New Community Cafe in Stainland

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Stainland’s very own community cafe is set to launch soon so be sure to go along for light bites, meet and make friends and take your children for table top activities.

Monday 16 May 2016 – 9am to 11.30am
At St. Andrew’s Church, Stainland Road, Stainland, HX4 9EZ

Everyone welcome and there’s an opening offer of a home bake and drink for just £1

Sector Support Calderdale Training Courses

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From Friday 20 May Sector Support Calderdale have a number of upcoming training courses.

From Volunteers and the Law to Child Protection and Adults at Risk, there may be something to suit your role even if you just want to improve your grant application skills.

Click here for upcoming courses, costs and booking details

Payment in advance is required to secure bookings and payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque made payable to North Bank Forum.

To reserve places or to request a booking form contact Olivia Swingler or Jake Farrar on 01422 345174 or email

Car Boot Sale at Carr Green Primary School

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Carr Green Car Boot PosterGo along for a charity car boot in aid of Rastrick Plays Better and Carr Green Primary School.

Saturday 21 May 2016 – 8.30 to 11.30am
At Carr Green Primary School, Carr Green Ln, Rastrick, HD6 3LT

Gates open at 7.30am for venders – Booking essential

Call 01484 715969 to book – £10 per parking space

Employment Contracts & Effective Employment Policies – VAC Training

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This session will help you to understand the legal nature and usefulness of contracts and policies in the workplace. Know the required elements of a written statement of employment particulars and be able to develop your own appropriate documents.

Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 10am to 1pm
Canon Winter Centre, All Saints Church, Elland, HX5 0JF

To book your place on this training session, please click here

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 29 April – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…
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  • Northowram Scarecrow Festival this weekend
  • Calderdale Local and PCC Elections 5 May
  • Drop-in sessions about the changes to Calderdale Hospital Services
  • Singing for the Brain! Halifax Alzheimer’s Society looking for a volunteer singer

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

Bank Holiday Information

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Whatever the weather, there’s lots happening across Calderdale this May Day Bank Holiday.

Find out more at our Visit Calderdale website and don’t forget about our excellent film trail – copies at tourist information centres or on the Visit Calerdale website.

For changes in Council services, including sports timetables and recycle and waste collections this Bank Holiday visit Calderdale Council website. Many services are available online 24/7.


Activities to keep you active and well in Shelf

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Come along, try out new activities and make new friends at Shelf Library every Tuesday from 5 April – 27 September 2016 (excluding 12 April, 24 May, 12 July, 2 August and 20 September)

Activities include:

  • Relaxation Therapy/Meditation – achieve calmness of mind and body (2-3pm)
  • Kurling – just like curling but without the ice (2-3pm)
  • Tai Chi – gentle exercise and good for balance. (3.30-4.30pm)

Includes a break for tea/coffee and chat

Please wear loose fitting clothes and comfortable footwear.

Prior to any form of new physical activity it is advised that you consult with your doctor.

For more information please contact: Hayley Conlon on 01422 393956 or email

Shelf Library, Shelf Village Hall, Halifax HX3 7NE

Art Exhibition and Sale at All Saints’ Church this weekend

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Go along to an Art Exhibition and Sale with organ music and craft stalls this weekend at All Saints’ Church, Savile Road, Elland, HX5 0NH on the following dates.

Preview evening – Admission £5
Friday 29 April – 7pm to 9.30pm

Other opening times – Admission £2 (Under 11’s go FREE)
Saturday 30 April – 10.30am to 5pm
Sunday 1 May – 12noon to 5pm
Monday 2 May – 10.30am to 5pm

For further information, ring 01422 256259