Neighbourhood Watch to operate in and around (burglary) as well as some more unexpected ones (knife violence and social isolation).

Our message this year is that when it comes to Neighbourhood Watch, there is #MoreThanYouExpect.

To kick start the week we have today the national neighbourhood watch organisation has launched Neighbourhood Watch Inspiration, a collection of the most innovative work being undertaken by our volunteers across England and Wales.

The database contains examples of how Neighbourhood Watch groups are changing their communities for the better. In each case, volunteers explain how they developed their project, the impact it had on their community and how they overcame any challenges.

Neighbourhood Watch Inspiration allows users to contact the author of each example with the hope of generating fruitful conversations between members.

We’re encouraging members to tell their stories on social media. How has Neighbourhood Watch helped your community? Why should people start their own schemes? Be sure to use the hashtag #MoreThanYouExpect when you post!

Healthwatch Calderdale Survey of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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Healthwatch Calderdale is working on a project to source the views of people with experiences of local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

They have been working with families on a one-to-one basis and are now seeking further views on the services for children displaying signs of autistic spectrum condition (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or attention deficit disorder (ADD).

Healthwatch believes that in sharing your experiences, anonymously, they can help make a positive difference. They will share these stories with the CAMHS service provider and the commissioner (Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group), to ensure people’s voices are heard, highlighting the issues raised and making recommendations for positive change.

To have your say please complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CAMHS
If you have any questions please contact Joanne Douglas at Healthwatch Calderdale via joanne.douglas@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 14 June 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Scams Awareness Campaign
  • Exciting Plans for Elland
  • Book Your Place for Holiday at Home at Bethesda Church
  • Illustrated Talk About the Brontes Links with Halifax
  • Armed Forces Event Coming to Halifax Soon
  • New App – 50 Things to do Before You’re 5
  • Keep Up-to-Date with Police Security Alerts 
  • Get Involved with Elland Carnival

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

The Story of Beauty the Rocking Horse

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From Grandma’s redundant upright piano, ‘Beauty’ the rocking horse, was made by a lady called Pearl Howarth around 28 years ago, but was never finished.

The horse never rocked, but was fitted to a wooden frame and many children enjoyed just sitting on her back.

And then something rather magic happened!

At a Staying Well ‘Bring Your Neighbour’ event last November, Pearl was introduced to Chris Freeman from The Phoenix Shed, Halifax. “Can you make a rocking horse rock?” Pearl asked, and Chris said that he would love to take on the challenge.

So on 12 December ‘Beauty’ arrived at The Shed and work started. Well, not so much as start, but first the research as to where to source all of the necessary kit.

Then Chris struck gold and found that Yorkshire Rocking Horses were based in Hebden Bridge, with a workshop in Sowerby Bridge. The proprietor, Steve Bulcock, was more than willing to give valuable advice and supply the necessary ‘Restoration Kit’, which would be needed to complete the project.

Pear came along to The Shed to finish off the paintwork one Saturday in January and Chris then set about the restoration of some of the 28 years of wear and tear, before starting to ‘dress’ the horse.

Slowly, over the next few months, Chris was able to get The stand built up, varnished and then mount ‘Beauty’ on the stand using the special hangers and brackets, supplied by Steve.

Then finally on Monday 28th May the day had finally come to deliver ‘Beauty’. Thanks to Paul from Green Homes for the help with the move, using his van.

As you can see from the photo, ‘Beauty’ is now complete with what every good rocking horse should have, a bucket and shovel. However, due to the rarity of ‘rocking-horse-droppings, the bucket is empty!

Challenge complete!

 

Getting Started with Essential Oils – Halifax

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Heard about essential oils? Maybe you already use them? Maybe you have always wanted to find out more? What if there was a way to live a more natural and healthier life? Would you want to find out more?

Well Oiled Machine will be holding a ‘Getting Started’  session on Saturday 8 June, 11:00am and also at 1:00pm at the Premier Inn Halifax, Salterhebble Hill, Huddersfield Road HX3 0QT.

Essential oils can enhance so many areas of your daily life. They’re often used for immune support, relaxation and sleep, stress relief, emotional balance, skin care, respiratory health, cleaning, and even muscle tension and pain.

Here’s your opportunity to find out more. Well Oiled Machine is going to give you all the tools to help get started with essential oils.

You will learn about essential oil safety, how essential oils are produced, and common methods of use. You’ll also learn how to create a more natural, healthy lifestyle through the use of essential oils.

Some of the topics being covered on the day include:

  • What essential oils are?
  • How they work
  • How they are produced
  • Managing stress with essential oils
  • Natural remedies for everyday ailments and sniffles
  • Dealing with sleep problems the natural way

You will have opportunities to experience essential oils first hand and understand the best way to source oils for you and your family.

If you have any questions, please contact hello@welloiledmachine.co.uk.