Take the Friday Flyer satisfaction survey by June 7th

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The Friday Flyer is always evolving. We got ourselves a new home, which we’ve still to enjoy and a shining new phone number. If you haven’t got our new number yet, it is 01422 252 209.

We’re still interested in hearing your views, to make sure we’re offering you an approachable, informative service.

Frankly, we couldn’t do this without you. Your messages, input, events adverts is what makes the Friday Flyer so invaluable to us all.

We have advertised several surveys in the Friday Flyer. This time, we’d like you to answer one for us!

Take the Friday Flyer Satisfaction Survey !!!

We are always delighted to hear from you and we want to make sure that the service we deliver meets your expectations.

Answer as many or as few questions as you like.

This is your flyer. Have your say!

Join the Great British Spring Clean May 28 – June 13!

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The Great British Spring Clean is back after the lockdowns and is looking to you to join!

The event that would have normally ran in early spring is happening now instead and they hope to get a million people out and about, keeping Britain tidy!


To find out what you can do to help and see what events are happening near you, visit

The Great British Spring Clean 2021

Our outdoor spaces have been increasingly important to us during the past year. It’s our turn to show our appreciation by cleaning up those special spaces and places, so we can continue enjoying them.


The Great Spring Clean wants to clear litter from our streets, parks and beaches. Because what is good for our environment is good for our mental and physical health too.


Lower Valley Friday Flyer 21 May 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Look no further for free, fun activities this half term!
  • Make new memories – be a foster carer
  • Africaniwa: Stories of the Storytellers Picture exhibition
  • Coronavirus May 17th: What’s changed

Have a great weekend!

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You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course

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Are you seeking work, looking for a career change or hoping to volunteer in the community? If you may need to work on a team online in future, or wish to face virtual interviews with more confident presentation skills, this may be for you.

Induction session  – 2pm Fridy 28th May 

Classes start 10 am Tuesday 1st June   

Calderdale Adult Learning and the national award – winning Proper Job Theatre Company have joined forces again to offer the free two week LAB Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course. This is designed to develop confidence in managing online meetings or interviews.

Polish up those virtual communication, group and team skills quickly and earn a nationally recognised Award. The free fun sessions use drama and media training techniques to develop confidence.

So start unleashing your creativity today and move forward to a bright future.

For enquiries –  or to register for a place – contact Melissa on 07368291874 or email:

View or download our latest course schedule


LAB Online is part of the LAB Project. This is currently aimed at supporting adults in Calderdale who would enjoy keeping connected and using creative learning techniques to boost wellbeing, confidence and  employment skills.

If you are thinking about upskilling for work, tell us about other topics of interest. We may even be able help you to enrol on other free CAL courses, including IT security, Spreadsheets for beginners and Basic Web Design.

Look no further for free, fun activities this half term!

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Time Out is for all 10-19 year olds in Calderdale. With a focus on emotional wellbeing, we connect young people with activities, opportunities, learning and support.

This half term join us for a jam-packed week of fun activities (mainly accessed from home online) to get creative, get active and get musical!

These sessions are perfect for blowing off some steam, having a chance to relax from school work and meet new people.

Monday 31 May

11.30am 40mins: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (Online)
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044

Tuesday 1st June

10am, 60mins: Taster Workshop 1: Virtual Graffiti wall

Wednesday 2nd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 2: Character Avatars

2pm, 40min: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (In Person)
Perseverance Mill Unit 5, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 6EG
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044

Thursday 3rd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 3: Crazy Faces!

Friday 4th June

10am, 60min: Home Made Samba: Drumming Workshop (online)
To book contact Mitch Oldham:

To find out more and to book on the taster workshops contact:
Alex Abel – Time Out Project Worker on:
text/phone/WhatApp: 07516 030575
Booking Link:

Animal Merge fun on Zoom – new theme each week

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If you are aged 10-16 come and have some fun with Animal Merge, every Tuesday 4-5pm . We have a different theme each week and we tell a story in pictures and then share a screen shot of our work. You can draw off-screen as long as you introduce yourself at the start.

