June

Bird Walk and Survey at Cromwell Bottom

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Join Mike Henshaw and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group (CBWG) outside the cabin at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 21 April, 9.45am for a 2-hour walk (about 2 miles on easy paths) to observe and identify birds on the Reserve.

The walk is FREE, but donations to CBWG would be welcome. Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk.

Contact cromwellbottom@gmail.com for further information.

There will also be similar walks on Saturday 19 May, Saturday 16 June, Saturday 21 July and Saturday 18 August.

Also NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 1st Annual General Meeting of Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group will be held at the Mulberry Suite, Brighouse Sixth Form College HD6 1AY at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

Sure Start Children’s Centres Summer Newsletter

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the summer newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place April – June 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

Please note when you visit the website, there is still the Spring 2018 newsletter and booking form available, as there is a course running into April. To access the newsletters and booking forms you can click directly on this link.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to either contact the Family Learning Team directly on 01422 266197 or alternatively Core Services on 01422 251090.

Perspectives on Patterns at Bankfield Museum

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Opening at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 10 February will be an exhibition ‘Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection’ by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection.

Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages.

Other activities around this exhibition which continues until 2 June include;

Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown

Saturday 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm

Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip

Saturday 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm

Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed

Saturday 14 April, 11am to 2pm

All happening in Hipperholme!

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Something certainly got people talking last week when 41 local residents attended an older people’s information and activity event hosted by Christ Church and Staying Well.

The day was all about showcasing the services and activities available for local people in Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, and how the Staying Well Team is available in your area to help you take that first step out of the door.  Mostly though it was about fun, meeting people and having a go at something new and the 41 residents attending enjoyed a programme of activities including a gentle exercise class, Tai Chi, new age kurling and an art class demonstration.

The Staying Well project helps people to access social and health and well-being related activities in the community. The service is open to any adult over 18 in Calderdale but is particularly focused at people who are already, or are at risk of becoming lonely or isolated people.

Joining us on the day were the District Matrons, Hipperholme library and the Home Library Service, the Falls Prevention team and Rowlands Pharmacy offering free blood pressure checks.

Over the course of the day people gave their views on what they thought were the main barriers for older people accessing activities in Hipperholme and what gaps in provision there are. Now a group of 6 residents, Cllr Raistrick, Rowlands Pharmacy and members of the Church have decided to get together with the Staying Well team to look at this in more detail over coming months.
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Local resident Esme Dyson said,

“People hope for a nice long life and when you’re young you don’t always consider that a long life often comes hand in hand with failing eyes or extra trouble getting around. For older people the availability of local services and activity groups can make such a difference to quality of life.

“That’s why I’m so pleased to be involved in today and I would encourage everyone to take an active part in improving their own health and well-being.” 

The Staying Well team is also available to support local groups and organisations who want to develop new activities in their area. The team can help with applying for funding and also promoting and publicising your group or organisation.

If you would like to get involved, or would like more information, call the Staying Well team on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk.

Some more feedback from the day:

“First class! Great morning out”, ” Well run, loved the taster sessions”,

“What a great turnout! – just shows what a great place Hipperholme is”

“Thank you for all the energy you have put into today’s activities and the lovely lunch”

“Brilliant well organised”

“Very interesting looking forward to taking part”

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Greetland Goldstars new under 9s girls football coaching in Greetland

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Starting next Thursday 29 June at Greetland Goldstars playing fields, the new U9’s girls football coaching sessions will begin at 17:30 to 18:30. Year 2 and 3 girls all welcome.

 

The club is based at Greetland Community Centre on Rochdale Road and is an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club. They are working to set up a new Under 9s girls team to play in the West Riding Girls Football League starting in September 2017.

The new team will play on Saturday/Sunday mornings with training on a weekday evening.

For further information call John King  on 07982 801988 or email kingyjs1965@gmail.com

More information about the other teams can be found at the Greetland Goldstars website.

Calderdale Adult Learning ‘Have a Go’ Drop-in

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Calderdale Adult Learning are holding a ‘Have a Go’ drop-in event at Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 June 2017 10am – 1pm each day.

They are holding this “Have a Go” Drop-In event as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning which celebrates lifelong learning. Advisors from C&K Careers will be available from 10am-12noon on Thursday, to offer information, advice and guidance on suitable courses and employment opportunities.

During the week there will be a free programme of activities which will cover the 4 new curriculum areas:

Monday – Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday – Community and Family Learning
Wednesday – Learning for Life and Work
Thursday – Professional Development and Training

  • Art and craft activities
  • Cookery classes
  • Art, craft and sewing workshops
  • Modern Foreign Language taster classes
  • IT workshops
  • Taster classes/activities for GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL qualifications
  • Beauty and holistic therapies workshops
  • First Aid taster sessions
  • Information available on a range of qualifications – Health and Safety, Teaching and Security

For more information on the event and courses available at CAL visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or phone 01422 392820

If you would like to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded from CAL Have a Go Event

St Andrew’s Church, Stainland, Gift Appeal and Exhibition Weekend June 24-25

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At St Andrew’s Church, Stainland on Saturday 24 June 10:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday 25 June 12:30pm to 5:00pm “STAINLAND’S STORY” will be told by church and community with tales, pictures and displays about the people, and places of yesterday, today and the future.

Children’s activities and refreshments throughout with afternoon teas available Sunday and at 4:30pm ‘Songs from Down Memory Lane’

All gifts for St. Andrew’s Building Maintenance Fund.

 

Brighouse Charity Gala 2017

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Brighouse Charity Gala 2017 will be taking place on 24 June 12:00 – 18:00. 

There will be a procession taking the road route between Garden Road recreation area and the Gala site on Wellholme Park, Brighouse.

This year the procession leaves at 12 noon (an hour earlier than previous years).

At the Gala, there will be:

  • donkey rides to dog shows;
  • fair ground to floats; and
  • tombola to traditional gala stalls.

Brighouse Charity Gala is a fun-packed family day out, so come along!

Tickets are £2 adults, £1 children aged 4-14 (under 4s free). Advance tickets can be purchased for £1.50

For more information, visit: Brighouse Charity Gala 2017 .