Animal Merge is for young people aged 10-16 and we meet each week on Zoom.

We choose a different theme each week and create some artwork that we share online.
The workshop is lead by Alex from Time Out and Zeke, who leads the drawing and creativity.
If you would like to join in or would like more information please contact Alex on:

You can book direct on:

You need to book each week with that date, the workshop is free and you can attend as many as you like.

For more information about Time Out – have a look at our website below and also have a look at our social media.

Make new memories – be a foster carer

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Calderdale needs more foster carers, to provide loving family homes for local children and young people and to make new memories that will last a lifetime.

Since autumn 2020, Calderdale Council has seen a significant reduction in the number of people asking about becoming a foster carer.

This Foster Care Fortnight (10 to 23 May), the Council has launched a campaign calling for more people to come forward to offer the support and stability that could transform a fostered child’s life.

The theme of the campaign is ‘Making new memories’. From a family trip to the beach to a child’s first school photo, sharing experiences with a foster child or teenager can help them to flourish and is incredibly rewarding for the foster carer.

The Council is looking for foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds and has friendly and experienced staff to support them every step of the way. It offers an extensive online training programme, foster carer support groups, one-to-one social worker support and professional development opportunities.

Foster carers receive generous allowances to recognise their skills and to cover their expenses, making fostering an option for anyone looking for a new start.

To find out more about the benefits of fostering in Calderdale and to register your interest, please visit or call 01422 266020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

If you want to know what it’s like being a foster carer, you can read the personal account of local residents Joanne and Craig Dye here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

21 Things About Lockdown We’d Quite Like To Keep, Actually

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Reblogged from HuffPost UK – original article by Rachel Moss, HuffPost UK reporter

There’s no denying lockdown has been hard as hell, but as restrictions ease, there are some elements we’re not ready to give up just yet.

Take the move towards more flexible, compassionate workplaces, for example, or, you know, the general acceptance of basic hand hygiene.

You may not agree with them all, but we hope one or two resonate with everyone. For the love of god, though, whatever your opinion, please don’t revert to projectile sneezing…

1. Table service at the pub

We do not miss bar queues.

2. People *actually* staying home when they’re sick

No more snotty colleagues, thank you very much.

3. Appreciating nature

And vibing with the birds like a goddamn Disney Princess.

4. Not having to meal prep packed lunches

Or deal with soggy sandwiches.

5People leaving a space behind you in a queue

Instead of breathing down your neck.

6. No cheek-kissing when you meet people

An end to the awkward “ooh, we’re going for two!” exchange.

7. People wiping down their gym equipment

See also: respecting personal space.

8. A quiet, low-stress commute

Without as many passengers on the bus or train.

9. Walks with friends

Because meet-ups can be free.

10. Wearing leggings/shorts to work

Adding your dressing gown when it’s cold.

11. Getting smashed in your living room

Then not having to organise a taxi home.

12. The kindness of neighbours

Coupled with the hilarity of the Nextdoor app.

13. Parents forming an orderly queue at school drop-off

The front gate jostle can do one.

14. Sending surprises in the post

And receiving the loveliest things back.

15. Shopping at local, independent businesses

And getting to know the owners so they call you by name.

16. An end to soft play

Save parents from the rubbery fart smell.

17. Ditching your bra

Hellooooo freedom.

18. Cycling more

And realising you don’t need to use the tube/bus as frequently.

19. Having more time for personal hobbies

Without a packed social calendar.

20. Treasuring the company of friends and family

Yep, we got sentimental real quick.

21. Zoom quizzes

Jokes, they can burn in hell.


Personally liking (probably in this order): 5, 6, 2, 3, 8, 9, 13, 16, 19, 20… but I’d keep 21!
How about you? Anything else you’d like to keep? Any of these you’d like gone? Comment down below!